Top 20 Knuckle Tattoos

Top List // Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tensed-white, scraped against the ground, or smacked across your face--knuckles hinge the fingers to palms and facilitate the human rise to power. So why not draw all over 'em? Here's some knuckle tats we love.

Duncan X Flash

Tattoo // Thursday, June 21, 2012
Duncan X was born in London in 1965, and officially changed his name to that in '93. He was taught to tattoo by Dennis Cockell in '96 and joined Into You in '97. His signature tattoo style is a little bit traditional and very much all his own- a great collection of flash from the brilliant Mr. X...

Marco Mazzoni Tattoo!

Tattoo // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tattoo artist Diogo Quadro out of Belgium recreated the work of Marco Mazzoni on skin! Mazzoni's work usually includes portraits of mysterious women covered in flowers and butterflies, and most often missing their eyes. It is pretty cool to see his work off of paper and onto flesh!

Bloodwork Bodies Book

Tattoo // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Adrian Lee’s latest monster project, Bloodwork: Bodies is the mother of all tattoo books. The printed book is available to buy online and we were lucky to come across a great selection of 'the making of' photos from the Analog Tattooers. The work and detail that has gone into the production of these books is unmatched, so don’t be left wondering, and check it out...

Julian Meagher's Paint and Ink

Tattoo // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Julian Meagher is a 32 year old Sydney-based artist, working from his studio in Surry Hills. Four years ago he left work as a medical doctor to pursue painting full-time. He currently shows at Lindberg Gallery in Melbourne, Chalk Horse Gallery in Sydney (of which he is also a director), Edwina Corlette Gallery in Brisbane, Ecosse Gallery in Exeter/Bowral and Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong.

Cecil Porter's Space Balls

Tattoo // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
What do Space Balls, Lil Wayne and John Wayne all have in common?? You guessed it, they all come from the hand of incredibly talented color tattoo portraitist, Cecil Porter. He has graced some pretty fortunate souls with the faces of these icons, and many, many more...

Shintaro Kago Tattoo

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
We recently came across this rad tattoo of a piece by Japanese manga artist Shintaro Kago. Kago's hallucinogenic illustration is perfectly suited for a piece of body art, why didn't anyone think of this sooner? The tattoo was done by Alex Feliciano at 12oz. Studios.

Ryan Jacob Smith's Tattooed Fruit

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
You know what they say, when life hands you lemons, start tattooing them. Same goes for grapefruits and oranges. Artist Ryan Jacob Smith has a great flickr set of various citrus fruits that he's practiced tattooing on. Smith is based in Portland and graduated from Pasadena's Art Center College of Design in 2001. When he isn't tattooing fruit, he also likes to draw, paint and collage.

Creeping Gore and Ryan Dearringer

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Ryan Dearringer is an award winning, custom tattoo artist at Sacred Ink, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is among a new breed of tattoo artists, who attempt to blend art, in all its wonders and splendors, into the world of tattoo. He pulls inspiration for his tattoo work from all styles and influences of art, and attempts to push the boundaries of tattoo to new levels...

The Malicious Tattoo Work of Tim Kern

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
'Tim Kern is a rotten carny bastard. A seventh-generation twin, he was born in a state of Misery, half-cooked and with a lazy eye. Over the years he has developed a passion for human oddities, prestidigitation, and serial killers. Tim has been a tattoo artist since 1995, and works at Tribulation Tattoo in NYC. If seen, do not approach...'

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