List of 20 Best Tattoo Artists from All Over The World 
More often than not, tattoo lovers see tattoos as work of art to enhance their beauty. Tattoo art is not new. It has its roots in the past, earlier also people used to get inked. Initially, tattoo art was introduced into the Western world, and there it was mainly popular among sailors, however, the tattoo art started to gain popularity in the 1970’s. Since then, the art of tattooing has become more widely accepted than before. Basically, tattooing was emanated as a form of healing similar to acupuncture, and gradually it evolved into the art form that it is today. This 20 famous tattoo artists you should follow in 2021.
There are numerous tattoo artists all across the world. All of them are giving services at the best of their capacities. However, like any other profession, there are some tattoo artists who have earned both name and fame because of their marvelous body artwork.
If you are planning to get an artwork on your body, but not sure whom to contact for the same, then this post is for you. In this post we are sharing with you the best 20 tattoo artists from all over the world in 2021.
Here are the List of best 20 tattoo artists from all over the world:1. INAL BERSEKOV — Canada
Inal Bersekov is a renowned tattoo artist from Canada. Inal is primarily known for Fine-line black-and-gray tattoos that showcase scenes and portraits. He’s done tattoo portraits of many celebrities, including Will Smith, Muhammad Ali, Justin Bieber, and Drake’s Sade. Drake and his OVO crew members get their tattoos from Inal as he is their personal tattoo artist. His realistic tattoos look fabulous.2. GIPPI RONDINELLA — Italy
Gippi Rondinella is amongst the first generation professional Italian Tattoo Artists. He opened his first tattoo parlor in Rome in the year 1986, and he calls himself a Tattooer and not an artist.
Carolyn Elaine is famously known for Black lines and vibrant watercolor imageries. She basically specializes in neo traditional wildlife tattoos. She is based in Chicago, where she works at MayDay Tattoo Co. and very well known as the “Lady Tattooer”. She was even featured on season 8 of Ink Master. She has successfully earned a name in the industry by her unique body artwork.
4. GLENN CUZEN — United Kingdom
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Glenn Cuzen, based in the UK, is a multi-award winning tattoo artist. He has been tattooing for more than a decade now and is the proud owner of Top Gun Tattoo. He is famously known for Geometric dot work. And he is a great fan of Brutal black work, Japanese, Black and grey, Polynesian and Polka trash style tattooing!5. HORISHOW — Japan
Horishow is one of the leading tattoo artists in the world, known for tattooing traditional Japanese subject matter with bold color. He works as a tattooist at Amitabha Tattoo in Fukuoka, Japan. His fans are great admirers of his detailed body artwork, for which he is famous across the world.
Related:6. ANN SAVAGE — Philippines
Another wonderful tattoo artist who is known for her excellent work is Ann Savage, from the Philippines. Ann’s full name is Analou Savage. She is a full time tattooist, managing her own business. Besides, she is a mother as well. She is known for her excellent tattoo work.7. DANIEL DIMATTIA — Belgium
Daniel DiMattia is known for his wonderful tribal and black artwork. He runs his own tattoo studio named Calypso Tattoo. He possess immense experience in the field as he has been working in the industry for more than 2 decades now. Daniel’s designs primarily feature, African tribes, ancient Greco-Roman motifs, Indian henna designs, modern geometrical forms and Polynesian culture. He is admired across the world for his mesmerizing and beautifully-made body artwork.
Vu Ngoc Tan is a young Vietnamese tattoo artist, who is known for his excellent body artwork. Besides, he is an extensive traveler and is always traveling for his work. People looking for Vu Ngoc Tan can easily locate him at the world best tattoo conventions.9. ROB KELLY — China
Based in Hong Kong, Rob Kelly is a renowned tattoo artist in China and across borders. He initially started in the year 2005 and just after five years he opened his own tattoo studio, named BLACKOUT. BLACKOUT is a custom tattoo studio famous throughout Hong Kong. Rob is known for his unique and customized tattoo designs, which is a perfect blend of traditional and new-school color.
Aaron is specifically known for his watercolor portraits. He is a full time tattooist and possess immense experience in dot work, photorealism, and sacred geometry that made him one of the leading tattooists in the United States and across borders. He successfully earned featured artist status on the tattoo convention circuit. Besides, he has been featured in multiple tattoo publications, and he was one of the contestants at Ink Master Season 5: Rivals.
Also See:11. DUNCAN VIEGAS — India
Duncan started his apprenticeship in the year 2007. Just after one year of his apprenticeship he started working as a full time tattooist in Goa, India. Currently, he works in Inkfidel. Duncan is known for his unique style, which he himself calls ‘eclectic’. He works with a lot of different styles; however, primarily he focuses on illustrative, geometric, watercolor, dot work and new school the most. He is known for creating customized tattoo designs. Almost all his designs are hand drawn.
The Australian tattooist, Lauren Winzer is famously known for her quaint, playful, colorful, cartoon-inspired, delicate hand lettering. Based in Sydney, currently, she is working as a tattooist at Hunter & Fox Tattoo, Sydney, Australia. She uses vibrant colors in her tattoos and characters, thereby giving them extraordinary look that stand out.13. SHANNON ROMIJN — Netherlands
Shannon Romijn is a full time Dutch tattoo artist. Shannon is known for realistic & beautiful portraits. Shannon is a proud owner of InstInkt, a tattoo studio in Nieuwegein. She is known for her brilliant tattoo designs.
One of the most popular tattoo artists in Germany is – Guido Schmitz. Currently, based in Kassel, Guido has a private Atelier. An extensive traveler, can be found easily at the best tattoo conventions. Guido is known for his whimsical and colorful tattoos. Recently he traveled to Goa, India. He was in India for the Goa tattoo festival. Besides, he is very active on social media as well.15. VALERIE VARGAS — England
England based tattoo artist, Valerie Vargas is very well known for her western traditional styled tattoos. Primarily her tattoos feature figurative work, Japanese style work, and fine line black and grey. In addition to this, she is famous for cover-up tattoos. She possesses immense experience in the field. In the year 2014, she along with her husband opened her own shop, named Modern Classic Tattoo. She is known for her brilliant body artwork. People love her extraordinary skills.
Alex Muller is a South African tattoo artist, who is known for her Hand poking techniques. Her style of hand poking doesn’t involve electricity. She uses traditional tattooing methods of hand to skin contact. Currently, she is working at The Body Architects in Cape Town, South Africa.17. AJARN NOO KANPAI — Thailand
Sak yant tattoo artist, Ajarn Noo Kanpai is a recognized tattooist in Thailand. He is the most famous Sak Yant world’s most (Thai spiritual tattoos) tattoo artist in the world. Besides, his work emphasis on sacred objects, and spiritual incantations. He has inked many celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Michelle Rodriguez, and Brad Pitt. He is loved for his intricate and realistic artwork.
Based in Lyon, Boun Cang is a French tattoo artist, who is popularly known for his realistic and gorgeously curated black & grey portraits. Boun loves to create large scale pieces and is famous for his brilliant and unique tattoos.19. MATIAS NOBLE — Spain
Spanish tattoo artist, Matias Noble is one of the most popular tattoo artists in the world. He is known for his wonderful black and grey realism work with little to no line work. He has been working as a tattoo artist since 2012. At present he works at Noble Art Gallery in Valencia, Spain. He is famous for the amazing pieces that he has created so far.
Studio: Devil’z Tattooz, Delhi
Delhi based tattoo artist, Lokesh Verma is one of the very famous tattooists in the country and across borders. He initially started practicing tattooing in the year 2003 while pursuing his MBA. For two years he worked as a freelance tattoo artist and later in the year 2005, he opened his own tattoo studio in Delhi. Lokesh is known for his black and color realism. Besides, he also does portraits. Often his work is described as more of a reproduction!
To pan out….
So, there is no dearth of good tattoo artists across the world. No matter which part of the world you live in, there is always a great tattoo artist to help you with a wonderful tattoo on your body. You can get your tattoo from any of these artists as all of them are equally good and have their unique tattooing style and pattern.
Enjoy Tattooing…. ☺ ☺
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The Best Tattoo Artists and Parlors in the World
Tattoos are a core part of the modern luxury milieu, and the best tattoo artists are significant influencers and partners in luxury fashion and culture. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has rounded up the 10 best tattoo artists and parlors in the US, plus some top international tattoo artists and studios. And for those who aren’t ready for a full commitment, she’s also listed the top temporary tattoo brands that you should know about.
Tattoo Artists are core to the luxury ecosystem
Tattoos have consistently transcended social hierarchies, despite being widely known as a symbol of rebellion and counter-culture. As we covered in our post about tattoos and the wealthy over three years ago (and we’re sure that you already know), getting inked has become mainstream and even a symbol of luxury.
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If it feels like everyone you know has one, that’s not surprising. A fifth of UK residents have tattoos; among those under 30, its one in three. It’s estimated that 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo; 40% of U.S. adults between the ages of 26-40 have at least one.
Tattoos were once loved by the elite
Perhaps surprisingly, our era is not the first time that elites have embraced tattoos. For example, I was surprised to learn that the delicate, corseted socialites of the Victorian era flirted with ink — adorning themselves in themes featuring butterflies, flowers and dragons.
then they fell out of fashion
In the latter decades of the 20th century, tattoos were decidedly NOT posh. As our founder wrote about her perceptions of them growing up, “In Michigan, in the ’70’s, they were the province of bikers and longshoremen, people who had been incarcerated and maybe the occasional gang member.”
For me, growing up in the ’80’s and ’90’s near the Jersey shore, tattoos were associated with teens who would choose cartoon characters or inaccurate Chinese symbols at boardwalk tattoo parlors. At least bikers and longshoremen had some street cred!
This wasn’t just a middle-class American perspective. In Japan, for centuries tattoos have been associated with crime and criminals, particularly the organised gangs known as yakuza.
now, we’re in a new renaissance in the art of tattooing
There is no denying that we are experiencing another renaissance in the art of tattooing. Reality television shows like Ink Master, Black Ink Crew: Chicago – and even a show dedicated to fixing bad tattoos imaginatively named Tattoo Fixers – occupy airtime throughout various cable networks. Tattoo artists have been elevated to media personalities and fashion influencers.
And of course, there’s Instagram. Tattoo studios and artists have gained major traction on the platform — it’s a match made in heaven, really. Celeb-favorite ink studio, Bang Bang, for example, has 2.2 million followers. And the visual medium makes it easier than ever to find inspiration from tattoo artists across the globe to craft your own custom design.
If you’re feeling the itch for your first tattoo, or maybe your second or third, check out our round up of the latest generation of highly skilled and respected tattoo artists around the country. For the commitment phobes (raising hand), we’ve included some cool temporary tattoo brands so that you (and I) can join in on the trend too.
The Best Tattoo Artists and Parlors in the World
Here are the top 10 tattoo artists and parlors in the US right now.New York City
New Yorkers think they have the best everything. Best bagels, best shopping, best museums…and what do you know? They even live alongside the best tattoo studios and artists.
1. Bang Bang – Keith McCurdy and Team
At Bang Bang, you can get inked from Cara Delevigne’s, Rihanna’s and Katy Perry’s tattoo artist, Keith McCurdy…if you’re willing to wait. If not, McCurdy has been a champion of diversity and hiring women and has a roster of 20 artists. We love Liz’s intricate laser precision line work, Trudy’s gorgeous sense of color and modern compositions and Anatole and Dez for their black and grey realism and portraits.
2. Dot Creative Group – Goldy Z and Kate SV
Dot Creative Group is a private studio that offers custom designs by appointment only from artists, Goldy Z and Kate SV. Both women specialize in black and grey photorealism and flawless portraits. Kate SV is the resident color expert and her botanicals are exquisitely rendered.
3. Saved Tattoos – Scott Campbell
Located in trendy Williamsburg, is Scott Campbell’s Saved Tattoos. He has tattooed New York’s art and design elite- most notably Marc Jacobs, but is currently not accepting any appointments. Not to worry. Check out Sophie C’est la Vie’s colorful and imaginative motifs featuring botanicals, animals and decorative objects that have a whimsical and vintage flair.
The top US and international tattoo artists. Top: Bang Bang Tattoos; Bottom: Sophie C’est la Vie of Saved Tattoos. Courtesy Photos.
4. Invisible NYC – Regino Gonzalez
Invisible NYC, on the Lower East Side, specializes in the art of Japanese tattooing. Regino Gonzalez’s full sleeve and full body masterpieces speak for themselves. You can almost feel the silky scales of his snakes and retreat just a little bit as you stare into the eyes of his tigers. As detailed as they are, it’s his highly stylized composition that makes the art come alive.
5. East River Tattoo – Rachel Hauer
At East River Tattoo, the emphasis is on maritime folk art and 19th century traditional tattooing. As such, there’s an old-tyme feel to their artwork. We love Rachel Hauer’s surreal work, which looks as if it could be found in a folk art print or in the pages of a fable.
The top US and international tattoo artists, L to R: Rachel Hauer of East River Tattoos; Regino Gonzalez of Invisible NYC. Courtesy Photos.
Rest of the U.S.
6. Shamrock Social Club LA – Mark Mahoney and Team
In L.A, Shamrock Social Club’s motto is, “Where the Elite and the Underworld Meet.” The studio has certainly inked their share of the Hollywood elite: Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie, if we’re going to drop some names. The owner, Mark Mahoney, is known as a pioneer of black and grey tattoos and his colleagues are first-rate too.
7. Memoir Tattoos LA – Kim Saigh
Another L.A institution is Memoir Tattoos, a predominantly custom tattoo studio. Kim Saigh, who was featured on reality tv show L.A Ink is the woman to work with if you are looking for mesmerizing color tattoos.
The top US and international tattoo artists. Upper: Mark Mahoney of the Shamrock Social Club; Lower: Kim Saigh’s work at Memoir Tattoos. Courtesy Photos.
