Teen Allergic to Touch Uses Her Own Body as Human Etch-a-Sketch

Teen Allergic to Touch Uses Her Own Body as Human Etch-a-Sketch

18-year-old Emma Aldenryd creates her very own type of body art by running a pencil over her skin, which causes the lines she traces to swell and redden, leaving behind temporary doodles that fade after about 30 minutes. The Danish teen discovered that she had dermatographia three years ago, after a friend noticed that her arms turned red and swollen. Instead of hiding away her skin condition, Emma decided to embrace it and use her own body as an artistic medium. Continue reading »

People Are Getting COVID-19 Tattoos and Here Are 30 of The Most Creative Ones

People Are Getting COVID-19 Tattoos and Here Are 30 of The Most Creative Ones
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Inking your skin is just one last step in the journey of giving yourself a tattoo. In reality, it all starts from hours spent browsing tattoo ideas and annoying your friends with an endless stream of “what do you think?” images. Continue reading »

So, People Have Started Getting COVID-19 Tattoos…

So, People Have Started Getting COVID-19 Tattoos…

Some people will do almost anything for attention. Even tattoo toilet paper rolls and Corona beer bottles on their skin… Continue reading »

Temporary Tattoos Are Back, And They’re Better Than Ever

Temporary Tattoos Are Back, And They’re Better Than Ever

If you were lucky enough to have grown up in the 90s, you probably remember transfer tattoos. Cut one, apply on clean skin, press down with a damp towel and hold for a few seconds – and there, you have a tattoo for the next seven to twelve days! They were all the rage back then, but then they sort of… vanished. These tattoos weren’t suitable for teens or adults – they were silly, childish, and their quality was questionable. Once the initial excitement was over, they simply weren’t good enough to last. Continue reading »

This Artist Inks People With Micro Pop Culture Tattoos, And Here Are His Best Works

This Artist Inks People With Micro Pop Culture Tattoos, And Here Are His Best Works

Go big or go home? How about go small and conquer the Internet while securing a career in the craft you love? Eden Kozokaro, aka Kozo Tattoo, is a tattoo artist from Israel who made a name for himself with his micro designs. From popular TV shows and movies to comic books and music, Eden’s colorful miniatures often feature pop culture elements, and look so detailed and precise, the man could’ve easily become a surgeon. Continue reading »

Vintage Tattooed Dolls By Kartess

Vintage Tattooed Dolls By Kartess

Artist Fena Cartes (aka Kartess) from Chile, and this is his project “Gepeto” vintage tattooed dolls. Continue reading »

The Tattooed Venus And The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Tattooed Venus And The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Betty Broadbent was said to have had 465 tattoos, including the largest known at that time, a Madonna and Child on her back. She was also decorated with images of pilot Charles Lindbergh, patriotic flags and emblems including the American eagle. Continue reading »

Misspelled Tattoos: Permanent And Hilarious

Misspelled Tattoos: Permanent And Hilarious

Some peoples want to get a tatoo more like they’re want to learn to spell teh hard words. Scroll down tu see the bestest examples. Continue reading »

Ex-Skinhead Gets His Racist Tattoos Removed After Becoming A Dad

Ex-Skinhead Gets His Racist Tattoos Removed After Becoming A Dad
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Meet Bryon Widner, a former – in his own words – “borderline sociopath” who was full of hate and had an insatiable lust for violence. Continue reading »

45 Of The Most Epic Leg Tattoos

45 Of The Most Epic Leg Tattoos
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Legs are a great location for a tattoo because they are easily shown off, or covered up, depending on your mood or the occasion. There’s also plenty of space to fill, especially on the fleshy thigh area, although unless you often wear short shorts and skirts, it won’t be seen very often. The calf also works great for smaller works, other places such as the ankle and knee can play host to subtle designs too. These areas don’t have much protective muscle or tissue though, so be prepared for some pain! Continue reading »

Either 9-5 Job Or Tattooing, This Artist Made The Right Call

Either 9-5 Job Or Tattooing, This Artist Made The Right Call

The story of Alican Gorgu is similar to thousands of others, yet it’s also unique. He started doodling and drawing pictures on margins back in high-school and later dove into the graffiti scene. And after school he did what many others have – he went on to get a college degree and majored in photography. Up to that point, everything seemed to be going well, until he started working a 9-5 job in his field, and realized that he can’t stand it… He endured it for only three months and then quit. Continue reading »

Bold Line Drawings Layered On Top Of Deconstructed Images Of Fruit, Flowers, And Animals In Tattoos By Mattia Mambo

Bold Line Drawings Layered On Top Of Deconstructed Images Of Fruit, Flowers, And Animals In Tattoos By Mattia Mambo

Tattoos are a glorious art form, but people have a tendency to take them pretty seriously. Which is probably wise. They do hurt, they are on your body forever (unless you fancy going through lazer removal), and they do reveal a lot about who you are. It makes sense that you would want to take time to make sure your tattoo really means something. Continue reading »

Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

World Book Day is a huge, global celebration of all things books. Created by UNESCO in 1995, the original idea was conceived by Valencian writer Vicente Clavel Andrés “as a way to honor the author Miguel de Cervantes”. Continue reading »

