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 result will be exactly what they wanted, while the tattoo artist can’t ensure that the design will turn out the way it had been planned on paper. Sometimes freehand tattoos aren’t successful and the client has to wear an unwanted design for the rest of their life, but luckily, this video shows a success story. A tattoo of a beautiful girl and a fearsome skull emerge under Carl Grace’s skilful hand, giving the client a stunning black and grey tattoo to enjoy for ever more.
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 […]
Tattoo artist Bu, from Siam Tattoo in Thailand, uses bamboo instead of a tattoo machine to create tattoos for his lucky clients. He makes a new needle for each client, which he allows his client to take home with them once their tattoo is completed – quite an original keepsake! Bu’s tattoos heal quickly and the […]