Art Inspired Tattoos

Roxx TwoSpirit

by Erin Peck on August 23, 2013

Roxx began tattooing in the 1980s, hand poking punks on the streets of London. She’s now in San Francisco, where she runs her unique studio 2Spirit Tattoo. Her specialty is black-work inspired by indigenous art and fine graphic design.  If you are a fan of design, geometric shapes and awesome line work Roxx may be [...]

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Marie Kraus’ Tattoos

by Erin Peck on August 17, 2013

“Marie Kraus’ tattoos are charged with dynamism and energy.” With toned down cubist elements and tons of movement there’s no question that this tattoo is unique and beautiful.  ”You can find Marie working at Our Future Tattoo in Brno, Czech Republic.” What I love about this particular tattoo is the warm color palette.  ”Her unconventional tattooing style [...]

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Surreal Sunshine

by Erin Peck on August 15, 2013

This tattoo’s imagery is so striking!  The main element is a swishing snake-like hand that seems to be made of a streak of paint.  The hand is surrounded by a garden of flowers and a big beautiful orange ball that I can only imagine is the sun.  Above everything stands the moon. Even the hairy [...]

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Beauty From the Ground up

by Travie Grizzle on July 21, 2013

Very few artists can execute a primarily outline-free tattoo this flawlessly and on such a large scale.  Adam Kremer did so in what looks like a nearly effortless fashion with this beautiful backpiece.  My favorite part of this tattoo happens to be the lack of outline throughout.  Because of this, nothing in the entire tattoo [...]

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Dali Sleeve

by Erin Peck on July 14, 2013

This amazing Dali sleeve is by artist Mike DeVries.   In addition to owning and operating MD Tattoo Studio in Northridge, California, and Memento Publishing Mike also keeps busy as co-owner of Stencil Stuff, which is a company that offers Stencil Stuff and Spray Stuff, products that aid artists in achieving better tattoo results.   Mike’s style [...]

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Petra Hlavackova

by Erin Peck on July 11, 2013

Petra Hlavackova is a tattoo artist, fine artist and animator from Prague you can check out more of her work here.  Petra currently works at Bobek Tattoo which also has some other amazing artists if you want to check that out here.  If you are into super stylized, abstract, crazy work Petra is the artist to [...]

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Surprise!

by Erin Peck on June 28, 2013

“Oh look at the lovely woman” meets “Please get me away from that scary woman!”  Nathan Kostechko did an amazing job with this tattoo.  You can check out more of his work here.  Nate’s work has this surreal quality that manages to also weave elements of realism throughout it and the result is magical.  Having [...]

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The Body Becomes a Sketchbook

by Erin Peck on June 26, 2013

This sketch style tattoo is done by artist Jubss Lili Contraseptik.  Jubss’s tattoo style is “a contemporary mismatch of shadings from pointillism to line art and gradient fill. The ink strokes mock pen and marker, and the overall composition is like sketchbook drawings.”  Basically this tattoo is amazing.  If you are an artist or you are into [...]

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A Horse Of course!

by Travie Grizzle on June 11, 2013

Although I’m not a huge fan of pieces like this, I picked out this abstract, colorful horse and dream catcher tattoo because of how directly it bumps heads with everything artists are taught about tattooing. Normally, artists are told to keep their lines bold and clean, avoid blowouts, use the outline that you tattoo to [...]

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Tattoos of Tattoos

by Travie Grizzle on June 6, 2013

My fascination with tattoos like this is beyond words.  Just the idea of tattooing tattoos, is very captivating.  Not only did Josh Payne capture the life-like essence of two heavily tattooed hands holding paintbrushes.  But he also included various geometric shapes on different “layers” of this tattoo, in order to give it depth and to [...]

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