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The Best and Sexiest Pin Up Tattoos

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It’s every guy’s fantasy to be able to look at a beautiful well stacked girl (let’s face it guys, it’s the truth). Now you can! By getting a tattoo that features a pinup girl. Apart from the simple pleasure of being able to look and touch your favorite pinup girl, you will have a piece of iconic artwork on your body. Pin up girl tattoos were used as a perfect expression of beauty and femininity. The tattoos were commonly worn by sailors and was adapted as a part of pop culture during the time, which led to their popularity. Pin up girls are worn by both men and women, however they mean diffent things to the wearers. Most women wear pin up girl tattoo as a symbol of beauty, female strength, a feeling of looking sexy and for fun as well. The men wear the pin up tattoos as a symbol of women they love, adore or women they simply want to look at.  Read More »

The Most Insane Blackwork Tattoos Around

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There is a style of tattoos that has been standing out for years, widely called blackwork or neo-tribal and it’s gaining more and more popularity. Welcome to the reign of monochrome.  Some people may find it extreme, or lacking of aesthetic search, but the choice of blackwork lovers deserve a lot of respect for boldness and also strength. Blackwork is pushing dotwork and linework to the extremes, with massive black tint areas, complex geometrical and symmetrical patterns influenced by Polynesian tattoos and graphic art. It focuses on the design, mostly ornamental, rather than the meaning or realism. From minimal to extremely intricate, blackwork tattoos are standing out. Yet, you can always add white ink to soften the black tint. Blackwork is also a possibility for cover-ups. Many artists are well-known for their blackwork specialization, and even tattoo shops. So let’s explore blackwork possibilities, and making the most with less.@yann_brenyak TOP PICKS of masterful Black Ink tattoos curated by the BLACKWORKERS_Tattoo Group! – See some of the BEST Black Ink tattoo work in the world!  – Thanks to Casper and the entire BW network. You guys ROCK! – Follow Blackworkers on Instagram here: @Blackworkers BLACKWORKERS is an all black tattoo page on Instagram showcasing artists with different styles from all over the world, created by Casper Mugridge giving artists recognition and worldwide exposure for a job well done! If you dig the black ink- check them out! —  Enjoy this BW Gallery! –      Read More »

Interview with a Borneo Hand Tap Tattoo Master

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“Two sticks. That’s all the equipment you need to tattoo by hand.” – Jeremy Lo, hand tap tattoo master. Sitting on the terrace of a traditional long house overlooking the Borneo rain forest, Brighton based tattooist Fade FX is chatting with world renowned hand tap tattooist Jeremy Lo. Fade FX is the only UK tattooist trained in the ancient art of Borneo tribal hand tap tattooing. She revisited the Borneo jungle in 2015 with film maker Tom J. Kelly to document the last of the Iban Head Hunter tattooists, meeting with former teacher and tattoo master Jeremy Lo to document and discuss the intricate technicalities of hand tap tattooing. “You have two sticks. One has needles tied at the end, while the other works as a hammer. The size and length of the sticks depends on which part of the body you’re tattooing. It’s like using a machine with different needles, different tubes and different throw depending on what and where you’re tattooing.” Fade first went to Borneo in 2008 specifically to train under Jeremy, learning the techniques and procedures of hand tap tattooing and has since returned regularly, each time learning a bit more to perfect the technique while living in the rainforest with members of the Iban tribe and simultaneously learning about their culture and tattooing heritage. Jeremy paved the way for tattooists like Fade, encouraging the Iban tribal elders to open up to outsiders and share their secrets. The process of gaining their trust is described as ...Read More »

