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17 Tattoo Artists Who Will Make You Want To Go To Russia

*books plane/appointment with Sasha Unisex.*

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1. Sasha Unisex, Moscow

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Sasha Unisex is perhaps one of the most famous tattoo artists in the world, let alone Russia. She's known for her truly iconic and masterful watercolor style.

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2. Sasha Masiuk, St. Petersburg

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Sasha Masiuk is the queen of dotwork, especially when it comes to intricate black-and-white floral designs.

3. Denis Torikashvili (T-Dan), Moscow

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Denis Torikashvili, also known as T-Dan, magically makes your tattoos look like they were drawn with pastels.

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4. Oleg Turyanskiy, Moscow

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Oleg Turyanskiy's tattoo style is complex and wonderful, mixing strong lines with watercolors.

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5. Yanina Viland, St. Petersburg

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Yanina Viland is a jack of all trades, switching up her style from flawless etching to perfectly blended watercolors, and sometimes combining both styles for a truly spectacular tattoo.

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6. Anton Kovrigin, Moscow

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Anton Kovrigin's art mixes traditional cartoons with complex watercolors, adding a layer of fun to everything.

7. Alexander Grim, St. Petersburg

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Alexander Grim is painstakingly meticulous in his work, and his perfectionism really shows in his mind-blowing creations.

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8. Alex Tabuns, St. Petersburg

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Alex Tabuns' skills truly lie in pointillism, ranging from abstract floral patterns to nearly photorealistic designs.

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9. Igor Tangen, Moscow

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Igor Tangen's aesthetic is very punk rock and even delves into surrealism, making him the guy to go to for a beautifully dark piece.

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10. Vadim Skorik, Moscow

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BA CK Tattooing is the parlor to go to if you want a genuinely special noncolor tattoo (and with designs like these, who needs color anyway?)

11. Eduard Sarmaev, Kazan

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Eduard Sarmaev's colorful, photorealistic style is very tough to compete with.

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12. Andrey Kichatov, Moscow

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Andrey Kichatov has pretty much proven he can create any black and white tattoo you could dream up.

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13. Andrew Davidov, Yaroslavl

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Andrew Davidov's designs can only be described as fierce and, as far as subject matter, quite limitless.

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14. Marina Goncharova, St. Petersburg

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Marina Goncharova's funky, vibrant style is impossible not to fall in love with, especially when it can cover up an otherwise tragic tattoo (see below.)

15. Egor Kulikov, St. Petersburg

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Egor Kulikov creates designs that are so detailed and full of life that they feel like they could leap off your arm and into the real world.

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16. Flarik Akhmetov, Kazan

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Flarik Akhmetov's impossibly intricate patterns are unbeatable.

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17. Nastya Slutskaya, St. Petersburg

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Nastya Slutskaya's heavily pigmented style will absolutely satisfy your need for a pinch of color.

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