Out of the Ordinary

August 11th, 2014 by Kevin -


From the first look, you can tell this sleeve isn’t your ‘ordinary’ sleeve. Matt Lang added a little bit of commentary:

This piece has no deep meaning or even a a real theme but it was fun to step out of the box and not use constantly recycled imagery.

Tattoo by Matt Lang

Tattoo by Matt Lang at Mike Parsons Ink in Riverview, FL


August 6th, 2014 by Kevin -


I tried and tried to use the Jay-Z line “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” for this post. Unfortunately “I’m not a businessarus, I’m a business, arus” or I’m not a businessvore, I’m a business, vore” just doesn’t work.

Tattoo by Ramon Rendon

Tattoo by Ramon Rendon in West Covina, CA

What exactly is the image inside an image called?

August 6th, 2014 by Kevin -


Does anyone know what exactly this ‘image inside of an image’ is called? There has to be an actual name for it, right?

Tattoo by Tyler Larkin

Tattoo by Tyler Larkin at Ventura Tattoo and Piercing in Ventura, CA

Embedded in Roses

August 6th, 2014 by Kevin -


I don’t normally post two pieces from the same artist within a week, but I absolutely love the roses on this hot air balloon.

I would love to see this healed. I think it’ll look even better.

Tattoo by Missy Veleno

Tattoo by Missy Veleno at AB Normal Tattoo in Turin, Italy

The Skull Cap

August 4th, 2014 by Kevin -


I like the black and grey approach to this piece. Usually we see the go to animal carcasss as the go to for the head wear. It’s nice to see something different.

Tattoo by Artemij Saveljev

Tattoo by Artemij Saveljev at Home of Tattoos in Riga, Latvia

The Mid Torso Tattoo Trend

July 31st, 2014 by Kevin -


So yesterday I briefly posted this tattoo and talked about the ‘Under the Boob’ trend, and if it was going to be the new ‘tramp stamp’ trend. I understand ‘tramp stamp’ isn’t a attractive term, but I honestly didn’t mean any disrespect to the tattoo placement or the wearer. And yes, I’ve used ‘tramp stamp’ when discussing guys tattoo placements as well.

On that note, can we talk about the ‘mid torso’ tattoo trend? If you’ve had your torso tattooed, you know this isn’t a pleasant journey. It’s pretty impressive so many of these tattoos are being done, especially one people that don’t have any other tattoos.

Tattoo by Javier Betancourt

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

Firemouth Panther

July 31st, 2014 by Kevin -


An old school panther can’t get much better, but flames makes everything better no?

Tattoo by Jason James Smith

Tattoo by Jason James Smith at Valhalla Tattoos in Bromley, England