by Dean Kalcoff

by Dean Kalcoff

199 notes | Posted Mar 7, 13 #tattoos #good tattoos

The symbolism of gang tattoos fascinates me. It’s entirely as legitimate as almost any art historical motifs and is probably even more culturally relevant.
So here are some for your viewing pleasure.

The symbolism of gang tattoos fascinates me. It’s entirely as legitimate as almost any art historical motifs and is probably even more culturally relevant.

So here are some for your viewing pleasure.

325 notes | Posted Mar 6, 13 #tattoos #tattoo history

lefthandtricks:

Necks are tough to tattoo

lefthandtricks:

Necks are tough to tattoo

104 notes | Posted Mar 5, 13 #good tattoos

As doodled on a coworker today: Dalek, Cyberman, Star Whale, Peg Doll, and bonus exploding TARDIS eye.
This is what body painters do on their nights off. If you haven’t heard, this is also the reason I’m neglecting this blog: focusing on my job. I’m a full time artist and putting more energy into my work has been rewarding as hell.
Are you following me on facebook yet!?

As doodled on a coworker today: Dalek, Cyberman, Star Whale, Peg Doll, and bonus exploding TARDIS eye.

This is what body painters do on their nights off. If you haven’t heard, this is also the reason I’m neglecting this blog: focusing on my job. I’m a full time artist and putting more energy into my work has been rewarding as hell.

Are you following me on facebook yet!?

154 notes | Posted Mar 4, 13 #dr who #dr. who #doctor who #bbc #TARDIS #eye makeup #makeup #make up #fashion #high fashion #lipstick #nail art #lip stick #TARDIS makeup #cosplay #nerd #star whale #dalek #cyberman #starwhale #peg doll #amy pond #van gogh #illustration #body paint #body painting #body art #body painter #artists on tumblr

by Alex Bock

by Alex Bock

40 notes | Posted Mar 4, 13 #tattoos #good tattoos

Fun fact: did you guys know I’m a full time artist? I’ve been neglecting this blog because I’ve been focusing a lot more on my career as a body painter. Yes, these are all pictures from work!

I’m literally inviting you all to follow me on my personal Facebook as I make my big, exciting life shift. I want to get ahead in my industry, continue to travel for work, and make some really amazing art! I would love if you all would like to follow me there.

facebook.com/janczewska

Just hit the subscribe button and fill your newsfeed with something other than photos of what your friends ate for lunch, incoherent song lyrics, and George Takei. Prepare for all sorts of body painting goodness, my traveling adventures, and art art art!

71 notes | Posted Mar 4, 13 #artists on tumblr #critink #body painter #body painting #art #painting #fashion #makeup #make up #illustration #illustrations

nickmoorexvx:

Yesterday a guy came up to me at work was like “How are you ever going to get a job with all those piercings?”

I’ll say that again. 

A guy came up to me

at work

and asked “How are you ever going to get a job with all those piercings?”

(Source: deathwingxvx, via namelessw0nder)

332,676 notes | Posted Mar 4, 13

by Chad Chase

by Chad Chase

27 notes | Posted Mar 3, 13 #tattoos #good tattoos

by Dean Parkin

by Dean Parkin

91 notes | Posted Mar 2, 13 #tattoos #good tattoos

by Gianni Orlandini Tattooer

by Gianni Orlandini Tattooer

69 notes | Posted Mar 1, 13 #tattoos #good tattoos

Like critink and miss the critiques? HELP ME OUT!

I’m taking more time to focus on my career (which mostly spending all my free time drawing and emailing clients) so this blog has fallen a ton. For those of you (and there are thousands) who have been following me since summer, you’ll know the content went from 6 posts of original content a day to one of something I found online somewhere. (#slacker)

My queue is almost empty, but I won’t let critink die.

That said: I need help! If you have a background in art, tattooing, or anything relevant and would like to blog for critink, here’s the drill:

  1. Send me a mini-resume in my ask telling me any formal art or tattoo training you have, something cool about yourself, and what you think the balance of content/craft should be in tattoos. I want to keep critink consistent, so I’m looking for someone who will do it justice!
  2. Later on, I’m going to send my favorites a link to an image. You’ll critique it on your blog tomorrow!
  3. Everyone gets to vote for their favorite critique! Even if you have zero understanding of art but want to help keep this blog going, you get to be part of the process :)

Thanks so much! I dearly love all of my followers and I hope you all know that I haven’t forgotten about critink. It just hasn’t been able to be a priority of mine as I get my life together. We all have those moment, right?

SEND ME YOUR INFO AND LET’S BLOG TOGETHER!

22 notes | Posted Feb 28, 13

by Michael E. Bennett

by Michael E. Bennett

217 notes | Posted Feb 28, 13 #tattoos #good tattoos

mattlodder:

Advert for Percy Waters’ tattoo machines, 1928

mattlodder:

Advert for Percy Waters’ tattoo machines, 1928

(via thisisthemaxwellmurder)

173 notes | Posted Feb 27, 13 #tattos #tattoo history

*5,500 years old

*5,500 years old

305 notes | Posted Feb 26, 13 #tattoos #lulz

from Black 13 Tattoo, Nashville

from Black 13 Tattoo, Nashville

142 notes | Posted Feb 25, 13 #tattoos #good tattoos