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David Gluck Interview: Transitioning From Painting to Tattooing

While David Gluck has only been inking bodies for a few years, he has been inking canvases for over a decade. His oil paintings evoke classical artists like Rembrandt in their use of light and shadow, and through careful practice he has brought that style to his tattoos as well. His friendly and engaging demeanor […]

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Tattoos by Brazilian Artist Led Coult

With already a decade of tattoo experience, Led Coult has been working locally in Brazil and doing guest spots in France, Germany and Sweden. He is best known for his photorealistic animal tattoos—one to highlight is the vicious tiger (see within post) which is literally coming out of his client’s arm. The artist loves to […]

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Lego Minifigure Tattoos and More by Max Pniewski

There are portraits of people and animals, skulls, vampires, and a lot of Lego men. That’s right! Artist Max Pniewski gets many tattoo requests from clients for Lego Minifigures of DC Comics superheroes and Star Wars characters. This Polish tattooer working in Bristol (UK) has been inking for over 12 years, and in that time, […]

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Iwan Yug’s Photorealistic Tattoos

Whether in color or black-and-grey, Iwan Yug is able to create eye-catching photorealist art for his clients. This Ukraine-born artist living in Moscow began tattooing in 2005—exploring different techniques and styles until resuming to his favorites: realistic portraiture and wildlife. Often using a photo reference as he tattoos, some of his designs require editing and […]

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Valentina Ryabova’s (Some Sensual, Some Innocent) Tattoos

Note: Contains nudity. A Lolita-like girl in red sunglasses, a nude woman in rope bondage… there is definitely a kinky side to some of these tattoos. There is also great artistry in the compositions, a care for light and shadow in hyperrealist quality. It is just beautiful the way Valentina Ryabova inked the roped girl […]

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The Photorealist Tattoos of Paolo Murtas

Currently living and working in the island of Sardinia in Italy, Paolo Murtas has tattooed a beautiful assortment of birds and movie scenes on his clients. Cinematic examples include the slow-mo scene of Marla Singer smoking a cig in “Fight Club,” Raoul Duke’s crazy-eye look in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (in a crazy ass […]

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Foreign Tattooers Working in a Portuguese Studio

Last February, Piranha Tattoo Studios won second place for “Best Color” at the 19th Milano Tattoo Convention. It is no wonder they did so well because they have a good group of artists in their shop like Robert Zyla, Sergey Gas… plus guest artist Pavel Krim. If you have something to cover-up or looking for […]

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Realistic Tattoos by Italian Artist Fiato

As soon as Silvano Fiato figured out it was possible to reproduce his drawings and paintings onto a person’s skin, he was hooked on tattooing and has been working in this field ever since. This self-taught artist specializes in photorealist tattoos, some with horror features which may relate to his admiration for creatives like Robert […]

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Moni Marino’s Flamboyant Style

Note: This article contains an image with nudity. Viewer discretion is advised. Most tattooers are known just for their portfolio, but Moni Marino is also recognized for her stylish physical appearance which has been a magnet for magazines who want to see her on their cover and double-page spreads. Whether some of the 200,000 Facebook […]