8. Tenderfoot Studios Portland – Pony Reinhardt
In Portland, you can find Pony Reinhardt at Tenderfoot Studios. Her fine art credentials are evident in her body of tattoo work. She is inspired first and foremost by the natural world, with a heavy element of the subconscious and ritualistic motifs. The studio uses only vegan inks.
9. Black Oak Chicago – Cloey Zikmund and Stephanie Brown
It’s increasingly difficult to obtain an appointment at Chicago’s Black Oak tattoo parlor due to the popularity of its resident female artists’ sublime work. But that just gives you more time to deliberate on the design you want. Cloey Zikmund’s elegant and graceful black and grey florals and Stephanie Brown’s painterly tattoos inspired by nature- both the pretty and the ugly- look like still-life masterpieces on your skin.
The top US and international tattoo artists, L to R: Black Oak Chicago, Tenderfoot Studios, Portland, Oregon. Courtesy Photos.
10. Tattoo & Co Miami – Javier Acero and William Perez
Miami’s award-winning Tattoo & Co is located in the Wynwood Arts District. You’ll have plenty of eye candy to inspire your next creation. It’s home to Javier Acero, who is known for his bold tribal tattoos. And on the other end of the spectrum, you’ll find William Perez, who works in a softer, watercolor style.
This list of outstanding tattoo artists and parlors outside the US is far from exhaustive. But here are five tattoo artists and parlors to visit in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Or, if you’re feeling truly adventurous, you can opt to travel deep into the forest for a legendary form of Buddhist tattooing.
1. Good Times Tattoo London
One of the best tattoo parlors in London is Good Times in Shoreditch. The space is filled with natural light, and it’s home to several of London’s best tattoo artists. They include Nikole Low of cable tv’s London Ink; Piotrek Taton; and Dan Andout. Personally, we love Harriet Hapgood’s floral designs.
2. Parliament Tattoo London
Located in in an old factory in North London, the custom designs at Parliament Tattoo are by appointment only. Resident artist Rebecca Vincent is known for her beautiful monochrome (black and grey) florals.
The top international tattoo artists, L to R: Rebecca Vincent of Parliament Tattoos; Good Times Tattoos, London. Courtesy Photos.
3. Three Tides Tokyo
Tebori is the traditional Japanese method of tattooing, and Three Tides in Shibuya, Tokyo is one of the best-known tattoo studios providing the service. They also carry an extensive line of tattoo and graffiti-inspired merchandise. However, purists may want to visit a private tattoo studio in Tokyo. That requires some inside knowledge and connections, as these artists don’t advertise and many don’t speak English.
4. Freedom Tattoo Hong Kong – Gabe Shum
David Beckham and LeBron James are reportedly among the clients sporting tattoos inked by Gabe Shum, the owner of Freedom Tattoo in To Kwa Wan. It’s the self-proclaimed largest tattoo parlor in Asia. Shum has more than 30 years of experience, and you’ll also find over 20 resident and guest artists in the studio.
The top international tattoo artists, L to R: Three Tides Tattoo Tokyo; David Beckham shows off his Freedom Tattoo from Gabe Shum in Hong Kong. Courtesy Photos.
5. Sak Yank tattooing
You can also travel to obtain one of the oldest forms of tattoo in the world: the abbots of Buddhist temples still practice the ancient art of Sak Yank tattooing. If you want to try it, many luxury hotels can arrange a visit. For example, the new Rosewood Luang Prabang in Laos leads guided hikes to the forest temples where the monks still apply this legendary art.The top Temporary Tattoo Brands to Try
Summer music festivals are approaching, and who knows when some of the tattoo artists we listed above will have an opening?
Enter temporary tattoos, which have come a long way since kid’s birthday parties. There are literally thousands of realistic designs to choose from. And if none suit, it’s possible to get bespoke ones, too. Many of these companies claim their proprietary and patented inks will last anywhere from a weekend to a week. Here are some of the brands to check out so you can (almost) get inked.
The The top US and international tattoo artists and temporary tattoo brands.
If you have some artistic skills or have a friend who does, you might want to try a Jagua tattoo kit. Jagua is a 100% natural gel derived from the Jagua fruit tree. It stains the skin with a blue-black color and will last approximately two weeks. The kit comes with the the formula to create the gel, tools to store and apply the gel and lastly, a variety of stencils to create your design. The full intensity of the color will appear 24-48 hours after the application.
2. Flash Tattoos
Flash Tattoos offer trendy and feminine designs with a wild child flair. They come in packs which is a fun way to customize your own unique look. They’re the originators of the metallic tattoo and also provide custom designs too. The tattoos will last 4-6 days with proper care. FYI beach babes, these tattoos are waterproof but NOT sunscreen-proof.
The top temporary tattoo brands, L to R: Flash Tattoos; Jagua Tattoos. Courtesy Photos.
Tattly is a Brooklyn based company that sells “fake tattoos from real artists.” They are printed with vegetable ink and come in pairs, sets or sheets. We’ve seen them in many of our favorite indy boutiques as well as the revered art institutions like the MoMA and Whitney Museum. If you like your purchases to do double duty, check out these scented botanical tattoos designed by Vincent Jeannerot in collaboration with Agilex Fragrances.
Top temporary tattoo brands: Tattly.
4. Ephemeral Tattoos
Ephemeral Tattoos is opening its first pop-up location in New York later this year. The company has a patented ink process that causes tattoos to gradually fade away over the course of 12 months.
We’re loving these white and metallic tattoos from Tattoorary. The brand is based in the Netherlands and also offers Delft blue designs. Wedding season is upon us- could this be your something blue?
The top temporary tattoo brands, L to R: Tattoorary Deflt Blue; Ephemeral Tattoos. Courtesy Photos.
6. Artwear Tattoo
Since these top tattoo brands are temporary, why not go all out and try on a full sleeve tattoo? Artwear Tattoo works with established and up and coming artists to create their wearable art. At $22, it’s a very affordable way to change up your entire look (or just surprise your crew).
The Best Tattoo Artists and Parlors in the World
Whether you opt for permanent or temporary – or a combination of both – there’s a look out there for you. Who’s your favorite artist? And are you Team Temporary? Or all in?
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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, fitness and even investigating police misconduct. Julie lives in NYC where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing and spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.
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27 Best Tattoo Artists of 2020 You Should Follow on Instagram
Remember how last summer literally every one and their mom had a leopard-print midi skirt? That’s how I feel about tattoos (especially tiny tattoos). I mean, if you don’t have one, are you even a millennial? And if you’re in the market for a tattoo, there’s seriously never been a better time to find a tattoo artist whose style and aesthetic completely matches your own. You can discover the very best tattoo artists and find dope design inspo by just scrolling through Insta. So, whether you’re considering getting inked for the first time, looking to get another, or just simply enjoy browsing through cool tats, you’re gonna want to give all 27 of these tattoo artists a follow. Like, now.
1 This Red Ink Tattoo Artist
While Ghinkos is known for more than just her red ink tattoos, the brightly hued pieces definitely stand out in her portfolio. Her custom designed fine-line tattoos are truly works of art and something that you’ll want to show off on your IG and IRL.
2 This Script Tattoo Artist
Joanna’s script tattoos are small but mighty—her precise hand transforms even the most simple words into eye-catching phrases that will turn heads.
3 This Abstract Tattoo Artist
Responsible for some of Ariana Grande’s most iconic tats, Mira (aka @girlknewyork) has an abstract approach to tattoo design that’s totally unique from the rest. Her creations often feature women and celebrate the beauty of the female form.
4 This Intricate Tattoo Artist
Tiny script and intricate portraits—Brittany Randell has perfected it all. Most of her work centers around people, nature, and animals or even a combination of those things, like the design shown here.
5 This Realistic Tattoo Artist
When it comes to realistic tattoos, this artist is on a whole other level. Follow Pony Wave for mind-blowing drawings of eyes, like the one shown here, or floral tattoos that’ll have you saying out loud, “Wait, that’s not an actual rose?”
6 This Geometric Tattoo Artist
Known for her henna- and mehndi-inspired tattoo work, Kandace is a pro at geometric designs. Expect to find examples of the Atlanta-based artist’s sharp skills on her feed, much like the mandala artwork shown here.
7 This Watercolor Tattoo Artist
Nope, this is not body paint. Tattoo artist Sasha has perfected the art of graphic watercolor tattoo work, which is why she’s racked up almost 800k followers already.
8 This Detailed Tattoo Artist
Keith, or Bang Bang as he’s better known by, is a popular tattoo artist based in NYC. You might have seen the tats he’s done for Rihanna, but he’s also a go-to artist for many other celebs for his incredible attention to detail and life-like designs.
9 This ‘Tiny Tat’ Tattoo Artist
JonBoy is another celebrity tattoo artist whose calling card is his so-tiny-you-might-miss-them designs, like this fingernail tat. Everyone from Kendall Jenner to Bella Hadid to Sophia Richie has gotten JonBoy’s signature tiny tat. But whether or not you take the plunge, you’ll love following his account for his mini designs, insanely gorgeous handwriting, and his signature black-and-white aesthetic.
10 This Dainty Tattoo Artist
Gabby’s Instagram feed features a lot of ribcage tats, like this seaside sunset pictured here. Her dainty and whimsical designs are of everything from nature to abstract line work to sentimental quotes.
11 This Floral Tattoo Artist
Jess’s Instagram page is filled with plenty of minimal tats, but she’s also known for her sketch-y floral designs, like this one. But don’t sleep on her smaller emoji-like designs, which are also extremely adorable.
12 This Vivid Tattoo Artist
Stephanie Brown of @feralcatbox is based in Chicago and creates tattoos that look like legit paintings. Various flora and fauna designs are often featured on her page, not to mention clients with intricate life-like tattoos based on all things nature.
13 This Black-and-White Tattoo Artist
This Barcelona-based artist specializes in highly intricate black-and-white tattoos with a lot of contrast. His designs commonly feature moths, flowers, birds, and also skulls for good measure.
14 This Art-Inspired Tattoo Artist
If you’re a fan of impressionist-style paintings (think Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”), Wachob is definitely an artist to follow. She makes tattoos look like colorful brush strokes, like the one pictured here, but she also creates abstract eyes and other shapes, as well as more realistic designs.
15 This Hand-Poked Tattoo Artist
If you’re interested in tattoos of the hand-poked variety (aka stick and poke), you’ll want to follow Lara’s account ASAP. This artist typically uses black ink but definitely has some colors mixed in for a soft wash of pigment.
16 This Nature-Inspired Tattoo Artist
Rita’s life-like tats are modeled after actual plants chosen by her customers. She achieves her “live leaf tattoos” by using ink to first stamp the outline of the plants onto the skin for the most accurate details, followed by permanent ink to create these exact replicas.
17 This Fine Line Tattoo Artist
Brian Woo, better known as Dr. Woo, is based in L.A. and known for his intricate designs, usually created with very thin lines, like these teeny-tiny leaves on Zoë Kravitz. His other celebrity clients include Drake, Cara Delevingne, and Miley Cyrus.
18 This Bold Tattoo Artist
Lisa Orth creates her intricate designs with bold black lines. Her work regularly features picturesque landscapes or other nature-themed designs, like the flowers shown here.
19 This Dainty Tattoo Artist
If you’re an animal lover and you’d be willing to have a pic of one permanently inked on your skin, this is the account for you. This Korean tattoo studio specializes in dainty designs and has animals of all kinds: dogs, cats, jellyfish, birds—you name it, they’ve got it.
20 This UV Light Tattoo Artist
These cute tattoos might look like they’re created with your standard tattoo ink, but bring the UV light and you’ll see they’re anything but standard. This artist often creates minimal designs of constellations and flowers on clients but also does beautiful line work as well.
21 This Minimalist Tattoo Artist
Curt is known for his minimal yet powerful (and sometimes risqué) designs he creates with bold line art. His tats often center around silhouettes of bodies or other outlines with black ink and the occasional pop of red.
22 This Colorful Tattoo Artist
Into bright colors? Look no further than Seoul-based Zihee Tattoo. Whether you’re wanting a replica of an actual painting, like Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies,” or something totally original, like the floral ear design here, Zihee does it all.
23 This Tattoo Artist Who Uses a Stippling Technique
Tamara’s geometric tattoos often look like you’re peering through a kaleidoscope, thanks to their flawless symmetry and overlapping designs. She specializes in a stippling technique, in which the ink is applied in small dots for a gradient effect.
24 This Detailed Shading Tattoo Artist
Mr.K has mastered the difficult balance of small, faint tattoos and intricate detailing, which is why his clients, which include Brooklyn Beckham, Rita Ora, Joe Jonas, and Liam Hemsworth, pay him a visit for their ink.
25 This Quirky Tattoo Artist
Much like the celebs she tattoos (Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, and Katy Perry), Lauren’s aesthetic is quirky and not too serious. If you’re looking for a fun throwback tat dedicated to your Disney and Nickelodeon faves, you’ll definitely want her to be your new go-to artist.
26 This Vivid and Graphic Tattoo Artist
Lumpini is known for her vivid masterpieces saturated in bold color. Originally from Sweden, her background knowledge of painting and graphic design definitely translates to her tattoos.
27 This Multicultural Tattoo Interest
Krissy’s designs are super personal. They reference Egypt, India, Thai, and African imagery, so if you want a gorgeous tattoo that resonates deeply with your culture, she’s your person.Ama Kwarteng Ama Kwarteng is the Associate Beauty Editor at Cosmopolitan, covering all things hair, skin, makeup, for both print and digital. Brooke Shunatona Brooke Shunatona is a contributing writer for Cosmopolitan.com.
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The Best Tattoo Artists in America
Fifty years ago, if you wanted to be a tattoo artist, you had to be willing to dedicate your entire life to the craft. Finding an artist skilled enough to be able to teach you—and then convincing them to spend all their time and effort doing so—was no easy feat. And even if you did go through the painstaking process of finding a notable instructor and apprenticing under them for God knows how long, you still had to stand out to garner your own loyal following of fans and clients—usually by word of mouth.
