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Design Bundles: Tattoo Graphics, Fonts, and Freebies

From retro typefaces to mandala vectors, Design Bundles has plenty of tattoo-related elements for your needs. Founded in July 2016 by Alex France and Andy Croft—Design Bundles is an online platform delivering over 800,000 products from illustrations, templates, photographs, add-ons, backgrounds, and more. Of course, not all of this is revolving around tattoos; there is […]

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10 Best Projects of the A’ Design Awards, So Far

While the alien-like image above looks like something straight out of a Hollywood sci-fi movie, it is in fact 2017’s A’ Design Awards winning “Robot Artwork,” by Huayu Li (category: Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design). The A’ Design Awards—with is grand jury panel made up of over 200 leading experts in the field of art—is […]

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Darkly Elegant Digital Skull Art by Billelis

Billelis is a Brighton-based 3D illustrator and art director. Peruse his portfolio and you will quickly see his fondness for skulls, depicted in a hyperrealist style described as a “dark-yet-elegant romantic fusion.” In the series “Blossom,” flowers erupt from bones, signifying the eternal dance of life and death; elsewhere, as in “Prototype,” his fascination for […]

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Mortality and Sacred Snakes in the Dark Tattoo Art of Joao Bosco

Joao Bosco is a tattoo artist currently dividing his time between Los Angeles and London. He is recognized for his dark fantasy imagery influenced by both Japanese and American tattoo traditions. Featured here is a selection of his incredible snake tattoos, which are fuelled by his connection to the animal’s sacred symbolism. He is also […]

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Sensual Horrors in Tattoos by The Wolf Rosario

Love and death are familiar bedfellows in the stylish, sensual tattoos of Rosario (@thewolfrosario). Currently working out of Black Widow Tattoo in Toronto, Rosario specializes in blackwork, and over the course of his 10+ years of tattooing has gained a reputation for his original horror flash. Retro horror tropes (e.g., big knives, bloodbaths, and memories of […]

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Nature’s Beautiful Tragedy Explored in Illustration by Teagan White

Illustrator Tegan White cites “picking wildflowers” and “collecting animal bones” as some of her hobbies. Both of them show up in some of her latest pieces (gouache and watercolor on paper), which highlight the beautiful decay of creatures—a concept that White is particularly interested in. Specifically, the larger scope of her work is about “nature’s […]

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Tragic Heroines and Ghoulish Creatures by Memorial Stitches

Carrie Violet, aka Memorial Stitches, creates delicate drawings in thread. Completely self-taught, her embroidery is the culmination of her studies in fashion design and illustration. The small scenes, stitched only with black floss, feature macabre women, ghoulish bats, and are inspired by the “Victorian sentiment.” In an interview, Violet explains, “I’m drawn to both the […]

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Skeleton Embroideries Full of Life by Tinycup Needleworks

Britt Hutchinson, aka Tinycup Needleworks, has helped usher in embroidery’s renaissance over the past several years. Although the medium is commonly associated with the likes of bucolic blossoms, Hutchinson takes a darker turn and focuses on skeletons. The miniature embroideries feature intricately-stitched portraits of the bones as they interact with the land of the living. Hutchinson’s […]

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Stillness After Death: Contemplative Paintings by Eric Lacombe

The subjects of Eric Lacombe’s expressionistic paintings are neither living nor dead; they are floating between worlds, their processes of decay momentarily paused so we can witness the transformation of consciousness into the unknown. His subjects appear melancholic, the storm of terror and agony having recently passed. “Imagine the very moment before death, when life […]

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Spontaneity on the Skin: Sketchbook-Like Tattoos of Bk Tattooer

South Korean Bk Tattooer conveys graceful motion within their body art. Using short layered lines mimic the pages of a carefree sketchbook drawing and seem to float and flutter across the skin. This is thanks to Bk’s collaborative attitude. “Tattoo designs are affected by the clients,” they tell me in an email. “They give me the topic and […]