Tattoo

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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Forever Young… Star Wars Tattoos

Some “fandoms” seem a little strange to me – like Supernatural or Sherlock – whereas others seem totally natural in their obsession, like Star Wars. These seminal space flicks have had a huge impact on the generations to follow, and

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DEAD SKIN, NEW ART:
Polish Prison Tattoos Preserved

Presenting an alternative view on social issues such as exclusion, crime and punishment, Polish artist Katarzyna Mirczak has photographed tattoo-covered skin specimens sourced from deceased prisoners in Poland. Cataloged from the body art archive at the department of forensic medicine

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Marked For Death:
MS-13 & 18th Street Tattoos

I grew up around the gangs of Los Angeles, and I have seen them change over time into something way more scary than what I remember. Two gangs from from Southern California that have been on some next level madness

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Marked by the Underworld
Russian Prison Tattoo
Documentary Now Showing

Russian prison tattoos are a dark world unto themselves, one that is really only understood by the people that exist within it. From an outsider’s perspective, the aesthetic of these tattoos have always intrigued me. The symbolism that this ink

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CVLT Nation’s Top 6
Art Posts of 2013

This year we have an interesting collection of art posts for the Top 6 of 2013 in the Art category. We introduced the “tattoo” category, which has gotten a lot of love from our readers, and all in all, you

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Nipple Grafting and Tongue Tattooing…
Extreme Body Modifications

OK, so tattoos and piercings have become so mainstream at this point, staying tattoo-free is the new “alternative.” But what about when body modification becomes an obsession, and outdoing one’s fellow weirdos takes you to ever higher and weirder body

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Special Edition:
Artist to Artist Interviews
Mark Riddick vs. Daniel Corcuera

For a couple of months now, two of our favorite illustrators have been working on a special interview and illustration for us, and today we are so happy to unleash it on the world! Mark Riddick and Daniel “Desecrator” Corcuera

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13 Unreal Tattoo Artists And
Their Incredible Art on Flesh

Check this out – 13 tattoo artists from around the world whose work is so sick it makes you want to book flights ASAP! These photos are just a small snapshot of how incredible these artist are at creating art

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Fuck Yeah YAKUZA
Body Art & Missing Fingers

Tokyo is one of my favorite places in the world – I always feel like I’m high on the energy of the city. Every step I take in that city feels like an adventure, where anything can happen at any

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