Things are a little different these days. Tattoo apprenticeships come easily, and it seems everyone with a few thousand fake Instagram followers and a tattoo gun can call himself or herself a “tattooist. ” That’s exactly why it’s more important than ever before to pay attention to the real talented artists when we spot ‘em. We’re not saying getting appointments with these tattoo artists is easy (in fact, you can almost guarantee there’s a long line of appointments ahead of you), but we are saying that their juice is worth the squeeze.
Here are the 10 Best U.S. Tattoo Artists Everyone Should Know:
Brian Woo, better known by his tattooing name “Dr. Woo,” has become one of the most popular tattoo artists in the country—and we’re talking way before he was featured on Viceland’s Tattoo Age. His style is unique, distinguishable by his very thin line work, his obsession with shapes and parallelism, and of course, his one-of-a-kind “Woo arrows,” which have become staples of his work. His landscape and portrait work are unbelievable, as well as his simple geometric designs. Hell, we’ve even seen him bang out some incredible traditional stuff, too.
We’ve seen a sharp rise in fine line and stick and poke tattoos over the last few years, and while an overwhelming majority of them are usually done by college kids in dorm rooms while Fleet Foxes records play in the background, Tea Leigh, out of Brooklyn’s Welcome Home studio, does some of the most beautiful hand poked tattoos in the world. As a queer tattooist with a passion for social justice, Leigh takes a lot of pride in helping her clients reclaim their bodies from prior abuse and trauma. So that’s neat. However, if you’re trying to book some seat time with her, be prepared to wait quite a while.
We love encountering artists who are really, really pushing the boundaries of everything we know about tattooing, which is exactly why we’re proud to put Amanda Wachob down here. She is probably one of the most unconventional tattooists on this list, and her work deals primarily in deep, vibrant watercolors, as well as wild abstract stuff. We’re not fans of the whole, “Their work speaks for itself” characterization people so frequently place over the heads of their favorite artists, but when it comes to Wachob, we 100% stand by that statement. Looking at her tattoos is like being in a modern art museum.
You might know him as a judge on the hit show Ink Master, but it’s important to understand that Oliver Peck didn’t get to such a prestigious spot by chance or luck. He’s arguably the best traditional tattooist in the world today, and if you’re lucky enough to get an appointment with him either at Dallas’ Elm Street Tattoo (Where he’s co-owner) or while he’s on the road (He spends half the year traveling around) you can consider yourself one lucky son of a gun. What people love most about Peck’s work is that he doesn’t muddy up the water with new twists and angles; he’s a master of American Traditional through and through.
Another master of Traditional American style, Tim Hendricks is the brain behind Saltwatertattoo Supply. While he’s revered the world over for his handmade tattoo machines, he’s also a massively in-demand artist who dabbles in everything from standard traditional, to black and grey, portraits, and even some modern tribal. You can email him for appointments, but good luck there—the guy essentially spends his free time making machines and being happy.
Jonathan “JonBoy” Valena
We don’t really care about “clout” around here, but Jonathan “JonBoy” Valena has a reputation for being one of the far and few tattooers of the stars. He’s tattooed everyone from Kylie Jenner and Zayn Malik, to Hailey Baldwin, Travis Scott, and some of Hollywood’s A-listers. He’s the guy who’s responsible for the cross tattoo on Justin Bieber’s face. Most important, however, is the fact that his simple brand of teeny tiny micro-tattoos—usually black and grey—are really, really good, and appeal to people who aren’t necessarily looking for massive pieces. However, as one would expect, JonBoy’s work doesn’t come cheap, and getting an appointment with him is… well, let’s just say it isn’t easy.
Scott Campbell is the kind of tattoo artist whose work is so unique and original that publications like Los Angeles Times write feature pieces on him when he closes up his shop in New York and moves to LA. Another celebrity tattoo guy, Campbell has done work for the likes of Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., and perhaps most famously, Marc Jacobs. Campbell’s style is hard to pin down, but it’s a mix of fine and bold lines, in a contrasting blend of simple traditional stuff and very, very complex fine art pieces. He is a master of details, and uses very innovative styles of lining and shading to create some of the most unique—and telltale—tattoos out there right now. In a word, his work is intense.
When it comes to incredible tattoos, Jacksonville, Florida, generally isn’t considered Mecca. However, if you’re into the American Traditional game, Mike Wilson is a modern god. His style is traditional, even for tradition’s sake, and his use of sharp, vibrant colors and old-school hard lines is what he’s most known for. Probably one of the easier guys to get an appointment with on this list, Wilson tattoos out of Insmith & Rogers, and can be booked by appointment only.
Chris Garver is consistently considered one of the best tattoo artists in New York City, and his incredibly detailed Japanese, black and grey, and American traditional work is second to none. His color work is incredible, and people also really love his floral stuff. If you’re interested in an appointment with him, you can find Garver at Five Points NYC, where he is both owner and tattooist. Of all the stuff of his we’ve seen, this piece probably characterizes everything we love about his style all in one photo.
Of all the people on this list, Robert Ryan has arguably the most unique style of all. His beautiful use of intricate vibrant colors, his bold line work, and his love of symmetry are what make his work really special. He’s very interested in symbolism, eastern religion, and ancient iconography, and he’s also beloved by his clients and friends because he’s really just a wholesome, talented, hard-working dude. Unlike most of the people on this list, he does take walk-ins from time to time, but his availability is really a toss up.
Ten Greatest Tattoo Artists of All Time
Men and women have been permanently decorating their bodies with tattoos since prehistoric times, for a variety of reasons ranging from religious and cultural to personal pleasure. Body art has been discovered on mummies dating from 3300 BC, and has never gone out of style.
In modern times, tattoo artists have begun gaining recognition for their abilities in the realm of fine arts, and the creation of body art continues to undergo a metamorphosis of methods and styles that are increasingly popular throughout society. This article describes some of the most famous and talented tattoo artists ever, beginning with some of the “old school” artists and going on to include contemporary tattooists.
Five Great Old School Tattoo Artists
These are the people that were designing tattoos when we were all still babes, and who brought the art into the forefront of society.
George Burchett-Davis: (English, 1872-1953) One of the most famous tattoo artists in the world, George Burchett was called “The King of Tattoo Artists.” He was born in Brighton, England, and was expelled from school at the age of 12 for tattooing his schoolmates. He joined the Royal Navy, continuing to perform amateur tattoos until returning home to apprentice under legendary English tattooists. Burchett excelled at his craft, studying a wide range of styles in his world, traveled and became the first celebrity tattoo artist. Burchett was known for tattooing royalty, including King Alfonso XIII of Spain and King George V of the United Kingdom. Burchett is also known for developing cosmetic tattooing such as permanently darkened eyebrows.
Sailor Jerry Collins: (American, 1911-1973) Born Norman Keith Collins, Sailor Jerry earned his nickname honestly, spending most of his life sailing the seas around the world. As a teen, Norman –not yet known as “Sailor”- spent much of his life hopping freight trains and traveling the country. He learned how to tattoo from a man called “Big Mike” in Alaska, who taught him the hand-pricking method, and then he learnt how to use a tattoo machine from Tatts Thomas in Chicago. He joined the US Navy at 19, and sailed the rest of his life, tattooing anyone who offered him skin.
Sailor Jerry became prominent in the tattoo world, known for his prolific artwork, and taught his art to two men who became famous for tattooing in their own rights, Ed Hardy and Mike Malone. Sailor’s legacy continues with “Sailor Jerry Ltd,” a “Made in the USA” clothing and souvenir company that also promotes new talent with their “Artist Series”. Sailor Jerry’s most well-known tattoo symbols include snakes, eagles, wild cats, bottles of booze and the notorious “Aloha” monkey.
Don Ed Hardy: (American, b. 1945) This one-time protégé of Sailor Jerry earned his own fame as a tattoo artist as well as the nickname of “The Godfather of Modern Tattoo.” On Sailor Jerry’s recommendation, Hardy also studied Japanese classical tattoo under master artist, Horihide, and began to incorporate Japanese style techniques into his own artwork. Hardy and his wife established Hardy Marks Publications and have published many books concerning alternative art, including the series “Tattoo Time.” He produces the “Ed Hardy” clothing line, and continues to mentor tattoo artists at his studio in San Francisco, Tattoo City.
Hendrikus “Henk” Schiffmacher: (Dutch, b. 1952) Also known as “Hanky Panky” , Henk Shiffmacher has long been known as an expert in the realm of body decoration. In addition to owning several tattoo parlors in Amsterdam, Henk organizes tattoo conventions, has written books, curated museum exhibitions, and even starred in the celebrity edition of Holland’s Big Brother. Henk also has the largest tattoo collection in the world, which is showcased at the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum.
Five Great Contemporary Tattoo Artists
Paul Tinman: (American, b. 1972) Tinman began tattooing friends out of his apartment shortly after earning a degree in sculptured glass from the Cleveland Art Institute. He moved to Hollywood in the 90s and his abilities earned him a job at one of the most famous tattoo parlors in the world, Sunset Strip Tattoo. Since then he has become a giant in the industry, known as “The Rembrandt of Sunset Strip,” for his many celebrity clients. Tinman has created numerous hand-painted tattoo works for movies and designed tattoos for many celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Ben Affleck, Busta Rhymes, Mark Wahlberg and Billy Bob Thornton.
Filip Leu: (French, b. 1967) Filip Leu began learning the art at the age of 11, and by 15 he was tattooing full time in the family business, “The Leu Family’s Iron Studio and Museum,” located in Lausanne, Switzerland. When Filip was 17 he went on a world tattoo educational tour to study various methods and styles of tattooing, further expanding his repertoire. In addition to helping create the Art Fusion Experience with Paul Booth, Leu is best known for his Japanese inspired back pieces and body suits.
Guy Aitchison: (American, b. 1968) and sister, Hannah Aitchison (American, b. 1966) It just wouldn’t be fair to list one sibling without listing the other, as both are notable artists in their own rights. Guy is a painter as well as a tattoo artist, and owns Hyper Studios with his fellow tattoo artist and wife, Michelle Wortman. Guy paints record covers, and gave musician Rob Zombie his first tattoo. The couple has been on TLC’s Tattoo Wars, and Guy has been a guest artist with his sister on LA Ink. Hannah, after appearing in the first two seasons of LA Ink, now works out of Deluxe Tattoo in Chicago, where her vibrant colors and portrait tattoos are extremely sought after.
Paul Booth: (American, b. 1968) Paul Booth started his first business at the age of fifteen when he opened a sign shop, and taught himself air-brushing. After his daughter was born, Paul got his own first tattoo, his daughter’s name, and became enthralled with the art of tattooing. He became a master tattoo artist, a leader in his art for twenty years and much sought after by some of the most famous celebrities and rock stars in the world. Some of his famous clients include band members from Slipknot, Slayer, Soulfly, Mudvayne, and Pantera, to name a few.
Paul Booth also shares responsibility with fellow tattoo artist, Filip Leu, for creating the Art Fusion Experiment, an exciting venue where tattoo artists work collaboratively on a single subject to create magnificent works of art. Booth presently is the owner and operator of the Last Rites Tattoo Theater in New York City. He’s been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone, and has created a somewhat unique and twisted documentary entitled Paul Booth’s Last Rites: Volume I. Booth’s tattoos are done in a somewhat aggressively dark and macabre artistic style.
Kat Von D: (Mexican-American, b. 1982) Youngest member of our “Greatest Ever” listing, Katherine von Drachenberg, may also be the most well recognized tattoo artist in the world. Her incredibly decorated face and body have become a contemporary icon in the tattoo world, as she has attained celebrity status through reality television on Miami Ink and L.A. Ink.
Kat quit school at age 16 to become a tattoo artist and quickly gained recognition as a rising talent. She was listed in the Guiness Book of World Records in 2007 for the most tattoos created by a single artist within 24 hours, and has gone on to open her own shop, High Voltage Tattoo, written two books, created a make-up line for Sephora, founded the MusInk Tattoo Convention and Music Festival, launched her own clothing line and opened Wonderland Gallery; an art gallery and boutique next to her tattoo shop in Los Angeles.
30 Best Tattoo Artists You Should Follow In 2021
The fashion industry is incomplete without tattoos. Tattoos are more than just a fashion today. They are a trend, a lifestyle and your style and fashion will always be odd or incomplete without tattoos, especially in 2021.
However, the trends keep changing with time and you have to follow the best examples to see the best trendy designs and stay relevant in the fashion industry.
The year has already started and if you’re looking forward to knowing which tattoo artists you should follow to get that sleek and elegant look, you are in the right place. In this article, we will take you through the best tattoo artists you should follow in 2021.
1. Curt Montgomery – @curtmontgomerytattoos – 437K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Curt Montgomery is the first artist you should be following in 2021. He is famous across the world for stylish and elegant tattoo designs. His tattoo designs mostly resemble death, sex, and humanity.
Montgomery is based in Toronto where he opened his tattoo parlor, Inside Out.
Who Is Curt Montgomery
Curt Montgomery was born on December 27, 1980, in Elora, a small town near Toronto, Canada, and his Zodiac sign is Capricorn. He gained fame through the efforts he puts into his work. His tattoos are simple yet stylish and sexy.
Where To Find Montgomery Online
He showcases his art on Instagram where he’s followed by nearly half a million tattoo lovers. Other than that, you can follow his parlor’s page on Instagram at @insideouttoronto.
How Much Is Curt Montgomery Worth?
According to Idol Net Worth, Curt Montgomery is worth $1.5 million. Also, you can purchase temporary tattoos on Inkbox based on Montgomery’s designs for as cheap as $16.
2. Mira Mariah – @girlknewyork – 227K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Mira Mariah is a well known Tattoo Artist that went through a formal apprenticeship in Brooklyn and has been tattooing since 2014. Of course, the designs she comes up with perfectly reflect her experience.
