Illustration by Sarah McNeil

Tattoo // Friday, July 06, 2012
Artist Sarah McNeil says she likes drawing, cooking, and exploring nature. We like her illustrated portrait of this tattooed babe. Wolves, birds, and flowers are some of the subjects that make up this girl's ink work and we'd like to see more of this pretty, nature-y goodness in real life.

Vice Goes In-Depth with Tattoo Artist Grime

Tattoo // Friday, July 06, 2012
"When he was eight years old, now-prolific tattoo artist Grime had a horrifying accident — he was caught in a flurry of flames that engulfed his arms, legs, chest, and face. Visiting San Francisco's Skull and Sword, the heads atVice went behind the scenes for the second video in the new series Tattoo Age to delve into the mythology of Grime's work and the shop culture over at Skull and Sword. This is episode one of three".

Mike DeVries Hollywood Portrait tattoos

Tattoo // Friday, July 06, 2012
'Born and raised in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, I recieved my first tattoo when I was 16 years old. That event opened the window to a whole new world for me. I've always been into art, I've loved everything about it! I always had a fondness for the realism style and would explore tattoo magazines during my early years, amazed at the portraiture work done by some of the great black and grey artists. ' Mike DeVries

The 9 Year old Tattooist

Tattoo // Friday, July 06, 2012
Kayden Brodsky, 9-years-old, tattoos a triceratops on to the leg of his father Andy, owner of Kayden Creations tattoo shop, in celebration of Andy's 42nd birthday. Andy was tattooed by his father when he was 15 and then tattooed himself soon after and with Kayden's tattoo he has three generations of family art on his body. Father and son practiced for several weeks before the session and Kayden as dreamed of being a tattoo artist since the first grade.

Kings Avenue Tattoo

Tattoo // Thursday, July 05, 2012
Kings Avenue Tattoo in New York is home to a variety of talented artists including Mike Rubendall, Grez, Matt Beckerich, Justin Weatherholtz, Brian Paul, Sean Nel and Jason Tyler Grace. These guys really kill it when it comes to the intricacy and attention to detail in their pieces. Visit their shops in Long Island and Manhattan.

Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry

Tattoo // Thursday, July 05, 2012
'Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry is a feature length documentary exploring the roots of American tattooing through the life of its most iconoclastic figure, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. Considered by many the foremost tattoo artist of all time, Collins is the father of modern day tattooing, whose uncompromising lifestyle and larger than life persona made him an American legend...'

The Key to Her Heart

Tattoo // Thursday, July 05, 2012
Here's a romantic chest piece done by tattoo artist Chris Garcia. Garcia works at Club Tattoo in Las Vegas. Oh yeah, and the girl isn't too bad either...

Juan Manuel Sancho is Piranha

Illustration // Thursday, July 05, 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 -- paper, furniture, the walls, his own skin... Sancho's interest in different surfaces and synthesis of different styles and techniques is evident in his tattoo-inspired illustrations. He is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Tattoos by Marie Kraus

Tattoo // Thursday, July 05, 2012
Marie Kraus' tattoos are charged with dynamism and energy. Her unconventional tattooing style involves breaking up her figures into geometric planes and accenting them with gestural strokes of black. You can find her working at Our Future Tattoo in Brno, Czech Republic.

Land of the Free

Tattoo // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
O say can you see by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there; O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.... Happy 4th!!

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