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Artistical Tattoos Infused with Korean Traditional Colors and Patterns

Korean tattooer Pitta KKM blends the art masterpieces of old masters with the traditional colors and pattern of Korean art. He explains “In Korea, there are traditional colors called ‘오방색’ (five direction colors), blue, white, red, black and yellow for east, west, south, north and … Continue reading

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Tattoos Inspired by Amazonian Tribes – Brian Gomes

“Tattoos are the ripe fruit of the soul. They are our inner beauty.” Brian Gomes Influenced by Brazilian and Peruvian tribes, Brian Gomes believes our physical form reflects our spiritual life. “He spreads spiritual intention with each pattern, but won’t copy sacred designs … Continue reading

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Monmon Cats by Kazuaki Horitomo

Kazuaki Horitomo is a California-based Japanese artist who has been tattooing for over twenty years and is well versed in Japanese tradition including tebori (a technique of tattooing by hand). This unique concept was born out of a combination of Horitomo’s two great … Continue reading

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Skin deep – Looking Beyond the Tattoos

Photographer Steven Burton spent over 400 hours in Photoshop removing tattoos that covered former LA gang members. The emotional series, Skin Deep: Looking Beyond Tattoos, is to humanize a group of people who are stereotyped because of their tattoo-covered body. … Continue reading

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Pis Saro, the Botanical Tattoo Artist

Pis Saro is a traveller and botanical tattoo artist from Crimea. “The mood of my art changes with the seasons”she said to Illusion Magazine “I grow flowers and watch them attentively, looking at each fractal detail in petals and leaves. … Continue reading

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Japanese Temporary Tattoos to Detect Soba Allergies

Incorporating traditional Japanese motifs and designs, these temporary tattoos were developed in collaboration with a dermatologist to detect soba (buckwheat noodle) allergies. “When it comes to food allergies, soba is the peanut of Japan,” says ad agency J. Walter Thompson, … Continue reading

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Black & White Ink Snakes by Mirko Sata

These serpentine designs on skin are by Milan-based tattoo artist Mirko Sata. Satatttvision / Instagram / Satatttvision’s Tumblr

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Live Leaf Tattoos by Rit Kit

“I’m a nature lover, so most of my sketches are related to flora,” Ukrainian tattooer Rit Kit explains. “But the more I drew, the more I wanted something fresh and native, to feel the plants without any steps in between.” … Continue reading

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Motivational Bandage Tattoos for Mental Wellbeing and Self Improvement

These inspirational tattoos were created by Francesca Timbers, a Psychology graduate from London and owner of PopShopUK (etsy store). They have since been featured by DeviantArt, Tattoodo, 5 Seconds of Summer, Bustle, and have received a great reception on Tumblr. Francesca successfully raised £4,657 … Continue reading

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Akuma Shugi From Wolf & Dagger Tattoos Studio

Akuma Shugi is a tattoo artist and illustrator from Wolf & Dagger, a custom tattoo studio in Hove UK, specialising in Japanese, traditional and neo-traditional tattooing. His artworks (on paper and on skin) are a clever and original reinvention of old Japanese … Continue reading

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