No Stencil, No Drawing, just Ink to Skin: Carl Grace Freehands a Skull Tattoo

No Stencil, No Drawing, just Ink to Skin: Carl Grace Freehands a Skull Tattoo

Tattoo artist Carl Grace takes a no fuss approach to this tattoo by tattooing straight onto his client’s skin, without drawing a design or creating a stencil to guide his hand. It takes courage, for both the tattoo artist and his client, to use a freehand tattoo technique. The client can’t be sure that the […]

Bu Talks about Bamboo Tattoos

Bu Talks about Bamboo Tattoos

This video interviews Bu, a tattoo artist working out of the Siam Tattoo studio on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand. Bu uses a hand-poking method to create his tattoos; repeatedly jabbing the inked needles into the skin to permanently place ink into the tattoo design. He makes a new needle for each client, which […]

Javi Wolf gives his client a beautiful and symbolic watercolor tattoo of a guitar with a treble clef

Wear a Piece of Living Art with a Javi Wolf Tattoo

Javi Wolf is a tattoo artist working out of Mexico City. He creates vibrant, colorful tattoos with an artistic watercolor style. Each of his tattoos focuses on a meaningful subject such as animals, musical instruments or symbols. One particular design style that has it’s own different and unique appeal is his technique of creating splashes […]

Watch as 35 Hours of Tattooing turns a Man into a Machine

Watch as 35 Hours of Tattooing turns a Man into a Machine

Vietnamese tattoo artist Tery Do creates a complex bio-mechanical tattoo for his client, which covers one side of the client’s chest and extends down his arm. Tery Do starts the tattoo process by drawing a design freehand onto his client’s skin. Not only does he create the tattoo design directly on skin with markers; towards […]

Tattoo artist Deliperi creates a mind blowing optical illusion tattoo by simply warping a checker board

Let Yourself be Mesmerized by Pierluigi Deliperi’s Hypnotic Tattoos

Pierluigi Deliperi works out of the Tattoo Crew Production studio in Sardinia, Italy, specializing in mind-warping geometric tattoos. Many of his designs include optical illusions that appear to transform the shape of the human body; adding an extra dimension to the reality of the tattoo wearer’s skin. Using geometric shapes, such as checkers, cubes and repetitive […]

Watch a Zombie Emerge from Living Human Flesh in this Tattoo Video

Watch a Zombie Emerge from Living Human Flesh in this Tattoo Video

Tattoo artists Jeremiah Barba begins his tattoo process by drawing freehand on his client’s skin, bringing forth the undead from living flesh. This time-lapse video shows the entire tattoo process, as Barba adds shading, highlights and gory blood red ink to the design. Barba has a dark, organic tattoo style that lends itself well to […]

Pietro Sedda gives this portrait tattoo a twisted and psychological edginess by warping the woman's face

Pietro Sedda’s Twisted Tattoos give a Warped Perspective of Humanity

Italian tattoo artist Pietro Sedda brings a strange new perspective to portrait tattoos by smearing the faces of his subjects across his human canvas. The result has a psychological element to it, and because of the realistic nature of the tattoos, a surrealist effect is created. The technique gives his portraits an inhuman appeal. The […]

An abstract angel watches over this woman from within this watercolor tattoo by Petra

Petra’s Vibrant and Expressive Watercolor Tattoos

Petra Hlaváčková works in both fine art and body art, bringing her captivating watercolor style to both realms. Petra’s tattoos feature bold, lively lines filled with personality and poise, a design aspect that defines her work and makes her tattoos recognisable. Symbols of nature, religion, human inventiveness and emotions make up the central subjects of […]

Borneo Headhunters Hand Tap a Traditional Iban Tattoo

Borneo Headhunters Hand Tap a Traditional Iban Tattoo

This video shows how two tattoo artists from the Borneo Headhunter Tattoo studio in East Malaysia work together to create a traditional Iban tattoo. The tattoo artist uses two sticks, one with a needle attached to the end, the other a plain piece of wood. After dipping the needle in ink, the artist uses the […]

Watch Ondrash Tattoo a Watercolor Dragonfly

Watch Ondrash Tattoo a Watercolor Dragonfly

Ondřej Konupčík, aka Ondrash, is a tattoo artist from the Czech republic with an exceptionally artistic style. Ondrash starts with paper and paint, creating a watercolor painting based on his client’s wants. He then recreates the painting on skin, artistically rendering the painting on living flesh with a tattoo machine. The result is a colorful, […]