Tattoos

firefly star wars guns

These awesome guns belong to Jordan Calderon.

Yep, he’s got Captain Malcolm Reynold’s trusty pistol on his left arm and Han Solo’s blaster on his right (the flags are a nice touch). The tattoo was done by Noska at Southside Tattoo ATX.

Those are pretty shiny, Jordan, I gotta say!

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(via Nerdist)

optical illusion tattoo

The best tattoos are conversation starters, and I bet everyone stares at this optical illusion tattoo and asks questions about it. Inked by Paul O’Rourke at Allstar Ink in Ireland, this striking piece with black stripes is mesmerizing and mindbending. It also might make your eyes cross if you look at it too long.

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(FYT via io9)

harry potter tattoo

This tattoo was based on concept art for art for Order of the Phoenix. It’s the same person behind that amazing Hogwarts tattoo we featured a while back. Needless to say, this is turning out to be one hell of a Harry Potter sleeve.

By Roly at Tattoo Technique in Clarksville, TN.

(redhairedgypsy via FYeah Tattoos)

serenity tattoo

Proof: he retweeted it. You can check out the tweet after the break…

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venom joker

Done by Keith at Signature Studios.

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(via FYeah Tattoos)

adventure time cosplay tattoo

Dad Chris Daly sent us the picture of his Adventure Time Jake and Finn tattoo because it has a really cool story.

Two years ago, Chris and his son dressed up as the most adorable Jake and Finn ever. Everyone liked the picture so much that he decided to turn that cosplay moment into a tattoo.

Chris’ comment on the original pictures was that, while they may not be “serious cosplayers”, dad and son can have fun, too.

Well Chris, you may not be a serious cosplayer, but you’re a seriously cool dad and that is an awesome tattoo.

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Hogwarts sleeve

When I think of Harry Potter tattoos, I usually picture the Deathly Hallows symbol or Harry’s lightning scar – not Hogwarts. This sleeve done by Roly at Tattoo Technique in Clarksville, Tennessee features the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and it’s freaking gorgeous. Magical even. The details in the clouds and on the castle (those lit windows!) are incredible, and it’s hard to believe this ink is still a work in progress.

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(via FYT)

close up tattoo

Ever wanted to learn more about the specifics of tattooing? YouTuber SmarterEveryDay is here to help. He stopped in a random tattoo shop, Timepiece Tattoo Company, and spoke with a tattoo artist to learn more about the tools and the process. He took a close-up video of a tattoo in progress and slowed it way down – watching the needles work is fascinating and oddly mesmerizing. Despite having six tattoos, I’ve never looked at the process this way. I feel smarter.

Watch the ink-magic happen after the break.

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doctor who tattoo

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(via Reddit)

sedda tattoo 1

Tattoo artist Pietro Sedda is based in Milan and has his own shop called The Saint Mariner. His Instagram feed shows off an impressive portfolio of completed inks that are artistic, surreal, and hard to look away from. Many designs feature portraits but instead of faces, the heads are covered in mazes or abstract designs or maybe animals. They’re the kind of works I’d expect to see hanging on the walls of a museum.

More examples of Sedda’s inked art after the break.

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