Life and death are balanced in this black ink tattoo by master tattooist Kirk Nilsen

The Majestic Mandala Tattoos of New Jersey’s Kirk Nilsen

Kirk Nilsen was born in 1987 in the historical town of New Brunswick in New Jersey, USA. Nilsen has always been involved in creative pursuits, spending several years performing in international music acts and designing album covers for bands and record labels. He apprenticed himself to an older tattoo artist and began experimenting with dot […]

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Vitaly Morozov draws a stunning Goddess for this black and red tattoo design

A Reclusive Russian Tattoo Artist’s Stunning Sketches

Vitaly Morozov is a tattoo artist based in Moscow, Russia. He doesn’t make a lot of noise about himself online, obviously preferring to allow his work to speak for itself. And perhaps he has earned the right to remain silent, because his tattoo sketches and designs speak very loudly indeed. Morozov’s tattoo designs are packed […]

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This incredible chest tattoo by Rodrigo Kalaka is a beautifully executed pun on the name of the tiger moth

Rodrigo Kalaka puts a New Twist on Traditional Tattoos

I like the new styles of tattooing; dotwork, watercolor and sketch-styles that look like they’ve been drawn onto the skin rather indelibly than inked into it, but sometimes… Sometimes I hanker after something a little more old school, more traditional. Well. Lucky me, because along came Kalaka with a whole new take on both old and […]

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This stunning photo realistic eye tattoo is by the Turkish tattoo artist Jefree Naderali

Turkish Tattoo Artist Inks Incredible Images

Jefree Naderali is a tattoo artist who lives in Taksim, in Instanbul, Turkey. He specializes in photo realistic tattoos that are simply breathtaking. There are many reasons why his tattoos are so exceptional – he is creating photorealism, which is pretty tricky, and he’s doing it on a small scale, and his gradients are smooth […]

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Katie Shocrylas' psychedelic tattoo of a deer features the animal posing with poppy flowers and magic mushrooms on a background of butterfly wings.

Kshocs’ Tattoos will Shock You with Their Awesomeness

Vancouver-based tattoo artist Katie Shocrylas also goes by the name Kshocs, which, obviously, is an abbreviation of her full name. Shocrylas has been featured in many tattoo blogs before, but her work is so extraordinary that I felt she is definitely worth a mention here on Ratta Tattoo. Katie Shocrylas works in a sketch and […]

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Watch this Tattoo Artist Burn a Skull

Okay, maybe that title was a little low, but I couldn’t resist… This speed art video, however, isn’t low at all due to London-based Mister Paterson’s skills as an artist. Not only is he able to wield a tattoo machine, he also proves himself to be more than capable with a wood burning tool. The […]

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An adventurous bear takes to the skies in a colorful hot air balloon in this excellent tattoo by Amanda Chamfreau

Amanda Chamfreau Tattoos Whimsy and Wonder

Amanda Chamfreau was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1983, but now chooses to live in Malmö, Sweden. She’s an incredibly busy lady. Not only does she do tattoos, she also makes murals for childrens’ educational facilities and hospitals, as well as exhibiting her drawings, paintings and tapestries, which of course, she has to find the time […]

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A bright orange watercolour squirrel leaps across this guy's shoulder in this artistic tattoo by Magda from Ink Miners

You’re Gonna Go Nuts over these Squirrel Tattoos

Squirrels are super cute rodents that have been firm favourites among human beings for centuries. They are so beloved, in fact, that British colonialists introduced European squirrels to parks and home gardens in the colonies of the 18th and 19th centuries. Unfortunately, these foreign squirrels often posed a threat to the local squirrel population but […]

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