30 Of The Most Epic 3D Tattoos

30 Of The Most Epic 3D Tattoos

This isn’t the first post we’ve done about 3D tattoos, and it’s unlikely to be the last because the art is constantly evolving and it looks so damn cool. Continue reading »

Apparently, Embroidery Tattoos Are A Thing And It Looks Cooler Than It Sounds

Apparently, Embroidery Tattoos Are A Thing And It Looks Cooler Than It Sounds
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Two art forms, both involving the use of needles, but seemingly worlds apart. But no more. Embroidery, a classical art that you are more likely to associate with your grandma, has combined with the tattoo scene to create beautiful, folky designs that are both unique and traditional at the same time. Continue reading »

Stripped-Down Pop Culture Tattoos Of Jeremy D

Stripped-Down Pop Culture Tattoos Of Jeremy D

In the contemporary tattoo industry, talent and recognition no longer depend on the number of years of practice. Case in point – Brisbane, Australia-based tattoo artist Jeremy D who’s been practicing his art for just over two years. Continue reading »

This Artist Re-Imagines Traditional Tattoos As Incredible 3D Illustrations

This Artist Re-Imagines Traditional Tattoos As Incredible 3D Illustrations

Billy Bogiatzoglou aka Billelis is a digital artist, illustrator, and art director currently living in the UK. With an eye for bold contrasts and colors, complex machinery, and the macabre, everything he produces has a hyperreal and futuristic quality. Continue reading »

Amazing Iconic Black And White Tattoos By Charley Gerardin

Amazing Iconic Black And White Tattoos By Charley Gerardin

Aussie tattoo-artist Charley Gerardin has mastered the art of reproducing cult cinematographic cutscenes or, more simply, to retranscribe on the skin all the sensuality of the feminine curves. With a characteristic use of the black and white, he revisits in his way classics like Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill as well as portraits of iconic artists like Ian Curtis. Continue reading »

Canadian Professor Transforms His Skin With 2,500-Year-Old Scythian-Inspired Tattoos

Canadian Professor Transforms His Skin With 2,500-Year-Old Scythian-Inspired Tattoos
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Getting inked isn’t a new thing. In the BP exhibition “Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia”, you will find skin preserved with ancient tattoos. Dave Mazierski, a medical illustrator and biomedical communications professor from Toronto has made it his mission in life to cover his body in the same tattoos that are found on a 2,500-year-old mummy from a Bronze Age Scythian tribe. Continue reading »

Artist Turns Your Most Nostalgic Childhood Pics Into Stylish Tattoos So You Always Have Them On Your Skin

Artist Turns Your Most Nostalgic Childhood Pics Into Stylish Tattoos So You Always Have Them On Your Skin

Alican Gorgu (AKA PigmentNinja) is a Turkish tattooist who transforms his clients into walking photo albums. Using old photographs for guidance, the Istanbul-based artist tattoos people with whatever chilhood memories they want immortalized on their bodies using his own distinct style, which he refers to as “Retro Minimal”. Continue reading »

Former Cartoonist Creates Cute Animal Tattoos To Show You A Life On The Wild Side

Former Cartoonist Creates Cute Animal Tattoos To Show You A Life On The Wild Side

Ahmet Cambaz lives and works in Galata, Istanbul. He creates some of the most awesome and unique animal tattoos I’ve seen so far. He shows a great example how tattoos can be done in different styles and techniques. Majority of his tattoo art incorporates geometric shapes and stands out in a crowd. Continue reading »

Meet The Italian Artists Inking Museum-Worthy Tattoos

Meet The Italian Artists Inking Museum-Worthy Tattoos

Tattoos may be more socially acceptable than they once were, but a nice sleeve hasn’t yet become a marker of taste and refinement quite like, say, a collection of art on your wall. Continue reading »

These Botanical Temporary Tattoos Smell Just Like The Plants That Inspired Them

These Botanical Temporary Tattoos Smell Just Like The Plants That Inspired Them

The Brooklyn-based company that specializes in designy temporary tattoos has teamed up with Jeannerot for the visuals and Agilex Fragrances for the aromas to create the Bouquet Garni Set, a collection of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme scented tattoos that look and smell just like the plants that inspired them. Continue reading »

These People Love ‘Friends’ So Much They’ve Got Tattoos Inspired By The Sitcom

These People Love 'Friends' So Much They’ve Got Tattoos Inspired By The Sitcom
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Fans of Friends are paying homage to their favorite sitcom by getting tributes to the show Tattoed onto themselves. Some have even gone the extra mile to get matching TV-related inkings with their pals. From the iconic logo to a homage to the Central Perk coffee shop, here are Friends-related tatts that will make you smile! Continue reading »

Tattoo Artist Creates Geometry Tattoos Inspired By The Art Of The Amazon

Tattoo Artist Creates Geometry Tattoos Inspired By The Art Of The Amazon

In the rich and diverse world of tattoo art, Brazilian artist Brian Gomes is creating his own unique style inspired by hundreds of years of sacred geometry and indigenous designs. Above the visual nature of his designs, his work is also intrinsically linked to his studies in shamanic philosophy. It’s a belief system that recognizes there is a spiritual world directly linked to our physical one – that all physical things have an inner spirit. Continue reading »