A mother and father's love is immeasurable. It is a universal truth that a parent would do almost anything for their child. When Derek Prue saw that his 8-year-old son was becoming self-conscious about his birthmark—a large one that covers much of his chest—the loving dad was determined to alleviate his child’s worries.
South Korea-based tattoo artist Sion Kwak creates delicate body art inspired by traditional Korean motifs.
Tattooist Min Zumi permanently places patches on his clients' skin.
Tattooist Pony Reinhardt creates body art that views nature through the lens of the mystical. Coming from a visual language built on “ritual placemats and alchemical diagrams,” the delicate linework features a variety of animals, plants, fungi, and the cosmos that often come together in collage-like compositions. The results are pieces that span the length or width of an arm or chest with their different elements inviting you to consider their overall meaning.
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Tattooist Michele Volpi creates surreal body art crafted from finely inked details.
Tattooist Matt Pehrson has transformed his client’s head into a mind-bending optical illusion. Using a combination of perspective and shading, the bald noggin looks as though there's a hole in it, or a vortex that is pulling everything towards its deep center. The effect is as amazing as it is impressive—especially because from certain angles, the illusion seems to engulf the entire head in its dizzying design.
Tattooist Yatzil Elizalde will have you seeing double, triple, or even quadruple thanks to her dizzying body art.
If you’re missing your friends during the current COVID-19 lockdown, French artist Lise Grossmann has created a humorous way to...
While many colorful tattoos sprawl across the skin, the work of South Korean tattooist EQ is contained in a small rectangle. Calling this approach his Frame, there are entire stories told in the long, thin format. But because of their size, only a sliver of the entire composition is revealed—evoking the feeling that we’re viewing these scenes through a crack in a door. The inspiration for EQ’s Frames run the gamut.
The embroidery tattoo trend has people from across the world rocking faux stitches on their skin.
Having always experimented with artistic materials since he was a child, Istanbul-based artist Ayhan Karadağ has finally found his calling—tattooing.