Yakuza gang members pose for a photograph that shows their traditional irezumi tattoo designs

Yakuza Tattoos: Japanese Gang Members wear the Culture of Crime

Yakuza tattoos are a source of fascination for many tattoo lovers. The high level of secrecy surrounding the tattoos, combined with the painful method of “hand-poking” the designs and the association with the Japanese underworld gives yakuza tattoo art a mysterious appeal.    The History of Japanese Yakuza Gang Tattoos The history of the yakuza […]

Abstract tattoo artist Musa uses the popular heart icon to add more meaning to this tattoo design of an angel character

Musa’s Abstract Tattoos Transform Body Art into Fine Art

Little is known about this Czech tattoo artist. Instead of providing biographical info on his website, Musa keeps his personal identity a close secret. This allows his tattoo art to speak for itself; a tactic that many artists have used in the past but is seldom employed by current artists. It also adds to the abstract […]

Jee Sayalero has used bright yellow tattoo ink to draw the viewers eye to the jellyfish in the foreground

Eye-catching New School Tattoos by Jee Sayalero

Jee Sayalero was born in Venezuela in 1975. He began focusing on tattoo design as a profession in 2002, drawing inspiration from modern art forms such as comic books, cartoons and animated films. Because of these influences on his tattoo design style, Sayalero’s tattoos have large areas of color, eye-catching movement and a sense of […]

Amazing Photorealistic Tattoos by Dmitriy Samohin

Amazing Photorealistic Tattoos by Dmitriy Samohin

Dmitriy Samohin is a professional tattoo artist from Odesa, Ukraine who creates body art masterpieces. His style was formed by combining photorealistic art with his own creative tattoo style. Each tattoo by Dmitriy Samohin is exceptionally beautiful; a perfect balance of movement, space, contrast and color.    Photorealistic Tattoos “Photorealism”, also known as “photo realism” […]

A crazy zombie rabbit creature reaches out of this unusual rabbit tattoo design

Put a Spring in Your Step with Rabbit Tattoos

Rabbits, hares and bunnies have appeared in art and folk tales for centuries, often as a symbol of earth, spring or the moon. Rabbit tattoos often have a deeper symbolism that is attached to a literary rabbit character like Peter Rabbit, or as a representation of an idea such as rebirth, fertility or mysticism. Rabbit […]

Camouflage your Skin with Chameleon Tattoos

Camouflage your Skin with Chameleon Tattoos

The chameleon is a type of lizard that is admired for its ability to change the color of its body. It is sometimes displayed in art as a symbol of adaptability and awareness, and is worn as a tattoo design for similar reasons. Chameleon tattoos are often colorful, cheerful designs that express a person’s attitude […]

Tattoos of the God Ganesh Create a Skin Religion

Tattoos of the God Ganesh Create a Skin Religion

Ganesh is one of the most renowned Hindu Gods who is worshiped not only in India, but across Asia and in many other parts of the world. With his elephant head, Ganesh is highly recognizable and is generally the figure who is used to represent the Hindu religion  in the media. Ganesh is so popular […]

Turn On Your Spidey Sense with a Spider-Man Tattoo

Turn On Your Spidey Sense with a Spider-Man Tattoo

Spider-Man is a Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. He first appeared in comic books in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. Spider-Man became such a popular character that animated cartoons, TV series and several movies have been created to tell his tale. This crime fighting costumed hero has become a popular media favorite […]

Ed Perdomo’s Cartoon Tattoos aim to Cheer You Up

Ed Perdomo’s Cartoon Tattoos aim to Cheer You Up

Ed Perdomo grew up in Colombia, South America, and discovered his passion for tattooing at a young age. In an interview with Tattoo Planet, Perdomo says that although tattoos were frowned upon in Colombia during the 90s, he and his friends built their own tattoo machines out of toy parts, mechanical pencils and Chinese ink. […]