Mandala Mother of Pearl

April 11th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

This piece is a little unusual, as it looks like a tattoo has been tattooed over the top of but that’s not the case. These tattooed ‘over’ pieces are becoming more and more popular, it’s interesting to see clients asking artists to mimic tattooed over vintage pieces.

Now, I could be totally wrong and this could be an original 100% piece.

Tattoo by Nick Pisani
Tattoo by Nick Pisani at Industrial Art in Bayonne, NJ

Cra-ger?

April 11th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

Would you call this a cra-ger? Or a tig-ab?

Any other suggestions will be accepted below.

Tattoo by Jeffrey Meyer

Tattoo by Jeffrey Meyer at Unbreakable Tattoo in Studio City, CA

Alphonse Mucha’s Zodiac

April 10th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

Most of you have probably seen Alphonse Mucha’s Zodiac, but didn’t know what it actually was. Honestly I didn’t either.

I bet Alphonse Mucha never thought people would be tattooing his art on their bodies a hundred years later…

Tattoo by Jeff Johnson

Tattoo by Jeff Johnson at Memoir Tattoo in Los Angeles, CA

Darth ‘Cutie’ Maul

April 10th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

For some reason this cute little Darth Maul reminds me of Hell City. Maybe it’s because of the loose devil and Darth Maul resemblance… or maybe because it reminds me of the Hellion Hell City logo, or maybe because I’m really excited Hell City is two days away?

Tattoo by Thom BulmanTattoo by Thom Bulman at Town Hall Tattoo in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Nate of All Trades

April 9th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

One of my favorite Instagram accounts is Nate Beavers. Nate tattoos it all, and is always working on something interesting. Do yourself a favor, and follow him.

Tattoo by Nate Beavers

Tattoo by Nate Beavers in Houston, TX

Pretty When You Cry

April 9th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

You don’t see too many portraits that are crying, but shit… I like it.

Tattoo by Alice Kendall

Tattoo by Alice Kendall at Wonderland Tattoo in Portland, OR

Learn the Ropes

April 8th, 2014 by Kevin -

       

I wonder how nautical phrases/slang like hold fast and learn the ropes became part of everyday language? And what phrases/slang today will become everyday language in the future?

I’m going to be really disappointed if YOLO sticks around for the long haul…

Tattoo by Javier Betancourt

Tattoo by Javier Betancourt at Ocho Placas Tattoo Company in Miami, FL