A realistic eye stares out from the palm of this religious hamsa hand tattoo decorated with mandala designs

Hamsa Tattoos Protect Lucky Spirits

The Hamsa symbol appears in many Abrahamic religions, and goes by many names. It is also known as the hand of Fatima, the hand of Mary and the hand of Miriam. The word “hamsa” probably came from the arabic word “khamsa”, which means “five” but also refers to the five fingers of the hand. The […]

Watch an Enormous Back Piece Tattoo Take Shape in 4 Minutes

Watch an Enormous Back Piece Tattoo Take Shape in 4 Minutes

This tattoo video shows tattoo artist Darcy Nutt creating a full back piece tattoo for her dedicated, tattoo-loving client. The full color tattoo boasts an Asian theme with a large central figure surrounded by symbols of life and death. The entire tattoo took 60 hours, spread out over several sessions to complete. That’s a lot […]

The adorable baby turtle, Squirt, from Finding Nemo becomes a forever friend in this cute and colorful foot tattoo

10 Cute-Ass Tattoos to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

Not everyone wants a tattoo that takes up their entire back or a large part of their arm or leg. For many tattoo lovers, a sweet little tattoo on the wrist, ankle or shoulder is a perfect way to show off their love of all things cute and cuddly. Whether the tattoo design is based […]

What Happens When a Tattoo Artist Picks Up a Paint Brush?

What Happens When a Tattoo Artist Picks Up a Paint Brush?

Singapore tattoo artist Donald Kwek trades his tattoo machine for a brush to create this beautiful wall mural of a koi fish. Using the same high contrast style favored by tattoo artists, Donald Kwek creates a lively and appealing design. The koi is rendered in black and grey, and is set in contrast to the vibrant […]

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 […]