Moscow Russia's Den Yakovlev

Tattoo // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Tattoo artist Den Yakovlev really has a handle on creating some of the most realistic portraits and perspective work I've seen in some time. He is a master at both color and gray-scale tattoos and specializes in creating inked portraits that are so lifelike they almost feel like visual illusions. Here's a sample clip from one of many realistic tattoo artists represented on Tattoo Art Project.

Tim Hendricks' Gypsy Tattoo

Tattoo // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
A gypsy tattoo is typically thought to bring good fortune, and many times is used to symbolize being free and independent. They are meant to represent good luck and also the spiritual side of the life. 'Nothing is more classic as a gypsy woman tattoo, I have always loved the mystique surrounding it and my friend Chris has patiently waited a long time for this tattoo...' Tim Hendricks is a tattooist in Orange County.

Przemyslaw's Tattoo Realism

Tattoo // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Przemyslaw Aero Walkowiak is a Polish tattoo artist who creates very realistic work. His portfolio is filled with highly detailed portraits from those of basketball players to gory creatures.  

Beneath the Rose

Tattoo // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
An incredible realist portrait painter out of Brooklyn, New York, Bruno Perillo creates gorgeously dark images of vixens and gents alike. 'Beneath the Rose' is a perfect example of Perillo's talent of this black-set beauty and the ink that she owns. Perillo is originally from Chicago and like gravity, is always present and always forcing change...

Krooked Ken

Tattoo // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Krooked Ken tattoos out of Black Anchor Tattoo in historic Caroline County, Denton, Maryland. His work is in a traditional Cap Coleman style of tattooing and he has been working on skin since 1994.

Big Fat Joe

Tattoo // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Big Fat Joe is a tattooer and DJ from Sweden. With only three years of inking under his belt, his portfolio is filled with a ton of unique tatts. Here is how he describes a typical work day- "I wake up at nine, get a shower and pet the cats. After that I walk into the studio to draw the tattoos for the day and have a quick salad. The work all day til seven or eight, clean my gear and sterilise and finally walk home. That’s my weekday. On the weekend I play rockabilly records in bars and drink a few beers."

Slave to the Needle's Aaron Bell

Tattoo // Monday, July 30, 2012
Tattoo artist Aaron Bell is the highly talented and well-respected owner of Seattle's Slave to the Needle, established in 1995. Bell started tattooing in the early 80's, struggling to gain a foothold in the industry until he got his break in 1994 when he received an apprenticeship. As of Fall 2007, Bell has received over 100 awards and continues to strive to further his education in all aspects of tattooing.

Jon Larson of Depot Town Tattoo

Tattoo // Monday, July 30, 2012
Jon Larson is a tattoo artist who works out of Depot Town Tattoo in Ypsilanti, Michigan, alongside tattooists Frank William and Bill Falsetta. His work is full of whip and lots of blood drips, and shows his inspiration from the likes of Dan Higgs, although Larson has developed a decidedly unique style that is all his own.

Park City Tattoo Convention

Tattoo // Monday, July 30, 2012
The first annual Park City Tattoo Convention will be taking place August 3-5th at the Yarrow Resort and Event Center in Park City, Utah. The show is hosted by Park City's Lucky Bamboo Tattoo Shop, and will feature premiere tattoo artists from across the country in a series of seminars, courses, contests, live art demonstrations, and more.

Kobay Kronik

Tattoo // Monday, July 30, 2012
Born in Nicosia/Cyprus, Greece, in 1987, tattoo artist Kobay Kronik began his career after graduating from high school and serving in the Turkish Military. He opened his first studio in Nicosia and in 2009 began attracting attention by winning awards at national and international conventions. Kronik later moved to Istanbul where he continues to work in his second studio as a custom tattoo designer.

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