Tattoos

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Fashionably Geek reader Nicole Seeley really digs DC Collectibles’ Bombshell line of statues, which feature classic DC characters like Bat Girl and Wonder Woman as vintage-style pin-ups. Nicole liked the Bombshell version of Wonder Woman so much (WW just so happens to be one of Nicole’s favorite heroes), that she had the retro Amazonian warrior tattooed on her arm. The work was done by Jeff Malota of All-Out Tattoo in Norfolk, VA, and I have to say that the tattoo kicks some serious butt.

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DC Batman tattoo

Tattoo by Adam Miller.

(via FYeah Tattoos)

haunted mansion tattoo

When you enter the Haunted Mansion at Disney theme parks, you are greeted by ghoulish sights. Dramatic gargoyles, tombstones, and paintings that showcase people about to meet their deaths. One such painting features a girl standing over a rope over a crocodile’s gaping jaws, and one fan of the attraction got an amazing tattoo of the portrait. The shading and design is a dead on match.

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(via FYT, tattoo by Christina Hock at Dolorosa Tattoo)

gerard way

I wonder how often this happens to artists. I’ll bet it’s more often than we realize.

Gerard Way recently got a request for a drawing from a fan because she wanted to get it tattooed. From what I read, she meant right then. So, Gerard dashed of an image and then wondered if she was going to actually get it tattooed.

Get your answer after the break.

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last unicorn tattoo

The Last Unicorn has a special place in my heart, and I know I’m not alone. The novel and an animated film have been a part of my life for a long time, and I can’t get over this stunning tattoo by Ryan of ArtCore Studios in Seattle. It features Amalthea, a unicorn, and King Haggard’s castle in the background. I love the shading and details.

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(via Molly McIsaac, ink sported by LittleLadyFish)

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People get ink for different reasons, and the art of science is a constant inspiration. From Charles Darwin’s Tree of Life to quotes from Carl Sagan to an amino acid sequence – there’s a huge well of history to pull from. One Tumblr, titled F**k Yeah, Math and Science Tattoos, showcases a ton of such tattoos, and it’s fun to see the different kinds of ink people opt to put on their skin.

See more awesome tattoos after the break.

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tree tattoo

Artist Jan Mráz brings his flair for illustration into his tattoo work at Bobek Tattoo in Prague. It looks as though the images were sketched onto the skin.

Head after the break to see more of his unique style.

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nika samarina tattoo 5

I don’t know how tattoo artist Nika Samarina does it, but these are some of the most vibrantly colored tattoos I’ve seen in my life. The ink looks like it was painted on instead of embedded into the skin!

Her work definitely has a signature look and feel.

Head after the break to see more.

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3d printer tattoo machine

Would you get a tattoo from a 3D printer? While it certainly can’t replicate the work of a talented tattoo artist at this point, students from a design school in Paris have rigged a MakerBot 3D printer to tattoo the outlines of basic geometric shapes on human skin. Yes, the real and permanent kinds of tattoos.

The hack came about during an electronics workshop at ENSCI-Les Ateliers design school. The students removed the extruder that pushes out plastic on the MakerBot and replaced it with a pen. They used that to draw temporary shapes on the skin, and once it worked, they replaced the pen with parts from a tattoo machine.

Apparently, volunteers lined up to get a tattoo from a robot. They documented the project with tons of photos on Instructables, and I think developments like this are just a taste of what we’ll see in the 3D printing arena in the next few years.

See how it works in a video after the break.

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fluttershy

This Fluttershy tattoo was drawn by and inked onto DeviantART’s Captain Ambivalent by Shakara Tattoo.

Somehow, seeing Fluttershy with words by Morrissey/The Smiths works. It does take strength to be gentle and kind.

(via Neatorama)