Tattoos are art and not just something you get while being half passed out in Las Vegas one night. They should be beautiful and only be done by people who know exactly what they are doing. This is our list of 10 famous tattoo artists. Enjoy!
1. Kenji Alucky in Hokkaido, Japan
You don’t have to be Japanese to appreciate this man’s amazing work. Alucky is best known for his special technique called stippling, which uses dotting. His brilliant tattoos make use of tribal motifs and geometry and practically beg you to pay close attention to all the intricate details the artist decorates them with.
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Kenji travels a lot, so if you want to get your own tattoo, be sure to follow him as he frequently posts on Facebook.
2. Amanda Wachob in Brooklyn, NYC, United States of America
Amanda Wachob is definitely one of the most important women tattoo artists in the world. She creates tattoos that almost seem to be paintings. Using tattoo ink, the very talented artist creates the impossible. Her every work looks so good you can swear it is a real painting. She is one of the best known female tattoo artists along with Kat von D and Maud Wagner.
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Her work is unique and very eye catchy. While she is booked for up to five months in advance, the wait is really worth it.
3. Lana Wingo in Chicago, United States of America
Lana Wingo is a professional artist in Chicago, Illinois. The girl has a very lovely and unique style. We’ve seen some Mexican motifs in her tattoos and they are very bright and bold with just the right amount of detail. She has a way with flowers and you definitely won’t regret if you ask her to give you a traditional Americana tattoo.
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She said that her influences are Mike Malone, Bob Roberts, Ed Hardy and Sailor Jerry Collins among many others.
4. Mike Parsons in Florida, United States of America
Mike Parsons is an illustrator and professional tattoo artist of over 15 years. He received many awards, accolades and features through his career.
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He most certainly is one of the more important tattoo artists in the world with beautiful and complex designs.
5. Ondrash in Znojmo, the Czech Republic
Ondrash is a tattoo artist from the Czech Republic. He specializes in watercolor tattoos that are exactly what they claim to be. His tattoos imitate incredibly well watercolor paintings with ink splatters and strokes of the brush. His tattoos are amazing and it’s really hard to believe they are done on the skin, permanently.
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Ondrash works in the Znojmo Tattoo Parlor in Znojmo, Czech Republic.
6. Peter Aurisch in Berlin, Germany
Peter Aurisch is an incredibly talented professional tattoo artist in Berlin, Germany. His works span over numerous visual art styles such as cubism, accurately shaded pencil drawings or watercolor.
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Aurisch’s style is very interesting, to say the least. He is definitely a breath of fresh air among boring tattoo designs like tribals or different pseudo-intellectual quotes.
7. Valerie Vargas in London, United Kingdom
She is one of the more famous artists in London, United Kingdom. Vargas opened in 2014 her own tattoo parlor in London. She is best known for her feminine illustrations and vibrant visual art style. Her designs portraying flower and women are as good as they come.
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So if you find yourself in London with an itch to get a tattoo, be sure to visit her at the Modern Classic Tattoo Parlor.
8. Keith Underwood in Austin, Texas, United States of America
Mike Malone was the pupil of the amazing tattoo artist Sailor Jerry. And the great Mike Malone was the one that took young Keith Underwood under his wing. Underwood has been making tattoos for over a decade, now. It is during that time that Keith refined and mastered his own style of the classic street-shop American tattoos.
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Keith is a great connection between modern times and the golden age of American tattoos. If you want this kind of tattoo, you’d better start planning your trip to Austin, Texas.
9. Regino Gonzales in New York, United States of America
Regino Gonzales puts a fresh twist on old school tattoos. He is capable of tattooing a beautifully colored bird or other colorful and intricate thing as well as any gorgeous black and grey design.
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Also, if you want a full body tattoo with a dark theme, this is the man you must go to.
10. Xoïl in Paris, France
Loïc Lavenu, also known as, Xoïl is a French tattoo artist that has a very distinctive style. His tattoos almost seem to be Photoshop collages and they always look sprawling, highly experimental and surreal.
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He is one of our favorites and is one of those tattoo artists you just tell to do anything they want on your body.