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Exceptional Shoulder Tattoos

Luke Stewart. @lukeseventhson

Are you a fan of sleeveless shirts? Beaches? And other types of clothing/weather/event happenstances that cause you to walk around in public showing your shoulders off? Then these tattoos might give you a few good ideas for your next tattoo. The shoulders are a unique area that give you a natural curve of your body with which to work your design around. Just check out how these amazing shoulder tattoos show off their wearer’s natural figure! Are you sold yet? No? Well that’s okay. You still good to see an amazing shoulder tattoo gallery anyway.   Read More »

Badass Cover Up Tattoos

Fahrettin Demir @fahrettin.demir

We all make mistakes. Sometimes things happen to us outside our realm of control, sometimes we’re just young and dumb. What matters is what we do after those mistakes are made. Do you wallow in self-loathing or pick yourself up by your boot straps and make things right? These people decided to do something about their mistakes. Tired of their poor tattoos, they decided to transform their shameful designs into something much more badass than ever before. The people featured in this gallery prove that you’re not permanently stuck with tattoos you don’t want. At any point in time you can transform horrifically bad tattoos, like the ones found in our recent bad tattoos gallery, into some of the most badass tattoos anyone has ever seen. Covering up a bad tattoo can actually be a fun pastime for some artists. The challenge of taking something that’s already been done and turning it into something better, proving themselves the superior artist, excites many artists – especially the ones who grew up playing Morph as kids. What’s Morph? Morph is an art game where one person draws an image and then another changes the image into something else. This goes on until someone runs out of ideas or draws something that was drawn before. The game goes by many names but it’s essentially practice for the type of tattoos you’ll see in the gallery below. Got a bad tattoo and want some ideas for a nice cover up? Hopefully this gallery will ... Read More »

Celebrating Transitions with Premium Tattoo Ideas


A person’s tattoo is a representation of their personality, beliefs, and values. As people evolve and transition into a better version of their former selves, a suitable tattoo must be inked accordingly. In order to get a tattoo that is truly unique and states your individuality, let go of all the notions you’ve formed regarding body art. In order to get the right tattoo, lock into the inspiration that’s driving you through life. Whether you wish to mark an achievement, a major event in your life, or honor a close friend or family member, the sentimental value behind a tattoo is what makes it meaningful to you. There can be multiple things going on in your mind that may require careful consideration. Should you feel even the slightest hesitation in your decision, think again. Your commitment to this decision should come before everything else. While many things can be done if you aren’t as thrilled about a tattoo when you first get it, such as cover up tats or laser removal, one should never enter a studio with short-lived or questionable tattoo ideas. While some tattoos do represent current trends and fashion statements, from music to sports teams, you should think long and hard about what speaks and resonates with you because fashion and trends have a habit of dying out. Here are a few things you should take into consideration before locking in your decision to get a tattoo. Your Personality A lot of people often opt to get tattoos ... Read More »

Exceptional Leg Sleeves Part One


The legs are a great space to tattoo large scale images on, it is valuable real estate that can handle a lot of intricate work. These leg sleeves are quite exceptional, don’t you agree?        *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these deals from Tattoo Artist Magazine! There’s a reason tattooers themselves consider TAM the most informative and important tattoo magazine ever —   *Be sure to check out the digital issues of Tattoo Artist Magazine ON SALE NOW– JUST $2.99 – $7.99. TAM DIGITAL ISSUES And look at our $.99 collection of  TAM VIDEO Downloads available now! Either way, See the BEST TATTOOS from the BEST ARTISTS in the world. Add to your collection today! Read More »

12 Of The Most Inappropriate Tattoos – These Tattoos are Obviously NSFW

Inappropriate tattoos are often misspelled tattoos, tattoo fails, ugly tattoos or stupid tattoos, but these you will surely agree are just WRONG on so many levels.     Read More »

15 Crazy Piercings You Can’t Un-See


We’re not going to pretend to understand why the people featured in the gallery below chose to get the odd piercings they have, but we’re also not one to judge. We here at TAM believe everyone has a right to do whatever they want with their body in order to realize their ideal outward appearance. And we also believe that we have every right to be astounded and confused at their decisions. Some of the piercings featured in this gallery seem outright dangerous. Wouldn’t having spikes sticking out of your gums constantly leave your lips bleeding? Wouldn’t having bars in front of your eyes impair your vision? The ankle bolt in one of the pictures looks like it goes straight through bone! On the other hand, who doesn’t want to be Wolverine? Even with these piercings have to admit they’re abnormal. Someone could live their entire life without ever even knowing such piercings were even possible. But now, thanks to the internet, you don’t have to wait on happenstance to see the odd and unthinkable. We’re here to bring you all the strange you can take! (Wait, that came out wrong.) Anyway, consider this your warning. What you’re about to see is impossible to un-see. You will forever be burdened with the knowledge that piercings like these exist in the world. It’ll skew your “Wow” meter. Some of things you once though strange and odd will now appear mundane by comparison. Seriously, looking at this gallery could drastically affect your ... Read More »

