Tattoos by Andy Shou

Tattoo // Friday, July 13, 2012
Andy Shou was influenced by art at an early age. Because there weren’t many tattoo artists in Taiwan 10 years ago, Andy became mostly self-taught. His teacher Mr. Chiang-Hsun is quoted saying: “Beauty is the most precious wealth – the more you share, the more you receive… You see the stars in the sky from other’s exclamation; you see the sunset from other’s infatuation; and you see flower’s blooming from other’s praise.”...

Blue Skin: Trailer

Tattoo // Thursday, July 12, 2012
Karlmann, Albert and Herbert have shared a life-long passion for a life outside conventions – as Europe´s leading tattoo artists. A moving, funny, tongue-in-cheek portrait of three ninety-year-old friends who express their creativity in unique ways. Herbert, the prosperous entrepreneur living amongst postcard-like Swiss mountains. Karlmann, son of one of Northern Germany’s richest families. And Albert, the old-style sailor. Three lifelong friends...

Adam Lauricella

Tattoo // Thursday, July 12, 2012
'Graceland Tattoo opened on Valentines Day in 2003. Some would say prematurely. Opening your own shop just 2 years after you started tattooing is not necessarily the right way to do things; but it didn’t seem like I had any other choice. There was no one willing to take me on. There wasn’t as much work in tattooing like there is now... It was important to me to be able to keep tattooing. I opened the shop.' Adam Lauricella. Interview excerpt by Shane Cashman

The Art of Emily Rose Murray

Tattoo // Thursday, July 12, 2012
Emily Rose Murray is a talented portraitist based in Australia and is a tattooist at a Splash of Color Tattoo Studio. She does a wide range of tattoo and illustration work in her distinct feminine style. Gorgeous near-traditional color and rendering with a touch of deco and baroque.

M.C. Escher Tattoos

Tattoo // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), usually referred to as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations.  Here is a collection of Escher inspired ink.

Traditional Mentawai Tattoo

Tattoo // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Part of a scene taken from the documentary film BUI MAREUREU BAAP as worlds divide - Learning about the tribesmen's body art. Rob Henry has been working as a documentary filmmaker since 2008. Currently, he is making his feature-length debut as producer/director with the project BUI MAREUREU BAAP as worlds divide – a personal, ethnographic film which explores humanity through the lens of an ancient culture.    

Tots with Tats at Sacred Gallery, NYC

Tattoo // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
In her strangley shocking new show, 'Tots with Tats', Martina Secondo Russo presents a new series of life-sized tattooed babies. She cuts the figures out of plywood and paints the skin tones in acrylic. She then applies all kinds of "tattoos" with enamel markers. Most of the "tattoos" are drawn from Traditional American Flash, but she also uses Halloween decorations, found images, or her own drawings.

Shawn Barber: The Tattooed Portraits Series

Tattoo // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Joshua Liner Gallery presents Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series, an exhibition of new paintings by the Los Angeles-based artist Shawn Barber. This is Barber’s second solo show with the gallery and his most personal work to date. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the forthcoming hardcover release of Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series. This is the third volume in Barber’s ongoing series documenting the world and artistry of contemporary tattoo...

Ray Caesar: Blessed

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
'I don’t really approach my work with a preconceived message but I do find a continuation of a process that unfolds that surprises even me after I finish the work. It does seem that my work contains aspects of a story that unfolds and has a great deal to do with a process of intense psychotherapy and the years of dealing with dissociative identity disorder (a form of multiple personalities) and trauma I went through in childhood...' Ray Caesar

Jessica by Aaron Nagel

Tattoo // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Gorgeously painted portrait of Jessica Clark by the talented Aaron Nagel, a figurative oil painter living in Oakland CA. For those of you that don't know Jessica, she is basically a tattooed model, mother and muse out of Australia that has become somewhat of an 'it girl' due to her associations with face tattoos and The Hundreds... or something like that...


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