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Fantastic Lightning Tattoos


Have you ever just watched lightning dance across a cloudy night’s sky? Depending on where you live, you may have never had the pleasure to experience lightning at all. But that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate the beautiful artwork often inspired by one of the most destructive all-natural forces on earth. Lightning is actually a fourth form of matter known as plasma – it’s what suns are made of and is what occurs when a gas is heated to unbelievably high temperatures or subjected to a strong magnetic field. We hope you enjoy this gallery as much as you enjoy watching lightning play from afar – however much that may be.Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Paul Dobleman

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Paul Dobleman is an artist’s artist. He doesn’t tattoo for fame or recognition. (Although the same could probably be said for all of the artists we spotlight.) He tattoos simply because it’s what he loves to do, and he’s been doing for quite a while now. He specializes in neo traditional tattoos – which are tattoos that are designed to have a very traditional feel to them but utilize new techniques, inks and styles to bring traditional tattoos into the modern era. As such, it can be difficult to definitively say if a tattoo is traditional or neo traditional because the two forms are very closely related. However, we contend that if a neo traditional tattoo is done properly then it’s supposed to be difficult to discern from a traditional tattoo anyway. That being said, Paul Dobleman is a master. If you get a chance to get a tattoo from him, we highly suggest you take advantage of the situation. To see more badass work by Paul Dobleman and many others, check out TAM Issue 38!  San Francisco, California Spider Murphy’s Tattoo IG – FB – More »

RIP – Gene Wilder 9.11.1933 – 8.29.2016


On August 29th. 2016 the world lost one of the greatest comedic talents it has ever seen in Gene Wilder. He passed away at age 83 from complications of Alzheirmer’s disease, but his inspirational talent is sure to live on for many decades and centuries still to come. Gene Wilder was a comedic actor known by many for his starring role as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. However, it’s almost criminal to boil down his career to just that role because he had many outstanding performances throughout the 23 films and numerous television appearances he made from 1967 to 2003. Gene was a phenomenal comedic talent that inspired many comedians and actors who are working today, and he will be sorely missed. R.I.P Gene Wilder.  Read More »

Gorgeous Lipstick Tattoos

Alex Ortiz @alexorteez

Lipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments, oils, waxes, and emollients that apply color, texture, and protection to the lips. (That’s according to Wikipedia and by now you should realize that a guy is the one writing this post.) Lipstick is estimated to have been invented and first utilized almost 5,000 years ago by Ancient Sumerian men and women. Lipstick impacts many people’s daily lives, so it makes sense that they would add it to their tattoo designs. We hope you enjoy the gallery below and if it inspires you to get a new tattoo then be sure to share it with us on Instagram.  Read More »

Impressive Metroid Tattoos

The Metroid franchise began back in 1986 with a game on the Nintendo Entertainment System simply titled Metroid. It follows Samus Aran as she – a fact that was initially disguised from the player until much later in the game for shock factor – attempts to retrieve parasitic Metroid organisms from Space Pirates. The game’s exploration and back-tracking style would prove so popular that it would shape an entire genre of games to come, a genre now known as Metroidvania. (We’ll cover the “Vania” part in a later gallery.) To this day the series remains strong for Nintendo. The latest entry into the series came out on August 19th, 2016 and was titled Metroid Prime: Federation Force. We hope any and all Metroid fans who find themselves here enjoy the gallery below.Read More »

What’s Wrong with These Tattoos? Everything!


Yesterday we brought you a gallery of bad piercings after a plethora of posts featuring phenomenal tattoos. Today, we’re bringing you a gallery of horrendous tattoos. While we’d like to touch on exactly what makes these tattoos so bad, it’d be easier to discuss what isn’t wrong with them. These tattoos are fine examples of everything a tattoo artist should strive to avoid when designing a tattoo, and a few of them are even great examples of how not to take pictures of tattoos too. We’re going to continue a cut back on negative galleries, but you certainly can’t say we don’t give the people what they want.Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Adrian Lee

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Adrian Lee is a masterful tattoo artist with decades of experience who tattoos out of Analog Tattoo in San Francisco, California. He was one of the first artists featured in TAM due to his awe-inspiringly unique tattoo designs. Adrian primarily specializes in realism tattoos, but is masterful at blending the style with various others to create pieces that defy traditional genre definitions. If you’re looking for a unique tattoo by a master of the craft, then Adrian Lee should definitely be on your list of artists to be tattooed by. You’re sure to walk away with a one-of-a-kind other people will be jealous of. To see more badass work by Adrian Lee and many others, check out TAM Issue 1! San Francisco IG – More »

