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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 »

12 Terrific Trash Polka Pieces

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With tattoos becoming more and more commonplace, tattoo artists are looking for styles that differentiate themselves from other artists. Trash polka started in Germany, and has reached the US with several artists adopting their version and putting their spin on this new genre. These are some of the best pieces out there. Want to learn more about Trash Polka tattoos or looking for another Trash Polka gallery? Check out our previous Trash Polka post here.    Read More »

There’s Always TIME for a Tattoo

Nashy gunz @nashygunz

Time waits for no man or woman. It’s ever present and ever pushing us closer to the end. There’s never enough time for us to do everything we want to do and it’s a pain in the ass to manage, but it’s also quite the curiosity because time as we know and understand it doesn’t actually exist. Time is the human quantification of decay rates. Animals don’t think, “Oh, it’s half past noon, I better grab lunch.” They get hungry, so they hunt. We live by a strict schedule set by time. In all actuality, there could be more than 24 hours in a day if we wanted there to be. We don’t HAVE to measure a year by the Earth’s revolutions around the sun, we choose to. It’s a fascinating idea to think about, but we’ll stop with the philosophical mumbo-jumbo here and just let you enjoy this amazing time tattoos. It’s what you actually came here for anyway, right?  Read More »

Incredible Tattoos of Celebrities

Chico Morbene @chicomorbene

We’ve talked about celebrity tattoos numerous times, from showing off celebrity tattoo fails to die hard fan tattoos. As previously discussed, celebrities – for better or worse – greatly impact a lot of lives, so it’s no wonder why they’d be some of the most requested portrait tattoos ever. You’ll probably recognize most of the celebrities depicted in the gallery, and many of the moments that are being depicted too. Famous movie characters and music icons drawn in character from a particular scene or poster are pretty common. Be sure to share your celebrity tattoos with us on Instagram and you might see yours featured in an upcoming gallery.  Read More »

Non-Spoilerific Game of Thrones Tattoos

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Don’t worry, we’re not going to spoil Game of Thrones if you haven’t read the books or watched the television series. Although you really should give them a try seeing as how it’s one of the most watched and highest rated television shows on TV. Granted, the show has a really slow first episode, but if you stick through you’ll be rewarded at the very end and it steadily picks up from there. We’ve put together a fantastic Game of Thrones tattoo gallery that celebrates a lot of the things people love about the series. And you don’t even have to watch the show to appreciate it. Enjoy.  Read More »

Badass Dragon Tattoos

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Who doesn’t like dragons? They’re by far the most popular mythical creature ever dreamed up, with a rich historical background that have convinced many people that they may have even once been real – or at least something like dragons. The first recorded mention of a “dragon” is taken from the Iliad. Agamemnon is described as having a blue dragon symbol on his sword belt and a three-headed dragon on is breastplate. Although, to be fair, the Greek word used to dragon, δράκων drákōn, could also mean “snake”. This would also explain why so many depictions of dragons are more serpent-like in nature than how modern dragons are depicted. They often are depicted with long snake-like bodies and no wings, despite still often being able to fly according to legend. Around the same time, East Asian countries were also developing similar draconian myths. It’s unclear as to whether or not the myths originated separately from one another, but they were certainly both later influenced by each other’s ideas, creating a standardized idea of what a dragon is/was. While most people and cultures readily believe dragons have always been mythological, there are some who think they actually existed at one point in time. Claudius Aelianus, a Roman-born author wrote in his book De Natura Animalium (which roughly translates into On the Nature of Animals) that there was a species of dragon in Ethiopia who hunted elephants. There are a lot of animals that are thought to have inspired the mythical depictions ...Read More »

Fantastic Feather Tattoos

Nicole Eveland @tinytempestxoxo

Feather tattoos are among the most popular designs requested in tattoo studios each day. While the overall symbolism of a feather is fairly basic in nature, the options for feathers are limitless, making them very snowflake-like – that is to say, no two feather tattoos are alike. This sort of innate individualism is due to a couple of different factors. First of all, there are a lot of different types of birds throughout the world and each has a unique feather design that can make for a large variety in feather tattoos. When you start factoring in mythical bird-like beings too, like phoenix feathers and whatnot, the sky’s the limit, so to speak. When you add different tattoo styles to the designs, the tattoo options for feathers become endless. A watercolor bluejay feather tattoo is going to look very different from a portrait realism version, and so on and so forth. We hope you enjoy today’s feather gallery as much as we do and hope you share any of your feather tattoos with us and the rest of the world on Instagram. If you do, you might even see your feather tattoo in our next gallery.  Read More »

Badass Blacklight Tattoos

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Blacklight tattoos are tattoos that glow and/or can only be seen under ultraviolet light, which is commonly referred to as blacklight. These types of tattoos allow for some pretty fun design options that you can’t get with regular tattoos. For instance, you could get a tattoo of Thor’s Hammer that looks fairly plain in normal light but has lightning shooting out around it under blacklight – essentially it looks like the hammer is being activated, and yes, you can see that tattoo in the gallery below. Blacklight tattoos are a fairly new style. There aren’t a lot of them floating around at the moment, but we’ve compiled a fun gallery of some of the best we’ve ever seen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.Read More »