The Permanent Art

Tattoo // Monday, August 20, 2012
It seems that no matter how far we advance into the digital age, our bodies remain a place where we want to express ourselves. This episode of PBS' short film series OFF BOOK profiles the diverse talents and philosophies of three modern tattoo artists of vastly differing styles: Vinny Romanelli, Kiku, and Stephanie Tamez.

2,500 Year Old Tattoos

Tattoo // Monday, August 20, 2012
Found on the ancient mummified bodies of Pazyryk tribesmen and women near the border of Mongolia, these intricate and beautiful tattoos demonstrate the significance of body art through the ages and their lasting visceral appeal.

Olympic Ink

Tattoo // Monday, August 20, 2012
Beyond supreme athletic ability, one thing that especially stood out while watching this summer's Olympic games in London was the sheer number of visibly inked Olympians. Here are some stills of tattooed athletes in action, looking even more fierce and formidable than their un-inked competitors.

Iain Macarthur's Tattoo Leggys

Tattoo // Monday, August 20, 2012
Check out this rad illustration of super-tattooed legs from UK-based artist Iain Macarthur. A graduate of Swindon College and a seasoned alternative illustrator, Macarthur's defined, graphic style lends itself well to rendering some bad-ass flash.

Tattoos by Piranha

Tattoo // Sunday, August 19, 2012
  Juan Manuel Sancho, also known by his moniker Piranha, is a self-taught illustrator, designer and tattooist. As a child, he put together his own monster magazines and drew on any surface he could get his hands on. Sancho's childhood fascination with monsters is evidenced in his tattooing, traditional skulls becoming zombie heads and horses sprouting multiple eyeballs. He is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Stylized Flash Sheets

Tattoo // Saturday, August 18, 2012
Jaime Muñoz is a painter and illustrator that works under the byname "Flan". Muñoz has got a nice set of tattoo flash sheets going on featuring cats, skulls, and Stussy signs galore. He lives and works out of Southern California.

Ink Fetish Friday Presents: Babes!!

Tattoo // Friday, August 17, 2012
Its finaaaalllllllllllllyyyyyyyy Friday!! Sometimes I just never think this day will come, but thankfully, there's Ink Fetish Friday to let me know everything is going to be alright. Here we go, your weekly selection of some of the most gorgeous, tatted up girls that we could find searching high and low in the vast expanses of the interwebs. Enjoy your TGIF.

The Tattoo work of Dmitriy Samohin

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 17, 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."

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.

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