When is a sticker not a sticker? When it’s a tattoo! Tattoo artist Clayton Dias will make you do a double-take with his holographic-inspired designs. He creates body art that has the metallic shimmer of a real sticker, complete with the vertical highlights and rainbow array of colors as it captures the light. Sometimes, it appears as though the tattoo is peeling from the skin which only adds to the amazing illusions within Dias’ work.
If you were born in the ‘80s or ‘90s, collecting stickers was probably a big part of your childhood.
Today, traditional Japanese motifs, designs, and stylistic sensibilities remain popular sources of inspiration behind many contemporary tattoos.
If you’re contemplating getting inked, choosing the right permanent artwork for your body can be a little daunting. If you’re put off by garish tattoo designs, something simple and elegant might be the right choice for you. Whether you want to pay homage to your favorite city with a simple skyline or celebrate your love of nature with delicate petals and leaves, it’s hard to go wrong with a minimalist tattoo.
All bodies are beautiful, but people living with visible scars often struggle to feel confident.
Beijing-based tattoo artist MR.L (who also goes by the name 17)
Beijing-based tattoo artist Franky Yang creates ethereal body art inspired by traditional Chinese paintings. Like windows to another world, she contains each of her refined illustrations inside long, thin rectangles, which stretch across her clients' arms, legs, and torsos. Within these geometric shapes are detailed visions of rocky mountainsides, luscious forests, and twinkling seascapes. Yang uses the constraints of a rectangular panel to frame her artwork in an engaging way.
You might already be familiar with black light tattoos created using ultraviolet ink, but Russian artist Maxim Sipakov takes glowing...
Seoul-based tattoo artist Hen creates vibrant body art inspired by the animal kingdom.
Polish tattoo artist Joanna Świrska, aka Dzo Lamka, creates stunning body art inspired by plants, animals, fungi, and a bit of surrealism. As the owner of Nasza Tattoo Shop in Wrocław, Poland, her unique designs often feature a mix of these different elements in a distinct illustrative style that uses bold, black linework and select areas of color. Świrska showcases some of her best work on her Instagram.
A mother and father's love is immeasurable.
South Korea-based tattoo artist Sion Kwak creates delicate body art inspired by traditional Korean motifs.