Tattooed Realism by Ricardo Fumanal

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
Color or blackscale? Full sleeve, or business sleeve? Gorgeous tattooed rendering by the talented fashion illustrator Ricardo Fumanal depicting 2 fully tattooed arms. I'd be curious to know where or who he got his tattoo illustration inspiration from.

Tattoos by Sam Clark

Tattoo // Thursday, October 04, 2012
Only tattooing since 2008, Sam Clark has already amassed an impressive portfolio of work, developing a strong aesthetic point of view in a relatively short amount of time. Check out some of Clark's incredible tattoos and the impeccably rendered Flash that inspired them.

The Works of Rik Lee

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 03, 2012
A couple new tattooed renderings from Rik Lee, an artist that lives and draws in Melbourne, Australia. He works with grey lead pencils, watercolours and his computer creating beautiful illustrations with tattoo undertones. When he’s not drawing Rik tries not to fall off his skateboard and enjoys talking in detail about the weather. In the future he intends to draw more, travel more, get more tattoos, drive a ’67 Chevy Impala and move down the coast with his girl and his dog.

Remember Inner Lip Tattoos??

Tattoo // Wednesday, October 03, 2012
There was definitely a time in the early 90's where the thought of getting an inner lip tattoo seemed like a cool idea. Its hidden, rebellious, it seems like a pretty fun party trick and it seems like the perfect place for any 4 letter word. Apparently this tattoo trend hasn't died out and there are new lip tattoos out there to behold, in that awkward moment when you are forced to look at the eroding gums of someone you just met, to check out their 'ink'.

Fingers Dead at Swahili Bobs

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Fighting roosters, burning churches (in the perfectly appropriate shape of a human skull), shrine tributes and bulletproof fonts- ahhh- all in a days work. The intricate permanent renderings of Fingers Dead, an artist over at Swahili Bob's Tattoo in Sweden show no shame. A brilliant artist to visit next time you find yourself in his neighborhood of the globe.

Rendered Tattoo Realism

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Color or blackscale? Full sleeve, or business sleeve? Gorgeous tattooed rendering by the talented fashion illustrator Ricardo Fumanal depicting 2 fully tattooed arms. I'd be curious to know where or who he got his tattoo illustration inspiration from.

The Steady Hand of Mike Moses

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
There is no doubt in my mind that when you got it, you simply got it. Talent, an eye for color and composition, a good sense of aesthetic direction, design and dedication all fall into this category. There is also no doubt that Mike Moses, over at Thicker Than Water Tattoo in NYC, carries these traits. His skillful hand stays busy doing what he does best, leaving a permanent mark, gracing others with what comes natural.

Flo Nuttall's Solid Line

Tattoo // Sunday, September 30, 2012
I can certainly say that one of my favorite kinds of tattoo (visually) is simple, black solid line work. Even if it is an unfinished piece, I love the simplicity and relationship it has to illustration. This series is from the incredibly talented Flo Nuttall, who believe it or not, has only been tattooing for a year and a half!! Schedule yourself in now while you still can, Flo is at Love Hate Tattoo, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Gakkin's Legs

Tattoo // Saturday, September 29, 2012
Absolutly LOVE these inked legs by Gakkin, resembling vintage clip art compilations for cut-and-paste designers. The boldness of his work and the contrast of the elements make for incredibly unique and beautifully designed stems. Gakkin is a tattooer out in Kyoto, Japan working at Harizanmai Tattoo.

Lyle Tuttle Tattoo Interview

Tattoo // Thursday, September 27, 2012
'Before Ami James, Kat Von D, and reality TV, there was tattoo superstar Lyle Tuttle. Tattooing since 1949, Lyle rose to fame in the late ’60s tattooing a predominantly female clientele and celebrities like Janis Joplin, Peter Fonda, and Cher at his San Francisco studio. He appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the inside cover of Rolling Stone in the 1970s, an iconic image of modern tattooing...'

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