November 11, 2017

Artist Creates Tattoos That Combine a Love of Vintage Illustrations and World Travel

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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October 17, 2017

Artist’s Illustrative UV Tattoos Come to Life and Glow Under Blacklight

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.

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September 28, 2017

Classic Paintings Reimagined as Tattoos Infused with Korean Art Techniques

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.

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August 24, 2017

Former Cartoonist Creates Tiny Tattoos of Simply Adorable Characters and Scenes

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.

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