She is mainly popular for her black and grey choices of colors on flowers, animals, and other nature-driven content.
Who Is Mira Mariah?
Mira was born on March 18, 1992, in the United States. Mira is a tattoo artist who is known for her work at the Fleur Noire Tattoo Parlour in Brooklyn, New York.
Mira Mariah On Social Media
She shares her works through Instagram for her over 227,000 followers. Other than that, her fans can also follow her studio on the official Instagram page @fleurnoiretattoo as well as the Facebook page.
How Much Mira Mariah Charges:
Mira is one of the famous and trending celebs who is popular for being a Tattoo Artist. As of 2021, Mira Mariah is 27 years old. Fleur Noire tattoo parlor charges $100 to $200 per hour depending on the tattoo size and design.
3. Pony Wave – @ponywave – 242K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Pony Wave is a world-class Russian tattoo craftswoman who found herself in the tattoo business designing sexy, realistic, and stunningly detailed tattoos.
Who is Pony Wave?
Pony is a Russian artist who was born in Russian and began her profession there. She is currently based in Los Angeles where she moved to pursue her dreams.
Through her exploration, she found her style that broke media with a sensible style. In fact, Pony Wave took a section on a mainstream TV show Ink Master.
Where To Find Her:
Other than her stunning Instagram profile @ponywave, Pony Wave has a YouTube channel where she frequently posts new tattoo designs as well as more private moments and shares her life in LA.
Furthermore, you’ll find her posting on Twitter at @wave_pony.
4. Bang Bang Tattoo – @bangbangnyc – 2.4M FollowersSaved Tattoo
Bang Bang is a tattoo parlor based in New York. Several top-notch and internationally famous tattoo artists work there.
How Was Bang Bang Created And Who Is Behind The Idea?
Bang Bang Tattoo Studio was created by Keith Scott McCurdy, who is mainly known by his nickname “Bang Bang”. McCurdy is an American tattoo artist and, as you can imagine, is based in New York City.
Bang Bang has worked with celebrities such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, LeBron James, and even Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.
Where To Find Bang Bang?
The New York-based tattoo parlor Bang Bang and their official website is a source of inspiration with dozens of tattoo types. Additionally, Bang Bang has an official Facebook page where they regularly post new design ideas.
How Much They Charge:
Prices at Bang Bang start at $500 and will depend on the size, the design, and colors of the tattoo.
5. Reese Hilburn – @theartofreese – 120K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Reese is an award-winning tattoo craftsman and a fine artist. She works in her private shop situated in North County San Diego together with the tattoo artists Jackie Blaho and Collin Snyder.
Who Is Reese Hilburn?
Reese Hilburn is a tattoo artist situated in San Diego County. She has been tattooing since 2013
You may have seen her on Spike TV hit show Tattoo Nightmares Miami.
Her style inclines more towards realism with geometric and watercolor details. While black and grey tattoos aren’t her favorite, she does go out of her comfort zone, and she does it very well.
From animal tattoos to superhero ones to flower ones and even skulls, her imagination and skills are simply out of this world.
Reese Hilburn’s Online
Reese Hilburn is followed by 120k people on Instagram at @theartofreese. Other than that, she has her own YouTube channel where she creates tattoo tutorials as well as more organizational videos and even self-confidence ones.
Last but not least, her official website, The Art of Reese, will coach you, will allow you to book a session, and to contact her among other things.
How Much Is Reese Hilburn Worth?
Reese Hilburn is famous all around the world and her experience and skills allowed her to make a living out of her passion. According to Net Worth List, Hilburn is worth $150 million.
6. Ryan Ashley DiCristina – @ryanashleymalarkey – 1.4M FollowersSaved Tattoo
Ryan Ashley DiCristina is another one of the best tattoo artists that you should follow in 2021. She is mostly famous for being the former Paramount Network’s “Ink Master” winner as well as
But, let’s go through DiCristina’s journey and who she is.
Who Is Ryan Ashley DiCristina?
Ryan Ashley is an American tattoo artist that was born in 1986 in Kingston, Pennsylvania.
She previously worked at her private tattoo shop and peculiarities boutique in Kingston, Pennsylvania called The Strange and Unusual. Unfortunately, this shop had to close down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though, Ryan Ashley and her husband, Arlo, opened a new tattoo parlor with 10 different artists called Elysium Studios.
Where To Find Her
DiCristina’s work is available on her Instagram page where she’s followed by 1.4 million people. Also, you can check out her awesome artwork on Elysium Studio’s official website.
Ryan Ashley DiCristina’s Best Designs
When talking about DiCristina’s designs, the first word that comes to our mind is certainly details. It is in fact difficult to reach that tattoo quality. From diamonds to spiders to flowers and portraits, nothing escapes Ryan Ashley’s needle.
How Much Is DiCristina Worth?
It is safe to say that Ryan Ashley made a fortune with tattoos and she definitely earned it. According to All Star Bio, her net worth is estimated to $2 Million.
7. Kelli Kikcio – @kellikikcio – 68K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Kelli Kikciois is known for her one of a kind hand jabbed strategy of tattoos. She imparts her photos of her work to her 68,000 Instagram followers. While she specializes in small and unique tattoos, she does any kind of design.
Kelli loves geometrical designs, portrait ones, and animals. Of course, there is much more to it so make sure to follow her in 2021.
Who Is Kelli Kikcio?
Kelli Kikcio is a notable Tattoo Artist. Kelli was born on August 4, 1989, in Saskatoon, Canada. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY, and works at Welcome Home Studio.
Where To Find Her:
As you probably expect from such an ink master, Kelli Kikcio can be found on Instagram where she shares her best drawings and latest creations. In addition, she has an official website where you’ll be able to see some of her tattoos, some more information about her, and, to book a session with her.
Other than that, she also shares @welcomehome.studio’s profile with other talented tattoo artists.
How Much Does Kikcio Charge?
While her rates aren’t publicly displayed and while Kelli isn’t currently accepting bookings, IdolCelebs states that her net worth is between $500,000 and $1 million.
8. Anthony Michaels – @antmikes – 283K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Anthony Michaels got 10 years of experience in tattoo creation. He has previously won the famous Ink Master show in the 7th season. But let’s dig a little deeper to get to know Michaels more.
Who Is Anthony Michaels?
Anthony Michaels was born on February 11, 1983, in Arizona. He is a proficient tattoo artist known for working at Twenty Five Twelve Collective. He soared to fame and took his career to a new height in 2016 as he rose to distinction in the wake of winning the Spike tattoo rivalry competition Ink Master.
Needless to say, he’s definitely one of the best tattoo artists you should follow in 2021. This takes us to the following point, where to find him online.
Where To Find Him:
You can find Anthony Michaels on Instagram at @antmikes. Besides, you can also follow his Facebook official page to join his over 30k fans and discover his newest creations. Do you prefer Twitter? Anthony also has an account there at @Antmikes.
Furthermore, and as mentioned previously, Anthony currently works for Twenty Five Twelve Collective and his drawings can be found on their Facebook page, Instagram profile at @twenty_five_twelve, and his designs on the official website.
How Much Is Michaels Worth?
According to the Net Worth Post, Anthony Michaels is worth $9 million.
Anthony Michaels At Ink Master
Anthony won the 7th season of Ink Master which got him a prize of $100,000.
9. Tea Leigh – @tealeigh – 113K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Tea Leigh is a young lady from Denton, Texas. Having inked for as long as 6 years, Tea has discovered reason through associating with their customers and listening profoundly to what they share.
Let’s dig into her career and where to follow her here below.
Who Is Tea Leigh?
Tea Leigh is a young tattoo artist that started to tattoo in 2014 as a way to get more control over her body. After starting tattooing her friends, she got a revelation and she didn’t stop since then.
According to herself, she redefined who tattoos are for, especially people with disabilities, persons of color, and queer folks.
Through her work, Tea has seen a significant move in her connections with her customers. She is so perpetually appreciative to have the option to tattoo her customers in a delicate and assertive manner.
Finally, Tea is the co-founder of Welcome Home Studio with Kelli Kikcio in Brooklyn.
Where To Find Her:
Tea is being followed by more than a hundred thousand people on Instagram. You can check her profile at @tealeigh. Other than that, she has an official webpage where you can check out her previous work, book an appointment, and more.
How Much She Charges:
During an interview with Bustle, Leigh said that she’s happy to get a tattoo done for as low as $200 depending on how excited she is to work on it and her financial situation. Obviously, this rate will increase depending on the size and the design itself.
10. Hannah Pixie Snowdon – @hannahpixiesnow – 695K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Hannah Pixie Snowdon is an English tattooer that grew up as an artist in the UK and is now based in Nepal producing fresh new drawings. She’s one of the best tattoo artists in the world and her social media accounts will make you laugh and make your dream.
More About Hannah Pixie Snow
Hannah is an internationally known English tattoo artist that was born on January 19, 1993. Hannah Snowdown is a mainstream tattoo craftsman, social media influencer, and business person.
Formerly a tattoo studio owner in Sheffield, England, she now is an Instagram celebrity, an online retail business owner, and, of course, a tattoo master.
Besides, she is the founder of Samadhi Community Nepal where she aims to build a living and working space from natural materials. Hannah gets funded through Patreon and you can follow her more private moments in Nepal for as low as $1 per month.
Where To Follow Hannah :
Other than her Patreon, Hannah Snowdon is followed by 695,000 tattoo lovers on Instagram. You can also reach out to her and get inspired by her artwork on Hannah’s official website.
How Much He Charges:
According to an estimation by Famous Face Wiki, Hannah Snowdon is worth $2 million.
11. Jess Chen – @__jesschen__ – 169K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Jess Chen is more than just one of the best tattoo artists to follow in 2021. From her past as a graphic designer to her new career in Toronto at Seven Eight tattoo parlor, she’s a role model for every tattoo artist alike. Let’s dig into her designs and profession.
While she’s appreciative of the openness that is helped fuel her prosperity, she’s aware of dangers that lie in continually being connected.
Jess Chen’s Bio
As mentioned above, and following an interview with Miss Bish, Toronto-based tattoo artist Jess Chen worked as a graphic designer for 2 years before making her passion her career.
After that, Jess started working at Seven Eight Tattoo. Organizing imaginative advancement over benefit, Seven Eight has given her the space to push her specialty and delve further into various conventions and methods.
Her best designs are but not limited to elegant geometric tattoos, colorful and small drawings as well as flowers that are her most common pieces of work
Where To Join Jess Chen’s Fans
Her artwork started a quickly developing chasing after the globe, and her portfolio is available on Instagram where she’s got 169,000 followers.
Also, you should definitely check out Seven Eight tattoo parlor’s Instagram profile to see her most extravagant, stylish, and detailed designs.
12. Alice Carrier – @alicerules – 116K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Alice Carrier is a tattooist situated in Portland, Oregon. She is committed to self-revelation through her interests in tattoo craftsmanship, travel, data, and association with the characteristic world, which incorporates people.
Her dedication and how it reflects on her work is simply the reason why she’s one of the best tattoo artists you should follow right now.
Who Is Alice Carrier?
It would be too simple to say that Alice is one of the best tattooers in the world. No, she’s more than that. Carrier was born in 1984 in the United States and grew up in Portland, Oregon where she has now her tattoo parlor.
Where To Follow Alice Carrier:
Alice is a tattoo artist who has gotten famous for her botanical plant tattoos, imparting her brilliant work to more than 116,000 fans on Instagram.
Alice Carrier – One Of The Coolest Tattoo Artists In The World
Yes, you read that right. According to an analysis by Buzzfeed, Alice Carrier is the 3rd coolest tattoo artist in the world and you should definitely follow her work or visit her parlor in Portland, Oregon.
13. Sasha Unisex – @sashaunisex – 766K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Sasha Unisex is a youthful tattoo artist from Moscow, Russia. Her irregular way to deal with the tattoo world has put her on the map across the globe. Her style has been called ‘watercolor’ and it is the allocation of her watercolor pictures onto the skin.
Sasha Unisex’s Life and Career
These days, when tattoos have become a pattern, an impression of the style and way of life, Sasha unisex presents a stylish new wonder. From brief tattoos, garments, adornments, and colorful futurist looks, she’s the best at what she does.
Sasha has worked with international brands such as BMW, Estee Lauder, Lee, American Tourister, Nike, and many more.
Apart from that, she worked in many parts of the world and she currently works in a private tattoo in Rome, Italy.
Where To Find Sasha
Her artwork is present on Instagram where she’s followed by 766,000 followers. Moreover, you can check out Sasha’s official website to buy pins and patches, sweatshirts, and prints, all for a reasonable price.
Lastly, Sasha also has an official store on Instagram that you can follow at @sashaunisex_store and buy temporary tattoos and accessories.
Sasha Unisex and Flowers
Flowers are by far Sasha’s favorite design and it’s easy to see only by scrolling down her Instagram profile. However, she’s also an expert on animal portraits giving them a futuristic and cool look that you’ve never seen before.
14. Dillon Forte – @dillonforte – 198K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Known for his utilization of consecrated calculation motivated examples, Forte has been highlighted in Paramount Network’s The Art of Ink. But what else is he famous for, and where can you join him?
Everything About Dillon Forte
Dillon Forte is an American tattoo craftsman and business visionary, based in Oakland and Venice, Los Angeles. As he admits in an interview for Inkedmag, Dillon got his first tattoo when he was 16 and he knew right away that this was going to be his career path.
After many years, he became one of the most recognized tattoo artists in the world and has now two tattoo parlors in Venice, California.
According to a 2021 report by Idol Networth, Dillon Forte’s net worth is estimated to be as much as $9 million.
Where To Follow Forte
Of course, you want to follow the best tattoo artists in 2021 on Instagram, and it’s no exception with Dillon Forte and his profile at @dillonforte. He showcases all his pieces of work and private moments to get to know him better.
