http://tattoorazzi.com Tue, 01 Jan 2013 03:45:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Louis Wain Styled Tattoo Kittens http://tattoorazzi.com/1528/louis-wain-styled-tattoo-kittens/ Sat, 07 Aug 2010 13:54:25 +0000 http://tattoorazzi.com/?p=1528 Tattoo of KittensKute Kittens: These kittens look a little concerned about something, judging from the look on their faces. But these are no ordinary kittens, they are in the style of Louis Wain famous for his drawings of large eyed cats and kittens. Extremely successful with his art but towards the end of his life, Wain suffered from […]]]> Tattoo of Kittens

Kute Kittens: These kittens look a little concerned about something, judging from the look on their faces. But these are no ordinary kittens, they are in the style of Louis Wain famous for his drawings of large eyed cats and kittens. Extremely successful with his art but towards the end of his life, Wain suffered from schizophrenia which apparently is reflected in his work.

Photo by Romana Klee

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I Love Portland Tattoo http://tattoorazzi.com/1519/i-love-portland-tattoo/ Sat, 07 Aug 2010 13:24:09 +0000 http://tattoorazzi.com/?p=1519 Tattoo based on Portland City SealJust discoved Portland, 2010 style: A cool tattoo based on the City of Portland seal. I love her red gloves and fish net stockings…and her blonde hair, oh my god I love this girl. Was she sailing on the boat like that? You have to love your city. Tattoo by Rowan at Raw Ink Tattoo, Portland Oregon. Photo […]]]> Tattoo based on Portland City Seal

Just discoved Portland, 2010 style: A cool tattoo based on the City of Portland seal. I love her red gloves and fish net stockings…and her blonde hair, oh my god I love this girl. Was she sailing on the boat like that? You have to love your city.

Tattoo by Rowan at Raw Ink Tattoo, Portland Oregon. Photo by Opal Mirror

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Horned Fantasy Woman is HOT http://tattoorazzi.com/1513/horned-fantasy-woman-is-hot/ Thu, 22 Jul 2010 14:05:54 +0000 http://tattoorazzi.com/?p=1513 Horned Woman TattooA fantasy piece featuring a lovely lady with an interesting hair style that seems to morph in segmented horns. Almost a little Princess Leia-ish (Star Wars) in style  I thought. And below that is a skull with a rose from the eye socket just for good measure. Tattoo by Derrek Everette of BrokenArtTattoo Los Angeles CA. Photo by […]]]> Horned Woman TattooA fantasy piece featuring a lovely lady with an interesting hair style that seems to morph in segmented horns. Almost a little Princess Leia-ish (Star Wars) in style  I thought. And below that is a skull with a rose from the eye socket just for good measure.

Tattoo by Derrek Everette of BrokenArtTattoo Los Angeles CA. Photo by brokenarttattoo

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The Tardis in Ink http://tattoorazzi.com/1503/the-tardis-in-ink/ Tue, 20 Jul 2010 13:46:26 +0000 http://tattoorazzi.com/?p=1503 Doctor WhoWhen you’re big fan of BBC series, Doctor Who, what could be more fulfilling than getting inked with an image of the good doctors’ main mode of transport, the Tardis. Unless of course you’re rooting for the bad guys! Photo by barleyguy]]> Doctor Who's Tardis comes back as InkWhen you’re big fan of BBC series, Doctor Who, what could be more fulfilling than getting inked with an image of the good doctors’ main mode of transport, the Tardis. Unless of course you’re rooting for the bad guys!

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Anyone for coffee? http://tattoorazzi.com/1490/coffee-plant-tattoo/ Mon, 19 Jul 2010 15:05:48 +0000 http://tattoorazzi.com/?p=1490 Coffee bean tattooHere’s a tattoo of a coffee bean plant complete with beans still attached. Notice the heart shaped swirl behind the plants reminiscent of the fancy shapes you might get on your frothy coffee. Tattoo by Sandy Jones of Virtue Tattoo, Portland Oregon. Photo by Lay-Luh]]> Coffee bean tattoo

Here’s a tattoo of a coffee bean plant complete with beans still attached. Notice the heart shaped swirl behind the plants reminiscent of the fancy shapes you might get on your frothy coffee.

