When people commit to a tattoo, they usually expect to have just one image permanently inked on their skin. However, a tattoo artist in France creates clever designs that can be viewed in two different ways. Veks Van Hillik adds mesmerizing body art to people's elbows and knees that reveal another side to the illustration when people unbend their joints. Each of these black-and-white tattoos is carefully drawn to interact with people's bodies.
Many tattoo artists choose to create sprawling works of art on the body.
Vibrant yet delicate, watercolor tattoos decorate the skin with permanent paintings.
Getting a tattoo can be a daunting endeavor. Unless you’re opting for temporary tattoos, traditional body art lasts forever—so you had better make your ink count. This makes a rose an ideal choice as a tattoo idea. After all, the flower has a classical, timeless beauty, so it will surely pass the test of time on your skin. You just need to decide where, how, and what style you’ll get it in.
If you look at the work of Eva Karabudak, aka Eva Krbdk, it is easy to mistake her delicate designs...
When is a sticker not a sticker? When it’s a tattoo!
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.