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Adorable Siberian Husky Tattoos

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Okay, we’re going to be completely honest with you. Someone who works here at TAM has an intense love for Siberian Huskies. They’re cute, cuddly, wolf-like and are one of the most adored dog breeds on the planet. Therefore, you’re getting a tattoo gallery featuring them. We’ve done dog and cat galleries before, but today we’re looking at a singular breed that has a ton of tattoo representations floating around the internet. If you have a Husky tattoo you want to show off, be sure to share it with us on Instagram and maybe you’ll see your tattoo in an upcoming gallery. Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Tony Sklepic

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Tony Sklepic @tonysklepictattoo Tony Sklepic started tattooing in 2002 after he graduated high school and hasn’t stopped since. The realism that inspired him to become a tattoo artist in the first place, such as the work by artists like Nikko Hurtado and Paul Acker, is readily evident in the work you’ll see in his gallery featured below. In addition to being an avid tattoo enthusiast, Tony is also a self-proclaimed comic book, movie and music nerd who specializes in applying his full-color realism tattooing skills to large pop-culture influenced designs. Some of his biggest artistic influences outside of the tattoo world are comic book artists, like Jim Lee, Tony Moore and Ryan Ottley. In 2014 he founded Sanitarium Studios with fellow tattoo artist Karl Sundquist and has been tattooing from the Edmonton studio ever since. EDMONTON ALBERTA CANADA SANITARIUM STUDIOS IG – https://www.instagram.com/tonysklepictattoo/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/tsklepic?fref=ts Read More »

Statue of Liberty Tattoos

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The Statue of Liberty was built by Gustave Eiffel on October 28th, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France in honor of America’s Declaration of Independence – hence why the date of the declaration, July 4th, 1776, is inscribed on the tabula ansata in the statue’s left hand. Despite being trashed in just about every disaster and apocalypse movie known to man, the statue still stands as a universal symbol of freedom and hope – of principles the United States were founded upon. These are the same values echoed in the tattoo gallery below, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.   Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Matteo Pasqualin

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Matteo Pasqualin @matteopasqualin Porto Viro (Italy) THE INKERS TATTOO SHOP Matteo Pasqualin has been tattooing since 1997. When he initially began it was for the fun and curiosity the art form offered. After years of training in almost all styles of tattooing, Pasqualin chose to focus on portrait and realistic tattoos, and he has become one of the premier black and grey portrait realism artists in the business. Although he continues to be an ever-learning student who seeks to improve his craft daily and discover new techniques. The gallery below shows off the immersive talent Pasqualin applies to each of his designs, and he’s available for booking by anyone who seeks him out at his studio – The Inkers Tattoo Shop – in Porto Viro, Italy. IG – https://www.instagram.com/matteopasqualin/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/Matteo-Pasqualin-128641187212670/ Read More »

Insanely Creative Forearm Tattoos

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When a lot of people think about forearm tattoos, they think about sleeves, but your forearms have more tattoo options than just being a part of sleeve designs. The very first picture in this gallery actually shows off an incredibly creative way to utilize your forearms in tandem. Your forearms have a lot of premium tattoo real estate to work with and it’s one of the less sensitive parts to get tattooed too, with easy post-tattoo care and management. They’re also easily concealed under a suit jacket, making them great for the workplace! (Your coworkers never have to know you have them.) If this gallery doesn’t make you want your own forearm tattoos, we don’t know what will.   Read More »

Badass Tattoo-ception

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Hey, I heard you like tattoos, so we put tattoos on your tattoos! Okay, maybe that reference is a little dated, but these tattoos certainly aren’t. A lot of people, and apparently animals, simply look better with tattoos. Tattoos gives them character, accentuate their muscles and curves, and – most importantly – look really badass. See! Disney princesses aren’t the only characters that look better with tattoos. For everyone who loves tattoos as much as we do, we’ve put together this tattoo-ception gallery all about tattoos sporting other tattoos. We love it, and we’re sure you will too.   Read More »

Celebrating Transitions with Premium Tattoo Ideas

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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 »

The Grimmest Grim Reaper Tattoos

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The Grim Reaper. The Angel of Death. The Hooded One… Whatever you may call him, the reaper is a symbol that represents death and passing into a new world. He’s the guide that takes us from this plane to the next. Most of us surely have known the grim reaper image, it is considered as one of the deadly symbols in the history of symbolic art. Most people can recognize the grim look and the razor-sharp scythe that are permanent traits of the reaper. Read More »

Luscious Lip Tattoos

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Who doesn’t like a tattoo of a sexy pair of lips?  Lips are a focal part of an expression and almost always noticed as an important part of a woman’s sexuality. We think these are some of the most luscious lip tattoos around, what do you think?         Read More »

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

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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 »