Tattoo by Sandy Jones of Virtue Tattoo, Portland Oregon. Photo by Lay-Luh

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Cross Stitch Tattoo http://tattoorazzi.com/1482/cross-stitch-tattoo/ Mon, 19 Jul 2010 13:36:33 +0000 http://tattoorazzi.com/?p=1482 Cross stitch tattooWhen you’re truly driven by a crafty passion such as cross stitching, you have to go one step further to show your really serious about the craft. That means only one thing: getting a tattoo. Take this tattoo of a cross stitch pattern, who would have thought this looks so cool! Photo by benjibot]]> Cross stitch tattoo

When you’re truly driven by a crafty passion such as cross stitching, you have to go one step further to show your really serious about the craft. That means only one thing: getting a tattoo. Take this tattoo of a cross stitch pattern, who would have thought this looks so cool!

Photo by benjibot

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Top Cat Tattoo http://tattoorazzi.com/1475/top-cat-tattoo/ Sat, 17 Jul 2010 12:29:57 +0000 http://tattoorazzi.com/?p=1475 Top Cat TattooTwo heads are better than one. A tattoo based on the Top Cat character from the original 1960’s Hanna-Barbera cartoon series of the same name. Illustration by Dennis Kennedy and tattooed by Lewis Hess.  Photo by richardjule510]]> Top Cat Tattoo

Two heads are better than one. A tattoo based on the Top Cat character from the original 1960’s Hanna-Barbera cartoon series of the same name.

Illustration by Dennis Kennedy and tattooed by Lewis Hess.  Photo by richardjule510

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NYC Daegan, chats about his face tattoo and piecings http://tattoorazzi.com/1445/nyc-daegan-chats-about-his-face-tattoo-and-piecings/ http://tattoorazzi.com/1445/nyc-daegan-chats-about-his-face-tattoo-and-piecings/#comments Tue, 13 Jul 2010 07:12:46 +0000 http://tattoorazzi.com/?p=1445 Daegan full face tattoo and piecingsAs accepted as tattoo’s are in modern western culture now, face tattoos are still a rare sight to be seen on the average man or woman. Yeah, you walk down a crowded street and you can see people proudly displaying tatts on their arms, legs and necks, but it’s rare to see a facial tattoo. The jury […]]]> As accepted as tattoo’s are in modern western culture now, face tattoos are still a rare sight to be seen on the average man or woman. Yeah, you walk down a crowded street and you can see people proudly displaying tatts on their arms, legs and necks, but it’s rare to see a facial tattoo. The jury is still out on facial tattoos, even to the extent that many tattoo artists simply refuse do them or at least need to have plenty of convincing before they go ahead.

Given that facial tattoos and markings are nothing new in some cultures… to name a few: New Zealand’s Maoris with the “Moko”, Borneo’s Ukit tribe, Chindok tribe Myanmar,  Ayatal tribe Taiwan and Kaiapos tribe from Brazil …have all been known to sport facial markings of some sort and it’s no wonder people have been drawn to the modern primitive movement in recent decades.

Tattoorazzi reader, Daegan recently send me a link to pictures of his facial tattoos and piecings, so I just couldn’t resist the temptation to ask him more about these intriguing tattoos.

Daegan full face tattoo and piecings

Daegan face tattoos and piecings

Daegan rear view

Which country and city are you in, and which tattoo studio did you get the tattoos done? 

I’m actually in NYC.  All facial stuff and anything recent was all done at The Village Moon, it’s in Queens NY, Jackson Heights.


What sort of reaction do you get from people walking down the street? Have any old ladies fainted? 

