Multi-talented French artist Franck Pellegrino is known for his illustrations, graffiti art, and tattooing. Originally from Lyon, and now living in Paris, he’s part of Bleu Noir tattoo studio, where he inks clients with permanent pieces of his monochrome, travel-inspired artwork. Pellegrino began his creative career as a graffiti artist at age 15, and first starting tattooing around six years ago.
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Have you ever wondered about the meanings of traditional sailor tattoos?
Melbourne-based tattoo artist Tukoi Oya uses colored ultraviolet ink to highlight specific areas of her illustrative designs. This allows viewers to appreciate them in a whole other light…literally. UV tattoos (also known as blacklight tattoos) are made with inks that glow visibly under an ultraviolet light. Under normal lighting conditions, Oya’s delicate blackwork lines result in an impressive style; however, once exposed to UV light, her works glow vibrantly, elevating them into the extraordinary.
Tattoos offer many things, and one of those is a way of celebrating a beloved pet.
Hamburg-based tattoo artist Susanne König illustrates surreal fairy tale scenes and whimsical characters using a gorgeous combination of blackwork and dot-work.
Despite tattoo art’s long history and growing popularity, it is still considered taboo in some countries. This is the case in South Korea, where tattooing is considered an illegal activity unless the artist holds a medical license. However, this hasn’t prevented tattoo artist Pitta KKM—whose unique style has made him a pop culture hero—from practicing his craft.
Talented tattooist and self-described “astral ruffian” Pony Reinhardt creates fanciful tattoos inspired by a range of flora and fauna.
We spend much of our lives working—more than a third, in fact.
Istanbul-based artist Ahmet Cambaz designs tiny tattoos that are as skillfully created as as they are delightfully adorable. As a former cartoonist, Cambaz finds inspiration in illustration, applying the artistic techniques he learned during his drawing days to each piece of body art. Rendered in delicate lines and featuring minimal color, each tiny tattoo offers an understated way to adorn the body.
Citing illustration as her predominant passion, Mexico City-based artist Sollefe embraces the art form “regardless of whether the final result is static...
Tattoos are often a collaboration between client and artist as they both decide what the body art will look like and...