- Amanda Wachob in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Amanda Wachob does the impracticable work with tattoo ink — her pieces look so perfectly close to real paintings.
- Chaim Machlev in Berlin, Germany
Chaim Machlev well known in the tattoo world as Dots to Lines, Chaim Machlev creates stark black-ink geometric tattoos that looked completely amazing.
- Alice Carrier in Portland, Ore.
If you want the sort of nature tattoo that looks straight out of a weather-worn vintage textbook, you might want to consider a trip to Portland to see Alice.
- Ien Levin in Kiev, Ukraine
Ien works solely in black ink. His tremendously intricate drawing style has a ghastly yet whimsical feel.
- David Hale in Athens, Ga.
Working out of his own Love Hawk studios, David’s ornamental artwork is tinged with a folk and animal art spirit
- Kenji Alucky from Hokkaido, Japan
Kenji is known for his dotting art technique called stippling. His tattoos employ geometric and tribal motifs, and beg to be inspected up close. He’s also a traveling tattoo artist.
- Marcin Aleksander Surowiec in Warsaw, Poland
Marcin uses amazingly vibrant inks to get his brand of highly bright surrealist tattoos.
- Madame Chän in Berlin, Germany
Madame Chän does a few different styles, but my favorite ones are the dreamy, chimerical tattoos she specializes in.
- Mariusz Trubisz in Wroclaw, Poland
Mariusz has a amazing flair for shading and creating incredibly vibrant tattoos that are almost neon.
- Ondrash in Znojmo, Czech Republic
Ondrash znojmo is practically becoming a household name due to the raging popularity of the watercolor tattoos he specializes in.
- Sasha Unisex in St. Petersburg, Russia
Sasha’s tattoos are similar to vibrant prisms with unexpected colors that shine through. The lack of outlines and brilliant shading effects lend her artwork an lavish softness.
- Peter Aurisch in Berlin, Germany
Peter Aurisch is unbelievably skilled at creating many visual art styles, be it watercolor, cubism, or precisely shaded pencil drawings.
- Xoïl in Paris, France
French tattoo artist Loïc Lavenu, also known by the nickname Xoïl, has a very unique Photoshop collage aesthetic. The results are always unreal, sprawling, and highly experimental.