Whose Sh**ty Tattoo is That, Anyway?

Tattoo // Friday, November 09, 2012
Curious who the proud owner of this shaky-lined stick n poke is? Well it's the one and only Scarlett Johansson, and turns out the tattoo was created by the famous French tattoo artist Fuzi Uvtpk, founder of the "ignorant style," who's known for his prison-style tattoos. How Derelicte...


Tattoo // Friday, November 09, 2012
'The next Tattoo Age series is about Thom deVita. Thom is an artist on many levels, and tattooing is just one of the ways he expresses himself. He began tattooing in New York City in the late 60s, when the practice was illegal. In this episode, which starts on November 21, we will hear from Don Ed Hardy, Nick Bubash, Scott Harrison, John Wyatt, Angelo Scotto, Bubba Reeves, and Robert Ryan, as we try to tell the epic story of Thom deVita, the artist.'

Max Fecondo's Black and Gray Flash

Tattoo // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Here are a few sheets of sculptural black and gray flash from the talented Max Fecondo, from Newcastle, Australia. Fecondo is a master of traditional tattoo imagery with his signature heavy hand-style apparent in his work. Gorgeous, classic depictions of travel, horses, ladies and the usual amazing elements of traditional flash. Be sure to check out his portfolio too.

Tattoo Video from Antony Von Ratcorpse

Tattoo // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Ask Green Lotus Tattoo to describe their full-time tattooer Antony Von Ratcorpse, and they'll explain that despite being a master of multiple styles, "his tattoos tend to lean toward the traditional and often creepy." And if you're wondering what it's like to get a tattoo from the Melbourne-based artist, this short video will take you from start to finish.

Scrimshaw Battleship Sleeve from Rich Phipson

Tattoo // Thursday, November 08, 2012
This battleship scrimshaw sleeve from Rich Phipson, owner of Star Crossed Tattoo in Hong Kong, pretty much has it all. With immaculate linework, details to the nines, and a narrative that progresses from the outside to the inside of the sleeve, this tattoo is an entire story in and of itself.

Tim Pangburn Time-Lapse Flash Video

Tattoo // Thursday, November 08, 2012
We seriously never get tired of sick time-lapse videos, especially these awesome flash versions from TattooSnob. In this latest episode, watch as Philly-based tattooer Tim Pangburn refines and shades his orchid and chalice sketch into a crisp and clean finished product.

Kim Rense's Etched Tattoos

Tattoo // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Dutch tattooer Kim Rense's blackwork tattoos, with their thin and delicate lines, almost resemble 16th century etchings. From vintage planes to portraits of 18th Century aristocrats, Rense's style flawlessly adapts to a vast array of subjects. He currently operates of Papanatos Tattoos, The Hague, Netherlands.

Scarlett Johansson tattooed by Fuzi UVTPK

Graffiti // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Like many others, Scarlett Johansson’s lonely and curious role in Lost in Translation won me over, forever crushing on the mesmerizing actress. Her more recent undertakings have not been movies, modeling, or singing, but tattoo collecting. Recently in Paris, the actress stopped by Le Salon to get inked up by Parisian graffiti writer and tattoo artist, Fuzi. The words  “Lucky You” with a horseshow now occupy the mega-babes ribcage and while Fuzi’s artwork is awesome, we have to ask, why?

Dale May's 'Tattooed' Portraits

Tattoo // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Brooklyn-based Dale May is a celebrity and music photographer who is best known for his campy compositions and stylized, hyper-finished aesthetic. His series of "tattooed" children, pin-ups, and chefs--which at first seem almost like bizarre documentary images--are both hilarious and really fun to look at.

Anderson Luna's Ladies (and Shark!)

Tattoo // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
New York tattooer Anderson Luna has an incredible eye for good-lookin' ladies. With a muted palette and a touch of white ink, Luna creates smooth and sculped figures with incredible texture and three-dimensionality that pop against his clients' skin. (And, in case ladies aren't your thing, his shark is pretty awesome too.)


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