Don’t forget to take a look at Forte’s canvas and to the most impressive designs on his website.
Our Take On Dillon Forte’s Design
Forte takes his inspiration from the sacred geometry and fundamental other elements found in nature. He follows ancient cosmology and spiritual art.
Simply put, his designs are marvelous and keep details that are outstanding while remaining somewhat elegant, and we love it.
15. Susanne “Suflanda” König – @suflanda – 417K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Susa is one of the best tattoo artists you should follow on Instagram in 2021, and for many reasons. The illustrative style is truly unmatchable and charming. Suflanda is an expert in crafting original tattoos such as dinosaurs, animals, and portraits.
What We Know About Suflanda
Born and raised in Southern Germany, Susanne König, nicknamed Suflanda, completed her apprenticeship in 2009 in her home country. After that, she moved to Northern England where she’s been living for the past 4 years and works at Redwood tattoo studio in Manchester.
Her pieces of work are simply incredible. They’re detailed, they’re original and unique, and they simply beat any tattoo idea you ever had before. You’ll recognize Suflanda’s style as soon as you see it.
Where To Contact Suflanda
You can check her work on Instagram where she’s followed by over 400k fans. She also has a website where she displays the most important and updated artwork and printings.
If you happen to be in the UK and are willing to get a professional and unique tattoo by Suflanda, don’t hesitate to contact Redwood tattoo studio on Facebook.
16. Johnny Gloom – @johnnygloom – 200K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Johnny Gloom is one of the most unique tattoo artists you could follow. She works at a private studio in Paris, France, and her style is mainly erotic which she inks extremely well.
Who Is Johnny Gloom?
Johnny was studying communication and advertising in Paris but then realized that she was in the wrong direction. Then she fell in love with tattoos and now you find her here in the world of tattoos.
Her tattoo art is mostly about women. When asked about why she chooses women as a subject she said, I love ladies, they are the most delightful things I think. She especially likes Parisian young ladies and they inspire her.
Where To Find Johnny
You can check her portfolio on Instagram where she’s followed by 200,000 tattoo fans. If you’re interested in getting some original pins from her and some t-shirts, make sure to go and visit her official website.
17. Lauren Winzer – @laurenwinzer – 220K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Lauren Winzer is an Australian talented woman who lives in Sydney. She is a companion of Melanie Martinez and has done a portion of her tattoos.
All We Know About Lauren Winzer
Talented tattoo craftswoman Lauren Winzer has been conjuring a presence for herself inside the celeb culture that is solid and exceptionally pursued.
Winzer currently works at Hunter & Fox tattoo parlor in Sydney and she’s inked celebrities such as Post Malone, Miley Cyrus, and a few others.
Where To Find Her:
Her work is available on Instagram where she got a fan base of 220,000 followers.
18. Scott Campbell – @scottcampbell – 213K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Scott Campbell is a New York-based tattoo artist whose customers include some celebrities such as Sting, Josh Hartnett, Orlando Bloom, and even Marc Jacobs.
But what’s so unique about Campbell? Let’s find out.
In his 20s, Campbell moved to San Francisco and started functioning as a copy editor for Lawrence Ferlinghetti, at City Lights Bookstore. It was then that he started crafting tattoos. He traveled through Asia and Europe, where he inked for money, at that point moved to Williamsburg in 2001. At the point when he moved to New York in 2005 he opened his tattoo shop, called Saved Tattoo. It was here that Scott’s vocation prompted distinction. His first superstar customer was Heath Ledger, who authorized a tattoo on his left forearm. His portfolio is available at, (http://www.scottcampbellstudio.com/)
Scott Campbell’s Life And Career
He was born and raised in Louisiana. In his early days, he initially studied biochemistry at the University of Texas. However, as time passed by, he realized this wasn’t what he wanted, and instead, got into tattoos.
Campbell’s new tattooing life started in San Francisco and he opened then his first tattoo shop in New York in 2005. Fast forward 16 years, Scott Campbell is one of the most recognized tattoo artists in the world and inked some of the most famous celebrities.
Where To See Campbell’s Artwork?
Where to find Scott Campbell online? First of all, you can find him on Instagram at @scottcampbell as well as Facebook to see his latest drawings and tattoos.
Last but not least, you can’t miss Scott Campbell’s official website and the most popular artwork that got him where he is today.
How Much Does Scott Campbell Charge?
To be perfectly honest, Scott Campbell isn’t cheap, but of course, that’s justified. For the first session with Campbell, according to Brobible, you’re looking at $1,000 per hour. However, after that first session, you will get a discount and will end up paying Campbell only $200 per hour.
19. Knarly Gav – @knarlygav – 56K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Daly has an open-entryway strategy. He doesn’t have set studio hours and rather will work until the work is done and each customer gets tattoos (once in a while that implies he’s inking until late into the evening).
Who Is Knarly Gav?
New York-based Gavan Daly, mostly known as Knarly Gav, got into the tattoo field when he was 32 years old. For such an industry, it isn’t considered to be a young age.
His eagerness to explore different avenues regarding plans and his strange way to deal with pulling in customers encouraged him to acquire footing as a craftsman and sharpen his unmistakable style.
A portion of his most well known repeating streak pieces incorporates a three-headed lady, a dinosaur wearing roller skates, and—the most popular of every one of his plans—the fresh cat watermelon.
Where To Find Him:
Grav got 55,000 followers on Instagram who love his work and we can easily see why.
20. Peter Aurisch – @peteraurisch – 79.6K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Aurisch has been inking around Berling for several years, since 2011. At the cutting edge of Europe’s 21st-century wave of non-conventional tattoo trend, Peter Aurish makes unique fine arts that regularly join striking linework and bent human structures roused by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.
His unmatchable style of dark tattoo draws is accentuated with splendid tones that have all the earmarks of being brushed on. The major subjects of his art include—human figures, townscapes, still lifes, creatures, and nature—into turned scenes brimming with power.
Where To Find Him:
You can follow him on Instagram where he already got 79,000 followers. Also, visit his official webpage where you can contact him, see his popular designs, and more.
21. Ghinko – @ghinkos – 153K FollowersSaved Tattoo
We don’t know much about Ghinko’s professional nor private life, however, her designs speak a thousand words. She is currently based in New York City where she works at the tattoo parlor Bang Bang.
Where To Find Her:
Ghinko can be followed on her official Instagram page as well as her tattoo studio’s page, @bangbangnyc. You’ll find tons of incredible designs from girlie ones to more mystic to animals and even geometric tattoos.
Lastly, her popular drawings can also be found on her second and third Instagram pages @inkskin and @microrealism.
How Much She Charges:
While Ghinko’s official prices aren’t available publicly, the prices at Bang Bang start at $500.
22. Corey Divine – @coreydivine – 251K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Corey Divine’s broad arrangement of work incorporates a remarkable cluster of fastidiously executed calculation plans that is both striking and incredible.
Even though bits of shading periodically discover their way into his plans, his principal focus is around dark work alongside speck work.
Description (Nationality – Where his salon is – whatever else that may be relevant)
Originally from San Francisco, Corey Divine had a tattoo apprenticeship when he was 17 and he knew this was to become his career. While his skills are self-taught, he definitely does an incredible job.
Corey is known for his geometric designs and has a tattoo parlor in Oakland, California. He makes mind-boggling and generally enormous scope pieces onto the skin of people from around the world.
Known for his movement around the globe and staggering coordinated efforts he makes with other great tattooists, Corey’s work is motivating to tattoo gatherers and specialists the same.
Where To See Corey Divine’s Best Designs
Corey has an Instagram account where over 250k tattoo lovers follow him at @coreydivine. In addition, he’s present on Facebook, YouTube, and has his very own website.
How Much He Charges:
While his prices aren’t advertised publicly and highly depend on the tattoo’s design and size, Divine’s earned well-deserved money with tattoos. In fact, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Corey Divine is worth $3 million.
23. Sarah Gaugler – @sarahgaugler – 117K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Sarah Gaugler is at present an expert and internationally popular tattoo artist in New York City. Her elegant line art style and custom crafts encouraged her to assemble a consistent fan base including numerous Filipino big names.
Who Is Sarah Gaugler?
Sarah Gaugler is a Filipino-American tattoo craftswoman, planner, artist, model, and entertainer. She is most popular for her unmatchable line craftsmanship and being the model and artist of the electronic rock pair Turbo Goth.
In 2012, she got to open a tattoo studio called Snow Tattoo in Manila. After that, in 2015 the studio got relocated to Chelsea, in Manhattan. She was one of the adjudicators at the Philippine tattoo rivalry, ‘Tatularan 3’ in 2012. In 2014, Spot.ph positioned Snow Tattoo as one of the best ten tattoo shops in the Philippines.
She is the owner Snow Tattoo in NYC and currently works there.
Where To Find Sarah Gaugler:
You can check Sarah’s portfolio on Instagram where she’s followed by 116,000 fans. Other than that, her tattoo studio’s Instagram page is @snowtattoonyc and she’s followed there by nearly 4,000 tattoo lovers.
Sarah Gaugler’s Best Designs
Gaugler loves geometric and pure designs that are unique to her but also more original ones like a skull with a clock as an eye or a geometric fox.
Moreover, she’s an expert at inking detailed portraits, eyes of compassion, or more dreamy ones like palm trees on a starry night.
24. Clifford Wong – @wongplacewongtime – 22.3K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Clifford Wong from Gimmelove Tattoo Studio is a rising star in Singapore’s tattoo industry. His plans are one of a kind and present day, while as yet remaining consistent with the intense idea of blackwork tattoos. He has likewise visitor seen in Belgium and Amsterdam. In case you’re searching for a particular and novel plan, look no further.
He acquired a significant trailing global Instagram tattoo record and got 22,000 followers.
Where To Follow Clifford Wong
Firstly, Clifford Wong has, obviously, his Instagram account where he shows his popular and most loved tattoos. Then, he is also featured on @electric.sin where he works in Singapore.
Last but not least, Wong was featured in Time Out as being one of the best tattoo artists in Singapore, which is a great achievement.
Clifford Wong does mostly black tattoos and gives them a mystical and oriental look. Whether he inks dogs, flowers, birds, or skulls, he’s one of the best tattoo artists you should follow in 2021.
25. Oliver Pecker – @oliverpecker – 561K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Oliver Peck is a talented man whose entire life rotates around inking. He started inking when he was only 19 years of age in his old neighborhood of Dallas, TX, and has consummated his exact and customary tattooing style making him truly outstanding and notable ‘old school’ American style specialists.
He is one of the tattoo artists that traveled the most. In fact, he got to work and ink customers all over Europe from Ireland to Italy and in the world in Japan and Thailand.
Where To Find Him:
Peck is co-proprietor of Elm Street Tattoo in Dallas, TX followed by 142k followers on @elmstreettattoo. Oliver’s portfolio is available on Instagram where he’s followed by 561,000 followers.
In 2008, Pecker inked his way into the Guinness Book of World Records when he finished 415 tattoos of the number 13 out of a continuous 24-hour time frame.
26. Luke Wessman – @lukewessman – 78.3K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Born in a hippy farm in Tennessee, Luke’s family hitchhiked through America and eventually got to California, where Wessman grew up.
When he was only 16 years old, he got his first tattoo and never stopped since then. In an interview by Complex, Wessman claims that he has more than 50 tattoos done by more than 30 diverse artists. Luke is followed by 78,000 followers on Instagram.
Who Is Luke Wessman?
Luke Wessman is a world-renowned tattoo craftsman, fashioner, and influencer. In the previous years, Luke was a guest judge on Spike TV’s “Ink Master” and planned the #GoVote lobby for Jay-Z’s OnThe RunTour.
He has inked many VIPs, including Dave Navarro, CM Punk, Matt Holliday, and Silkk Tha Shocker, among others.
What’s Luke Wessman Style?
Wessman’s style has been depicted as “Ganster Traditional,” which is the converging of two superb and unmatchable styles. In fact, the “criminal” style was affected by the tattoos normal for the road culture he grew up around in Oceanside – Old English and square letters, Catholic symbolism, dark and dim shading, etc.
The “conventional” style comes from his apprenticeship at Lucky’s Tattoo Parlor where tattoos intently take after Sailor Jerry enlivened style plans, which favor intense diagrams, profound dark concealing, and pictures regularly connected with mariners, bikers, and bandit culture. Wessman tries not to do tattoos that are tribal and photo-realistic.
Where To Find Him:
You can follow Luke Wessman on his Instagram page, check his artwork on his webpage, and lastly, on his Facebook page – @lwessman.
27. Anka Lavriv – @anka.tattoo – 158K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Ukraine-born Anka Lavriv is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her legacy and youth love of dark ink lithographs are noticeable in the perfect lines of her many-sided drawings. She has shown her work with various displays in New York and the past.
Anka is likewise the co-proprietor of Black Iris Tattoo in Brooklyn where she deciphers her rich representations of goddesses and pictures of creatures into profoundly refined lasting art for the skin.
Where To Find Anka
Her art is available on Instagram where she is followed by over 158k people. You can also follow her tattoo studio at @black_iris_tattoo and join a community of almost 43k followers.
28. Chaim Machlev – @dotstolines – 500K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Chaim makes designs depending on the body structure of his customers. With his private studio in Berlin, we can say that he’s a successful entrepreneur as well as being one of the best tattoo artists to follow on Instagram.
Who Is Chaim Machlev?
Chaim Machlev was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and grew up there. He got his first tattoo in 2012 by Avi Vanunu in his home city and, during the same year, he started his tattoo career. That year, he moved to Berlin, Germany, to open his very own tattoo studio, DotstoLines.
He doesn’t go for stroll-ins and he tattoos one individual daily. In fact, according to an interview with Tatt Mag, he believes that it’s difficult to ink more than one individual daily as a tattoo artist that attempts to experience a spiritual encounter along with them.
