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Interview with Watercolor Tattooer Jay Freestyle

We are living in such a demanding and competitive world, that it is always remarkable when you meet someone who goes against the current to pursuing a career in the arts, and actually succeeds. Meet Jay Freestyle, born and raised in South Africa and growing up in a conservative Chinese family during hard times in […]

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Sketchbook-style Tattoos by Victor Montaghini

Whether it is a movie scene or a portrait of an ancient Egyptian queen, Victor Montaghini’s tattoos appeal to a large audience. Most of his designs get over 5K likes on Instagram, so that must mean he is doing something right. Of course painterly tattoos are one of the current trends, but his skills speak […]

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15 Cool Animal Tattoos by Various Artists

It isn’t common to see tattoos of armadillos, but it is common to see birds, cats, dogs, snakes, bears, foxes… and since we’ve all seen these creatures inked on human skin, it is necessary for tattooers to come up with unique compositions to make it appealing to the eye. In continuation with the popular animal […]

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Klaim’s Stencil and Watercolor Tattoos from 2014

Having featured Klaim’s tattoo art last year, his new work is a continuation of his painterly aesthetic which is greatly desired by many people. He has his style locked in, from watercolor flowers to bold black shapes combined with elaborate line art. It looks like there is a mix of past-era objects with futuristic graphics […]

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Watercolor Tattoos by Gene Coffey

From birds caught in mid-flight to elaborate NYC-inspired cityscapes, Gene Coffey tattoos those images in a fluid painterly-style best known as “Watercolor Tattoos.” Paint splatters and drips are constants in his work, and there are street art hints here and there like images resembling spray-painted stencils. The urban vibe may be connected to the artist’s […]

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Bam Bam’s Tattoos Mimic Marker and Painting Techniques

He owns a tattoo studio called, “Life is Good,” which indeed it sounds like it is for Lukasz Bam Kaczmarek who works in Bielsko-BiaƂa in southern Poland. Also known as Bam Bam to many people; his style seems to have various influences from street art (like spray painted stencils) to watercolor and graphic novel art. […]

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New Watercolor Tattooers of 2014

Consider the time that goes into crafting a beautiful painting on canvas. Then consider doing it all over again, this time with an electric rotary on the elastic and unpredictable surface that is the human body. No mistakes allowed. Watercolor tattoos were trendy back in ‘12, with pioneers like Ondrash, Klaim and Wachob. Their body art experiments inspired others to explore, giving way to modern masters […]

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10 Remarkable Animal Tattoos

Whether you are fascinated with multicolored parrots or strange looking Sphynx cats, not everyone is looking for a portrait of their family pet; some people just want an artistic tattoo of an animal. Shown here are ten examples that may have symbolism to those who got tattooed, but for us, we can interpret and appreciate […]

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The Tattoo Freestyler

He is called Jay Freestyle and the last part of his name is actually what he does frequently: he improvises tattoo designs during his session with his client. Not all artists can do that, but this South African living in Amsterdam is all about learning on his own and thinking outside of the box. His […]

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Seattle Tattooer Inspired by Modern Painters

Great artists will continue to inspire new generations. Van Gogh, Mondrian, Munch, Picasso have all influenced Steph Hanlon’s tattoo art, she has done a number of famous painting replicas and has also inspired from them to create her own unique work. Although she likes to combine various art styles, it is visible her predominant use […]