For someone who loves tattoos and tattoo art as much as I do, I sure don’t post much of it on my own website! So I’m about to remedy that starting with a weekly post featuring amazing artwork I’ve come across online.
I also want to show people what real, good tattoo work is so we can all stop going to your local chop shop and getting a shitty tattoo.
This week, I picked some amazing tattoo work from Freshly Inked Magazine‘s Facebook page. I highly recommend clicking on the names of the artists to see more of their amazing tattoo art.
By Crispy Lennox, someone I would like to get work done by one day. I met him at this year’s London Tattoo Convention and he was really friendly and helpful despite being in the middle of tattooing someone, which says a lot as generally many tattoo artists can come off unapproachable.
By David Corden, who doesn’t love a beautiful pin up tattoo?
By Dillon Forte, this black and white stipulated tattoo style is becoming very popular these days and I’m not complaining.
By Emily Rose Murray. I love following Emily on Instagram because her work is just mind blowing and so unique to her.
By George Mavridis, an amazing Batman tattoo, the colour rendering in this is just phenomenal.
By Alex de Pase, another pretty damn amazing, but I always worry that dark work will spread with age and just become a huge mass of black smudge…
By Guy Aitchison, I mean, just, WOW.
By Kenji Alucky, I really love how this gives a sort of animated effect to the hand. Interesting and unique.
By Mr Kid Kros, just an absolutely stunning chest piece!
I really love this angular/geometric wolf tattoo by Peter Aurisch.
Owl tattoos can be so common these days but this one by Petra Hlavåckovå is so vibrant.
I mean, if you’re going to jump on the owl tattoo fad, you may as well get something that will stand the test of time like this one by Randy Engelhard.
I love the use of colour in this portrait tattoo by Tarvo Kerves. I love tattoos that look like a painting on the skin.
Now remember kids, a good tattoo aint cheap and a cheap tattoo aint good!
Which is your favourite piece? Do you have any tattoo artwork planned? Let us know in the comments below and come back next week when I feature a couple of my favourite female tattoo artists!