Lots and lots of pin-ups!

Tattoo // Friday, August 17, 2012
Pin-up girls are a classic tattoo subject that make great eye candy on the skin. From traditional pin-up girls from decades ago to more modern ones today, pin-up girls will always remain a popular tattoo trend. We made a gallery of a wide variety of babes that might help inspire your next ink work or just serve as some fun stuff to look at to start off your Friday. Enjoy!  

Ink by Doug Hansen

Tattoo // Thursday, August 16, 2012
  Doug Hansen works at Olde City Tattoo in Philadelphia. Hansen is noted amongst other neo traditionalists for his fine line quality and more intricate and detail oriented drawing style.

Photography by Hannibal Matthews

Tattoo // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Hannibal Matthews has shot some of our favorite tatted celebs including Wiz Khalifa, Birdman, and Young Jeezy. Hannibal s a self taught photographer based in Atlanta, GA and has been a man behind the lens since 2006.  

A Pretty Wild Back Piece

Tattoo // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Here's a shot of an insane back piece taken at a tattoo show in Singapore. This is ink with some serious tooth to it, and we can only imagine how long it took to get that lion's mane just right. Artist unknown but credit gladly given (if you know who created this epic ink)

Amazing Ink from Dmitriy Samohin

Tattoo // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Dmitriy Samohin's tattoo work is incredible! He creates ultra realistic portraits on skin and works out of Ukraine. He says of drawing portraits, "Portraits are fascinating. And for me it’s all about the eyes, the expression. It’s like in our daily life; the eyes reveal everything. I like to express that reality in my portraits as well. Once again, portraits can be complicated, so more interesting to me as I want to capture the expression, the person, the mood … so much goes on in the face, the look of a person."  

The Tattoo Work of Tim Hendricks

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Tim Hendricks is a second-generation artist, taught by his father at a young age. Tim has been tattooing since the early nineties, he got his start by tattooing in the neighborhood he grew up in during his mid-teens tattooing local Hispanic hoodlums and punk rockers.

Mike Giant at FFDG

Tattoo // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
FFDG is pleased to present San Francisco based artist Mike Giant in his first highly anticipated solo show with the gallery entitled "Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder" featuring a wide assemblage of recent drawings and also a rare opportunity to view Giant's personal collection of skateboards he illustrated the graphics for. Giant has achieved fame as a graffiti artist, illustrator and tattooist.

Seattle's Bryan Kachel

Tattoo // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
In this episode of Greetings, Seattle based tattooer Bryan Kachel talks about how he got into tattooing and why he loves it. 'I’ve been interested in art and tattooing as long as I can remember. From refusing to settle for coloring books and needing to draw from my own imagination, to sketching on friends in elementary school. When I was fifteen, a friend of mine had homemade tattoo equipment and we jokingly tattooed his arm...

Adam Isaac Jackson

Tattoo // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
We just got this gorgeous new preview of a piece entitled 'Noctournal' by artist and illustrator Adam Isaac Jackson. A beautiful example of a tattooed portrait, he stated that it was 'inspired by the nocturnal nature of artists and inspiration that comes at night.' Thanks Adam!!

Portraits by Giannis Karampetsos

Tattoo // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Giannis Karampetsos is a member of the talented Sake Tattoo Crew working out of Athens, Greece. He creates realistic portraits on skin using bright colors and with a very unique tattooing style. When he is not putting ink on skin, he is spraying paint on city walls.


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