13 Mind-Blowing And Unusual Tattoo Styles

Every second, someone is getting a new tattoo in one of America’s 15,000 tattoo parlors. While many stick to traditional ink art like hearts, roses, barbed wire and SpongeBob Squarepants, others push the limit. Be sure to watch Ink Master, Tuesdays 10/9c only on SPIKE.

1. Backbone Tattoo

For those looking to illustrate their courage or pay homage to their chiropractor.

2. The latest male-pattern baldness treatment

Ask your doctor if a Lawnmower Man Head Tattoo is right for you. Side effects may include irrational self-confidence, questions about why the Lawnmower Man has a tail, and your wife saying the words, “toupee or divorce.”

3. Now that’s a full-body tat

Tattoo artist Marcus Pacheco helps you unleash the demon within. He also helps you keep people from staring at your butt.

4. The only one way to guarantee that you’re getting a mind-blowing tattoo

5. The best way to pick up a graphic designer

Probably the best way to increase your dating appeal in Brooklyn.

6. 3D Spider

For those looking to scare off arachnophobes on OkCupid.

7. Time Warp

Season 2 Ink Master contestant Lalo can transform your body into a portal to another dimension. Doubles as a promo for Looper.

8. The only tattoo art allowed in North Korea

If you’re high up in the government, I believe “Cowboy Kim Jung Il” is allowed, too.

9. Picture Perfect

Ink Master Season 2 artist Kay Kutta brings photographs to life. Perfect for when you realize that your looks are going all downhill from here.

10. Eye popping

Art so good it takes on a life of its own. Leads to people saying things like, “Hanging out with you is a trip!” and “Can I touch it?”

11. Comic book art

Much more fun than collecting comic books, and gives everyone something to read on the subway.

12. Spider Man skin

Makes superhero fans think your as badass as Peter Parker. Makes people who know nothing about superhoroes a little shocked and confused.

13. She’ll have you in stitches

The perfect way to celebrate graduating from med school.

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