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Art Best of 2012 Body Art Tattoo

Hoogland’s Tattoo Art

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.

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Art Body Art Tattoo

Tattoos: No Need for a Shirt

New Zealander Matt Jordan is known within the tattoo industry for his realistic portraits of people and animals.

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Art Comics and Cartoons Drawing Tattoo

Tattoo Designs: Superheroes Romance and Battle

Illustrator Derick James has designed a fun collection of tattoo flashes with comic book and movie characters from Spider-Man, Star Wars, and The Dark Knight. See also: “The Making of a Tattoo Flash.”

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Art Drawing Paper Art Tattoo

More Paper Tattoos

A few years ago, I featured Jacob Dahlstrup’s paper tattoos and graphite drawings. Since then he has done new work, which you can view here.

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Art Body Art Tattoo

Tattoos: Peekaboo Bird, Panther and Rose, and more!

It is clear that Mark Cross is influenced from old school tattoos, but his work seems even bolder—i.e. the outline, shading, and coloring. He is also inspired by other artists such as Devon Blood, and graffitist ORFN. Warning: Contains nudity.

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Art Body Art Drawing Portraits Tattoo

Tattoos: If I Could Turn Back Time

It is pretty clear the old-era influence in Drew Romero’s drawings and tattoos. He seems to fuse different inspirations into his art, such as portraiture from the 19th and 20th centuries, Art Nouveau, and old school tattoo designs.

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Art Body Art Drawing Tattoo

Tattoos: Pointillism and Spray Paint Drips

I’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 […]

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Art Best of 2012 Body Art Tattoo

The Beginning is the End is the Beginning

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 clients’ bodies. It is quite impressive how he is able to create different textures with a tattoo machine.

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Art Body Art Painting Tattoo

A Passion for Tattoos

If you have watched the TV series “Miami Ink,” you are probably familiar with Shawn Barber’s oil paintings. The artist has recently launched a collection titled  “Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series,” which will be exhibited from June 28 to July 28, 2012, at the Joshua Liner Gallery. Warning: Contains nudity.

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Art Black & White Portraits Tattoo

Tattoos: I Got My Eyes On You!

The realistic black and grey tattoos of Mark Powell.