I mean yeah, I consistently get stares, tons of compliments on the work itself, questions and questions (the best is did you do it yourself? and then after they ask they realize how dumb it was to ask that… for some reason or another it seems to just pop into people’s heads alot first, as well as that it is automatically assumed I’m coincidentally a tattoo artist).  It’s more that people are intrigued.  They just kind of just say ‘wow’, amazed, never seen something like it alot say, but no one has really ever said anything nasty or negative so far as I did expect that here and there, so let’s hope it stays that way LOL.   I get that shock factor too, like unexpected, as a good example is like in a store coming around aisles, I’ll get a ‘whoa’ and they will just stop short because I guess they don’t know what to expect.  I must also add that alot of people seem to kind of get a weird attachment like they want to be my friend automatically, its kind of weird but that does happen alot as well.


That’s a massive nose ring you have and quite large diameter and heavy. Does it cause any problems? 

Well I can’t sleep with it in, I have to put in a retainer.  I learned as well I can’t keep in the super big one for an entire nonstop day, way too much stress, it kind of almost started to tear or scratch the edge of my nose, can’t think of a good word.  But nothing bad, just put in the retainer and it just healed right away I’d say.  Nothing else bad though about it, I love it.


Facial tattoos are often controversial, and many tattoo artists refuse to do them…. did your artist have any issue with doing them for you? 

Well I first got one on my head, and my old artist just wanted me to think about it a bit, but I already had sleeves and ink here and there, otherwise he said he probably wouldn’t do that.  But facial, I told the artist I’ve been going to for awhile now what I wanted, he’s crazy too like me LOL, just went for it.

 

Have your tattoos had any effect on your employment or gaining new employment? 

Well, since I started getting facial tattoos, it was actually right after I was laid off.  I wanted to go to that level and I also knew I would want to pursue a career in body piercing and tattooing.  I took some time off, and soonthereafter my artist actually began to teach me…


What other tattoos do you have on your body? 

I have both arm sleeves, then just randomness all over, just pieces here and there, nothing else all that crazy, chest, stomach, a few small things on my legs, back, etc.


Where to from here. Do you have any plans for more  tattoos/ piecing / branding etc lined up for the future? 

Yeah, my next big thing is my leg.  I want a leg sleeve.  A snake starting at the foot and just crawling up and around…


Nice chatting..thanks!

Cheers 😉


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Small tattoos are cool too http://tattoorazzi.com/1438/small-tattoos-are-cool-too/ http://tattoorazzi.com/1438/small-tattoos-are-cool-too/#comments Sat, 10 Jul 2010 13:51:31 +0000 http://tattoorazzi.com/?p=1438 Small tattoos are coolWhilst tattoos can be seriously large pieces, such as a large tattoo encompassing the entire back, on the chest, half sleeve style or even a full Japanese style body suit. But sometimes, less is more, as they say… take this small diamond tattoo on the finger. This could be the one and only tattoo on your body […]]]> Small tattoos are cool

Whilst tattoos can be seriously large pieces, such as a large tattoo encompassing the entire back, on the chest, half sleeve style or even a full Japanese style body suit. But sometimes, less is more, as they say… take this small diamond tattoo on the finger. This could be the one and only tattoo on your body if you like. Being small, it can be a powerful focal point of attentention.. which is worth thinking about.

Tattoo by Jay Jay at Bluebird Tattoo in Västerås (Sweden). Photo by Strandell

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Cartographic Ink http://tattoorazzi.com/1426/cartographic-ink/ Wed, 07 Jul 2010 16:58:19 +0000 http://tattoorazzi.com/?p=1426 At first glance this tattoo looked slightly Freemasonish, but on closer inspection I think it’s more cartographic-ish. That’s a map maker by the way. Photo by sheriffmitchell]]>

At first glance this tattoo looked slightly Freemasonish, but on closer inspection I think it’s more cartographic-ish. That’s a map maker by the way.

Photo by sheriffmitchell

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