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If April is Your Month – These Tattoos Are For You

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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 are often a symbolic tattoo that people get to show different characteristics of their personality. In the Zodiac April is either the sign Aries (if you were born on April 1-20th) or Taurus (if you were born after the 20th of April through the end of the month). Zodiac representative tattoos can get very creative, these Aries tattoos range from the symbol of the ram, to a star map of the constellation itself. Read More »

Stunning New School Tattoos

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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 appreciated all around the world by millions of people. But you knew that already, didn’t you? Why are we preaching to the choir? Because today we have a gallery that perfectly encapsulates the unique artistry behind tattoos – the new school. There’s been a distinct shift in traditional tattoo style over the past few decades. More and more people from all walks of life are enjoying the artistry that tattoos have to offer, but many are opting to get designs that are a bit different from the Sailor Jerry classics many tattoo enthusiasts recognize as classics. New school tattoos are new, colorful versions of classic tattoo motifs. They combine color and black/grey to create an often cartoon-y version of a classic tattoo design or theme. These tattoos are often brighter, bolder, and have a higher quality of shading and detail than their older counterparts. These new school tattoos came about due to the natural advances in ink and tattooing technology that give modern tattoo artists more tools to work with than they had decades ago. That isn’t to say new school tattoos are inherently better than their old school counterparts, they simply make use of new technology and a wider ... Read More »

What are Neo Traditional Tattoos?

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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. The neo style shies away from the cartoonish look of its older counterparts and seeks to add a sense of photo realism to the tattoo design without completely crossing into the realism art style. In Layman’s terms, neo traditional tattoos add a realistic look to unrealistic designs. The artists who specialize in this style use bold lines and various other traditional tattoo techniques to create each design, hence the term neo – aka “new” – traditional. The differences can be so subtle that some people can’t tell the difference between a traditional and neo traditional tattoo, which has led many to proclaim that the latter form doesn’t exists. Luckily for you, we offer specialized galleries than make it easy for you to see side-by-side comparisons of both art styles. Open our old school tattoo gallery in a new window or tab and we’re sure you’ll notice a difference. Some artists and tattoo enthusiasts are naturally inclined towards the neo traditional style. You may even have a few tattoos that showcase the form even though you had no idea it existed. A lot of new tattoo enthusiasts are drawn to the realistic yet expressive, colorful style that neo traditional tattoos ... Read More »

Neighborhood Mister Roger’s Tattoos

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Mister Roger’s Neighborhood was a favorite children’s program in the 70’s and 80’s.  Despite all the rumors that Fred Roger’s wore his long sleeve sweaters to cover his inked arms, this is indeed an urban myth.  We still would like to pay homage to this television host who was a part of most of our childhood memories by showing you seven of the best Mr. Roger’s portrait tattoos. Read More »

The 25 Best Tattoo Sayings

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There are hundreds of companies out there that put some of these slogans on their t-shirts; some are all over tattoo studios walls, others are floating around as meme’s on the web but some of these we came up with ourselves. Which ones do you vote for?   Tattoos – Size Does Matter It’s all about the pain, the ink is just a souvenir! Sorry, I only like boys with tattoo’s Yes they hurt, no I will not regret them The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who have tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos. Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past. Good tattoos aren’t cheap and cheap tattoos aren’t good. There’s no crying in tattooing To Ink or not to Ink..stupid question Diamonds were a girls best friend, until tattoos. Tattooed & Employed Ink is thicker than blood Tattoos are permanent and a lifelong commitment, the same as Tattoo is not a four letter word Tattoos are forever Love may not last forever but tattoos do I am wearable art If the body is a temple, why not decorate the walls? I am thankful for the freedom to get the tattoos that express me and the ability to ignore those who judge me by them No Regrets No pain no gain My tattoos aren’t nearly as offensive as your staring People with tattoos are way more fun to see naked Yes I ... Read More »

10 Exquisite Native American Tattoos

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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 nature, an ideal that still resonates with people today. From buffalo skulls to dreamcatchers, there’s a lot of spiritual imagery to choose from Native American culture and lore. A lot of it is considered fascinating and artistic in-and-of itself, making Native American imagery a natural choice for tattoo designs for people of all ethnic backgrounds. With nature being a very popular focal point for tattoo designs, it only makes sense that people would pair pictures of wolves and full moons with Native American chiefs and hunters to create impressively detailed works of art. The synergy practically speaks for itself, which is why a lot of Native American-centric tattoos can be found on people who don’t have any blood relation or ties to Native American cultures. The gallery below showcases some spectacular Native American tattoos that show just how versatile Native American imagery can be. From black-and-white handmade stone knives to cartoon-y buffalo heads, the possibilities are endless. You don’t have to be Native American to appreciate the artistry and subject matter showcased in the designs below. Maybe the next time you step foot into a tattoo parlor you’ll think about getting a Native American tattoo of your own. Read More »

