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Watercolor Painting Style Tattoos by Petra Hlaváčková

Friday 04.18.2014 , Posted by
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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. [Read more...]

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Incredible 3D Tattoos Jump Off the Skin

Monday 03.31.2014 , Posted by
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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. [Read more...]

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Sasha Unisex Will Make You Want All of Her Colorful Tattoos

Tuesday 02.04.2014 , Posted by
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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. [Read more...]

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Seriously Saturated: Black Ink Tattoos by Kamil Czapiga

Wednesday 01.29.2014 , Posted by
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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. [Read more...]

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

Tuesday 11.12.2013 , Posted by

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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! [Read more...]

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

Wednesday 11.06.2013 , Posted by

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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. [Read more...]

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Fantastic Tattoos Made from Dots. Kenji Alucky, Japan’s Traveling Artist, Hits New York.

Tuesday 10.08.2013 , Posted by

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Stippling is a technique mostly associated with fine-tipped pens and a careful hand, but tattoo artist Kenji Alucky from Hokkaido, Japan is using the form on skin. His exquisite pieces are filled with geometric forms, both natural and mathematical, and most are created using his signature method employing fine dots. [Read more...]

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26 3-D Tattoos That Will Blow Your Mind

Sunday 08.11.2013 , Posted by

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Looking for inspiration for your next ink investment? Look no further than this amazing collection of 3d tattoo art! On Visual News, we’ve brought you numerous examples of 3d anamorphic illustrations on notebooks, sidewalks, and paper, but now we’re happy to present the same techniques applied to human skin! With ink, there is no erasing, and the level of skill that each of these tattoo artists has reached to make their art pop off the skin, is unbelievable. [Read more...]

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The Story of a Designer’s Tattoo in Memory of Dad

Tuesday 05.07.2013 , Posted by

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Many tattoos are put on with less than a second thought… others go through months or years of planning and involve a storied narrative. This tattoo is one of the latter. After Boston based designer Kirk Wallace’s dad passed away earlier this year he fulfilled a promise that is truly touching, creating a tattoo design carefully crafted around the memory of his dad – the very person who taught him the art of drawing. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #264 > The Not So Innocent World Of Disney

Wednesday 09.05.2012 , Posted by

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