Some of the OG’s of the Tattoo Industry and Artists Who Have Shaped the Industry


Bob Tyrell is an American Tattoo Artist based in Warren, Michigan. He was born in Detroit and began tattooing in his early 30’s. He is most known for his black and grey work in hyperrealism and Rock and Roll subject matter. He tattooed Kid Rock’s back and boasts a 8 month long waiting list.. He has been featured in LA Ink and London Ink. Read More »

There’s a Story In These Eyes- The Most Realistic Eye Tattoos

alexy moroz

They say the windows are the eyes to the soul, well these surely do bore straight through to ours.  These are some of the most realistic eyeball tattoos around.     Read More »

The Weird Beautiful World of Normal Carrey


Kaiyu Huang a.k.a. Normal Carrey, who was born in Shanghai creates some pretty amazing esoteric artwork that are stunning tattoos.  He currently lives and works in New York City, and is a student at Parsons the New School.  Normal started tattooing in 2013 and oddly enough had no tattoos himself when he started.  His unique brand of asthetic tattoo art features statuesque portraits and is comprised of geometric elements.  Normal is slowly but surely creating a name for himself with his unique designs that truly are a departure from the tattoo norm. We think they are amazing and would love to hear your thoughts!   Read More »

I Love Rock & Roll – 15 Music Tattoos that Rock

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I love rock and roll, So put another dime in the jukebox, baby I love rock n’ roll So come an’ take your TAM and Tattoo Me.     Read More »

Hyper-Realistic Tattoos that Give Awesome a New Meaning


Eye for detail is what makes Hyper-Realistic Tattoos pack their punch. This tattoo gallery will make you believe your eyes are playing tricks on you, are these really tattoos?  They are indeed, and we think the artists below are Fucking Awesome. Trust us when we say they give that term a whole new meaning.   Read More »

3 Types of Body Modifications that are Not for the Faint of Heart

Eyeball Tattoos-although not necessarily a new practice, eyeball tattooing has gotten quite a bit of notoriety in the past year.  Luna Cobra invented the eyeball or sclera tattoo back in 2007.  He successfully tattooed three well-informed and consenting SIGHTED parties, quite a unique feat considering until then this was only practiced on blind individuals to change the color of their cornea. He has since then claimed to have fine-tuned both the technique and materials to increase the safety and minimize the risks of tattooing the eyeball.     Read More »

Sexy Inked Men – Another One for the Ladies


Sexy Stephen James @whoiselijah Read More »

Unbelievably Infected Tattoos


A while back we posted a gallery about infected tattoos that focused on teaching people about the common warning signs and symptoms to look out for while your tattoo is healing. Everyone loved it so much that we’ve decided to bring you another! We don’t really know why you all flock to see the most disgusting, gut wrenching, near vomit-inducing galleries we have to offer, but never let it be said that Tattoo Artist Magazine doesn’t give the people what they want! We’ve also recently expanded the size of all our galleries, meaning the new infected tattoo gallery featured below also comes stocked with even more pictures than before. Remember, if your tattoo starts looking like any of the tattoos featured in this gallery, or starts showing any of the signs or symptoms we talked about in the last infected tattoos post, you should seek medical treatment immediately. Don’t try to take matters into your own hands; that’s how people ruin their tattoos and end up stuck with unattractive splotches for life. Don’t hesitate to see the doctor either. The infection could potentially cost you your life if left untreated. It’s not the tattoo artist’s responsibility to keep your tattoo infection-free. He or she can’t do anything for you outside of recommending a physician, meaning a trip to the tattoo studio will only serve as a massive waste of time. While rare, sometimes tattoos can get infected even when they’re applied and taken care of properly. There are a lot ... Read More »

Totally Sick Space Tattoos


Take my love, take my land Take me where I cannot stand I don’t care, I’m still free You can’t take the sky from me. Take me out to the black Tell them I ain’t comin’ back Burn the land and boil the sea You can’t take the sky from me.   Can you be a fan of all things space-like and not at least know the theme song to Firefly? If you don’t know about the greatest prematurely cancelled show to ever grace television audiences, look it up. Anyone who loves the space tattoos featured in the following gallery are sure to love Josh Whedon’s Firefly series, and the subsequent feature film called Serenity. The tattoos featured below perfectly capture the wonder and awe that the vast unknown of space represents. The combination of light and dark coupled with the majesty of celestial bodies and wondrous celestial events make the possibility for space tattoos as endless as space itself. You’ll probably never seen the same space tattoo design on two different people even if you were to attend a space tattoo enthusiast convention with a crowd of thousands. Space tattoos also tend to go hand-in-hand with time, like the hourglass tattoo featured towards the latter part of this gallery. Spacetime is an important and popular concept in both real world physics and sci-fi genres, which is why time is often prominently featured in space tattoos. We hope you thoroughly enjoy the space gallery featured below and that it inspires ... Read More »