I love to look at high quality, artistically done, “good” tattoos, and have some of my own that are personal to me and of decent quality. Artists like Nikko Hurtado, Jesse Smith, Niki Norberg and Den Yakolev are simply amazing. Even if you don’t love their particular style or substance the artistry is second to none and something you’d be proud to wear. A few examples:
Contrast to what I found the other day, which may just be the worst, sluttiest tattoo I’ve ever seen. In many ways, this is worse than the Scratcher tattoos of amateur basement artists that seem to make up a lot of the “worst of” images found on-line.
Words can’t describe how bad that thing is.
Also, if you like a behind the scenes look at some of the stuff in the industry, I read this book awhile back and enjoyed it so maybe you will too:
Tattoo Machine: Tall Tales, True Stories, and My Life in Ink