Tattoo Art. Literally.
If I were asked what things interest me the most, I would have to say art, video games, and tattoos, so you can probably imagine that I’m always extra-interested when I see those things overlap. I’ve seen video games featuring art and I’ve seen tattoos featuring video games (a Zelda tribute tattoo may or may not be in my 5-year plan) , but have I seen tattoos that can truly be called works of art? I’ve only really seen great art tattoos in the real world on the streets, but anyone can get a closer look at some art tattoos with these revolutionary new tools called “the Internet” and “Google.” Long gone are the days when tattoos were limited to generic images of hearts and anchors, because today tattoos are being taken to a new extreme. Tattoo artists can take any image a client wants and forever embed it into skin, and in some cases skin can be treated like a famous painter’s canvas. Check out some people who wear their love for art on their sleeve:
Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man by by Matt Lambdin of Iron Clad Tattoos, Troy, MI
Mucha Art Nouveau tattoo by Lacie Frain of Phoenix Tattoo Studio, Raleigh, NC
Katsushika Hokusai’s Great Wave Off Kanagawa-inspired tattoo by Shawn Nutting of Chronic Tattoo, Elyria, OH
Francisco Goya’s The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters by Stephanie Brown of Butterfat Studios, Chicago, IL
Great stuff, am I right? Pretty much blows every tribal tattoo you’ve ever seen out of the water (as if that would be remotely difficult). Did I give you any ideas for some new ink? Because if you’re anything like me, you’re probably itching to go out and get something amazing needled into your skin after scrolling through this post. As always, let me know what you think in the comments below!
- Julien Palast Knows How to Showcase the Human Body (artsnapper.com)
- Danny Quirk Dissects the Human Body (artsnapper.com)
- Graffiti Tattoo, Vol. 2 (creativecloseup.com)