Ink

Tattoos

This Tattoo Artist Inks Whatever He Wants on His Clients

Hundreds of people from around the world have trusted Monty Richthofen to pick whatever tattoo he thinks best represents them.
Tim Geyer
6.27.18
Vice Guide to Right Now

Check Out The World’s Oldest Tattoo

This isn't it, but imagine if it was.
Mahmood Fazal
3.2.18
VERY BAD DECISIONS

People Show Us Their Terrible First Tattoos

"I wanted something I thought I would like for the rest of my life, so I decided to get a drawing of a vulva."
Iris Hoekstra
12.15.17
Rites of passage

The Tattoo Artists Who Care More About Pain Than a Finished Product

The artists behind the Brutal Black Project hold excruciating, hours-long tattooing sessions for clients brave enough to get work they know is going to hurt.
VICE Staff
11.22.17
drawing

These Gorgeous Drawings Are 100% Ballpoint Pen

Nuria Riaza makes the ballpoint pen a tool for creating surreal pieces.
Eva Recinos
8.18.17
POP CULTURE

We Asked Tattoo Artists About the Weirdest Pop Culture Ink They’ve Done

“There was this one woman who was obsessed with Enrique Iglesias...so she came and got his signature tattooed across her arm.”
Ebony-Renee Baker
8.9.17
Photography

Surreal Mushroom Cloud Landscapes Look Positively Radioactive

Yoshimitsu Umekawa reflects on Japan's nuclear past through trippy neon photos made with water, light, and ink.
Masha (Maria) Koblykova
7.27.17
Sound Art

This Company Will Turn Your Favorite Song Into an Ink Splotch

US-based design company Vibrato creates meaningful abstract artworks of your favorite songs or wedding vows.
Beatrice Barkholz
7.24.17
Tattoos

Don't Tell This Glitch Tattoo Artist What to Ink

London and Paris-based tattoo artist LOUIS.LOVELESS obeys no rules but his own.
DJ Pangburn
6.23.17
music video

[Premiere] This Surreal Music Video Is Built Entirely From Paintings

Jesse Woods' new single "Smoke Machine" finds surreal visual form in the hand painted fantasy lands of French artist Jérémy Pailler.
Kevin Holmes
6.15.17
ink drawing

A Narcoleptic Artist Draws His Apocalyptic Sleep Paralysis Visions in Ink

Rebis Abolar wants to change the way narcolepsy is perceived in popular culture.
Beckett Mufson
6.13.17
Illustration

Amazing 3D Optical Illusions Burst from This Artist’s Sketchbook

Cambodia-born illustrator Visoth Kakvei's smooth, confident drawing style catapults him to Instagram fame.
Beckett Mufson
6.3.17
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