Portraits by Rik Lee

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Rik Lee lives and draws in Melbourne, Australia. His illustrated tattooed portraits of attractive females have caught the attention of such clients as Nylon, Vodaphone, Telstra, Vibe, Vice, Clandestine Industries, Hurley, Honour Over Glory, Stussy, Lee Jeans, and Oyster magazine. He works with grey lead pencils, textas, watercolours and his computer.

Last Week: "Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III" @ Somerset House, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
This is the last week for you to go check a show that we consider a must-see if you are in London: Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III at the Somerset House. One of the world's most influential tattoo artist turned fine artist with a respect for Japanese traditional arts and culture, Horiyoshi III includes a complete collection of his fine art and tattoo endeavors in the exhibition. The show is up through July 1, 2012.

Shawn Barber "Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series" @ Joshua Liner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
Los Angeles-based fine artist and tattooist Shawn Barber is set to open a new body of work, Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series, at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC on Thursday, June 28. The exhibition comes in conjunction with Barber's new book of the same name, a documentation behind the scenes and into the personalities of contemporary tattoo. 

2012 Atlanta Tattoo Expo. June 29-July 1

Tattoo // Monday, June 25, 2012
Tony Olivas and Sacred Heart Tattoo present the 2012 Atlanta Tattoo Expo. The Atlanta Tattoo Expo was founded by Tony Olivias, one of Georgia’s premier tattoo artists and owner of Sacred Heart Tattoo in Little 5 Points, Norcross, Centerville, Austell and Warner Robins. Bringing together the some of the world’s best tattoo artists, the three-day event has become an Atlanta tradition...

Conrad Roset Tattoos

Tattoo // Monday, June 25, 2012
A few dedicated fans have gone and had illustrator Conrad Roset's lovely ladies tattooed onto their bodies. Roset's clean linework and gestural splashes of color translate exceedingly well in their transition from paper to flesh. Now this is a tattoo trend we wouldn't mind seeing more of!

Tattoos by Daniel Albrigo

Tattoo // Monday, June 25, 2012
New York based tattoo artist Daniel Albrigo puts a spin on classic tattoo imagery, creating unique hybrids in which he melds traditional tattoo tropes like skulls and roses with abstract geometric configurations. You'll find Albrigo working at Brooklyn's Three Kings Tattoo. In addition to being a talented tattooist, Albrigo is also an accomplished oil painter.

'Walking Canvas' from In Line Films UK

Tattoo // Sunday, June 24, 2012
Tattooing, a thriving industry that is not understood by much of society, is a part of a forever growing movement that has evolved from centuries of styles and progression. In modern times the conflict and discussion about the boundaries between art and tattooing has become smaller and smaller with many believing it should be classified as a true art form.

Bansky Tattoos

Tattoo // Friday, June 22, 2012
Unsurprisingly, a large number of you have gone out and gotten a Bansky-inspired tattoo from your local tattooist. We came across a collection of images from your achievements and put them together to show you that you all have the same interest in common. Bansky will live on. On You. Forever.

True Love Tattoo, Madrid

Tattoo // Friday, June 22, 2012
A video profile on True Love Tattoo Studio in Madrid. Great process and application video, in addition to some great studio shots in case you plan on taking a trip out to Spain. Shot beautifully by Dirigido for Ronink Media featuring artists El Bara, Gast, Know, Chicho (Aprendiz)...

Rik Lee's Tattooed Portraits

Tattoo // Friday, June 22, 2012
Rik Lee lives and draws in Melbourne, Australia. His illustrated tattooed portraits of attractive females have caught the attention of such clients as Nylon, Vodaphone, Telstra, Vibe, Vice, Clandestine Industries, Hurley, Honour Over Glory, Stussy, Lee Jeans, and Oyster magazine. He works with grey lead pencils, textas, watercolours and his computer.

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