About Patriots and Patriotic Tattoos

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There isn’t a more powerful way to identify one’s love for their nation than with a patriotic tattoo. It’s a meaningful way for an individual to symbolize their devotion, national pride, and sense of patriotism towards their country. The main element of patriotic tattoos is usually a flag of the person’s country, or the flag colors, accompanied by a ferocious looking national animal. The Motivation behind Patriotic Tattoos Showing No-Nonsense Patriotism Some people who have undying love for their country of origin or residence often wish to express their devotion in a public manner. The statement that an individual with a patriotic tattoo communicates to the world is often that they will not bear it if others bad mouth about their country and its people. Appreciating the Country’s Saviors Another motivation behind patriotic tattoos, along with showing your devotion, is appreciating and respecting the men and women who put their lives on the line and sacrificed themselves for their homeland and its people. Those who wish to honor the memory of loved ones lost in war can get a patriotic tattoo to keep their memories alive and carry it around with them for the rest of their lives. Showing Support A patriotic tattoo doesn’t necessarily have to be a country’s flag. Showing support to a group or organization that works for the benefit of the country is also considered a patriotic tattoo. The logo can be tattooed to show your unquestionable support for the cause. It all depends on the ... Read More »

Odd Artistic Tattoos You Don’t Want to Miss

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All art is subjective. Where one person sees a blue canvas with a line going through it, another sees an insightful critique on postmodernism. This subjectivity heightens every art form and style, from abstract to altermodern, allowing for each thousand word picture to convey multiple messages that speak volumes to a variety of people. That’s why people all over the world appreciate art, and what better way is there to appreciate your favorite art style than to get a tattoo utilizing it? We here at tattoo magazine tend to show galleries that learn more towards realistic imagery because most people like to get tattoos of their interests and passions, but the gallery below is dedicated to the abstract and uniquely artistic. From renditions of Van Gogh’s famous painting, “The Starry Night”, to unique abstract works, the tattoos below show their wearer’s love of traditional art while showing a tattoo artist’s classically trained abilities. Anyone who says tattooing isn’t art clearly hasn’t seen any of these tattoos. They require a deft hand, intense concentration and artistic ability that rivals, if not surpasses, that of traditional artists. Some of the greatest tattoo artists in the world spend thousands upon thousands of hours practicing their art and perfecting their technique. They don’t get a second chance to erase and start again. They have one opportunity to perfectly encapsulate a client’s vision. How anyone could call tattooing anything but art is mind-boggling. If you have friends or family members who can’t seem to wrap ... Read More »

The Weird Beautiful World of Normal Carrey

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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 »

15 Inexplicably Bad Tattoos

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It’s tattoos like the ones featured below that give the industry and tattoo enthusiasts all over the world a bad name. Arguing about the artistry of the craft and meaningfulness of tattooing is difficult when you’re faced with tattoos as bad as these. “But TAM,” you say, “don’t aspiring tattoo artists have to learn on someone? Shouldn’t I be a good friend and let my BFF practice on me?” HELL NO! There are plenty of ways for aspiring tattoo artists, which are professionally known as apprentices, to practice their craft. Nowadays you can order practice skin, and if you don’t have the money for it then you can do what the tattoo artists of old used to do and use produce like grapefruits or ask around for pig skin at grocery stores and butcher shops. Pig skin is incredibly close to human skin, making it perfect for practicing line work and shading – the fundamentals of tattooing. Of course, a tattoo artist can only do so much with a bad design. If you give them a poor design, you’re sure to get a poor tattoo. “But TAM,” you say again, “what if some of these tattoos were the results of drunken nights out like in The Hangover?” Drunkenly stumbling into a tattoo shop and leaving with a poor life decision is a myth. No tattoo artist worth their salt will tattoo someone who’s drunk. It’s highly unprofessional, not to mention potentially dangerous for the tattoo artist in question. With that ... Read More »

A Mastectomy Tattoo Testimonial

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On September 8th, 2010, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, what followed was a flurry of appointments, needles, pain, sadness and laughter. I had a full mastectomy and reconstructive surgery using tissue from my back, resulting in scars across my breast, under my arm and across my back, followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I’d always wanted to have a tattoo of significant size that was unique and meant something special to me. I didn’t necessarily want the tattoo to cover all of my scarring, but rather to celebrate the fight I’d won while commemorating the family and friends I’ve lost to cancer. The theme was to be poppies and sunflowers, poppies to represent family and sunflowers because to me they signify happiness. I wanted something realistic and spent hours researching images and styles of tattoos to get the design just right. I then spent an equal amount of time researching tattoo artists in my area, looking for a talented artist and studio where I’d feel comfortable. I wound up choosing Shane Sunday of Alternative Ink and planned a visit to the studio to enquire about prices and availability. Geoff Blair, Shane’s apprentice at the time, immediately made me feel welcome. He explained the procedure and I booked an appointment with Shane that caused the next couple of months to feel like I was waiting for Christmas. Upon arriving for my first sitting, with my thoroughly researched images and design ideas in hand, I sat nervously waiting whilst everything was set ... Read More »