A Body of Modern Art: Painterly Tattoos

Over the past decade the art of the tattoo has continued to expand, adding new designs further and further from the traditional body art of the past. Amanda Wachob is a New York based artist who’s pushing that limit further than we’ve ever seen, taking work normally reserved for the canvas and placing it boldly on the body. Her painterly works blur the line between fine art and body art, placing vibrant paint like brush strokes on her clients. Currently working with Daredevil Tattoo in New York, you can see more of her creations including quick fading ‘Conceptual Tattoos’ at amandawachobtattoo.com.

If you like these unique tattoos, be sure to see our post ‘Tattoo Art Meets Graphic Design

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  1. Celestesays:

    Amanda Wachob is great, lately I’ve been seeing more and more people who have received her work walking around NYC – it’s beautiful stuff. I know it can be kind of difficult to get an appointment with her lately, though.

    I also recommend Adal Hernandez at Majestic Tattoo NYC (www.majestictattoonyc.com) for people who love color tattoos and the artistic, modern, painterly tattoo style – he’s great with color. He’s been my artist for a couple of years now.\

    Thanks for the article!

  2. Amandasays:

    Can you recommend any artist near the south east that do painterly/ watercolor style? I love Thea Duskin as well and her waiting list has been closed for a while. I’m just trying to find some possible options for other artists

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