Tattoo

Ink in his veins…
RS Gráfiko

Ricardo Sánchez, aka RS Gráfiko, hails from Puerto Rico, and I’ve been following his Instagram (@rsgrafiko) for some time. This multi-talented artist is prolific in his offerings, presenting some of the most detailed and precise illustration work I’ve seen, as well

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Ink & Bone…
Rad Hand Tattoos!

 Since the last post we did was all about hideous butt tattoos, I wanted to put together a tattoo post that wasn’t about hating on people’s creative expression, because these people are doing it right! Despite the ubiquitous nature of

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NSFW: Hideous Butt Tattoos
Bad Tattoos Part V

VIEWER BEWARE: what you are about to see is indelible proof of how stupid human beings can be. Some of these images may cause blindness or rage or uncontrollable urination. If I had any of these images tattooed on my

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Kakau, The Art of Traditional Tattoo in Hawai’i

The 20th century has seen many traditional societies trying to recover their pre-colonial history, and practices that the European colonizers tried to erase are being revived and re-lived. Tattooing has been a huge signifier of returning to traditional ways of

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CVLT Nation Interviews : Tattoo Artist Jon Clue

For almost twenty-one years, Brooklyn born tattoo/painter Jon Clue has been channeling visions straight out of the Necronomicon itself. He has created pieces that invoke a sense of twisted worlds beyond our grasp, and of sights best left unseen. Jon

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The line between Life and Death…
Jason Borders

Jason Borders creates intricate, tattoo-like artwork on animal skulls, making mind-blowingly gorgeous pieces with a macabre edge. He carves and drills the bone, turning its surface into a textured masterpiece, and then paints them for even more texture and depth.

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Jesus Fucking Christ!
Bad Tattoos Part IV

There are many people in this world who ask themselves each day, What would Jesus do? Well, probably not get that fucking tattoo. Especially one where He looks brain damaged, or one where He looks inbred, or one where He

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I was born in prison and I’ll die in prison…
Russian Prison Tattoo Art

Between 1948 and 1986, during his career as a prison guard, Danzig Baldaev made over 3,000 drawings of tattoos. They were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society.

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JOY DIVISION
Tattoos Reign Supreme!

It’s been said that you should not get band tattoos…Well, check all of these humans who have shown their commitment to their favorite band JOY DIVISION. Ian might have died, but the legacy of the band he fronted will live

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CVLT Nation Presents
Ink, Blood and Spirit
The Life of Little Swastika Documentary

When filmmaker Claudio Marino asked us to sponsor his beautiful documentary about legendary tattoo artist Little Swastika, Ink, Blood and Spirit, we were honored. Little Swastika may be a controversial subject because of his reappropriation of the swastika as a

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