Other than that, Machlev occasionally tattoos customers in a private studio in Los Angeles.
Where To Find Him:
You can check his art on Instagram where he is followed by 500k people.
Chaim Machlev’s Design And Skills
Chaim’s pieces of work are incredibly detailed and the dedication he puts in it can easily be seen in the final results. He loves black color as it’s the only timeless color that could match a timeless tattoo.
Also, most of his tattoos are geometric ones but he inks flowers and portraits every so often.
29. Stephanie Tamez – @stephanietamez – 14.3K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Stephanie Tamez is a tattoo artist as well as a graphic designer and painter. She has been tattooing customers and celebrities for a number of years and is the co-owner of the tattoo shop This Time Tmrw in Brooklyn.
Apart from that, Stephanie Tamez worked as an instructor in the School of Visual Arts (SVA) where she taught a tattoo course in 2012.
Stephanie worked at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show together with other tattoo artists and came up with incredible results on supermodel Liu Wen.
Where To Follow Stephanie Tamez
You can follow Stephanie Tamez pretty much everywhere. Of course, starting with Instagram at @stephanietamez. In addition, she’s present on Facebook at @StephanieTamezStudio and regularly shares private and professional content.
Lastly, you can check her artwork on her website, Stephanie Tamez Art, where you’ll be able to see her most popular paintings, photography pieces, and tattoos on paper.
How Much Is Stephanie Tamez Worth?
According to Ultimate Topics, Stephanie Tamez has a net worth of $5million.
30. Emily Rose Murray – @emily_rose_murray – 303K FollowersSaved Tattoo
Emily Rose Murray is our last but definitely not the least of the best tattoo artists you should follow in 2021. Murray is located in Melbourne Australia and works at a private studio where she can spend significant time drawing and inking customers.
Who Is Emily Rose Murray?
Murray started her tattooing career in 2007 with an apprenticeship. After only 5 years, she was booked out for an entire year ahead and this is when she decided to leave the parlor where she worked for a private studio.
In general, Murray doesn’t share a lot of her professional and private life and you need to book an appointment to get a session with her, as her studio doesn’t accept walk-ins.
A lot of her specialty is dark and dim, however, you’ll see some quieted shading looking in there occasionally. Her streaming lines and elaborate subtleties set her apart from the normal Neo Traditional because they’re substantially less liable to shape conventional things and scenes and spotlight fundamentally on ladies.
Her specialty has developed altogether so her designs are smoother and substantially flowier than initially.
Emily Rose Murray On Social Media
She showcases her art on Instagram where she’s followed by 303k people.
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30 Most Famous and Beloved Tattoo Artists in the World
Nature has the sky, painters have their canvasses and tattoo artists have people’s skin to paint upon. In the same manner that there are countless stars in the sky and myriads of painters throughout history with varying brush strokes, there are also an untold number of tattoo artists since time immemorial silently.
But just as only the brightest stars can be seen clearly from afar, and only the master artists make it in the hall of fame, so is there only a handful of tattoo artists that will go down in history for revolutionizing this once taboo practice and turning it into a meaningful movement and a much loved trend.
So let’s start with the legends and move to the trendsetters.
Also known as George ‘Professor’ Burchett, this Englishman was dubbed as the ‘King of Tattooists’ and one of the most famous tattoo artists in the world. Burchett was the first celebrity tattooist and a favorite among the royals and the rich of Europe. Among his customers were King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King Frederick IX of Denmark, the ‘Sailor King’ George V and Horace Ridler. His designs were a mix of African, Japanese and Southeast Asian motifs, and he was the one who introduced the world to cosmetic tattoos, starting with eyebrows. He died at the ripe age of 80, doing tattoos on the wealthy upper class till the end of his life.
An aborigine tattoo artist, Whang-od is a native of Kalinga Apayao, Philippines. The oldest and perhaps the last of her peers, she has inked the indigenous people of Kalinga, including the now tamed headhunters or Butbut warriors whose tattoos were earned through protecting villages or killing enemies. Her tattoos used to come with chanting and fortune telling, in celebration of the Warriors’ victories. Today, tourists flock to Buscalan, Kalinga to be hand inked by Whang-od, who still uses indigenous materials. Her nomination as one of the National Living Treasures and one of the National Artists of the Philippines is under deliberation. At the ripe age of 102 years, Whang-Od is perhaps one of the most famous female tattoo artists in the world.
A famous tattoo artist in Japan, Horiyoshi uses the Japanese hand tattooing or traditional tebori technique. Horiyoshi charges by tens of thousands of dollars for his legendary body art which may take years to finish. His famous works have been compiled into books: “Tattoo designs of Japan”, “Tattoos of the floating world” “Studying Horiyoshi 3” and nine others.
Kanphai may not have been featured in reality shows but he had the honor of inking one of the most beautiful female celebrities in the world, Angelina Jolie. During her visit to Thailand, Jolie had Kanphai do a 7.8 x 7.11-inch tiger tattoo on her lower back. Kanphai is a well known local artist in Bangkok, and the tiger was the second that he did on Jolie, the first being an ancient Cambodian script designed to ward off bad luck. The ink came with a chanting, an ancient hymn to bless the bearer of the tattoo. Kanpai also enjoys the title “world’s most famous Sak Yant Tattoo Artist.” There is no question that Ajarn Noo Kanpai has become one of the most famous female tattoo artists in the world.
Since the Khmer Rouge wiped out the majority of tattoo artists in Cambodia, sacred tattoo artists are hard to come by nowadays. It is Say Teven’s good fortune that he survived the plague, and it’s a privilege to be one of the rare breeds that still practice the sacred magic in its Buddhist, Hindi and animistic roots. World famous tattoo artist of Say Teven’s calibre usually have a few traditions that they follow prior to inking their subjects. Teven’s clients are required to kneel before him with an offering of fruits candle and incense, as Teven recites a spell in Pali, he sprinkles his clients with holy water and yellow flower petals as part of the inking ritual. To seal in the magic, Teven blows on the graceful jet black lines and twirls, as his final and finishing touch.
The first lady of tattoo in a nation with 1.3 billion population, China. Covered by black and green ink from head to toe (well, almost), Zhou weds Chinese and Western tattoo style, allowing her to stand apart from others and build a very lucrative inking business. She is known for her negative space, background effects, and textures which she developed on her own. Part of the list of most famous tattoo artists who does ultra-realistic portraits on the skin, it is said that other professionals who have been doing the craft for ten years or more are not capable of even getting close to what Zhou can do.
The son of Irish immigrants, Samuel was a New York based tattoo artist who learned the art of inking while he was in the Navy. His huge contribution to the world of tattoo is that he patented the first electric tattoo machine in 1891. I am sure that the list of world famous tattoo artists would greatly diminish if not for Samuel O’Reilly and his invention.
Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy’s famous clients include Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, among other Popstars. He is hailed by Tattoo magazines as one of the top contemporary famous tattoo artists, with Vogue going taking a step further, naming him “the most famous tattoo artist in the world.”
JonBoy is reputed to have tattooed over 20 thousand people in his lifetime. He is the favorite artist for the Kardashian family, most notably Kendall Jenner, whose ink he considers to be his most meaningful work so far. The Biebs also had Jonboy’s hand on him, as well as other celebrities who were drawn to the amazing Instagram posts of his works which has thousands of followers. His work on Bella Hadid brought him international acclaim getting him considered as one of the world famous artists: a miniature pair of wings on her ankles to commemorate her Victoria’s Secret Fashion show. His mastery of the delicate, fine line and clean art style has brought a new wave of crowd interested in body art. A Jonboy tattoo is now a cult status symbol among post-millennials and celebrity-obsessed clientele.
Kat is first an American tattoo artist, a model, musician, an author, entrepreneur, and a television personality. Like Campbell, she was also raised up in a strictly Christian environment, where a tattoo is a taboo. And who would be her most famous clients but the “prodigal daughter” Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, another famous celeb who also had a Christian upbringing. Looks like the religious stigma on tattoos is really dispelled by the stars, and we also have Kat Von D to thank for. This pretty and daring lady popularized tattoo through her two reality shows Miami Ink and LA Ink, both based on the body art inking. She’s tattooed Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Demi Lovato making her one of the most famous female tattoo artists in the world.
Having lived in Israel and Egypt as a child, Ami James grew up with rich heritage, which he eventually translated into art and tattoo. His father being a tattoed artist himself, Ami James rose to fame and became part of the list of famous tattoo artists because of his reality shows Miami Ink, NY Ink, featuring his own tattoo parlor Love Hate Tattoos of Miami Florida and Five Points Tattoo of New York.
An American tattoo artist, Tyrrell’s share of fame is partly due to him having been featured in London Ink and LA Ink television show. Having Kid Rock as a client also contributed to his popularity as one of the famous tattoo artists who have inked a celebrity.
Norman Keith Collins in real life, Sailor Jerry got his nickname because of his tattooing of sailors. A prominent American tattoo artist, he was featured in a documentary movie called “Hori Smoku” because of his influence on the art of modern tattooing. Today, he is honored in Hawaii by an annual event called the “Sailor Jerry Festival”. No doubt, he is in our list of world famous tattoo artists.
Hardy learned his art in Japan and became recognized as part of the group of most famous tattoo artists for adapting Japanese tattoo aesthetics and techniques into his American style. He wrote and published more than 25 books on tattoo art. He has also licensed his own brand of clothing, accessories, perfume, and many other products based on his art.
If you wish to be inked by this master, you have to wait in line for at least one year. Rubendall’s popularity is mainly due to the accolades heaped upon him: His studio at Kings Avenue was ranked top-5 in New York City by Inked (2015), Huffington Post named him as an artist to follow on Instagram (2014) and he was named as one of the top “city inkers” by New York Magazine. He was also featured on VICE as part of Tattoo Age, seasons 2 and 5 of the Ink Master, Tattoo Wars, and Prick. With these awards under his belt, he is truly one of the more famous tattoo artists of his time.
Pang is a Hong Kong based female Chinese Tattoo Artist whose artwork and exhibitions enjoyed wide media coverage. She has been featured by AP, Al Jazeera, CNN, The Travel Channel, and many others. Because Pang is known for being one the famous female tattoo artists of the 21st century, Lewis Hamilton and Hong Kong celebrity Candy Lo are among her many celebrity clients.
Hailed as a living legend, Mark is considered the “founding father” of black and grey art with a single needle (unlike the best derma rollers that have hundreds of needles). He is most known for his black and grey images of religious icons, girls, bombs, guns and old school collages. He was a huge influence during the time when tattoo was illegal in Boston during a time period “when you had to be an outlaw, or you had to be a real brave soul to get a tattoo,” Mark said. This earned him a spot as one of the most famous tattoo artists of his time.
His charming and sweet demeanor made Darren Brass popular with his clients who feel at ease with him right at first meeting. He was made even more famous when he was featured in the reality television show “Miami Ink”.
A Japanese by birthright, Yoji moved to the US and by a stroke of luck apprenticed under Ami James. He was later featured in the reality tv show Miami Ink, where his progress from apprentice to professional tattoo artist was chronicled along with his marriage and the birth of his daughter. The success of the show made him very popular and one of the more famous tattoo artists in his native country, Japan.
An American tattoo artist who specializes in realistic and colored portrait tattoos, Hurtado has traveled the world to leave his ink prints and wisdom in a variety of places. He has shared his talent by holding many instructional seminars about the use of his color theory and technique. He was also featured on LA Ink and Ink Master television shows and participated as a jury for the Chaudesaigues Award. Other world famous tattoo artists have already proclaimed their admiration of Nikko Hurtado.
One of the best and well-known ‘old school’ American style artists, Peck completed 415 tattoos of the number 13 within 24 hours, earning him a spot in the Guinness Book of Records and getting put on the list of world famous tattoo artists. Peck has traveled the world doing what he loves most, body ink. He co-owns two tattoo parlors, one in Dallas, Texas and the other is in Holywood, California. He was once married to famous female tattoo artist Kat Von D.
In a male-dominated arena, it’s refreshing to see women such as Vyvyn Lazonga make it as one of the world’s famous tattoo artists. Vyvyn had a difficult time being recognized for her craft as women were a rare sight in the field of skin art during her younger days, way back in 1979. But because of her work, she has paved the way for women in the tattoo industry. She was cited by Virginia Lautman as the artist who helped “shift tattoos away from fashionable little rainbows, flowers, and unicorns to the larger, fine-arts-related custom designs.”
Cally-Jo Pothecary of Southampton, United Kingdom is both a fine artist and tattoo artist. She has done tattoos on Rihanna and actress Sienna Miller among many other celebrities. She has been featured in magazines and advertising campaigns, largely due to her collaboration with the Coffee Vs. Gang campaign. Gang members used to have special tattoo symbolic of a life of crime in Honduras, but because of the Cally-Jo’s original work which captured the rich symbolism of tattoos, and touched on the hopeful potential of coffee farming as an alternative to gang life, she rose to the rank of world famous tattoo artists.
A world famous tattoo artist of Filipino-American descent, Sarah graduated from the University of Santo Tomas. She is also a visual artist, designer, illustrator, model, actress, and musician. But among her many talents, there is something in body ink that just draws her in. She finally found her niche and most loved passion as she gradually built a steady flow of clientele, including celebrities in Manila. Her fame took her studio to the neighborhood of Manhattan where she is now presently stationed.
Australia’s best bet for the list of world famous tattoo artists, Laura Winzer is known for her cute dreamy piece of ink, everything that any sweet and romantic heart would want. Her palette consists of pastel colors, and she specializes in delicate and tiny tats such as flowers and cats. She can also do realistic portrayals of any subject. She skyrocketed into fame after giving Miley Cyrus a realistic avocado tattoo at the back of her forearm.
Kevin Paul, a UK based tattoo artist specializes in dark art such as skull and rose designs with a lot of shadow play. What makes Kevin Paul stand out from other famous tattoo artists is that he helps people who are unsatisfied with their tats and fixes them for free. His clientele belongs to the A-list, which includes Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Travis Barker and many more.
