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The 13 Coolest Tattoo Artists In The World

These tattoo artists are truly artists in every sense of the word.

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1. Amanda Wachob in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Amanda Wachob does the impossible with tattoo ink — her pieces look so impeccably close to real paintings.

Check out more examples of her tattoos and artwork here.

2. Chaim Machlev in Berlin, Germany

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Known in the tattoo world as Dots to Lines, Chaim Machlev creates stark black-ink geometric tattoos that are both intricate and pristine.

Check out more of his work here.

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3. Alice Carrier in Portland, Ore.

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If you want the sort of nature tattoo that looks straight out of a weather-worn vintage textbook, you might want to consider a trip to Portland to see Alice.

Find out more about Alice here.

6. Kenji Alucky from Hokkaido, Japan

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Kenji is known for a dotting technique called stippling. His tattoos employ geometric and tribal motifs, and beg to be inspected up close.

He's also a traveling tattoo artist, so if you want your very own Kenji original, you'll want to follow his Facebook page to see where he goes next.

7. Marcin Aleksander Surowiec in Warsaw, Poland

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Marcin uses incredibly vibrant inks to achieve his brand of highly vivid surrealist tattoos.

Check out his Facebook page to see more examples here.

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11. Sasha Unisex in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Sasha's tattoos are like vibrant prisms with unexpected colors that shine through. The lack of outlines and brilliant shading effects lend her artwork an opulent softness.

See a bunch of examples of her work over on her Instagram feed.

13. Xoïl in Paris, France

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French tattoo artist Loïc Lavenu, also known by the nickname Xoïl, has a very distinctive Photoshop collage aesthetic. The results are always surreal, sprawling, and highly experimental.

See a gallery of his tattoos here.

All collages by Chris Ritter.

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