20 is the new 40

May 1st, 2014 by Kevin -

       

The next generation of tattoo artists are going to be something else. Adam Knowles is a prime example of this. Adam is only 20 years old, and is already finishing work like this. Before you call this beginners luck, take a look at his Instagram to see the rest of his portfolio.

Tattoo by Adam KnowlesTattoo by Adam Knowles at Studio IX 20 in Manchester, England

Japanese grease

September 7th, 2012 by Julene Huffman -

       

Good thing it’s Friday, because I’m about to get lost in the world of Japanese greaser videos on YouTube…

Tattoo by Damien Rodriguez at Invisible in NYC

Traditional tattoos in Taiwan

July 14th, 2012 by Julene Huffman -

       

There’s something about seeing photos of the appropriation of traditional tattoos in foreign countries that warms the cockles of my cold, troll-damaged heart.

Tattoo by Dustin Forbes in Taipei, Taiwan

Sacred heart

June 28th, 2012 by Julene Huffman -

       

I find it interesting that with only three entries on Tattoo Snob tagged with ‘sacred heart‘, none of them are even remotely close to being the same. Just goes to show that while you may not be able to reinvent the wheel, there’s always an artist capable of putting a different spin on it.

Tattoo by Mark Blanchard at Last Rites Studio in NYC

Covering up tattoo regret

June 14th, 2012 by Julene Huffman -

       

I’m really psyched on this foot tattoo, and so is the person wearing it. Here’s what Mary had to say about it:

I am the proud new owner of a brand new right foot! Tattoo regret is a huge bummer and covering my feet has been in the works for nearly 5 years (yep, not only is this totally awesome, it’s a cover up!) Tim Senecal at Off the Map Tattoo is my hero. I will no longer dread forward folds in yoga or wearing ballet flats with capris. I made a few bad tattoo choices when I was younger that represented things that I no longer wish to keep with me forever, so I’m a THRILLED to have these new feet (second to come soon) to walk into this new part of my life!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Three hearts = serious.

Tattoo by Tim Senecal at Off the Map in Easthampton, MA

Killer cupcake

May 10th, 2012 by Julene Huffman -

       

While it’s always good to see who tattooers are trying to get tattooed by, I think seeing who their spouses choose to get work from says a lot, too.

Scotty Munster tattooed this cupcake monster on Juan Salgado’s wife at the Hell City convention last weekend, and I must say, the girl’s got good taste! (Did you get that? A cupcake eating a blueberry… nevermind. Sorry.)

Tattoo by Scotty Munster at Olde Town Tattoo in St. Cloud, MN

Shark or whale?

December 12th, 2011 by Julene Huffman -

       

Trick question: BOTH!

Tattoo by Deno at Circus Tattoo in Alcorcón, Spain.