If you were born in the ‘80s or ‘90s, collecting stickers was probably a big part of your childhood. Whether you stuck them to your school locker or decorated your walls, there’s something so nostalgic about sticker-clad surfaces. Canadian tattoo artist Luke Cormier allows you to commemorate our past love of colorful decals with his cartoon-inspired tattoos. Each one looks just like stickers that could peel off your skin.
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.
All bodies are beautiful, but people living with visible scars often struggle to feel confident. In a bid to help women who have burns, scars, and other blemishes on their skin, a Vietnamese tattoo artist known as Ngoc Like Tattoo conceals unwanted marks with body art. The talented artist’s cover-up tattoos not only look beautiful, but they help her clients regain confidence.
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.
You might already be familiar with black light tattoos created using ultraviolet ink, but Russian artist Maxim Sipakov takes glowing body art to a whole new level. The talented 18-year-old animator digitally alters videos from tattoo artists around the world. He adds neon lights to their designs that appear to move around the skin like magic. Each modified bit of body art looks like the tattoo of a superhero!
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...
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.