An Oscar wilde quote becomes a literary tattoo that reads Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future

Literary Quotes Tattoos for Book Lovers and Bookworms

Literary tattoos can include text tattoos of quotes from favorite books, tattoos of illustrations from famous books and even a tattoo artist’s interpretation of a scene from a book. For many tattoo and book lovers, a text tattoo of a favorite literary quote can be an expression of their own beliefs, ideals and dreams.   […]

A sexy placement gives this octopus tattoo design a sensual, seductive appeal

Octopus Tattoo Design Ideas

The octopus is a tentacled sea creature that has fascinated man for centuries. Stories of giant octopus beasts have been a part of maritime lore since human beings have begun exploring the oceans. Although the octopus is often fabled as being a vicious predator, the truth is that they are quite reclusive and will attack […]

A little bird explodes with life and color in this abstract tattoo from hong Kong studio Tattoo Temple

Three Tattoo Artists Revolutionize Chinese Tattoo Design

The Tattoo Temple is a tattoo parlor near Lan Kwai Fong, a district of Hong Kong, China, that is renowned for its party scene. Artists Joey Pang, Wang and Jamie use the Tattoo Temple as their base to create artistic tattoos that are inspired by traditional Asian art and modern art styles. Each tattoo is […]

Amanda Wachob takes abstract art to skin in this floral or feathery tattoo design

Amanda Wachob Pushes the Boundaries of Tattoo Design

Amanda Wachob studied fine arts in New York before embarking on a career as a tattoo artist. Each of her abstract tattoo designs pays homage to her fine arts background and famous artists of the past such as Jackson Pollock. Wachob’s artistic tattoos are often an abstraction of reality. Objects, scenes and ideas are represented […]

A Japanese cat plays a stringed instrument in this Oriental tattoo by Hide Ichibay

Hide Ichibay: When a Perfectionist becomes a Tattoo Artist

Hide Ichibay creates line-perfect tattoos in an Oriental style, drawing inspiration from classical Japanese paintings and illustrations. Like many traditional Oriental art works, Ichibay’s tattoos contain a wide range of textures. Some areas contain bold, flat colors while other areas are textured with intricate patterns.What is impressive about the patterned areas of Ichibay’s tattoos is […]

Tattoo Time-Lapse Video: Wicked Sun Melting

Tattoo Time-Lapse Video: Wicked Sun Melting

This tattoo time-lapse video shows a tattoo from start to finish. The idea and design were offered to Pooch at Altered State Tattoo shop in Lake worth, Florida, by his client. Pooch made the design his own, giving this unique take on a classic subject his own style. The smiling sun is a classic tattoo design […]

White tattoo ink really makes this tattoo of a cat sleeping stand out from the skin

Inspiration and Ideas for Cat Tattoos

Cat tattoos can symbolize many things or simply be a fun body art design. The meaning of a cat tattoo often depends on which culture the tattoo owner belongs to. In some cultures, cats are considered mystical, able to travel between the worlds of the living and the dead. In other cultures, cats are considered […]

Jukan Tattoos Abstract Watercolor Awesomeness

Jukan Tattoos Abstract Watercolor Awesomeness

Jukan is a German tattoo artist who currently works at the Stilbruch Tattoo shop in Berlin, Germany. Jukan’s body art works are intriguingly abstract and yet they contain symbolic forms that are recognizable in the real world. Human hearts, animals, hourglasses and houses are all recognizable symbols that appear in Jukan’s tattoo designs. By representing […]

A fearsomely comic bear is the subject for this colorful abstract watercolor tattoo by Sven Groenewald

Scratchy Watercolor Tattoo Selection by Sven Groenewald

Groenewald’s tattoo style in reminiscent of Peter Aurisch’s body art works. This abstract, pencil and paint style of tattoo art is becoming very popular in Germany, especially in Berlin. Artists working in this style frequently create custom tattoos for their clients which means that the majority of these tattoos are unique to their owner. Unlike […]

A pixie character symbolizes childhood, innocence and imagination in this artistic tattoo by Ivana Belakova

Ivana Belakova Tattoos Paintings onto Skin

Slovakian tattoo artist Ivana Belakova got her first tattoo at the tender age of 16 in the back room of a pub. According to the artist, “It was so exciting, especially because I was under age at the time, and we didn’t really have any tattoo shops in Slovakia.  I was hiding it from my […]