Wonderfully Illustrative Fine-Line Tattoos by Istanbul’s Bicem Sinik

Istanbul-based tattoo artist Bicen Sinik has an impressive talent for creating intricate, fine-line illustrations on skin. Like the Los Angeles-based Dr. Woo (who we featured just last week), she has a knack for creating high-contrast linear and stippled pieces with a minimal amount of shading.

Fine Line Tattoos by LA’s Famous Dr. Woo

If you want to get tattooed by Brian Woo (aka Dr. Woo), you’re going to have to wait at least 6 months. That’s the current backlog for the artist, who’s put ink on such celebs as Drake, Ellie Goulding, and Cara Delevingne. Woo’s in-demand style came to light last december when The New York Times called him the “Tattoo Artist for the Hollywood Set” and put his unique single needle, fine-line creations front and center.

Comic Book Artist Creates A Tattoo That Comes to Life With An Interactive App

We’ve seen some pretty rad 3d tattoos, but this one adds a whole new dimension. Created by Australian comic book artist Sutu, the tattoo features an augmented reality that can be revealed with the help of an app powered by Boomcore technology. The tattoo looks like a regular comic book character, but through the lens of the app it comes alive! Swirls of color radiate from the object in the little guy’s hand. The future of body art just got really exciting.

Would You Let Someone Tattoo You… Freehand? Tattoos With No Previous Sketches or Stencils

There are many tattoo techniques in the world, but a unique one is developing at the hands of an Amsterdam-based artist appropriately named Jay Freestyle. It’s being tattooed entirely by freehand – where the client’s new ink is totally dependent on what Jay creates on the spot. His method is unique, and while the idea of unplanned permanence would leave many uncomfortable, his clients are sure to be happy with his highly skilled artwork. The finished pieces come out beautifully and each one is uniquely original.

Watercolor Painting Style Tattoos by Petra Hlaváčková

The transparency of watercolor paint seems as though it would be a difficult look to achieve with ink on human skin, but Petra Hlaváčková is proving this is not the case. The tattoo artist, based in Prague, Czech Republic, contrasts bold sketched outlines with seemingly sheer pastel colors. She achieves looks that seem like they could only work on paper, like colors that appear to be spreading out as they soak into the skin.

Incredible 3D Tattoos Jump Off the Skin

Tattoos that look like a 3D illusion are nothing new (we’ve covered some sweet ink before) but dig these prime examples from an Italian tattooist going by the name Lippo. His incredible ability to imitate reality gives each of his inked subjects a work of art that looks to jump from their skin… or be embedded in it.

Sasha Unisex Will Make You Want All of Her Colorful Tattoos

I’ll admit it, I’m a tattoo virgin – but if I was going to get inked, I’d want my first date to be with Sasha Unisex. Her painterly tattoos are colorful and filled with imaginatively hued animal life that convey a load of emotion. When I say painterly I mean it too – before putting her work on skin, she does a precise watercolor of her design, getting all the details right before making it permanent.

Seriously Saturated: Black Ink Tattoos by Kamil Czapiga

Inspired by antique prints, wildlife, music, imaginary worlds, and Slavic mythology, Polish tattoo artist Kamil Czapiga has a brilliant talent for creating depth with just black ink. He uses pointillist techniques to give dimension to his designs and has a unique personal flair. Working in the city of Katowice, Poland, the richness of his black ink in some areas seems almost impossible.

That’s a Commitment! Tattoos That Need More Than One Body to be Complete

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Think getting the name of your current love on your arm is a big commitment? Nope. Just a little coverup and that romance is history. But how about these ‘all in one’ tattoos we’re beginning to see crop up around the web. The often large-scale designs cover at least two bodies, and in many cases require all individuals to stand arm in arm to show the complete design. Now that’s a commitment!

Dots To Line: Minimalist, Black Ink, Geometric Tattoos by Chaim Machley

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Based in Berlin, German tattoo artist Chaim Machley has gained quite a following for his iconic geometric tattoos. His minimalist black ink designs are based on points and lines. He is a master of perfect symmetry and rich, monochrome contrasts.