Megan Hoogland is considered one of the top female tattoo artists in the United States. She specializes in both portrait and reproduction tattoos, and works well with black and grey and/or color designs.
New Zealander Matt Jordan is known within the tattoo industry for his realistic portraits of people and animals.
Illustrator Derick James has designed a fun collection of tattoo flashes with comic book and movie characters from Spider-Man,Â Star Wars, and The Dark Knight. See also: “The Making of a Tattoo Flash.”
A few years ago, I featured Jacob Dahlstrupâ€™s paper tattoos and graphite drawings. Since then he has done new work, which you can view here.
It is clear that Mark Cross is influenced from old school tattoos, but his work seems even bolderâ€”i.e. the outline, shading, and coloring. He is also inspired by other artists such as Devon Blood, and graffitist ORFN. Warning: Contains nudity.
It is pretty clear the old-era influence in Drew Romeroâ€™s drawings and tattoos. He seems to fuse different inspirations into his art, such as portraiture from the 19th and 20th centuries, Art Nouveau, andÂ old school tattoo designs.
Iâ€™m noticing a technical progression in the way tattoos are being inked nowadays. There are artists who are able to mimic other art techniques and styles, an example is Jef Palumbo, who replicates marker drawings and spray painting. He uses different types of shading and textures, and I especially like his addition of pointillism in […]
French artist Xoil has a characteristic tattooing style that looks like he has stamped, stenciled, or drawn directly with a felt-tip pen on his clientsâ€™ bodies. It is quite impressive how he is able to create different textures with a tattoo machine.
If you have watched the TV series “Miami Ink,” you are probably familiar with Shawn Barberâ€™s oil paintings. The artist has recently launched a collection titledÂ “Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series,” which will be exhibited from June 28 to July 28, 2012, at the Joshua Liner Gallery. Warning: Contains nudity.
The realistic black and grey tattoos of Mark Powell.