We generally associate a familiar look with tattoos, irrespective of their design. Well, it’s time to get that notion shattered with these beautiful tattoos that take an entirely fresh look (and subject). Most tattoo artists employ a black outline. By getting rid of that outline and using lighter colors, these tattoos take on a nearly watercolor-like look. These tattoos are the work of Korean tattoo parlor Aro Tattoo, based in Seoul, and staffed mainly by two artists – Dali and Silo.
The terrible crime that domestic violence is, it often leaves scars on the body of the victim – and it stays on as a mark of the abuse, a reminder of terrible times. However, it’s not just scars that are permanent, as Brazilian artist Flavia Carvalho has proven with her project called “A Pele da Flor” (The Skin of the Flower).
We decided to start with the top image of Daenerys, which does not exactly show a tattoo for the Targaryen sigil, but is close enough and is totally rad. I also happen to have the hots for Khaleesi, but that’s a different matter. Game of Thrones tattoos are the work of artist Sara McSorley.
As hard as this tattoo tries, it still cannot manage to bring to scale the full width of Popeye’s humongous forearms. It does an amazingly creative job at it though.
Artist Philippe Pasqua started off this project with a Ferrari F430 Scuderia. The supercar was first wrapped in cowhide, taking care to cover every nook and crevice of the body, while ensuring the leather followed the curves of the Ferrari as well as it could be. This would in itself be a tricky job, considering the joints, hinges and crevices are not the best friends of a leather coat.
Heading out as an idea for both comics and tattoos, comic book artist Patrick Yurick had his arm tattooed with blank comic panels. With a customizable comic panel tattoo right on his sleeve, the artist draws creative comics on the tattoo, which are then photographed and displayed as a his website.
“A Gentleman is Simply a Patient Wolf.” This piece was made for a sleeve tattoo commission by Fyodor Pavlov. We’ll hold off judgement on those very wise words.
This very impressive Joker tattoo by Hungarian artist Peter Tikos has a really evil vibe, and we like it.
Japanese artist End Cape uses a pin to puncture holes into a banana skin, which eventually bruises and takes on the brown color. That’s the basic banana tattoo, and the patterns are lovely.
Want to go and get yourself covered in tattoos, but somehow don’t think it would be a good idea? Worry not ladies, for this T-shirt will take care of that for you. The tee has a print of a scantily clad feminine figure covered in tattoos all over the body. That ought to settle the tattoo cravings for a while. Costs $30.