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27 Insanely Talented Tattoo Artists You Should Be Following On Instagram

Rad art from rad people.

1. Sasha Unisex

Home Base: Private studio in St. Petersburg, Russia
Known For: Vibrant, prismatic geometric watercolors
Fun Fact: She has a degree in graphic design.

2. Lisa Orth

Home Base: Alleged Tattoo, Seattle (planning to relocate to Los Angeles)
Known For: Stylized wood-cut and etching pieces
Fun Fact: She would love to tattoo David Bowie.

3. Lorenzo Anzini

Home Base: Off the Map Tattoo; Cervignano Del Friuli (UD), Italy
Known For: Chromatic abstract pop art
Fun Fact: When he was little, he wanted to become an animated cartoon.

4. Mike Adams

Home Base: Private studio in Frederick, Maryland
Known For: Folk-art-inspired pieces in muted colors
Fun Fact: He’s really into antiques.

5. Victor J. Webster

Home Base: Two Hands Tattoo; Auckland, New Zealand
Known For: Geometric pieces inspired by nature
Fun Fact: Both his parents were “pretty unconventional” artists.

6. Alice Carrier

Home Base: Wonderland Tattoo; Portland, Oregon
Known For: Naturalistic tattoos with an occult flair
Fun Fact: She claims to be descended from Salem witches.

7. Chaim Machlev

Home Base: Private studio in Berlin
Known For: Minimalistic and elegant lines
Fun Fact: With little to no experience drawing, Machlev draws upon his inner “computer kid” for inspiration.

8. Alex Tabuns

Home Base: Private studio in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Known For: Stunning lines and detailed dotwork
Fun Fact: She has a subtly beautiful face tattoo.

9. Ben Merrell

Home Base: Tribal Rites Tattoo; Fort Collins, Colorado
Known For: Colorful art nouveau
Fun Fact: He rock climbs!

10. Maxime Büchi

Home Base: Sang Bleu Tattoo, London
Known For: Bold etched lines and sacred geometry
Fun Fact: Founder and director of Sang Bleu magazine.

11. Hanna Sandström

Home Base: Dark Age Tattoo, Seattle
Known For: Illustrative, old-school tattoos
Fun Fact: She’s a badass weight lifter on the side.

12. Super Timor

Home Base: AKA Tattoo, Berlin
Known For: Contemporary and abstract figures
Fun Fact: He’s also a gifted graffiti artist.

13. Andrei Svetov

Home Base: Master & Tattoo; Kaliningrad, Russia
Known For: Graphic and delicate design with mythical influences
Fun Fact: He doesn’t believe in perfection and prefers “natural asymmetries.

14. Jacek Minkowski

Home Base: Mom’s Body Shop, San Francisco
Known For: Abstract imagery with old-school flair
Fun Fact: He’s also an avid surfer.

15. Kamil Czapiga

Home Base: Katowice, Poland
Known For: Combining the natural and mythical with a signature pointillist style
Fun Fact: He’s heavily influenced by Slavic folklore.

16. Aivaras Ly

Home Base: On the road
Known For: Imaginative surrealist pieces with subdued colors
Fun Fact: His trippy faces are a fan favorite.

17. Erik Jacobsen

Home Base: Idle Hand Tattoo, San Francisco
Known For: Heavy contrast and realism
Fun Fact: His first tattoo was a “bad tribal” on his forearm.

18. Susanne König

Home Base: Salon Serpent, Amsterdam
Known For: Whimsical and abstract etchings
Fun Fact: She’s (sort of) been on a date with Brad Pitt!

19. Peter Aurisch

Home Base: Private studio in Berlin
Known For: Splashy cubist and abstract pieces
Fun fact: Co-owner of vegetarian restaurant Laauma in Berlin.

20. Sven Rayen

Home Base: Sinsin Tattoo; Antwerp, Belgium
Known For: Delicate lines in incredibly realistic black and gray
Fun Fact: He tattooed the best Squidward you’ve ever seen.

21. Sarah Herzdame

Home Base: Erntezeit, Berlin
Known For: Intricate, traditional dotwork
Fun Fact: Her latest guest spot is in an adorable cottage in Berlin.

22. Josh Barnes

Home Base: Artisan Tattoo, Pittsburgh
Known For: Sharp blackwork and vivid neotraditional pieces
Fun Fact: His dreadlock game is on point.

23. Nick Broslavskiy

Home Base: Blackout Tattoo Workshop, Kiev
Known For: Stunning surrealism and stark linework
Fun Fact: He has fantastic taste in ponchos.

24. Jade Tomlinson and Kev James

Home Base: The White Elephant Studio, London
Known For: Surreal, cubist, and geometric illustrations
Fun Fact: The duo are known collectively as Expanded Eye and create their pieces based on their clients’ stories.

25. Alexey Lauz

Home Base: Mad Fish Tattoo, Moscow
Known For: Fun, vivid pixelwork
Fun Fact: Sometimes he sticks things in his beard.

26. Tamara Lee

Home Base: The Circle, London
Known For: Unrivaled stippling and geometric illusions
Fun Fact: She tattooed her mom and it was super nerve-racking.

27. Jaya Suartika

Home Base: Private studio in Adelaide, Australia
Known For: Eclectic dotwork and minimalist lines
Fun Fact: He’s lost count of how many tattoos he has.

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