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6 Mind-Bending 3D Tattooers

3D tattooers are magicians, crafting optical illusions on to your limbs. They can park your shoulder in a war zone, turn ribs into a window for island paradise, or lift intricate patterns off of your skin to dazzle passers-by. And unlike a painting or illustration, this artwork won’t live on a firm, 2D canvas. Skin […]

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Ornamental Lace Tattoos

Lace is a timeless fashion accessory. And for tattoos, “timeless” is the ideal. A symbol of wealth and prestige for centuries, lace is soft, intricate, delicate. It began as a way to separate the classes, and today still holds an air of elegance. Modern tattooers are now adorning their clients with unique, ornamental artwork. It’s […]

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5 Tattooers Inspired by the Cosmos

“We are made of starstuff,” a truth-turned-pop-culture-trend, first by Carl Sagan, then reignited by Neil deGrasse Tyson. In just a few short weeks, the long-awaited “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey” premieres. The world is buzzing about the great beyond; is it any coincidence that cosmic artwork is trending? Right now, tattooers all over the world are channeling inspiration […]

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Tattooers to Look Out For in 2014

With fine art tattoos trending worldwide, great artists are booked solid for months. So here’s a pro-tip, for anyone frustrated and stuck on a wait list: keep an eye out for newcomers!  At every great shop around the world, you can strike gold with a rising tattoo apprentice or new resident artist. It’s the perfect time […]

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The New Face of Portraits

Popping up around the globe are portraits without human features. Replacing the face, we see cosmic landscapes, geometric design, pop culture motifs, to name a few. This organic/inorganic hybrid art trend is an example of Object-Oriented Ontology. This emerging philosophy explains how a person can identify with something digital, inanimate, inhuman. Objects and abstractions become a visual […]

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All in One Piece

Tattoo art extending across several people unites them in a remarkable way. Two friends bound by design may stand stronger than before. Two lovers joined at the hip, or in eternal embrace, are pledging permanent vows. It’s a risk, a vulnerable choice, especially true with romantic tattoos. That’s why these designs still function alone, beautiful with […]