This mandala tattoo is made up of individual circles which the tattoo artist has celeverly shaded with tiny dots

Inspiration and Ideas for Mandala Tattoos

A mandala, also known as “the flower of life” is a beautiful geometric design that is often given a deeper, spiritual meaning. Some mandalas resemble symmetrical flowers with patterned petals while others seem like the mad art of a mathematical genius on acid. Whichever form they come in, mandalas have a visual appeal that most […]

92 Year Old Whang Od still creates Hand-Poked Tribal Tattoos

92 Year Old Whang Od still creates Hand-Poked Tribal Tattoos

In the Kalinga province of the Phillipines lies the remote village of Buscalan. To reach this village, one must survive the chaos of intense traffic before scaling narrow mountain passes, steep dirt roads and mudslides. Although the journey is a tough one, each year hundreds of people travel across the world and make the hair-raising […]

Tattoo Artist Karolina Bebop reflects the World in Patterns on Skin

Tattoo Artist Karolina Bebop reflects the World in Patterns on Skin

Karolina Bebop is an artist from Colombia, South America who reflects her perspective of the world in her tattoo art by including fantastic patterns, sacred geometry and spiritual symbolism not just within her designs, but within the creatures that they depict. While the outline of her animals, birds and sea creatures may resemble their real […]

Hungarian tattoo artist Csiga creates a peaceful and artistic animal portrait of a fox in this nature tattoo

A Selection of Versatile Tattoo Artist Csiga’s Professional Tattoos

“Csiga” is the nickname for tattoo artist Mátyás Halász who works alongside Gábor Jelencsik at the Dark Art tattoo studio in Hungary. Csiga produces tattoos in a wide variety of styles such as realism, watercolor, 3D and newschool. He’s tattooed paintings by popular modern artists, characters from 3D animated films, portraits of people and animals and […]

Watch Damien Wickham Tattoo a Cute Pin Up Girl Tattoo

Watch Damien Wickham Tattoo a Cute Pin Up Girl Tattoo

Damien Wickham is the owner of the Ink Attack tattoo studio on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. In this tattoo video, Wickham creates a newschool pin up tattoo of a cute girl with a cheeky grin, adding to a collection of pin up tattoos that his client already wears. Wickham’s using a pop surrealist style […]

New School and Pop Surrealism Tattoos by Gábor “Jelo” Jelencsik

New School and Pop Surrealism Tattoos by Gábor “Jelo” Jelencsik

Gábor Jelencsik is a new school tattoo artist from Budapest, Hungary who goes by the nickame “Jelo”. His style is an interesting combination of new school tattoo design and pop surrealism art. New school tattoos are very cartoonish and often use warped perspectives inspired by graffiti art. Pop surrealism is based on traditional surrealism, but […]

Japanese Tattoo Artists: Society’s Drop-outs or National Treasures?

Japanese Tattoo Artists: Society’s Drop-outs or National Treasures?

In this tattoo culture video, Wolfgang Herbert explores the influence of society on tattoo art in Japan. While traditional Japanese tattoos are accepted in Japan, they are still linked in society’s mind with gangs such as the Yakuza and other criminal personalities and to this day, the general belief in Japan is that tattoos are […]

Tattoo artist Daemon Rowanchilde assisted his client to overcome her emotional pain after a masectomy by creating this feminine and spiritual tattoo design

Interview with Daemon Rowanchilde from Urban Primitive Tattoo Studio

Daemon Rowanchilde is a talented tattoo artist based in Ontario, Canada at the Urban Primitive Tattoo Studio. His history with art and tattooing is an interesting one because he has dedicated his life to a soulful pursuit of a relationship with his chosen art forms. Catherine from Ratta Tattoo asked him some questions about his […]

Flowing lines and sharp edges converge in this sacred geometry tattoo in a dot work style by Nazareno Tubaro

Geometry of the Soul: Nazareno Tubaro’s Mathematic Mandala Tattoos

Little is known about this mysterious tattoo artist from Argentina, though his gallery of tattoo pictures speak louder than words to tell a story of an artist with an excellent grounding in geometry, mandala design and tattoo techniques. Nazareno Tubaro works only in black ink, using only the shade of his client’s skin to create […]

Mark Longenecker’s Endless Summer of Tattoos, Surfing and Music

Mark Longenecker’s Endless Summer of Tattoos, Surfing and Music

American tattoo artist Mark Longenecker spends his days between the beach and his tattoo shop, surfing and creating cheerful surf tattoos for his clients. The name of his shop, Endless Summer, is based on an idea that surfers around the world often refer to; the concept of travelling around the world chasing the summer season […]