Brought up in a legalistic Christian environment, Scott Campbell would have been an unlikely candidate as a tattoo artist, let alone as one of the world’s finest most famous tattoo artists. He did not, however, allow his Christian background to suppress the artist within. Although tattoo totally goes against the principles of his strict Baptist upbringing, Campbell can’t be caged, so he spread his wings in spite of his religion. His love for tattoo, however, can’t totally obliterate his faith, so he did what lovers often do – he married his faith with his passion and named his tattoo shop “Saved Tattoo”. As if tattoo indeed is his saving grace, the move catapulted him to fame, proving that his God is not that legalistic after all. His first ever celebrity patron was Heath Ledger.
A visual artist himself, Scott Campbell took tattoo to a whole new level by initiating tattoo exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, Moscow, and London.
A multi-talented artist, Paul Booth sculpts, paints, does films and music, yet he is best known for the impact he made on the world as one of the world famous tattoo artists of his time. His dark surrealistic inclination influenced his tattoo designs, a style unique to him alone. Depicting demons, beasts and evil fetuses, his tattoo parlor is aptly named as Last Rites, where people who love the dark dominion flock.
Chris is of Cuban descent, which explains his very filial nature. His first tattoos, which he got when he was only 16 years old, were the names of his parents. Sadly, his father died when he was 18. Out of frustration, he rebelled from that time on until he was in his late twenties. His love for tattoo helped him get back on his tracks though. He is now a proud owner of Handcrafted Miami, a tattoo parlor, and a gallery and because he is renowned by many famous tattoo artists, he is hailed as the most recognizable ink ambassador in Miami. Like some of his peers, he was also featured in TV shows Miami Ink and Ink Master, which also contributed to his fame and success.
A master tattoo artist, he was known as tufuga ta tatau in his native Samoa. Sua is of royal tattooist descent – he was born into one of the leading family of master tattooists, known internationally for their culturally distinctive and highly skilled workmanship. He traveled extensively, became known in Europe as one of the famous tattoo artists and held exhibits at Tattoo Museums. He was a much-celebrated figure in Samoa and the international community until his sudden death in 1999.90,000 The most famous and best tattoo artists around the world. – OFFICE PLANKTON
Every second teenager at least once in his life seriously thought about how to get himself a tattoo. Someone found the strength and money in themselves to realize their dream, someone did not. The biggest problem for those who have already filled something and those who want to – find a good master.
Being a tattoo artist is a very creative profession, no, not like that – it’s a talent! Like musicians, many artists see themselves as a very talented person, but only the client can give a correct assessment of the artist’s work.And now, when the tattoo has already, to some extent, completely lost all meaning and has become fashionable. In the end, it often serves simply as a decor, and today you can find a tattoo parlor with artists of various profiles on almost every corner.
OFFICEPLANKTON could not help but pay attention to the best (according to the people) tattoo artists from all over the world. This topic is rich not only in the craftsmen themselves, but also in examples of their work.
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1. Amanda Wachob.Brooklyn, NYAmanda Wachob and her amazing abstract ornaments
Amanda Wachob does the impossible with ink on her body – the look of the tattoo parts is so flawless that the tattoos are very hyper-realistic. Especially examine carefully the “smears” of paint on the body.
2. Chaim Makhlev. Berlin, GermanyHaim Makhlev’s Futuristic Geometry
Known to the public as “ Dots and Lines “, Haim Makhlev creates absolute black tattoos, without any other color.Black geometric tattoos that are both confusing and creative, and if you’ve recently tattooed yourself, we have some great tips on how to care for your tattoo.
3. Kerier Alice. Portland, Oregon.Love for nature by Kerier Alice
If you want to depict something on the theme of nature, tattoo artist Alice is ideal for you, whose style looks like drawings from old school textbooks, examples of which you can see above.
4. Ian Levin.Kiev, UkraineIan Levine’s surreal vision
Yen works exclusively in black ink. His extremely convoluted tattoo style has something eerie, mystical and psychedelic at the same time. The viewer’s associations are compared to palmistry, psychedelics (like Pink Floyd’s) and others.
5. David Hale. Athens, Georgia.Decorative ornaments by David Hale
David’s decorative work of art, painted with the spirit of folk art – unusual and decorative patterns of the school of tattoo artists evoke associations associated with the culture of the indigenous population living in these lands long before the arrival of the British.Do you know what are the most popular tattoos in the world and what is their meaning?
6. Kenji Alaki. Hokkaido, JapanKeiji Alaki Japanese style.
Kenji is known for the dotting technique called “stippling”. His tattoos use geometric and tribal motifs and need to be assessed at close range.
He is also a traveling tattoo artist, so if you want to get your original tattoo design from Kenji, you need to follow his Facebook page to see where he travels in which direction.
7. Marcin Alexander Surovits. Warsaw, PolandColor Style Marcin Alexander
Marcin uses incredibly vibrant ink to bring surrealism to his work. In general, to create a tattoo, you can not use ink, but the rays of the sun. You can find out how to get a sun tattoo here.
8. Madame Cheng. Berlin, GermanyMadame Cheng’s feminine style.
Madame Cheng does several different styles, but my favorites are the dreamy, fantastic.
9.Mariusz Trubisz. Wroclaw, PolandBody shading by Mariusz Trubisz. (+ Tattoo photo)
Mariusz has a talent for shading and creating incredibly bright and hyperrealistic drawings that are like neon.
10.Ondrash. Czech RepublicOndras aquarelle
Ondras is known to many in the Czech Republic. School of tattoo artist is known for the vibrant watercolor style of his works, in which he specializes.
11. Sasha, Unisex. Saint Petersburg, RussiaSasha’s original “Russian style” Unisex
Sasha’s tattoos consist of bright prisms with unexpected colors.The lack of schematics and the brilliant shading effects give her work a rich softness.
12. Peter Orish. Berlin, GermanyThe Visual Arts of Peter Orisha
Peter is incredibly skilled at creating many styles of visual art, be it watercolor, cubism or finely shaded pencil sketches.
13. Ksoil. Paris, FranceLoic Levenu’s very unusual style
The French tattoo artist Loic Levenu, also known by the nickname Xoïl, has a very unusual style.It feels like every tattoo goes through Photoshop.
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“It’s a long way from Moscow to Rostov.”
I read similar phrases every day. I will say more, for some people to get a high-quality tattoo from me it is difficult to overcome even very tiny distances – 100, 200 kilometers.Others find it difficult to get to the studio from another part of the city. Still others have no time. You know, that sounds like an excuse. So you don’t really want a tattoo. Many of my clients flew to me from Australia, Brazil, USA, China, Germany. There are many tattoo artists for whom clients are ready to fly even to the Moon, Mars, Jupiter. Want my top of the best tattoo artists in the world?
More works can be seen if you click on the name of the master, for each name I will attach a hyperlink to the instagram page.Ready?
NIKKO HURTADO. LEGEND OF THE TATTOO OF THE WORLD.Nikko Hurtado – the legend of the tattoo of the world
The son of a Mexican welder and a Latin American housewife. At 16, his longtime friend Mike got a car. Then he and Mike had the opportunity to take classes at the Center for the Arts in Pasadena.And yes, it’s a tattoo!
In 2002, Nikko stopped at the Art Junkies Tattoo Studio in Hesperia to watch Mike work.Then Mike took Nikko as an apprentice. The next day, Nikko picked up a wheelbarrow and began to tattoo. A year later, he got a tattoo that changed his life! Color portrait of Batman. His client went to a tattoo convention and took first place in the color portrait category. This work went viral.
Nikko began to be invited to television, to participate in such TV shows as LA Ink, Tattoo Wars, Tori & Dean and Tattoo Master. Now Nikko Hurtado is a living legend of the tattoo world. Pilgrims from all over the world come to him.
What chance did a guy from Mexico from a poor family have to become a world legend ?!
PHIL GARCIA. WORLDWIDE FAMOUS ROSES.Roses – his calling card
A guy in an armored suit. And to remove, who are you without him?
Tattoo artist, loving father, war veteran.
After graduating from high school, Phil Garcia went to serve in the US Navy. His service lasted 8 and a half years. In 2003, he went to war in Iraq.Returning from there in 2004, he felt that something had changed in him.Roses, roses and more roses.
He is now the father of three and is an internationally renowned realist tattoo artist. And roses, they brought him that very fame!
This is an evil irony of fate, a man who went through the war began to fill flowers, and became famous for them all over the world.
DMITRY SAMOKHIN. TATTOO MASTER FROM UKRAINE.Tattoo artist from Ukraine
At the age of five, Dmitry saw a magazine about tattoos.Since then, he has definitely decided that he will become a tattoo artist.
Dmitry’s paradox is that many people from Ukraine, and even from Odessa, are looking for a good tattoo artist. They do not even suspect that a world-famous tattoo artist lives and works right under their “nose”.For this kind of realism, you can cross the seas and oceans.
In order to get to Dmitry, people collect finances and cross the seas and oceans.
STEVE BUTCHER. ART AND TALENT.Detailing, detailing and detailing again.
Steve Butcher never dreamed of tattoos, he started his career as an artist. He is a self-taught master, he did his first job in 2011, after which he studied with his friends and relatives for a year.R – realism.
He started his career with oriental styles, but even then he understood that his mission was realism. Now Steve is celebrated not only by fans of his work, but also by large manufacturers of pigments: Intenze Tattoo Ink and Ink-eeze.Save Private Ryan.
Detail, saturation and hyperrealism are Steve Butcher’s trump cards.
CARLOS TORRES. WORLD PEACE.Vikings
A meticulous artist that can be called Carlos Torres.
At the age of seven, he chose painting. He was always attracted by the solitude and smell in the artist’s studio. He is often invited to design tattoo conventions. Carlos works at his own Timeline Gallery studio in San Pedro, California.
The master is categorically against alcohol, smoking and drugs. He draws his inspiration from people. He will easily refuse a job if it seems to him that it is not interesting enough. No inscriptions, no words, if you signed up for Steve, you automatically became a canvas. The canvas on which the artist will “write” the tattoo.World Peace
In addition, Carlos is an oppositionist and has spoken at rallies more than once. He believes that politics follows the path of destructiveism and destroys not only the country, but also relations with other states.
Artist and oppositionist.
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Afisha Daily has found tattoo artists whose style of work differs from the most popular trends – ornamentalism, old school, newschool, oriental and others. And I asked them about the creative method, ideas about a successful tattoo and the principles that they adhere to in their work.
In his works he combines watercolor abstractions and art-brut (“uncut art”, the term was introduced by the French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe the collection of works of non-professional masters collected by him). It turns out charmingly naive and colorful. He mainly works in Moscow.
About his style: Intentional primitivism.
How the project is being developed: I work without sketches, freehand, that is, the drawing is invented immediately on the client’s skin. First, I sketch with a marker, and draw in detail with a typewriter.
What he considers a successful job: When both the client and the foreman are 100 percent satisfied with the result. Or at least a client.
Principle: I am always trying to understand what emotion a person came to me for, including through what images are close to him.I think, first of all, people go to a tattoo artist precisely for the expression of emotions on their bodies.
Price: 7000 rub. for an hour of work.
Creates gothic and slightly eerie tattoos by artfully working with black gradients. He mainly works in St. Petersburg.
About my style: Author’s, as close as possible to my original style of painting.
How to develop a project: Usually a client comes up with an idea, and I pack it in my forms and images and “sit” on the body.I work as a freehand because I believe that a tattoo should adorn the body and push off from it, and not from a sheet of paper.
What he considers successful work: Perfect to the smallest detail: detailed, no figurative frills. The tattoo should take into account the architecture of the body and emphasize the special beauty of its wearer. Ideal is intelligent and beautiful from any distance.
Principle: I work only according to my own experience and only in graphics (This style is characterized by thin lines, strokes, spots and dots, – Approx.ed. ).
Price: 25000-30000 rub. for a session lasting 6-7 hours. The price includes freehand sketch development.
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A family duo of tattoo artists who often work in four hands.They do large-scale blackworks and spectacular dynamic graphics. They mainly work in Moscow.
About his style: Great works filled with natural motives and the fight against primitive fears.
How the project is developed: We create two types of projects. Copyright, in which the client fully trusts our vision and solutions in work. And custom – when we process the ideas and wishes of the person who came to us for a tattoo.In the first case, this is a freer and more creative process, in the second – work in a given vector, which is more related to the use of existing skills.
What is considered a successful work: A tattoo, which was made on time by the master, without haste.
Principle: We do not make portraits – neither idols, nor close people. A person’s body is quite enough one face – his own.
Price: 3000 rub. for an hour of work.
Makes emphatically simple tattoos, often imitating children’s drawings.The works are intertwined with primitivism, absurdity and irony. He mainly works in St. Petersburg.
About my style: Experimental tattoo, art brut.
How the project is being developed: The client can choose a tattoo from ready-made sketches or order an individual design from me. I can make the most daring freehand.
What he considers a successful job: When the work is interesting, and the client is not afraid of the most suitable sizes for a tattoo.
Principle: I do exclusively contouring in black and black and red.
Price: Each tattoo has its own fixed cost, but on average it turns out about 3000 rubles. for an hour of work.
Brings up black and white tattoos with vibrant color accents. Creates thematically unexpected combinations and deconstructed images. He mainly works in Moscow.
About his style: A mixture of graphics, collage and surrealism.
How the project is being developed: It is best when the client trusts me and sets only the general direction, the idea of a tattoo, which I am already developing. Design ideas usually come to me spontaneously. I rarely work as a freehand, because I can think over the design for a long time, change something in the process. I draw on the skin only what is inconvenient to translate, or what does not need clarity.
What he considers a successful job: When a tattoo is interesting, you want to look. If the drawing is as crazy as possible, this is definitely a success.
