Illustrated Tattoo Stories

Tattoo // Thursday, October 18, 2012
Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton run an amusing little site that revolves around illustrating other people's tattoos and the stories behind them. They are open to submissions if you are interested in getting your ink re-rendered and featured on PenandInk. An interesting, personal account of the descriptions of permanent marks and what they mean...

Gordon Combs Tattoo Flash

Tattoo // Thursday, October 18, 2012
Gordon Combs is a tattoo artist living and working in San Francisco, CA over at The Seventh Son. As a Bay Area native, he draws influence from American traditional designs but has an uncontrollable tendency for detail- that is apparent in this evil tattoo flash.

Where's Waldo Backpiece

Tattoo // Thursday, October 18, 2012
Where's Waldo?, is a series of children's books created by British illustrator Martin Handford. The books consist of a series of detailed double-page spread illustrations depicting dozens or more people doing a variety of amusing things at a given location. Readers are challenged to find a character named Wally hidden in the group- as rendered in this painstakingly intricate tattoo. I can't say that I don't feel for the tattoo artist on this one. Ha.

Apple Dedication!

Tattoo // Thursday, October 18, 2012
Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs was an American entrepreneur. He is best known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields. This tattoo is obviously a memorial of the man and his achievements- artist unknown but credit gladly given.

Blood Thirsty Tattoo Flash

Tattoo // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Straight out of Transylvania (or Italy) comes some tattoo flash of those mythological, folkloric beings we love who subsist by feeding on the life essence of others. Appropriately, with Halloween approaching and everything, the talented Vincenzo Bellini put together some spooooky tattoo flash for you to feast your eyes on.

BBQ Knuckle Tat by Annie Frenzel

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Nothing like wearing your love of barbeque loud and proud via sweet knuckle tattoo. Super clean lettering done by Annie Frenzel, who works at Lowbrow Tattoo in Berlin, Germany.

Demonhead by Nil Marques Coll

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
We are digging this killer demonhead by Nil Marques Coll. Coll can be found at Hollow Gallery Tattoo in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Painted Ladies by Diana Torres

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Diana Torres' tattoos are characterized by their vibrant colors and exceptionally clean linework. Based in Bogota, Colombia, Torres began tattooing in 2007 and has been hooked ever since. She works out of Dr. Skull Tattoo in Bogota.

Tattoos by Alex Strangler

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Alex Strangler is a tattoo artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her traditional style tattoos are characterized by recurring eye imagery and tongue in cheek captions. You can find Strangler working out of Dolorosa Tattoo Co in Studio City.

Monday Muses: Tattoo

Tattoo // Monday, October 15, 2012
Talk about a serious case of the Mondays. Sometimes the only thing to make it all better is to state off into our gorgeous, weekly selection of tattooed babes- our Monday Muses. Where ink, skin, seduction, talent and beauty all collide- it doesn't get much better than this. Enjoy, no matter what day of the week it is.


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