Who doesn't like a beautiful tattoo? I'm talking about those pieces that get your attention. Artworks that make your turn your head to see more of it and check the details. And yes, I'm the kind of person that will start a conversation if I like a tattoo. I know, weird. There are several different styles of tattoo out there. But I'm always drawn to black and grey pieces with beautiful outline and minimal design. And I believe this is why I simply love Vanessa's work. The tattoos she creates are delicate and beautiful. Masterpieces on skin. The pictures she posts of her work are breathtaking and totally inspiring. She specializes in floral/botanical work and you will see plenty of lines, geometric shapes and negative space on her pieces. Since I'm a sucker for black and grey tattoos and I basically stalk Vanessa on Instagram I decided to get in touch with her and publish some of her work here. Tattoo artists have the privilege of drawing permanent artworks on people's skin. And I admire them for that. They listen to your idea and create a concept that will be inked on your skin for good. And oh boy, we all love beautiful timeless tattoo pieces like the ones you will see here. Vanessa is based in Vancouver, BC and she keeps her followers informed about her books on Instagram. So stay tuned to her account if you want to get inked. This is certainly a great excuse to visit Vancouver. ;) Vanessa is a tattoo artist based in Vancouver, BC. She specializes in floral/botanical black and grey work. She is currently based out of a private studio in East Vancouver. Her work has been featured on Hypebae, Daily Hive Vancouver, Narcity Canada as well as The Mix Society. Vanessa graduated with a Bachelors Degree at Emily Carr University for Communication Design. She did her apprenticeship with Katia at Rainfire Tattoo in 2012-2013. Vanessa loves creating pieces for her clients that are one of a kind. More links: tattoosbyvanessa.com Instagram
Today I decided to select two things that I really like into one, so I put together symmetry with tattoos and came out with an awesome collection of symmetrical tattoo designs to inspire you.
Tattoos are a great source of inspiration. And we can actually learn a lot of things from well designed tattoos. From outline to shading, from texturizing to giving depth and realism to a draw made on skin, tattoo artists can teach us a lot of things. There are thousands of great tattoos out there, and today we gathered some to inspire you. From delicate lines to complete sleeves, from black and white to typography and super colorful pieces, we have different approaches here to show you. And remember to check the design elements of each piece, there is always something new we can learn. Enjoy! And this is my tattoo! I know I need a better picture of it, will take care of that and update you guys :)
Aardman Animations directors Karni & Saul recently directed a new Random Acts film titled "Skinmeal," and we wanted to share with you the trailer, here, prior to its broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK on Wednesday, July 3rd. "Skinmeal" is a miniature predator story in the world of tattoos. In a Lynchian-style beach scenario, a girl lies sunbathing in electric light and is suddenly infested by her own tattoos. "In 'Skinmeal,' we tried to make a piece that was visually tempting and at the same time had a sharp edge to it," said Karni & Saul, directors at Aardman Animations. The film is loosely inspired by the work of David Lynch. Karni shot the live action footage on a Digital SLR camera in the studio at Aardman. Saul drew inspiration from tribal art to design the tattoo bugs. The insect tattoos were then animated in Maya by the CG team at Aardman and composited in After Effects. Saul also created the mood music. The result was a moody piece based on the food chain or as we call it skin meal. Karni & Saul were commissioned by Lupus Films to create a 3 minute short for Channel 4's Random Acts, a short-form daily arts strand screened on the channel late at night. Random Acts launched in 2011 and in its first year showcased 260 specially-commissioned three-minute films chosen for their bold and creative expressions of creativity. Check out the "Skinmeal" trailer on Vimeo Images from the film are below. ABOUT AARDMAN ANIMATIONS Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) co-founded and run by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is a world leader in animation. It produces feature films, television series and television commercials for both the domestic and international market. Their multi-award winning productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm that reflects the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the very special people who make up the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning and amusing independent and commercials productions. More information can be found at: http://www.aardman.com
As our previous 85 Great Tattoos as Art and Inspiration post was a big hit and we received several comments about it from our readers, we decided to do a sequence of it! The difference is that for this one we pick some samples of the work from the artists and studios that the readers suggested at the last post. As we received a huge amount of suggestions we will have to brake them to be able to show all of it to you... so here goes the part 2 of the 85 Great Tattoos as Art and Inspiration. Hope you like it!! Click at the images or at the artists/studios name to visit their website! And thanks for all the comments and suggestions... Enjoy! :) Eddy Deutsche Tattoo getmooretattoos - Steve Moore Grimemonster HBomb.ca Tattoos Heidi Hay Tattoo Studio Heidi Hay Niki Hyperspace Studio Guy Aitchison Michele Wortman Ignition Tattoo Jamie Nikko Ronnie Jason Vaughn Tattoos and Artworks Kamil Tattoos King Carlos Tattoo Calle Maria Jolly Jonny Mordenti Tattoo Nick Baxter Paul Booth's Last Rites Tattoo Theatre VIMBY - Tattoo Artist Paul Booth Robert Hernandez Tattoos Sabine Gaffron Tattoo Saira Hunjan The Leu Family's Iron Filip Leu Uncle Allan Valerie Vargas Tattoo Yellow Blaze Tattoo Studio Shige
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! 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. 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. 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. 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! 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 Nikko Dennis Khoi Corey Mojo Adrian Dan 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 Maxwell Kilbourne Jack Omoto 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 Dizzle Jime Litwalk Emiliano Gabaldon Jason Tritten Tee Miscellaneous Tattoos The ones suggested by our reader Jake
I'm not a huge tattoos fan, I don't even have one, but the quality of the drawings and artwork created by Shawn Barber has blown me away. His paintings have been exhibited in NYC, San Francisco, LA, Berlin and many more cities and cool venues. Also he has done some work for The Grammy Awards, Rolling Stone, MTV Networks and Converse. As you can see Shawn Barber is really good, so take a look at some examples of his work and visit his website, I'm sure you will get impressed. The url is: http://www.sdbarber.com Shanw Barber's body of work focuses primarly on painting, portariture and documenting comtemporaty tattoo culture. He received his BFA in 199 from the Ringling School of Art & Design, is Sarasota, FL. His painting have been exhibited in diverse solo and group venues including: The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, Lineage Gallery in Philadephia... Some Works