Principle: My principle is that a tattoo should be interesting.
Price: 10,000-15,000 rubles. for a session lasting from 2 to 4 hours.
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Makes mostly black and red works with a light psychedelic flavor.He is especially fond of hitting animals and transformed portraits. He mainly works in St. Petersburg.
About my style: My work, perhaps, is difficult to attribute to any style of tattoo. Individual, let’s call it that. I combine laconic forms with simple motives and minimal detail.
How the project is being developed: I make tattoos only from my own sketches. Very rarely do I undertake to develop client ideas.
What he considers a successful job: Both the client and me should like a tattoo, both artistically and technically.
Principle: I only work with black, gray and red.
Price: The cost of a sketch starts from 2000 p. A work measuring 10 × 15 cm will cost on average 8,000-10,000 rubles.
Beats large and huge tattoos in the thrash polka style, wild in energy and punk in content. He mainly works in Moscow.
About my style: Realistic thrash polka.
How the project is being developed: The photo source is taken as a basis, which is being finalized taking into account many factors – perspective, client’s preferences, body shapes and others. Some part of the work is done impromptu. The latter is usually possible due to a very high level of customer confidence.
What he considers a successful job: A tattoo should give such an impression that it is impossible to forget it.
Principle: I will not work if the idea is not interesting to me or if I immediately understand that the result will not suit me.
Price: 5000 rub. for an hour of work.
Black, as a rule, small tattoos made in the technique of minimalism and primitivism. He mainly works in St. Petersburg.
About his style: Now more complicated, now simplified graphics.
How the project is being developed: I work only according to my drawings, which I publish in social networks.
What he considers to be a successful job: This is a tattoo based on a well-drawn sketch, well-made and designed in a designer way on the body.
Principle: As a pedant by nature, I pay special attention to the quality of tattoo execution. For tattoos I use only black color.
Price: 5000 rub. per hour of work, the duration of the session – no more than three hours.
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Colorful, shocking, very different in execution and very specific in style of abstraction – from miniature to gigantic.He mainly works in Moscow.
About my style: I call my style “tattoo-in-normism” – a different norm. Its main principle is to be as non-mass as possible. Works that are repeated by many craftsmen with minor differences cannot be considered as innovationism. Ideally, normism should focus on one author.
How the project is being developed: Over the years, I have accumulated a large collection of sketches, but most often a new tattoo is invented and drawn immediately on the skin.At the same time, I take into account the examples of work I like from my portfolio, the taste and preferences of a person, his energy and, of course, the shape of the body – a tattoo may well hide some of his shortcomings and emphasize his merits.
What he considers a successful job: This is when everyone is happy with the result. The tattoo does not lose its relevance and after 10 years, you want to look at it. And seeing her, every time to admire, to find something new in the plot.
Principle: The basic law for me is not to do what I don’t want to do in my work.Stylistically, I am far from black-and-white shadow works a la realism, and especially from portraitism.
Price: 3000 rub. for an hour of work.
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Produces delicate graphics as well as miniature tattoos with stunning detail.He mainly works in Moscow.
About my style: I started out with pure graphics. Now my work is overgrown with many techniques, and the graphics no longer seem so attractive. In the last period of my work, the desire for realism prevails, but in my own vision.
How the project is developed: I select the ideas I like from clients. After that we are meeting for a consultation – I make a sketch on the body, show how the tattoo should be done.For the session, I prepare a sketch, which I finally finish drawing on the body.
What he considers to be a successful work: The main thing is the harmony of the composition in relation to the place where the tattoo is located. Healed work should remain readable, not monochromatic. And, of course, the energy of gratitude from the client is important, which covers my efforts invested in the project. Likes and reposts interest me to a lesser extent.
Principle: The most important thing for me is the selection of ideas.I try to work only with people who send me examples of my work – in this case, I will definitely be able to make the person happy.
Price: In Moscow, the cost of an hour of work is 9000-12000 rubles. The sketch is developed free of charge.90,000 Best tattoo artists TOP-5 # 3 – pavuk.ink
Creation of recognizable and unique style is becoming more and more necessary in a world full of tattoo artists of all stripes.This is something that no one will be able to recreate, because it is personal handwriting that has arisen as a result of many trial and error, interests and the tattoo artist’s own sense of aesthetics.
This is a very valuable acquisition, thanks to which tattoo artists are gaining popularity all over the world. We, in turn, also appreciate this quality, so in our selections we introduce you to cool tattoo artists whose style is difficult to confuse with any other.
The best at what they do
1.Dillon Forte is one of the leading sacred geometry tattoo artists who loved this ancient art form from childhood. Forte is originally from Santa Monica, California. He grew up in Berkeley and Auckland, and got his first tattoo at the age of 16. He liked it so much that he decided to take up tattoos and started looking for a mentor.
At 19, Dillon began working for Mark Freitas, a tattoo artist based in Berkeley. The career of a tattoo artist was for him a logical continuation of his childhood hobbies for drawing and skateboarding.
His style of sacred geometry was inspired by Drunvalo Melchizedek’s book The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life. After reading it, he became interested in incorporating geometric patterns into his work.
According to Forte, sacred geometry links civilizations and cultures together and has an aesthetic quality that is ideal for adapting to the human body. Dotwork and linework techniques emphasize lines and reliefs.
Today, his work has caught the attention of celebrities such as Asher and Ben McKee (bassist for Imagine Dragons), who love intricate designs that transform the human body.
2. Hannah Flowers – she traveled all over the world enriching her cultural background and then finally settled in London, where she now lives and works. Her name is Hannah Flowers and many people know the gorgeous female portraits she creates. She loves all feminine, soft, voluptuous and ornate .
In her works, Hannah is inspired by Botticelli, Rubens, Monet, Van Gogh and Klimt. But she never copies paintings, but tries to combine a style or part of a painting with her usual style.This is manifested in the technique of work.
Hannah always uses fairly traditional bold outlines and lots of black. Added to this is a range of softer colors inspired by the classic oil painting technique to make the skin look soft.
3. Victor Portugal – atmospheric, saturated with gothic, horror and dark aesthetics, this is how you can describe the work of Victor and his team from the tattoo studio Darktimes Tattoo. Here’s what Victor tells about himself:
“I have been tattooing for over 22 years.I was born in Uruguay, but now I live in Poland. My biggest inspiration is when I work on big projects in and ‘s dark aesthetics, and I think the most impressive pieces are the ones that adapt to human anatomy.
Tattooing for me is a ritual of bringing out the contrast and depth of the design, creating detailed texture that gives a realism to the character of my art. It is a lifelong passion that drives me to strive for excellence.»
Victor’s work is really impressive. If you are a big fan of this type of tattoo, you should prepare a large area of your body for this in order to fill, for example, a tattoo on the back, and contact the master in advance to get to the session with him.
4. Ivan Hack – a Moscow artist and his geometric tattoos that reflect a way of thinking and a special vision of the world. Ivan and his wife run a tattoo studio in Moscow – Planimetry – and travel the world attending tattoo conventions.
Ivan started tattooing as a hobby in 2009, and in 2013 it turned into a profession with an emphasis on ornamental and geometric tattoos . Trying different styles, at some point he realized that the direction he chose best reflects his thinking and worldview.
Harmonious structures, precise and clear ornaments, something from the depths of matter and subconsciousness. Ivan believes that the ornamental and geometric styles are closest to the origins and the initiation ritual, as the true purposes of tattoo art.
5. Jen Tonic is a gorgeous tattoo artist from Berlin who loves botanical gardens very much, and it is in nature that she draws inspiration for her work. Ideal tattoos for girls who are as keen on nature as Jen.
Becoming a tattoo artist has been Jen’s dream since the age of 15. She was interested in tattoos at a very young age and her passion was drawing. Therefore, it became clear quite early that tattooing would be an ideal profession for Jen.
Her style is based on personal interests and everything that has shaped Jen as a person. And nature has always been most of this. The tattooist at home has many plants that soothe and help preserve inner harmony.
Jen mainly uses photographs to create sketches of her tattoos. In every city she travels, the girl visits every botanical garden , where she takes her pictures. Also in gift shops or bookstores you can often find excellent books on flower illustration.
The artists in this collection work in completely different tattoo styles, but the quality and professionalism of of their work inspired us. We hope that you also felt this inspiration or found a master whose work you liked!
14 best Instagram accounts of tattoo artists
Want to get a tattoo or just get inspired by new ideas? Take a look at the work of these tattoo artists, they have something to surprise you! Their clients are celebrities and ordinary people with their own unique stories.Be sure to follow these guys on Instagram. They are contemporary artists worthy of attention.
DR. WOO @dr_woo_ssc
Dr. Woo is one of the most sought-after artists in Los Angeles. He is loved by Drake, Johnny Depp and Rihanna. Became famous for “Woo arrows”.
BANG BANG @bangbangnyc
The master’s record is inspiring: he got tattoos Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Kylie Jenner (Kylie Jenner)He recently opened his first tattoo parlor in New York and showcases his team’s work on Instagram.
LAUREN WINZER @laurenwinzer
This Australian woman has gained a large following thanks to colorful cartoon tattoos and colorful floral arrangements.
TEA LEIGH @tealeigh
Illustrator Leia draws inspiration from nature and puts her emotions on paper.The girl’s works are in great demand.
SCOTT CAMPBELL @ scampbell333
Campbell is loved by Marc Jacobs, Courtney Love and Robert Downey Jr. (Robert Downey Jr).
JON BOY @jonboytatoo
Those looking for tiny delicate works or graphic large drawings come to JON BOY at West 4 Tattoo.
SASHA UNISEX @sashaunisex
Sasha specializes in colorful watercolor tattoos and recently launched her own line of temporary tattoos.
SUSANNE KÖNIG @suflanda
This German tattoo artist works exclusively with black ink to create surreal and highly detailed designs.
COREY DIVINE @coreydivine
The artist’s graphic and geometric tattoos are mesmerizing.
CAPA HERZDAME @tilldthtattoo
She works with different palettes: black, gray, and random splashes of red, green or blue.The master specializes in geometry and shading, which creates a unique pattern.
SARA GAUGLER @sarahgaugler
Her range of creativity is based on tiny lines and heavier detailed work.
Works in Berlin, decorating clients’ bodies with colorful drawings. She draws inspiration from Picasso’s paintings.
Detailed tattoos, surreal and super-realistic – the master can do anything.
MINKA SICKLINGER @minkasicklinger
Creates geometric tattoos depicting spiritual and natural motifs, animals and human forms.
City of tattoo artists | Photo Story · Living Berlin · View from the European Capital
Black and White, Big, Small … Psychos, Realism, Colored … Old School, Asia, Individual … Hand-Face … oh no … Face-Head.These are all nominations at the Berlin rally of tattoo artists. It took place recently for the twenty-ninth time, and it’s a super show. We recommend reading this material on a large monitor.
Think about it! 10,000 visitors, 369 tattoo studios from all over the world, two hundred stands in the Treptow Arena, not only for tattoos, but also with T-shirts, accessories, piercings, posters, etc.
And most importantly – on the stage, where they go to show themselves and others to see the best of the best tattoos in the world. This is aerobatics that you can admire, even if you are not very in the know.Because it’s just beautiful. And even delightful when it comes to, for example, the unofficial contest “Queen of Tattoo”.
The meeting passes, but the photographs remain. Our reporter Denis Konovalov created something no less beautiful than the tattoos themselves – a photo story about a tattoo. Look at these miracles and weep. Already scary.
Well, what kind of normal festival is going on without a scandal? It happened here too. A contender with two swastikas on her hips appeared on the stage of the “Queen of Tattoo” competition.And the use of the Nazi symbol is prohibited in Germany, it falls under article 86a “Use of signs of unconstitutional organizations” of the Criminal Code, Bild comments on the incident.
“We have nothing to do with the Nazis,” said Frank Weber, organizer of all 29 rallies. “It was downright stupid.”
In any event, the police launched an investigation and the meeting received additional media coverage.
And we invite you to return to photography and tattoo art.
If you are in Berlin on August 7-9 of the next year, 2020, go personally to the 30th gathering of the kings of needle and paint.
Class90,000 The best tattoo artists of Russia and Ukraine in all cities
If you have not been able to find a professional tattoo artist for a long time who can realize your idea and create a charming tattoo that fully corresponds to your inner world, the tattoo-sketches portal will come to the rescue.com.
The site has created personal pages of the best masters, where it is indicated:
- Detailed information about the master;
- examples of work;
- is his contact details.
You can be sure that all the specialists that Tattooink talks about are professionals with vast experience. They are ready to solve any problem, regardless of the level of difficulty.
High quality, safe and beautiful
Each tattoo artist in his work necessarily uses the necessary means of protection for:
All instruments, consumables, removable elements are strictly disposable. After use, they must be disposed of, and therefore you can be sure that your health will not be damaged under any circumstances.
In addition, all tattoo masters not only transfer sketches to the human body, but are also able to independently create unique sketches, focusing on the wishes of the client. You just need to tell the master in general terms what you want to get, and he will provide an original sketch!
However, there are also such masters who cannot make a sketch, but they masterfully own a typewriter and are able to create masterpieces directly on the human body, transferring someone else’s sketch.
In any case, all the professionals represented in the Tattooink website directory are capable of creating memorable and eye-catching tattoos.
Variety of styles and trends
Among the variety of styles and trends of modern tattoo art, it is sometimes very difficult to navigate. Although many tattooists have mastered many directions and successfully pierce designs in various styles. Naturally, some style can be a priority, depending on the personal preferences of the master.
The more experienced, who have mastered almost all popular styles, even develop their own direction. It does not necessarily become fashionable, but such a master will give you a tattoo that will definitely be different from everyone else!
Therefore, if you cannot find a professional tattoo artist, study the work of tattoo artists on the Tattooink portal – among the many experienced and qualified specialists, you are guaranteed to find the one whose style of work you like more than others.