Spotlight on Nikko Hurtado

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For those of you living on Mars, Nikko Hurtado is an American tattoo artist who specializes in colored portraiture. Nikko was born in the San Fernando Valley of California in 1981 and began tattooing in 2002, eventually starting his own tattoo parlor, the Black Anchor Collective in Hesperia, California. He has been featured on LA Ink and Ink Master, and has also put out several instructional DVDs. In 2012 Hurtado participated as a jury member for the Chaudesaigues Award, an award that recognizes the career and the artistic choices of a tattoo artist. In 2013 Nikko hit an important milestone in his career with his first solo art show “Renati”. Working primarily in oils, Nikko debuted a series of paintings at the Corpro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA to acclaimed reviews. When he looks at everything it took to get to that point he realizes he wouldn’t be where he is now without the dedicated help of his wife Joanne, “Everything I have done was only possible because of her help.” Sadly, after a lustrous career with his tattoo machine, the wizard of realism announced in April 2015 that he is hanging up his tubes.  Hurtado says “I’m sick of seeing teenage girls getting infinity symbols tattooed on their wrists, I did all that I could with a needle and now I’m pursuing a life of wellness—both spiritually and physically.”  Hurtado suffers from debilitating back pain and has decided to pursue other ventures. Nikko is and will always remain an icon in the tattoo industry and ...Read More »

Audrey Kawasaki Inspired Tattoos

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Contemporary art lovers are probably familiar with Audrey Kawasaki. The LA based artist has mastered the art of the contradiction. Her work is both innocent and erotic and each subject attractive, yet disturbing.  The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy. These allusive young women captivate you with their hypnotic stares and sultry charm. Her heroines are ethereal young girls, innocent yet slightly erotic and connected with Nature. Each of them seems to be a mythological nymph, a magic fairy ready to bewitch you with her peaceful and troubling look… Audrey Kawasaki a lot of pastels on wood canvases. Her designs are really coveted for tattoos and many talented artists have taken up the challenge of Audrey Kawasaki inspired tattoos…We have scoured the net looking for the best Audrey Kawasaki inspired ink out there, which one do you think best embodies her vision?Read More »

Beethoven Inspired Ink

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  Ludwig Van Beethoven has long been a favorite icon of Kat Von D’s, but there are many other people who enjoy his music and wish to celebrate Beethoven by inking their body with his music, portrait and quotes.  Beethoven was a famous tortured composer, who was also coincidentally deaf but despite this handicap he created some of the most beautiful musical auras in history.  Read More »

Most Angelic Wing Tattoos

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  There is something so very beautiful about Angel Wings on an individual.  They are ethereal and elegant and the ones that tend to really stand out are usually larger scale.  After all angels represent purity and goodness, so it’s no wonder people really love these tattoos.  The people who tend to get these tattooed on them often feel a great spiritual connectedness to this ink. They feel protected and shielded by the wings.  Read More »

16 Tattooed Quotes and Sayings

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Tattoo quotes and Tattoo Sayings are very popular nowadays. People who have these type of tattoos vary from teens that want to make a statement to Hollywood stars that want their fans to remember something. Certain quotes can represent something different for each person. To some, it might be a reminder of a memorable part of their life, or the expression of a constant state of mind, or even a simple life-lesson which can be applied in everyday living.   Check Out More Great Tattoo Galleries!    Read More »

Shocking Tattoo Statistics

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Tattoos have always been surrounded with legend and cultural significance. From contemporary modern expressionism to ancient art, the significance of a tattoo can vary and depend on the placement and individual. If you look at the reasoning behind an individual getting tattooed you will find that their answers will cover the spectrum. If we take a closer look at the number of people in America that choose to get tattoos, this online survey conducted by Harris Interactive in 2012 shows the results as: One in every five adults in the United States had a tattoo. This number represented a percentage of 21%, which had significantly increased from 14% and 16% in a survey conducted in 2003 and 2008 respectively. Geography In terms of geographical location, tattoos were more prevalent in the West; with about 26% of the individuals having tattoos. The remainder percentages were of the South at 18%, East at 21% and the Midwest at 21%. Make no mistake about it, the tattoo industry is hot property. There are an estimated 20,000+ parlors operating in the United States, according to a U.S. News & World Report article, which said, on the average, an establishment is being added in the country every day. The article ranked tattooing as the sixth fastest growing retail venture of the 1990s, right behind Internet, paging services, bagels, computer and cellular phone service. What do you think about your ink? Statistics of individuals with tattoos were also quite interesting, as about 86% of the sample ...Read More »

