Damien Rodriguez went through years of hard work and apprenticeship before he started professionally tattooing at the beginning of 2003. He spent four years tattooing in his hometown of Philadelphia before moving to The Big Apple (aka New York City) in 2007. He’s been tattooing in New York ever since,
Dmitriy Samohin is a Ukrainian tattoo artist who has been tattooing for well over a decade. He didn’t get into tattooing as an apprentice, nor did he have aspirations of becoming an artist when he was young. While in the army, Dmitriy happened across a tattoo magazine and became intrigued
Leo Valverde is a beautifully talented new school tattoo artist who specializes in illustrative cartoon-y tattoos often featuring pop culture characters from film franchises and various other outlets. He travels a great deal and can be met at tattoo conventions all over the world, as well as a guest artist
Maggie Cho Brophy is one of those artists who prefers to focus more on her art than herself. You won’t find a biography or about page on her website, but you will find plenty of her pieces that show off her unique art style.
As you will see in the gallery
Mike Woods is an extremely talented tattoo artist who owns Advent Tattoo Studio & Art Gallery in Houston, Texas. He specializes in colorful illustrative realism tattoos that tend to involve some form of pop culture, but he’s definitely not a stranger to unique thematic designs outside of the pop culture
Elliott Wells grew up around a myriad of tattoo enthusiasts and fell in love with all things tattoo-oriented over the years before becoming an apprentice. He worked his ass off for years, doing everything from toilet cleaning to lunch runs as he learned his craft before becoming the full-fledged artist
Roman Melnikov is a Russian tattoo artist based in Moscow who’s most well-known for his unique, smoky blackwork tattoos. Take a lot at the gallery below and you’ll see prime examples of what we mean.
That being said, he’s no stranger to more traditional tattoo designs and styles either, but not
Audi started his tattoo career apprenticing with his mentor all along the east coast of the US. In 2004 he moved back to his state of origin in New Hampshire and began tattooing at Midnight Moon Tattoo studio. He primarily specializes in black-and-grey tattoos but, as you can see from
Evan Olin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and a classical art background. Take one look at the gallery below and you’ll see just how impeccably Evan Olin uses his well-practiced talents in every tattoo he creates.
He primarily specializes in painted realism tattoos
If you search for Tyler Malek’s tattooing background, you won’t find much. Even the studio he tattoos in, Underworld Tattoo Company, doesn’t have an official website or background information.
That being said, take one look at his work and you’ll know everything you need. Tyler’s an incredibly talented tattoo artist that
Valentin Hirsch is a tattoo artist from Berlin who specializes in a form of tattooing you may not be familiar with – symmetry. Not too long ago Valentin released a book featuring his unique symmetrical tattoo designs that you won’t find anywhere else. He’s a one-of-a-kind tattoo artist that is
Most of the tattoo artists we show off in our spotlights have been tattooing for ten years or more. Adam Aguas has actually only been in the business for about half that time, yet he’s already making a name for himself at Mayday Tattoo Co in Chicago, Illinois.
Adam specializes in
Kerry Irvine has been tattooing for over a decade and currently works at Modern Electric Tattoo in Bromsgrove, UK. She specializes and prefers to tattoo colorful realism and painted tattoo designs.
Kerry prefers to let her work do the talking for her, and its quality certainly speaks volumes about her abilities.
Eugene Knysh, also known as Levgen, has been tattooing for almost a decade and comes from a self-taught background that not many people can boast. He’s never attended a single art class or any sort of formal school for tattooing. He simply started drawing on paper one day because he
Erik Campbell started tattooing as an apprentice under Matt Jones in 2002 and has been tattooing in Colorado for over a decade. He tends to design illustrative new school-like tattoos but, as you’ll see in the gallery below, is no stranger to a myriad of styles and can proficiently create