When Melbourne-based artist Annita Maslov isn’t illustrating, she’s in her tattoo studio translating her intricate pen and ink drawings into body art. With a focus on historical, gothic, and nature-inspired motifs, she renders each monochrome design in black ink, dot by dot, resulting in incredible works that look just like old lithographs etched onto the skin.
When it comes to impermanent ink, Tattly is leading the pack.
As the leaves begin to change color and the sweet scent of pumpkin spice lattes fills the air, it’s made...
Tattoo artist Esther Garcia adds an ornamental touch to her clients’ arms and legs. Over the course of her 20-year career, she has evolved her style to combine elements of the blackout trend with colorful blooms, winged creatures, and decorative motifs that seemingly float on skin. The idea for this approach was originally a solution for coverup tattoos, in which she inks over a previous design that someone wants hidden.
Looking for a way to spruce up your skin without committing to permanent ink?
Tattoos have transitioned from being a taboo form of art to something that people of all ages wear on their...
Monitoring your health may get a lot easier thanks to technology being developed by a team of researchers in Germany. As detailed in a recently published article, scientists have developed tattoos that change color according to the body’s levels of glucose and albumin or its pH. This would allow patients with illnesses like diabetes or kidney disease to keep track of their health without having to take constant blood samples.
At 102 years old, Whang-Od Oggay (who also goes by Whang-od or Maria Oggay)
Tattoos offer an artistic way to pay homage to life’s passions.
Today, traditional Japanese motifs, designs, and stylistic sensibilities remain popular sources of inspiration behind many contemporary tattoos. Often, many ink artists opt to combine the old with the new to create pieces that range from playful prints and patterns to delicate works of art. Regardless of specific style, these Japanese-inspired tattoos have one thing in common: roots in Irezumi, or traditional Japanese tattooing.
Tattooing has been around since ancient times, and though many trends in the art of permanent ink have come and...
If you’re contemplating getting inked, choosing the right permanent artwork for your body can be a little daunting.