The Works of Tom Gilmour

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 26, 2012
London-based illustrator Tom Gilmour, finds inspiration in occult imagery, nomadic themes and  black tattoo art. His hand drawn artwork is inspired by traditional tattoos and macabre iconography- though he keeps his works solely on paper- rather than skin. Awesome illustrative work that might as well be tattoo flash.

Bert Grimm's Iconic Tattoo Flash

Tattoo // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Bert Grimm (1900-1985) was best known for tattooing sailors out of Nu-Pike in Long Beach, CA during the 1950s and 60s. This painting by Milan-based tattoo artist Joe Tartarotti is just one of the many awesome Grimm-inspired images out there (not to mention the rest of Tartarotti's flash, which is definitely worth a look too).  

Tom Gilmour's Tattoo Illustrations

Tattoo // Thursday, October 25, 2012
London-based illustrator Tom Gilmour, finds inspiration in occult imagery, nomadic themes and  black tattoo art. His hand drawn artwork is inspired by traditional tattoos and macabre iconography- though he keeps his works solely on paper- rather than skin. Awesome illustrative work that might as well be tattoo flash.

The Creeps Dedication Tattoo

Tattoo // Thursday, October 25, 2012
In honor of the approaching Hallows-Eve comes a massive thigh tattoo that will surley give you the Creeps. Completed by the talented tattoo artist Brayden Baines, who currently work at Jack of Hearts Tattoo in Lethbridge- in Alberta, Canada. I'm only assuming that this dedication tattoo is out of love of the 1986 zombie horror film Night of the Creeps. Spoooooky.

Suehiro Maruo Tattoo

Tattoo // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Suehiro Maruo superfan tattoo based on images from a number of Suehiro Maruo works, including panels from The Laughing Vampire and illustration work featured in his Maruograph art books. The tattoo artist  for this piece was the talented Piotrek Taton at Good Times in London.

Epic Blackscale from Rafel Delalande

Tattoo // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Rafel Delalande is a Paris based tattoo artist with a heavy hand and a dark heart. Beautifully pointillistic intricacy from this almost exclusively black ink tattoo artist. Rafel was featured in The New Tattoo book that was released recently. The Art of Pain — Forever.

Yeh Tattoos

Tattoo // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Super saturated space monsters and vibrantly rendered creatures of the deep. Gloopy, drippy one eyed monsters and winged, hairless beasts. An artist I don't know much about that goes by the name of Yeh5050 is creating some inked insanity out of Taipei, Taiwan.

Xoil's Infinity Side Tattoo

Tattoo // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A tattoo from the amazing Xoil Loic that just keeps on going and going. A beautiful geometric, blackscale geometry side piece that extends over the forearm and all the way around to the back. Xoïl is a tattooer at Needles Side Tattoo in Thonon-les-Bains, France.

2012 Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts returns this weekend on October 26, 27 and 28 at SFO's Hyatt Regency. Co-hosted by San Jose's State of Grace Tattoo, this small high quality tattoo convention has garnered critical acclaim world wide and attracts elite artists from all over. The show began in San Jose in 2005 and has continued annually ever since...

An Ink Ode to Analogue

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
We're digging this trio of colorful cassette tapes done by Woody at Into You Tattoo in Brighton, UK. It's a graphically simple but effective way to wear your nostalgia on your sleeve.

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