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10 Best Tattoo Artists of 2018—Editor’s Picks

The tattoo industry has grown immensely in the last decade. There is demand and appreciation for both old-school and new-school artists. Nowadays not everyone goes through a grueling apprenticeship (yet there may be a need for it as Ami James states in our interview); the new generation is often coming from universities (from fields like […]

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Tribes of the Future: Interview with Tattooist Hanumantra

“I like the dystopian; what will the future be? [Like “Blade Runner” and “The Fifth Element”] What would the people look like in the future?” explains Hanumantra about his vision and creation of blackwork as the future of tattooing. This UK-based tattooist Hanumantra spent a decade traveling with his life and business partner Jo Harrison […]

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Geometry of the Soul: Tattoos by Brit Artist Paul Goodwin

Like many new school tattooers, Paul Goodwin (aka “Offline”) studied fine arts at university before making the change to becoming a tattoo artist in 2015. He explains that his studies helped him view art in a broader manner and enabled him to express himself deeper and with more sincerity. Goodwin’s abstract blackwork is formed by […]

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The Illustrative Blackwork of Bruno Santos

Brazilian tattoo artist Bruno Santos is not your regular late bloomer. He was already signed as a professional football player in Brazil when he surrendered to the call of tattooing. Not many people can put teenage football star and kickass tattoo artist in the same resumĂ©. As impressive as that sounds, it wasn’t as easy […]

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Flowers Bloom and Die: The Tattoos of Daniel The Gardener

For almost a decade Argentinian artist Daniel the Gardener had a successful career as an illustrator, painter and performance artist, which has allowed him to travel the world for these jobs. In 2013 he changed direction to become a tattooist, starting on his own and then soon after getting an apprenticeship with Madame Chan and […]

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The Freehanded Blackwork of Curly Moore

Tattooist Andreas “Curly” Moore has 95% of his body tattooed, including his partner Jacqui—together they are considered the “Most tattooed couple in Britain.” The artist has even used a mirror to ink his ear and other body parts. He’s been working in the tattoo field for over 20 years and has been on such high […]

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Brushstrokes and Splatters: Natalie Nox’s Tattoos

Currently traveling the world to tattoo conventions, such as the upcoming London one, Greek artist Natalie Nox is making a name for herself with her grim abstract blackwork that is characterized by mimicking painting brushstrokes and splatters. Her compositions vary from soft to hardcore fill, from a simple zen circle to darker skulls and roses. […]

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A Diverse Selection of Palm Tattoos by Mark Walker

Tattooist Mark Walker is originally from Liverpool and now residing and working in San Diego, California, since February 2018, at The Grand Reaper along side other talents like Primm, Glendalebully, Justin Hartman, Lukas Adams, Steve Wimmer and Michael J Kelly. Specializing in palm tattoos—from roses to mandalas—you name it and it is likely that he […]

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Master of Brutality: The Transformative Tattoos of Valerio Cancellier

Valerio Cancellier’s journey as a tattooer started 20 years ago. His first tools were these; today using tattooing machines for his evolved large-scale, savage body-art style. He is not one to be reassuring clients through the intense tattoo process (that is like a ritual), one that contains much pain and blood and sometimes the person […]

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Sinister Medieval Tattoo Art by Christopher Jade

Feast your eyes on the sinister medieval-themed tattoos of Christopher Jade. Lovers of Dark Souls will be intrigued, as will anyone with a penchant for only the darkest of blackwork subjects; demonic knights, necromancers, rotting phantoms, and mutant beasts stalk through his portfolio like the cursed escapees from an ancient, hellish dimension. His intricate linework […]