Iconic tattoos of religious figures covered Artoria GIbbons legs

Tattooed Ladies: When Women with Tattoos were Scandalous Sideshows

In the early 19th century, circuses began to offer their visitors sideshow attractions in the form of tattooed men. The men would cover their bodies with tattoos and then present themselves to audiences for viewing. Many of these colorful performers would claim that they’d been kidnapped by savages and forcibly tattooed. Towards the end of […]

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Berlin tattoo artist Mario Hartmann inks a photo realistic portrait of Jason from cult horror film Friday the 13th

Mario Hartmann’s Horror Tattoos will leave You Screaming for MORE

German tattoo artist Mario Hartmann has a talent for creating horror tattoos that glisten with all the gory blood, pus and rotting flesh¬†that will make horror fans swoon. Employing a photorealistic style, Hartmann offers his clients photo replicas of their favorite horror film characters, or lifelike renditions of imaginary horror characters such as zombies and […]

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Watch this Artist Speed Draw a Pirate Tattoo Design

Dark Design Graphics shows us the artistic process that went into designing this pirate ship and mermaids tattoo. This is great inspiration for all artistic folks, not just tattoo artists. However, note how the artist is designing specifically for a tattoo; allowing the scene to contain areas of high contrast and smooth gradients so that […]

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Art on the Body tattoo studio uses a traditional hand poking method to create this scandinavian dragon tattoo

The Vikings are Back, Thanks to These Danish Tattoo Artists

Art on the Body tattoo studio in Copenhagen, Denmark, offers traditional tattoos from the viking age and the bronze age. while they are also willing to create custom tattoos in tribal styles from other parts of the world, these talented tattoo artist focus chiefly on viking-age designs which are then tattooed with a viking-era method; […]

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