The Tattooed Man

Tattoo // Monday, November 12, 2012
Interesting political piece from Billy Morrow Jackson (1926-2006) of Uncle Sam tattooed with the faces of the "Birmingham Four." This piece, entitled The Tattooed Man, is part of a series of civil rights drawings that were created from 1962-1964, though it still has tremendous implications today (both for civil rights and tattoo).

Flash for a Cause

Tattoo // Monday, November 12, 2012
Check out this sheet of Hurricane Sandy flash from the guys over at Da Vinci Tattoo on Long Island. During a benefit last Friday, the shop donated the proceeds of these tattoos to hurricane victims close to home... Good tattoos for a good cause!

Tattoos and Tentacles

Tattoo // Saturday, November 10, 2012
Tattoos and Tentacles is a collaborative art project from photographer Julian Murray and graphic designer Lacey Haire. Aiming to combine stunning tattoos with a majestic sea creature, the pair creating striking and erotic (and NSFW) photographs of women in a variety of stylized settings.

Geometric Blackwork from Tomas Tomas

Tattoo // Friday, November 09, 2012
Tomas Tomas is another artist from London's Into-You Tattoo. Using the human form as a canvas, he creates large geometric body suits and mandalas, using black ink and stippling to give the illusion of shading. (Also, we love how he edits his tattoo photos to be pattern on pattern.)

Tattoos from Lucy Pryor

Tattoo // Friday, November 09, 2012
Lucy Pryor of Into You Tattoo in London takes traditional iconography to the next level with her tattooed pin-ups, painted skulls, Elizabethan women, and much more. With an ability to adapt a variety of textures--like glass or jewels or sheer stockings--seamlessly into the traditional aesthetic, Pryor creates tattoos that are both astounding and innovative.

Whose Sh**ty Tattoo is That, Anyway?

Tattoo // Friday, November 09, 2012
Curious who the proud owner of this shaky-lined stick n poke is? Well it's the one and only Scarlett Johansson, and turns out the tattoo was created by the famous French tattoo artist Fuzi Uvtpk, founder of the "ignorant style," who's known for his prison-style tattoos. How Derelicte...


Tattoo // Friday, November 09, 2012
'The next Tattoo Age series is about Thom deVita. Thom is an artist on many levels, and tattooing is just one of the ways he expresses himself. He began tattooing in New York City in the late 60s, when the practice was illegal. In this episode, which starts on November 21, we will hear from Don Ed Hardy, Nick Bubash, Scott Harrison, John Wyatt, Angelo Scotto, Bubba Reeves, and Robert Ryan, as we try to tell the epic story of Thom deVita, the artist.'

Max Fecondo's Black and Gray Flash

Tattoo // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Here are a few sheets of sculptural black and gray flash from the talented Max Fecondo, from Newcastle, Australia. Fecondo is a master of traditional tattoo imagery with his signature heavy hand-style apparent in his work. Gorgeous, classic depictions of travel, horses, ladies and the usual amazing elements of traditional flash. Be sure to check out his portfolio too.

Tattoo Video from Antony Von Ratcorpse

Tattoo // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Ask Green Lotus Tattoo to describe their full-time tattooer Antony Von Ratcorpse, and they'll explain that despite being a master of multiple styles, "his tattoos tend to lean toward the traditional and often creepy." And if you're wondering what it's like to get a tattoo from the Melbourne-based artist, this short video will take you from start to finish.

Scrimshaw Battleship Sleeve from Rich Phipson

Tattoo // Thursday, November 08, 2012
This battleship scrimshaw sleeve from Rich Phipson, owner of Star Crossed Tattoo in Hong Kong, pretty much has it all. With immaculate linework, details to the nines, and a narrative that progresses from the outside to the inside of the sleeve, this tattoo is an entire story in and of itself.


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