Tattoos are now recognized as art, body painting, form of illustration and also as inspiration, it all depends on the point of view! Some years ago unfortunately they were pointed as marks or symbols of rebels, people with tattoos were even discriminated because of their "marked skin". After some cultural evolution and also good sense, people left all the taboos surrounding tattooing and started to admire this way of art.

I started my researching for this post after a suggestion from one of our readers, Jake, that mention that would be nice to have a tattoo post at abduzeedo. I have to mention that it was a bit hard to get good quality tattoo images online, but I got some pretty nice ones to show here. I also would like to thank the guys from all the studios used at this post for having such great sites and images to show us their art! It's very nice to have an opportunity to mention at a post some TV Series that I like to watch as Miami Ink and LA Ink for example. So I really hope you enjoy the post!!

Chris Garver

Chris Garver is a very talented tattooer and also a member of the Miami Ink TV series. Chris is known as one of the best tattooers in the world not only because of his art quality but also because of his humble demeanor. He started his painting and drawing by the age of 6 and had the first experiences tattooing around the age of 17. After that he moved to New York, has tattooed in Asia, both Americas and around Europe. His work is really worthy to show here!

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Kat Von D

Kat Von D is another very talented artist that is a former member of Miami Ink and now is the main runner of the LA Ink TV series. Besides her amazing work Kat is also known for her great personality and enthusiasm for tattooing, at the show we can see that she loves her work! To check out another pieces from Kat go to her personal site.

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Ami James

Also from Miami Ink Ami James is an amazing tattooer with a very particular and tough personality. At the series we can see his temper and also his great tattoos. Ami did his first professional tattoo by the age of 15 and since then just evolved his art.

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Chris Nunez

Chris is the ladies' man from Miami Ink. He first started his career as a graffiti artist and after traveling around Brazil and Europe tattooing with his favorite artists he expanded both his artistic sense and knowledge about the art.

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Daren Brass

Another Miami Ink member also known as the teddy bear of the team due to his very kind personality. Daren tried some arts schools but most of his talent came from a very known technique: trying and error. He also has some awesome work that we must mention here!

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Kat Von D's High Voltage Tattoo

High Voltage is a studio from LA that besides Kat Von D counts with some great artists and that "borrows" they events and histories to the TV Series LA Ink. Here we will show some of their work.

Jeff

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Nikko

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Dennis

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Khoi

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Corey

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Mojo

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Adrian

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Dan

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Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company - Hawaii

Hart & Huntington is a tattoo studio in Hawaii that counts with very talented tattooers with different kind of specialization. Here we will check out some samples of their work!

Wakako Yamamoto

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Maxwell Kilbourne

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Jack Omoto

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Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company - Las Vegas

Hart & Huntington has also a studio in Las Vegas witch is the one from the TV Series Inked. Check out some of their work!

Blanco

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Dizzle

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Jime Litwalk

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Emiliano Gabaldon

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Jason Tritten

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Tee

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Miscellaneous Tattoos

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The ones suggested by our reader Jake

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About the author of this post

Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.