By the looks of things, if you want a badass Star Wars tattoo, you need to visit Tattoo Magu in the Netherlands. Actually, it doesn’t matter if it’s Star Wars-themed or not. As you’ll see in the images below, all of their work is stunning. [click to continue…]


Over the summer, during the ESL One Cologne event, pro Counter-Strike: GO player Olkesandr ‘S1mple’ Kostyliev pulled off a move so spectacular, so awe-inspiring, that one of the creators of de_Cache – the map it took place on – immortalized it with a piece of graffiti on the wall of the level where it happened. Now, to commemorate the event, S1mple had that same piece of graffiti tattooed on his arm.

Check out the full tattoo, the graffiti, and the play that inspired both, below. [click to continue…]


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This stunning Firefly tattoo was inked by Eugen Mahu at Needle Art Tattoo in Gorinchem, Netherlands.

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This amazing Alice In Wonderland tattoo was inked by Radu Rusu at Art Faktors Tattoostudio Essen, Germany.

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Reader Karmin turned us on to this Suicide Squad Harley Quinn tattoo done by the talented Trey Flores at Exotic Ink in Tyler, TX. Check out the entire piece below. [click to continue…]


Huntington, West Virginia-based tattoo artist Matthew Hays of New Hope Tattoo Gallery created this unique Nightcrawler tattoo for a client named Terri. As you will see in the pictures and video below, Hays made it look as if Nightcrawler was teleporting across Terri’s stomach. A pretty clever design, I have to say. [click to continue…]


The cashier who owns this awesome tattoo remarked that Redditor kraftythings was only the second person to recognize the reference. Would you have been the third? I have to admit that I would have looked at the tattoo, thought that it was cool, then just bought my drink in ignorance. Give up? Here’s your answer.


Microsoft Research partnered up with some PhD students from MIT Media Lab to create a “smart” temporary tattoo that can be used as a touchpad for your smartphone. It can also be used to share data using NFC, or simply look cool with changing colors and LED lights.

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A user can design the circuit with readily available graphic software and stamp the tattoo out in gold leaf (which conducts electricity). Additional bits are added to make the tattoo interactive. See the tattoo in action in the videos below. [click to continue…]

robot tattoo

We’ve seen tattoos from 3D printers and we’ve seen tattoos from a cyborg. But damn…watching this guy get the “world’s first tattoo by an industrial robot” made me squirm a little.

Actually, this is a continuation of of the 3D printer project by Pierre Emm and Johan da Silveira mentioned above, only the stakes are a bit higher. I mean, what if the guy moves? What if the robot presses too deeply? These are the kinds of things that will run through your mind as you watch the video from Pier 9 below. [click to continue…]