We Can’t Tell if These Are Good or Bad Tattoos, But Everyone Wants One

By artfido / August 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

They say that art is in the eye of the beholder, and that can be especially true for tattoo art. Tattoo artist Helena Fernandes has taken it one step even further, as she’ll fix you up with the ugliest, most unprofessional ink you’ve ever seen. The 26-year-old artist of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, is the […]

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One-Armed Tattoo Artist Gets World First Tattoo Machine Prosthesis

By artfido / June 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

We often hear about people overcoming extreme circumstances to fulfil their dreams, but this is one exceptional example. Tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet, who lost his arm 22 years ago, has spent most of his working life tattooing with his left hand. That was until recently, when Tenet received a prosthetic arm which is so precise that it […]

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Tattoos That Match Your Job by Tattoo Artist Oozy

By artfido / December 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

A tattoo artist out of South Korea called Oozy creates beautiful, detailed tattoos depicting the tools that some of his clients use to make a living. Whether they’re chefs or craftspeople, the tools are a simple, elegant and beautiful testament to their work and (presumably) their passion. Oozy is also a talented artist and creates plenty of […]

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When You’re Dead, You Can Get Your Tattooed Skin Preserved and Framed as Art

By artfido / October 7, 2015 / 2 Comments

In one of the more unusual artistic things we’ve seen, the National Association For Preservation Of Skin Art (NAPSA) is giving members of their organization the chance to preserve their tattoos when they so they can be given to loved ones as a gift. It will work like this: people who join NAPSA will get a certificate. After […]

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Father Gets Cochlear Tattoo So Daughter Doesn’t Feel Different

By artfido / August 7, 2015 / 5 Comments

We’ve seen some hardcore arty dad’s in our time on artFido, but New Zealand father Alistair Campbell has raised the bar when he took that extra step to help his daughter, Charlotte, feel better about her cochlear implants by getting one tattooed on his head. The six-year-old girl suffers from extreme hearing loss, and received her first implant […]

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Tattooed Stocking Legs by Thieves of Tower

By artfido / July 15, 2015 / 2 Comments

Tattoo duo Thieves of Tower take “She’s got legs” to a whole new level with spectacularly tattooed landscape scenes on the backs of legs, giving the distinct impression that the tattooed wearer is sporting a beautifully intricate pair of leggings or stockings.  They probably won’t keep you warm and may not be everyone’s cup of tea, […]

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Breast Cancer Survivor’s Scars Beautifully Concealed by Tattoo Artist

By artfido / May 5, 2015 / 1 Comment

Years ago, tattoo artist David Allen was approached by a client with an unusual request. Adriana had fought breast cancer and won, but she had to undergo a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. She asked Allen to conceal the scarring left on her breast using his skills as a tattoo artist. What followed was a journey […]

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Tattooed Seniors: What Will Your Ink Look Like When You’re 60?

By artfido / March 25, 2015 / 7 Comments

Many people balk at the idea of getting a tattoo for fear that it’ll look bad when they grow older. While that’s a matter of personal taste, these older tattooed folks are here to show you that their tattoos are just as awesome now as they were back then. What’s your favorite? And don’t forget, […]

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Parents Tattoo Their Legs to Match Their Daughter’s Birthmarks So She Doesn’t Feel Different

By artfido / February 27, 2015 / 1 Comment

Most parents will do absolutely anything for their children, but a couple of caring parents in the UK have taken it one step further by getting huge red tattoos on their right legs to match the birthmark that their 18-month-old daughter Honey-Rae has on her leg. There has been a lot of controversy about parents Tanya and […]

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More Amazingly Surreal Tattoos by Expanded Eye

By artfido / January 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

The work of artist duo Jade Tomlinson and Kev James of Expanded Eye (previously) spans paintings, installations, street art, sculptures and most importantly tattoos that blend line work, typography, and geometry. Based in London, the pair approaches each tattoo as a piece of art, firmly establishing a narrative and purpose behind each design before making a commitment. […]

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