The month of April is the fourth month of the year, and is derived from the Latin word Aperire, meaning to open. April can also mean many things to different people such as the changing of seasons, or the Aries Ram sign of the Zodiac. The months of the year
Anyone who says tattoos aren’t art doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Some of the most talented artists in the world are tattoo artists, placing their masterpieces on the canvas of others. Tattoo artists may not have gallery openings or wind up with their work hung in museums, but they’re
Full side/rib tattoos are among some of the most painful to have done, but they’re also one of the most flattering design choices a tattoo enthusiast can get. Not only do full side/rib tattoos utilize one of the largest canvases the human body has to offer, they also flow along
In past galleries we’ve shown off old school and new school styles of tattoos. Today’s gallery is about a special still of tattooing that seeks to blend the best of both worlds: neo traditional tattoos.
The best way to differentiate neo traditional tattoos and traditional tattoos is their attempt at realism.
Script tattoos present a unique challenge that many people don’t think about until they get a word, name or phrase tattooed on their body and end up regretting it later down the road. These sorts of tattoos always sound spectacular in the moment until you think about how much language,
Tattoos and lowriding culture often go hand-in-hand, but not for the prejudicial reasons uninformed people often ascribe to both. People often associate lowriders and tattoo enthusiasts with negative connotations of gang and other criminal elements. However, the truth of the matter is that most people from both interest areas are
We here at Tattoo Artist Magazine see a lot of tattoos on a daily basis and cover a lot of the larger, incredibly detailed designs at length. But today we want to focus a bit more on smaller tattoos that have a big impact.
As the age old adage goes, sometimes
People tend to get tattoos that speak to their personal values and sensibilities, which is why most tattoo enthusiasts tend to get at least one tattoo of spiritual or religious significance. The Native Americans who originally inhabited North America were very spiritual people. They believed in harmony and coexistence with
The history of back tattooing goes back 5000 years. There are so many different styles that have emerged throughout that time, but whatever the style we simply love quality large scale back pieces. Some larger scale tattoo pieces these days are becoming fine art on skin and with fine art,
Cancer SUCKS and the people that have to undergo this horrible journey are truly heroes. Some people celebrate overcoming cancer with ribbon tattoos, and for family and friends of victims it is often very therapeutic to get ribbon memorial tattoos. The ribbon has signified supporting the fight against cancer since 1992.
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A while back we talked about new school tattoos and how they are the natural progression of the art form, but that doesn’t mean old school tattoos are dead and gone. The old school style is still very much alive and popular, with hundreds of people all over the world
When many people talk about tattoo designs they tend to think about tribal marks, embellished pin-up girls, abstract collages, comic book heroes and/or cartoons. Those who pain tattoos in a negative light often proclaim that tattooing isn’t an art form, but we know better. Tattooing is just as much of
Viktor Portugal was born in Uruguay, and currently resides in Krackow, Poland. He started his career tattooing in 1988 when he saw a tattoo by Paul Booth which inspired him, and coincidentally his specialty tends to be black and grey macabre and usually consists of darker, more sinister images. He
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ holds great significance in Christianity. It’s a foundation of Christian faith, believing that Jesus Christ died and rose again to wash away the sins of us all is considered a prerequisite by most Christianity denominations – i.e. you can’t call yourself a Christian
It’s crucial to proofread before writing permanently on your skin. The web is full of absurd examples of tattoos gone bad and we are going to show you the epic fails that made us laugh the most.
Some of them are just misspelled, some others are so ugly that is difficult to