Epic Blackscale from Rafel Delalande

Tattoo // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Rafel Delalande is a Paris based tattoo artist with a heavy hand and a dark heart. Beautifully pointillistic intricacy from this almost exclusively black ink tattoo artist. Rafel was featured in The New Tattoo book that was released recently. The Art of Pain — Forever.

Yeh Tattoos

Tattoo // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Super saturated space monsters and vibrantly rendered creatures of the deep. Gloopy, drippy one eyed monsters and winged, hairless beasts. An artist I don't know much about that goes by the name of Yeh5050 is creating some inked insanity out of Taipei, Taiwan.

Xoil's Infinity Side Tattoo

Tattoo // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A tattoo from the amazing Xoil Loic that just keeps on going and going. A beautiful geometric, blackscale geometry side piece that extends over the forearm and all the way around to the back. Xoïl is a tattooer at Needles Side Tattoo in Thonon-les-Bains, France.

2012 Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts returns this weekend on October 26, 27 and 28 at SFO's Hyatt Regency. Co-hosted by San Jose's State of Grace Tattoo, this small high quality tattoo convention has garnered critical acclaim world wide and attracts elite artists from all over. The show began in San Jose in 2005 and has continued annually ever since...

An Ink Ode to Analogue

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
We're digging this trio of colorful cassette tapes done by Woody at Into You Tattoo in Brighton, UK. It's a graphically simple but effective way to wear your nostalgia on your sleeve.

Old Souls Tattoo Parlour

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Get a feel for First Fridays at Kansas City's Old Souls Tattoo Parlour in this short clip. Art, ink, drinks, and old school cars - looks like an all around good time.

Marcin Aleksander Surowiec

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Polish tattooist Marcin Aleksander Surowiec has mastered the art of neo traditional tattoos, seamlessly melding figural and abstract elements in a dazzling array of colors. His work draws inspiration from music, old cartoons, old school tattoos, plants and animals, and traditional symbols and icons.

Nick Solomon's Tattoo Flash

Tattoo // Monday, October 22, 2012
The talents of Nick Solomon out at Beelistic Tattoo & Piercing in Cincinnati, Ohio are overly apparent in his incredibly rendered and executed tattoo flash. Clean, vivid lines and cohesive palettes make his illustrated tattoo flash to be some of the best I've seen in awhile...

Cody Eich's Geometric Wolf

Tattoo // Monday, October 22, 2012
Working as a tattoo apprentice (and a good one, at that) out at Iron Elephant Tattoo in Durango, Colorado, Cody Eich comes out with this abstracted wolf head, inspired my some of the geometric work of M-X-M who we blogged about a few days ago. Touched with his developing signature style, there is a lot of promise in this young working tattoo artist.

Jonas Nyberg's Tattoos

Tattoo // Monday, October 22, 2012
“No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength.”-Jack Kerouac. Jonas works at Göteborg Classic Tattooing in Sweden.

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