The Most Attractive Tattoo Placement For Women

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The female physique is nothing short of perfection and nothing is sexier than a confident woman who enhances her natural beauty with a stunning tattoo.  Check out some of our favorite locations on the woman’s body. Chest & Neck In Europe they call this area the décolletage. The skin is soft, often exposed to sun and for the most part, exposed the majority of the time. To many it is the most feminine part of the body.  A tattoo in this area is a true statement that a woman knows who she is, now and will be for her lifetime. Tattoos on the neck are a very noticeable thing. Here we collect some of most beautiful and attractive neck and chest tattoo designs for women. Cleo Watterstrom The Beautiful Sarah Hayden Tattoo by Roxx Under the Breasts The newest and sexiest trend, right under the breast. Sometimes the designs graces the sensual curves of the cleavage and sometimes the design follows the curves of the underside of the breasts.  These are especially sensual as they are covered more than shown so you know these tattoos have a very deep and personal meaning to the wearer.  Read More »

The World’s 10 Most Tattooed People

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Getting your first piercing or tattoo is a rite of passage for many, but few go as far as these people. The following folk have totally transformed themselves with extreme tattooing, piercing and plastic surgery.From walking animals to real-life jesters, here are the most shocking body alterations EVER.  Best known as The Enigma, Paul Lawrence is a performer, actor and musician, who has covered all his body with a jigsaw-puzzle tattoo, as well as horn implants, various body piercings and has reshaped his ears. Throughout his life, he has had more than 200 tattoo artists work on him. Kala Kawai owns a body modification studio in Hawaii and as it seems is a regular customer himself. As a result, he has only 25% of natural skin on his body, while the rest is covered with tattoos. He has stretched the holes in his earlobes to 4 inches, inserted various silicon implants on his head, can screw metal spikes into the top of his skull and has a split tongue. Also worth bearing in mind is that he split his own tongue using dental floss and did all his own piercings.  Read More »

12 Couples Tattoos That Will Melt Your Heart

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Getting a matching/cooresponding tattoo with your significant other is ever the rage these days. They’re a few urban legends around that tell us this is taboo but, we think it’s pretty awesome. Whether you’re already wearing a token of your undying love in the form of ink for your sweetheart or thinking about partaking in this epic past time, we think you will get a kick out of these 12 awesome couples tattoos. 1. All Love is Equal 2. Soul Mates >> SEE MORE by clicking below:Read More »

Special Tattoo Moments

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Tattoo design has grown leaps and bounds in the past few years and influences now come from all corners of the globe, ranging from British street art to Pacific Islander tribal patterns and all points in between. While most tattoos are based around the love of a certain piece of art or image, a new trend in tattoos is using the medium to commemorate a specific moment in time, whether it’s an important event, marriage, birth of a child, or something else equally momentous. Here are a few examples of tattoos based on a special moment. Overcoming Life Obstacles  For some, a tattoo commemorates overcoming certain challenges in life or succeeding despite the odds. Take the case of blogger “nonotjulia.” After training for half a year, she entered a local Tough Mudder event. Like a marathon, but filled with obstacles, the Tough Mudder is an extreme challenge. It was created by two Harvard graduates not challenged enough with the already difficult task of running a marathon. Finding an audience, they created a 10-12 mile obstacle course that has been adapted all over the world. The strenuous course requires participants to not only go the distance but also to complete all sorts of obstacles along the way, like the Funky Monkey, a set of monkey bars that have been coated with butter and mud and raised above a cold water pool. Needless to say, the Tough Mudder is a serious challenge. After completing the Tough Mudder event, nonotjulia went to a ...Read More »

Funniest Celebrity Tattoo Fails

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Celebrities are people too, and people make mistakes every single day, so it’s no surprise that there are a few celebrities out there sporting some pretty awful tattoo mistakes. These mistakes vary from misspelled ink,  improper use of punctuation to misunderstanding of a foreign language. The following are our picks for the best celebrity tattoo fails of all time. Are there any you have seen that missed our list? Ashley Greene – Missing an apostrophe in Life’s Brittney Spears wanted a Kabbalah Tattoo meaning Strength – instead it reads “strange”Read More »

The Best Nintendo Tattoos

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The original Nintendo was released in 1985, and featured these unforgettable game titles: Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, Contra, Donkey Kong, Yoshi and Duck Hunt. Check out these retro Nintendo tattoos that pay homage to the original Nintendo Entertainment System.Read More »