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Art Body Art Color Comics and Cartoons Tattoo

Smokin’ Cat on Back

Genko‘s tattoos have various influences from traditional Asian art to cartoons and old school designs. Warning: Contains nudity.

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Art Body Art Geometric Illusion Tattoo

Polynesian and Escher Inspired Tattoos

Belgium artist Vincent Hocquet has an interesting tattoo technique that looks like pointillism and watercolor painting. His designs include three-dimensional and geometrical shapes, organic patterns, and optical illusions.

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Art Body Art Drawing Tattoo

Body Suit Tattoos

The tattoo art of Filip Leu. Warning: Contains nudity.

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Art Black & White Body Art Tattoo

The Tattoo Art of Jondix

Jondix, a tattoo artist, spent years studying art from Thailand and North India. Whether it’s dotwork or large-scale black-and-grey body art, he incorporates Asian design principles into his work, sometimes including dark Giger-like elements. Photos © Jondix

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Art Body Art Painting Patterns

Blending into the Background

Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes uses her own body as a medium, by “wrapping herself in cloths or painting her skin, [she] places her body at the disposal of an environment that absorbs her in.” [1]  Her work reminds me of Liu Bolin‘s camouflage art.

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Art Body Art Landscape Painting

Chinese Landscapes Painted on Face and Body

Huang Yan’s body painting series “makes reference to a Chinese cultural heritage that is innate to every Chinese person. Since the earliest paintings of the Han dynasty and the apotheosis of the theorization of landscape painting during the Song dynasty, landscape paintings have become the quintessence of Chinese art.” [1]

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Art Best of 2012 Black & White Body Art Illustration Tattoo

Tattoo Art: Classics Never Die

If I were getting a tattoo, I would probably choose artist Jun Cha to ink it. His work is technically phenomenal, and because he essentially does grey scale imagery, it adds a timeless yet three-dimensional feel to the art.

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Art Body Art Hyperreal Tattoo

Blood and Death. Villains and King Leonidas

Bob Tyrrell only began tattooing in his 30s. Today, he is highly recognized in the industry as a specialist in horror theme, and black and grey tattoos.

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Art Best of 2012 Body Art Hyperreal Illustration Tattoo

Amazing Illustrations on Skin

Specializing in realistic tattoos, Den Yakovlev has inked a wide variety of themes from underwater scenes to portraits of famous film directors.

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Art Best of 2012 Black & White Body Art Hyperreal Tattoo

Big Tat on his Back

Although, I do not have any tattoos due to ink allergies, I have always been an admirer of this art technique. You have to be a very talented artist to be able to draw realistic images on skin (especially because skin textures are so varied). A good example is the dark-style tattoos of Victor Portugal.