Tattoo Flash by Timothy Hoyer

Tattoo // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Timothy Hoyer is a self-taught tattooer and painter.  Coming from an artistic family, he was exposed to oil painting at a very early age and always dreamed of a career in art.  He began tattooing in New York City in 1989, followed by a stint at Primal Urge in San Francisco before settling in Richmond, VA for several years, during which time he traveled the world and owned 3 different tattoo shops...

Ink by Nomad Tattooer Chad Koeplinger

Tattoo // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Chad Koeplinger now spends his life travelling the world and tattooing. Koeplinger has tattooed on every continent except Antarctica, in more than 80 different tattoo studios (and all kinds of other locations). He’s visited 65 countries and hasn't been in the same place for more than 14 days since 2005. Koeplinger's clearly picked up a lot through his travels because his tattoos are colorful, bold, and completely badass.

Tattoos and Flash from the Legendary Dan Higgs

Tattoo // Monday, November 19, 2012
Here are some tattoos and flash by the legendary tattoo artist Daniel Higgs. Known for combining a traditional aesthetic with super-saturated, wacky images, Higgs is widely considered one of the tattoo greats. Although images of his work are notoriously hard to come by, you can see more (and read a great interview with Ed Hardy) here.

Theresa Sharpe's Large-Scale Tattoos

Tattoo // Monday, November 19, 2012
Aptly-named Teresa Sharpe has only been tattooing for a few years, but she's already all booked up. We can see why; with a knack for bright colors and dynamic, intricate designs, her freehand tattoos combine objects and animals into interesting (and sometimes straight up weird) large-scale compositions. She currently works out of Studio 13 in Fort Wayne, IN.

Portrait Contest from Tattoo Road Trip

Tattoo // Monday, November 19, 2012
There's still time to vote for Tattoo Road Trip's newest contest: portraits. After narrowing down all of the reader submitted images to just five finalists, it's your job to pick  the winner. We have a gallery of the finalists to help you make your choice, and be sure to look out for their next contest!

Crazy Backpiece from Peter Lagergren

Tattoo // Monday, November 19, 2012
An awesome backpiece from Peter Lagergren of Malmö Classic Tattooing in Malmö, Sweden. We love how the crisp colorful lines of the dragon contrast with the delicate and smooth shading of the black and gray skull allow the detail in each part of the piece to stand out. To see more, check out his portfolio.

Sweet Tattoos from Raphaël Trovato

Tattoo // Sunday, November 18, 2012
Raphaël Trovato is a French tattooer who works out of Fresh Ink Tattoo in Mulhouse, France. Mixing traditional imagery with some off-beat Pop-ish designs, Raphaël incorporates bright jewel tones into all of his shading that give his tattoos a wonderfully graphic and saccharine vibe. We have a gallery of some of our favorites--from pipe-smoking cats to more ethereal ladies--after the jump.

Fuzi's 'Ignorant Style' Tattoos

Tattoo // Saturday, November 17, 2012
Now that you've seen Scarlett Johansson's new tattoo, we thought we'd bring you more from the incredible Fuzi Uvtpk. Master of his own janky aesthetic, Fuzi creates DIY-style tattoos, paintings, and graffiti that are inspired by urban art and his once "brutal" lifestyle. His tattoos, created in subway cars, tunnels, and art galleries are always super witty and clever.  

More Food Tattoos for Hunger

Tattoo // Friday, November 16, 2012
On Wednesday, we previewed some flash for Food Tattoos For Hunger from Off the Map. Here's what you need to know about the event: on Nov. 18th, over 70 shops over the world are donating proceeds from food flash. Their current goal is to raise $1500 from 100 shops for a grand total of $150,000 donated to food shelters worldwide... so go out and get tattooed!

The Evolution of a Backpiece

Tattoo // Friday, November 16, 2012
An awesome little post from Jeff Gogue of Off the Map charting the evolution of a backpiece. This post details the sketching, stenciling, and outlining process (which itself took 7 hours!). Looking forward to reading all the subsequent posts and watching this piece progress!

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