tattoo art


Meet the Italian Artists Inking Museum-Worthy Tattoos

Venetian lace and Victorian jewelry inspire the works of Marco Manzo and Francesca Boni.


These Simple Tattoos Are Doggone Cute

Tattooist Ahmet Cambaz plays with perspective using simple black lines.


These Miyazaki and Adventure Time Tattoos Are Rainbow Magic

Montreal-based David Côté’s surreal tattoos are colorful and crisp.


Don't Tell This Glitch Tattoo Artist What to Ink

London and Paris-based tattoo artist LOUIS.LOVELESS obeys no rules but his own.


Meet the Tattoo Collective That Prioritizes Pain Over Aesthetics

Brutal Black describes its ritualistic approach to the needle as a "big fuck you" to soulless corporate tattoo culture.


Tattoo Femme Fatales Sear Your Soul with Hollow Eyes

They would be creepy, if they weren’t so lovely.


'Old Skin,' Today's Comic by Marlene Krause

An old lady wants a tattoo of her house but the tattooist says noooooooo in this comic by Marlene Krause.


Jesus, Shiva, and the Kabbalah Cavort In these Tattoo-Inspired Paintings

A book of paintings by Robert Ryan challenge the boundaries between the ancient and modern worlds.


We Asked Tattoo Artists for the Lowdown on Modern Ink

"I hate that it's called a tramp stamp," and other things tattoo artists won't normally tell you.


A South Korean Artist Is Breaking Taboos with Flower Tattoos

The ink of South Korea’s Zihwa is feminine—with a purpose.


Having Tattoos Can Actually Help You Get Hired

According to a new study, getting inked may increase your chances of employment—depending on the type of job you're after.


This Tattoo Artist's Scar Cover-Up Broke the Internet

We spoke to Makkala Rose about getting into the biz and the impact her work has had on people.