Strange Stuff from Hoode

Tattoo // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Looking for a tattoo of a devil driving a logging truck? What about a ghoulish, sexy nurse-nun? Well, rest assured you can always turn to Hoode at Black Vulture Tattoo Studio in Philadelphia, PA. From impeccable pet portraits to solid traditional work to the oddest of requests, he's got you covered.

Awesome Flash from Duncan X

Tattoo // Sunday, November 11, 2012
Duncan X has been tattooing at the esteemed London Tattoo studio Into-You since 1997. His numerous sheets of black and gray flash, with thick scrimshaw-esque line work and hilarious themes, all create internal narratives that make each sheet a self-sufficient work of art...but obviously still rad as tattoos.

More from Anya Gladun

Tattoo // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Some more clean work from tattooist Anya Gladun. Gladun showcases a wide variety of subjects, from a child's drawing of a unicorn to a roaring tiger. A professional tattoo artist since 2008, Anya currently works at The Body Gallery in Sterling, Virginia.

Skull Tat by Big Gus

Tattoo // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Big Gus is a master of Black and Grey photorealistic tattoo and this skull he did at the Las Vegas Tattoo expo is a testament to that. Big Gus began tattooing at the age of 14, pressed to pick up the tattoo gun by the rough crowd he hung around with. A self taught artist, he started tattooing professionally at age 22 out of Distinctive Ink in Pico Rivera. Nowadays you can find him at Art Junkies Tattoo in Hesperia, CA.

Traditional Tattoo Flash by D.E. Hill

Tattoo // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
We are really digging this flash by tattoo artist D.E. Hill -- nothing more badass than a panther head pierced by a bunch of bloodied intersecting daggers. Hill works at Searchlight Tattoo in Warner Robins GA.

Tattoos by Chris Primm

Tattoo // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Tattoo artist Chris Primm shows off a nice variety of styles from traditional to contemporary, all of which he renders with bold clean lines and nicely transitioned colors. A graduate of the Art Institute of California San Diego, Primm is based in San Diego at Sleeping Giant Tattoo.

References vs. Reproductions

Tattoo // Monday, November 12, 2012
A really important guest post from tattooer Mark Duhan on Tattoo Snob about referencing vs. reproducing the work of other artists along with some images of tattoos he redesigned. "Recently, I’ve had a few clients come in with photos of custom tattoos in the hopes that I will duplicate them. After I educate them on the etiquette of custom tattoos and explain why I need to redraw/redesign them, I usually get one of the following responses...'

A Bit of Everything from La Madre Muerta

Tattoo // Monday, November 12, 2012
La Madre Muerta is a tattoo studio in Novi Sad, Serbia. From crisp traditional tattoos, to photorealistic portraits, to painterly flowers, the artists at La Madre Muerta are masters of many trades. And in case you don't believe us, we have a gallery of their awesome work right here!

The Tattooed Man

Tattoo // Monday, November 12, 2012
Interesting political piece from Billy Morrow Jackson (1926-2006) of Uncle Sam tattooed with the faces of the "Birmingham Four." This piece, entitled The Tattooed Man, is part of a series of civil rights drawings that were created from 1962-1964, though it still has tremendous implications today (both for civil rights and tattoo).

Flash for a Cause

Tattoo // Monday, November 12, 2012
Check out this sheet of Hurricane Sandy flash from the guys over at Da Vinci Tattoo on Long Island. During a benefit last Friday, the shop donated the proceeds of these tattoos to hurricane victims close to home... Good tattoos for a good cause!


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