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Fiery Hot Tattoos

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The other day we talked about firefighters and showed off a plethora of firefighter tattoos in a gallery all about honoring one of real life’s heroes. Today we’re taking a look at the firefighter’s natural enemy and showing off some great looking fire tattoos. These tattoos are bit more all over the place design and symbolism-wise because fire can be used in combination with a lot of other symbols. It’s also commonly used to depict phoenixes or phoenix feathers, which you’ll also see in the gallery below. Pyromaniacs are sure going to love the gallery we’ve prepared below, but we’re also sure even those most fearful of fire will find something to enjoy.  Read More »

Titillating Television Tattoos

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The television, aka TV, was first made available in the 1920s. However, it didn’t become popular until after World War II. Yep, that’s right. Televisions haven’t even been around for 100 years and they’re already commonplace in just about every home. Whether or not televisions should be as commonplace and consumed as they are is another matter entirely though. People have been railing against the use of televisions for decades, claiming they “rot the brain” and cause brain cancer – neither of which have been supported by actual scientific fact. Let’s be honest, they’re more metaphorical claims than anything else. Many of the television tattoos featured in this gallery seek to make a statement too. Whether or not you agree with their statement is another matter entirely though. These television tattoos are amazing and we’re sure you’ll enjoy them as much as we do.  Read More »

Badass Warcraft Tattoos

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Warcraft is the name of a fictional franchise of video games, novels and soon to be live-action film adaptations that many people believe started with the massively successful MMO (massively multiplayer online) game, World of Warcraft. It actually started with a game in 1994 called Warcraft: Orcs and Humans. Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind the creation and publication of the Warcraft franchise – which also now happens to be one of the most financially successful video game development studios in the world – published the MS-DOS real-time strategy game back on November 23rd, 1994. They have since cultivated and built upon the lore started in the first game with 13 other titles – if you count each World of Warcraft expansion as its own standalone title. Speaking of which, World of Warcraft, which is one of the longest standing and by far the most financially successful MMORPG ever created, is so popular that at its peak of popularity it had over 12 million subscribers paying $15 per month to continue playing the game. That peak was back in 2010, six years after the game was officially released. As of January 2014, over 100 million accounts had been created over the game’s lifetime. To say Warcraft is popular would be a massive understatement, which is why the live-action film of the same name set to be released on June 10th, 2016 is expected to do quite well at the box office despite its overall quality. Whether or not it makes enough ...Read More »

Awesome Ancient Greek Tattoos

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Ancient Greece and Greek culture has been studied and admired for centuries by people various professions, cultures and creeds. It’s a civilization that lasted between the 8th century BC to about 600 AD and had a massively influential role on the Roman Empire, making Classical Greece the seminal culture that provided the foundation for which most modern Western culture and civilization is based. Going over the history of Ancient Greece and all the highlights of the era would take multiple years and entail a wealth of information most of you already know and/or don’t care about. For our purposes it’s simply important to note that Ancient Greece is where the Greek pantheon of gods originated from. A lot of classical tales of heroism, and in fact the very idea of the western hero and hero’s journey, started in Ancient Greece. This is why so many of the tattoos you see in this gallery depict either Greek gods or creatures from Greek mythology, like the ever popular Medusa. They’re not focal points of this gallery just because they belong to Greek mythology. Greek mythology is arguably the most impactful mark Ancient Greece left on the world. The Roman Gods, which would come soon after the fall of Ancient Greece, were practically carbon copies and rip-offs of the Greek pantheon, which is why so many people have a hard time telling the two apart. The impact Greek mythology and storytelling has had through the centuries is difficult to understate. Without it some ...Read More »

The Most Impressive Lizard Tattoos You’ll Ever See

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Lizards are a group of reptiles with over 6000 species spread around the globe except for Antarctica. Many lizard species have evolved to look quite differently from its cousins depending on the conditions the species had to adapt to in order to survive. Lizards are so good at adapting that many are directly descended from dinosaur species. Many species have gained very unique and interesting abilities, like being able to change color and camouflage at will or even regenerate entire body parts. It’s no wonder why so many people find lizards interesting enough to warrant a tattoo, and there are quite a few amazing lizard tattoos out and about. (It was hard to pick only ten for this gallery.) We hope you enjoy the gallery and look forward to the next as much as we do.  Read More »

Impressive Firefighter Tattoos

Matteo Pasqualin @matteopasqualin1

We’ve created a few galleries paying homage to comic book heroes and their fandom, which you can find here and here, but after looking over our past galleries we suddenly realized that we haven’t payed proper respects to real life heroes. Firefighters are one of the real heroes that people take for granted every day. These brave men and women put themselves in harm’s way to protect and save other people in need on a daily basis. They stay up late hours and are on-call 24/7 so they can respond to any emergency as a moment’s notice. This gallery is dedicated to them. We hope you enjoy these firefighter tattoos as much as we do.  Read More »

Fan-tastic Sports Tattoos

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Sports fans are some of the most rabid and passionate fans on the planet. They’re also some of the most numerous fan bases too. The vast majority of people on the planet have a sporting preference and favorite teams and/or players. Tattoos are one of the main ways a lot of those fans show their support and fandom off, hence all the sports tattoos you see in this gallery. If you’re a massive sports fan and have a tattoo of your favorite team, player and/or sporting event, be sure to share it with us on Instagram and maybe your tattoo will find its why in our next gallery.  Read More »