Stunning Full Back Tattoos

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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, certain tattoos requires a big canvas.  So, what better canvas for a large tattoo is there than a back? Here we have found some stunning full back pieces that are both truly unique and visually appealing.       Read More »

The Most Beautiful Cancer Ribbon Tattoos

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  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.  Susan G. Komen was the first to start the movement with their pink breast cancer awareness ribbon, and then other charities followed suit in support for certain types of cancer.  We think its a beautiful sign of support and would like to share the most beautiful tattoos displaying these ribbons.     Read More »

Couples Who Gave Up Wedding Bands For These Tattoos

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Your wedding is a memorable occasion you will never want to forget.  Wedding rings are worn by a couple to show the world the commitment you have made to one another.  Instead of traditional wedding bands made of gold or silver we think these inked designs are quite inventive and show a dedication to commit to your partner for eternity. Read More »

Tattoos by Viktor Portugal

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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 is most known for his biomech tattoos with surrealist accents but he is fascinated with all styles.   Read More »

Hardcore Knuckle Tattoos

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Tattoos on your hands are definitely a commitment, as this is one area that you cannot cover up with long sleeves.  This is why Knuckle Tattoos are not for the faint of heart, we like to call em hardcore.  A lot of jobs won’t hire people with visible hand tattoos so we know what a statement it is truly making by getting your knuckles inked.  Here are some of the most interesting Knuckle tats out there.   Read More »

Koi Fish Tattoos – the History and Symbolism Behind the Colors

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Koi fish tattoos are often very intricate and detailed and are usually the central character in Japanese tattooing. These beautiful creatures, mean carp in Japanese and are usually representative of overcoming life’s obstacles. Chinese and Japanese mythology has a story of the koi which made this fish a symbol for strength and perseverance.  It states there was once a giant school made up of thousands of koi fish swimming up the Yellow River in China. As they swam, they gained strength by pushing against the current. When it reached the Yellow River, there was a waterfall. Once the fish reached the waterfall, most turned back and just went with the current because it became too hard. The ones who remained continued to try to reach the top of the waterfall. These koi kept trying for one hundred years. At last, one koi successfully leaped to the top of the waterfall. To reward this dedicated koi, the gods turned it into a beautiful golden dragon. The falls have become known as the “Dragon’s Gate.” And legend has it that to this day, any koi that has the strength and perseverance to complete to journey up Dragon’s Gate will become a heavenly dragon.It is also said that if a koi is caught, it will await the cut of the knife without a quiver with the bravery of a Samurai warrior facing the sword in battle. This clearly portrays the cultural beliefs in the strength and courage of the koi. Koi Fish Tattoo Meaning Basic Meaning ... Read More »

Sexy, Pregnant, and Inked – Maternity Tattoos

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The image of a woman with child is one of the most beautiful pictures one can capture.  If you add tattoos to that sexy, maternal, ethereal woman you have the holy grail of beauty.  These woman are some of the sexiest, most beautiful pregnant tattooed females we have found.   Read More »

Amazing Skull Tattoos

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Skull tattoos have many meanings, it can mean recognition of death, celebration of life, and just about everything in between. As such, it’s not uncommon nowadays to have fully customized inked versions of the skull at particular parts of the body. Every tattoo artist has got at least one in his portfolio and all convey at least this uniform message: Life is Short, so you need to live each day to the fullest.  There are so many amazing skull tattoos out there but we have gathered a few of our favorites below.   Read More »

Tattoos by the Famous Dr. Woo

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THE BEST TATTOOS BY THE FAMOUS BRIAN WOO AKA (DR. WOO) AT SHAMROCK SOCIAL CLUB IN LOS ANGELES, CA These intricate, detailed tattoos are the handiwork of Dr. Woo, a 33-year-old tattoo artist that boasts a string of celebrity clients including Drake, Ellie Goulding and the actress Sarah Hyland. Quick-witted and eminently chill, able to render all manner of subjects with a level of detail that might have made M. C. Escher raise an eyebrow, Mr. Woo (friends and fans call him “Dr. Woo”) has become an in-demand tattoo artist for the Hollywood set. To sport his signage is to be at once trendy and timeless. Check out some of these works by Dr. Woo: *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 »