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One-Armed Tattoo Artist Gets World First Tattoo Machine Prosthesis

June 17, 2016 in Art, artist, Body Art, People, tattoos

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 […]

Tattoos That Match Your Job by Tattoo Artist Oozy

December 8, 2015 in Art, artist, Body Art, tattoos

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 […]

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

October 7, 2015 in Art, artist, Body Art, People, tattoos

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 […]

Father Gets Cochlear Tattoo So Daughter Doesn’t Feel Different

August 7, 2015 in Art, artist, Kids, tattoos

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 when […]

Tattooed Stocking Legs by Thieves of Tower

July 15, 2015 in Art, artist, Body Art, tattoos

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, […]

Breast Cancer Survivor’s Scars Beautifully Concealed by Tattoo Artist

May 5, 2015 in Art, artist, Body Art, People, tattoos

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 […]

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

March 25, 2015 in Art, artist, Graffiti, Painting, People, Street art, tattoos

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, […]

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

February 27, 2015 in Art, artist, Body Art, People, tattoos

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 […]

More Amazingly Surreal Tattoos by Expanded Eye

January 22, 2015 in Art, artist, Body Art, Street art, tattoos

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. […]

Free Tattoo Friday for a Woman with Down Syndrome

December 5, 2014 in Art, artist, Body Art, tattoos

When Suzie Barry walked into Hamilton’s Muscle and Ink tattoo studio in New Zealand and asked to have her stick-on tattoos put on her arm, tattooist Jason Ward happily obliged. “The first time she came in, she just walked in, slapped a couple of stick-on tattoo packets on the desk and asked me to put them […]


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