R.I.P. Muhammad Ali

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Yesterday The Greatest, The People’s Champion, The Louisville Lip, arguably the most talented boxer to ever grace the sport, Muhammad Ali, died. Today we honor his legacy the only way we know how, with a tattoo gallery dedicated to the most amazing tattoos we could find depicting the most legendary boxer the world has ever known. Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr – the birth name of Muhammad Ali – was born on January 17th, 1942 and started training as a boxer when he was 12 years old. By 22 he claimed the world heavyweight champion title in an upset victory against Sonny Liston. He held the title for three years, until he lost it after being found guilty of draft evasion following his refusal to be conscripted into the U.S. military. His conviction was eventually overturned by the Supreme Court of the United States four years later, during which time he didn’t fight in a single boxing match. Three years after the overturned ruling, at 32 years-old, when everyone thought we was well past his prime, Ali fought George Foreman to regain his heavyweight title in what would be historically nicknamed “The Rumble in the Jungle”. Foreman was practically unanimously favored to win, but Ali won by knockout in the eighth round. Foreman would later reflect on the fight saying, “I’ll admit it. Muhammad outthought me and outfought me.” At the age of 74, on June 3rd, 2016, Muhammad Ali died after battling with Parkinson’s disease for over 30 years. He ...Read More »

Incredible Native American Indian Tattoos

Anabi @anabi_tattoo

Native American tattoos are incredibly popular today. If you haven’t seen them already, you can check out our other Native American tattoo galleries here, here and here. (We’ll let each one be a bit of a surprise. Since everyone seems to enjoy Native American tattoos, we’ve decided to bring you another gallery dedicated to Native American symbolism and culture. These tattoos are exquisitely done and certainly deserve their moment in the lime light. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. If you have a Native American tattoo you’d like to show off, be sure to share it with us on Instagram and you could see your tattoo in the next gallery.  Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Christian Marek

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I sat down with tattoo artist Christian Marek, based in Orange County, California this weekend for our interview and ended up getting a lot more than I bargained for. He is an OG and very well respected in the industry. Not only is Christian incredibly talented, he’s also one of the coolest, most genuine artists I have yet to have interviewed. Get ready for one amazing story, buckle up folks. At the age of 7 Christian’s mom married the President of the infamous biker club, the Hell’s Angels. One day he stumbled upon his stepfather’s Easy Rider/Outlaw Biker magazines and began looking through one of them. He came across an article on tattooing that peaked his interest. This article had pictures and descriptions of actual tattoo equipment, and Christian started building his first homemade tattoo machine. At the age of 9 he started actually tattooing kids in his neighborhood around the same age. The only artistic references he had were images from the magazines, which back in the 80’s were mainly biker and jailhouse tats.  These references made their way to the bodies of the neighborhood kids, which were not only permanent but some were images of skulls and naked women, not exactly the kind of art a mom wants inked on her child. Needless to say, Christian was somewhat of a hell raiser from an early age and the next few years had landed him in some trouble with the law. This shaped his life in more ways than ...Read More »

Tattooed Father’s and Their Kids

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In anticipation for Father’s Day, June 19th, we bring you the cutest, sweetest tattooed dads and their little ones.    Read More »

VW Love

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STOP! Take a moment and look around. What do you see? Chances are you see a variety of products and items that have been purchased to make your life easier or that you value in some way. Take toilet paper for example. We all value it and it makes our lives easier, and generally speaking when we run out of it we go to the store and buy more. Studies have shown that consumers as a whole will continue to stay loyal to the brands they identify with and those who add value to their lives. Brand tattoos are definitely a bold and permanent statement that comunicate in a split second who you affiliate with, where your values may lay, even what social group you belong to. When it comes to showing their unwavering support for a brand, few loyalists represent harder then VW ( Volkswagen ) owners. There are some awesome VW tattoos that really showcase the brand.Read More »

Fascinating Famous Serial Killer Tattoos

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Some Serial Killers have made it to notoriety and some to become downright famous.  Here are some of the most well known Serial Killers throughout the ages that have attained this status and become immortalized in ink.      Read More »

California Love – 12 Cali Inspired Tattoos

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California, or Cali as most locals refer to it is the most populated state in the U.S.  California has major influence on Global Pop Culture, because of the birth of the film industry, many tech companies getting their start here and the birth of the hippie culture.  If your from California or have ties to there, you might be thinking of a way to commemorate Cali for you in ink.  Here are some of the raddest ideas to choose from.      Read More »

‘Merica The Beautiful

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The month of July is synonymous with backyard barbecues, pool parties, and fireworks. It’s in the month of July that we as a nation also celebrate one of our biggest national holidays. The Fourth of July, also referred to as Independence Day marks the day in 1776 when the final draft of the declaration of independence was adopted by the Continental Congress and the 13 colonies declared that they were an independent nation. Whether you celebrate the birthday of the United States of America with fireworks and family, or with fresh ink one truth is self evident, the Fourth of July never passes by unnoticed. Here are some beautiful tattoos that embrace America’s symbols of patriotism and proudly put them permanently on display for everyone to see.  Read More »