M.C. Escher Tattoos

Tattoo // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), usually referred to as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations.  Here is a collection of Escher inspired ink.

Traditional Mentawai Tattoo

Tattoo // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Part of a scene taken from the documentary film BUI MAREUREU BAAP as worlds divide - Learning about the tribesmen's body art. Rob Henry has been working as a documentary filmmaker since 2008. Currently, he is making his feature-length debut as producer/director with the project BUI MAREUREU BAAP as worlds divide – a personal, ethnographic film which explores humanity through the lens of an ancient culture.    

Tots with Tats at Sacred Gallery, NYC

Tattoo // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
In her strangley shocking new show, 'Tots with Tats', Martina Secondo Russo presents a new series of life-sized tattooed babies. She cuts the figures out of plywood and paints the skin tones in acrylic. She then applies all kinds of "tattoos" with enamel markers. Most of the "tattoos" are drawn from Traditional American Flash, but she also uses Halloween decorations, found images, or her own drawings.

Shawn Barber: The Tattooed Portraits Series

Tattoo // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Joshua Liner Gallery presents Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series, an exhibition of new paintings by the Los Angeles-based artist Shawn Barber. This is Barber’s second solo show with the gallery and his most personal work to date. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the forthcoming hardcover release of Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series. This is the third volume in Barber’s ongoing series documenting the world and artistry of contemporary tattoo...

Ray Caesar: Blessed

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
'I don’t really approach my work with a preconceived message but I do find a continuation of a process that unfolds that surprises even me after I finish the work. It does seem that my work contains aspects of a story that unfolds and has a great deal to do with a process of intense psychotherapy and the years of dealing with dissociative identity disorder (a form of multiple personalities) and trauma I went through in childhood...' Ray Caesar

Jessica by Aaron Nagel

Tattoo // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Gorgeously painted portrait of Jessica Clark by the talented Aaron Nagel, a figurative oil painter living in Oakland CA. For those of you that don't know Jessica, she is basically a tattooed model, mother and muse out of Australia that has become somewhat of an 'it girl' due to her associations with face tattoos and The Hundreds... or something like that...

Tattoo Nation Trailer

Tattoo // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
As the first widely distributed documentary on the topical subject of tattoo, Tattoo Nation presents a streetwise history of tattoo with archival footage, original interviews, and a vibrant music score. The legendary artists, at the forefront of the movement, tell their stories for the first time. Original interviews include Jack Rudy, Freddy Negrete, and Charlie Cartwright, along with other key artists, the iconic Ed Hardy, as well as celebrity tattooers...

Blessed by Ray Caesar

Tattoo // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
'I don’t really approach my work with a preconceived message but I do find a continuation of a process that unfolds that surprises even me after I finish the work. It does seem that my work contains aspects of a story that unfolds and has a great deal to do with a process of intense psychotherapy and the years of dealing with dissociative identity disorder (a form of multiple personalities) and trauma I went through in childhood...' Ray Caesar

Con Sangre

Tattoo // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Tattoos hurt, there is no denying that. Body parts get shaved, ink is penetrated into the skin with mechanical needles and there is blood- sometimes a little and sometimes more than you would like to see. Here's some fresh ink done by Juan Manuel Sancho.

Ramon Maiden's Tattooed Hands

Tattoo // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Ramon Maiden is a wanderlust king, art maniac and custom & vintage addict living between Barcelona and NYC. He passes the time by illustrating tattooed imagery on wooden manequin hands, dated paper goods and vintage portraits with stunningly realistic results.

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