The Best Nintendo Tattoos

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.

Tattoo Artists Who Also Make Their Living as Painters

Tattooing and drawing, painting or sculpting go hand in hand. Both utilize the same skills, such as a talent for drawing and an eye for color. So, it’s no surprise that many well known tattooers also partake in a second career of choice, as painters.  Sometimes their artwork tends to outshine their

The Best Tattoos For Dog Lovers

A dog is man’s best friend, and the most common household pet. The dog is well known for its companionship, loyalty and being a playful mate, which makes it a good pet. For these reasons people have been getting tattoos of their dogs or it’s paw prints as a way

9 of the Best Rose Tattoos

Rose Tattoos are very popular in different kinds, sizes and colors. They make the tattoo look more attractive and pretty. If your tattoos are too plain, you can add up some beautiful roses to give it more beauty or depth. Roses are one of the most beautiful things the universe has created and are

Behold: Horror Tattoos!

Modern tattoos are an art form most people have mixed feelings about. While some people consider getting tattoos as being fashion forward and cool, others think of it as taboo while still others consider them as abominations and a distortion of one's natural beauty. As such, everyone is entitled to

Food Tattoos to Think About

Most newbies are told to think about getting something that means a lot to them when getting a tattoo, but not many people think about food. It’s a little odd, isn’t it? We need food to survive, over the course of our lifetime we spend more time eating than doing

Disney & tattoo inspired art by Tim Shumate

Tim Shumate isn’t a tattoo artist. You won’t find him using someone’s arm as the canvas for his next masterpiece or traveling between tattoo conventions, yet his unique art style clearly has some tattoo roots behind it. Where do these roots come from? Why does his work resonate with the

What’s Up Your Sleeve?

Visible tattoos hurt job prospects. That’s not an opinion, it’s a fact – one that is constantly reevaluated by research groups and psychology students year after year. In 2015, a 2700 person survey found that 76% of people felt tattoos hurt a job applicant’s chances of landing a position and

Tim Shumate’s Soulful Art Style

Tim Shumate isn’t a tattoo artist. You won’t find him using someone’s arm as the canvas for his next masterpiece or traveling between tattoo conventions, yet his unique art style clearly has some tattoo roots behind it. Where do these roots come from? Why does his work resonate with the

25 Ways the Force is With You Part II Gallery

Legions of fans and enthusiast relate to the Star Wars series. Some, so dedicated they are not complete until they have inked their favorite character on their skin. Check out some of the amazing Star Wars work below.  Remember to *Share YOUR Star Wars ink with us on Instagram by

What are Trash Polka Tattoos?

With tattoos becoming more popular each year, it’s only natural that designs would begin to change and evolve. As more people get tattoos, it becomes increasingly likely that two or more people will wind up with the same design. For many, that’s simply unacceptable, which is where designs like Trash

The Art of Watercolor Tattoos

Have you ever seen a watercolor tattoo in person? You’d certainly known if you had. Watercolor tattoos stand apart from their traditional counterparts in a variety ways, from their vibrant color schemes to the special techniques artists employ to create them. While the term watercolors may cause you to think of

Biker Tattoos: A Historic Example of Meaning

Those new to tattoos are often cautioned by veterans to get something that represents a strong symbolic message or meaning unique to their personality or life experience. For more than seventy-five years biker tattoos have served as a prime example of the intense meaningfulness of the art. Anyone who’s watched Sons

On the Topic of Hip Tattoos

Even the most basic tattoo can be an incredibly sensual piece of art when strategically placed. The hip is often used as one such location, particularly by women who enjoy showing off their midriffs at the beach and during the warmer times of year. People who exercise to extreme degrees often

San Francisco’s Black Heart Tattoo (Video)

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