Poseidon's Wrath

Tattoo // Thursday, November 01, 2012
Sick halfsleeve from Madrid-based El Bara. Everything from the shading in the clouds to the lines of Poseidon's beard, the steering wheel in the background, and the dynamic diagonal energy of the composition is just stellar. Definitely would not mind this one on my arm...

Big Kois from Andre Malcolm

Tattoo // Thursday, November 01, 2012
Huge koi and lotus backpiece and illustration from Japanese-style tattooer André Malcolm of Analog Tattoo in San José, CA. All of Malcolm's tattoos and illustrations have an amazing precision and graphic quality to them, so be sure to check out the rest of his portfolio. Can't wait to see what this guy will look like all colored in.

Honor & Glory Tattoo

Tattoo // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
From ghoulish flash sheets to vividly awesome baboon tattoos, Addam Duncan and Mikey Holmes of Honor & Glory Tattoo in Inman, South Carolina are doing some awesome stuff with traditional tattoo. Duncan's work with color and Holmes' solid Americana make them an unbeatable duo. We've got the proof here...

Part 3 of Mutsuo's Tattoo Age Series

Tattoo // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Vice's third installment of Tattoo Age's incredible special on Osaka-based Mutsuo is now online. The nine-minute video--packed with the artist's commentary on Japanese tattoo stigmas and a tour of the temple from which he gains inspiration--after the jump.

Tattoo Flash from Ernesto Riflesso

Tattoo // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Beautiful flash illustration from Italian tattoo artist Eterno Riflesso. The warm tones, subtle shading, overlapping patterns, and delicately curved lines create awhimsical effect that would look stunning on skin as well as paper.

Happy Halloween

Tattoo // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Happy Halloween, everyone! And to celebrate, we present to you this incredible headless horseman half sleeve from tattoo master Russ Abbott of Ink & Dagger in Atlanta, GA. If his amazing colorwork, eerie atmosphere and spooky story can't put you into the Halloween spirit, we don't know what can.

New Work From Kings Ave Tattoo

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Wondering what the guys over at Kings Avenue Tattoo have been up to? We've got you covered with some sick new work from Grez, Matt Beckerich, Shaun Nel, Justin Weatherholtz, Phil Szlosek, Brian Paul, Jason Tyler Grace, and Deno. Enjoy!

2012 London Tattoo Convention Video from Sullen TV

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Awesome video of the madness surrounding the 2012 London Tattoo Convention from Sullen TV. Cameos from Nikko Hurtado, Victor Portugal, Ryan Smith, and many many more...

Miss Arianna's Traditional Tattoos

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
From her swooping eagles to prim Victorian ladies, Rimini, Italy-based Miss Arianna's clean and graphic tattoos certainly display a knack for the traditional. To put it in her words: "They have a strength and stability not easy to find in other styles...with traditional, you can express everything, and [they're] perfect with words of love or war. I love this romantic side of tattoo."

Shout Out to Hurricane Sandy

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
As folks on the East Coast deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we thought we'd lighten the mood a bit with a another, better, happier Sandy. Created by Melbourne-based (and ridiculously talented) tattoo artist Emily Rose Murray, this awesome Grease-inspired piece paints the name Sandy in a much better light.


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