Menacing Clown Tattoos

Gabrielle Brownfield @imjustgabs

Does anyone actually find clowns funny? To some, they work better as nightmarish figures in a Stephen King novel than modern day jesters. Today’s comedic sensibilities have mostly surpassed the era of clowns, leaving them only really fit for small children’s parties and circuses – because for some unexplained reason circuses are just supposed to have clowns. Once we grow up though, and are back in the land of the familiar, clowns are best utilized as fiendish villains. You’re sure to see many menacing clowns like the ones featured in the tattoo gallery below as we draw closer to Halloween. Enjoy.  Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Mike Dorsey

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Mike Dorsey is a professional tattoo artist and painter who has been working for twenty-seven years and still loves what he does to this day. He primarily specializes in traditional tattoos inspired by Japanese culture. If you’re looking for a Japanese-inspired tattoo, big or small, Mike is definitely the artist you want to go to if you’re looking for an expert who’ll provide a unique high quality tattoo without fail. You can find Mike Dorsey in Cincinnati, Ohio or on the road at one of many tattoo conventions. If you get an opportunity to be tattooed by this master of the art, we highly suggest you take advantage of it. To see more badass work by Mike Dorsey and many others, check out TAM Issue 1! Cincinnati IG – FB – More »

Stunning Angelina Jolie-Pitt Tattoos


Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress and filmmaker who’s won an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for her work in various films from the 1990s to today. She’s been credited as an actress in 46 films, with her next known role being Maleficent in Maleficient 2. While probably more widely known for her role as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider movies from the early 2000s or her role alongside Nicholas Cage in Gone in Sixty Seconds, many of her awards and accolades come from her performances in Gia and Girl, Interrupted. Her most recent nominations are from Changling, The Tourist and In the Land of Blood and Honey. Fans of Angelina Jolie are sure to love the tattoo gallery below.  Read More »

When Life Gives You Lemons – Get A Tattoo


Lemons are yellow fruit that grow from a small evergreen tree native to Asia. They’re sour taste comes from a 5% to 6% concentration of citric acid, which is why it’s often used as an ingredient in drinks and food instead of ingested by itself. The ton lemon producing countries in the world include India, Mexico, China and Argentina. Our course, you don’t really care about lemon facts. You’re here to see some high quality lemon tattoos. Not many tattoos utilize yellow ink, making lemon tattoos distinctive in more ways than one. We hope you enjoy the gallery below and be sure to check back daily for more thematic tattoo galleries.  Read More »

More Epic Space Tattoos


Yes, we just gave you a space tattoo gallery earlier today. But space tats are very much as varied and expansive as space itself – figuratively speaking. There are over 20,000 space tattoos being featured on Instagram right now, and more are added almost daily. With so much quality material to share, how could we not bring you even more awesome space tattoos?! There are so many differ design ideas and styles represented between these two space galleries that we’re sure many of you will find some form of inspiration among them. Feel free to share any future tattoos that inspiration gives birth to with us on Instagram and you might find your next tattoo featured in an upcoming gallery.Read More »

Amazing Assassin’s Creed Tattoos

The Assassin’s Creed franchise didn’t start out as beloved as many others. The first game got mostly positive reviews, but you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who actually played it to completion. The game was very grindy and repetitive, which turned a lot of people off of the title before the end. But that was back in 2007. Two years later, in 2009, Assassin’s Creed II changed everything. It added more variety, more various, just more of everything to become one of the most highly acclaimed games of the year. And in just nine years there have been 9 main entries and 11 spin-off titles of this massively popular franchise. We won’t explain the plot, given that an Assassin’s Creed movie is due to come out later this year and you probably wouldn’t understand it very well with a short summary anyway. Suffice to say, there’s a reason so many people love this franchise so much that they get high quality tattoos of it like the ones featured in the gallery below. Nothing is true; everything is permitted.Read More »

Badass Gladiator Tattoos


While many people like to compare boxing, the UFC and other modern physical contact sporting events to gladiator bouts of ancient times, the truth is that even the bloodiest of modern sports today pales in comparison to the gruesome life of ancient gladiators. While the first image in our gallery below may be from the movie Gladiator (which is a great movie you should see if you haven’t yet),the rest of this gallery is more about the gladiators of yesteryear. Gladiators were warriors the likes of which rarely exist today, if at all in some respects. We’re sure many of you will enjoy the gallery below.Read More »

Epic Space Tattoos


Space, the final frontier. Or, to be more accurate, the massive vestige of infinite frontiers that will never be fully explored no matter how long the human race survives. Seriously, the sheer expansiveness that we encapsulate in the word “space” is so unbelievably vast that we can’t possibly wrap our heads around. It’s the Great Unknown, and it calls to many of us – the idea of discovery and adventure that can’t be found on Earth like it once was. Unfortunately, we can’t all be astronauts. Instead, we get to appreciate the idea of space from afar. And represent that interest in badass space tattoos like the ones seem in the gallery below.Read More »