Getting tatted up has become increasingly popular in recent years. According to a Harris poll from 2012, one in five adults have at least one tattoo. A Pew Research Center study done even earlier found that the number was actually around 40 percent among 18 to 29-year-olds.
Due to the high demand for tattoos, more tattoo artists are popping up and utilizing social media to easily attract customers. Posting pictures of a few tats gives potential customers an idea of the artist’s style and skill level. Plus, you can also get great ideas to give to your own tattoo artist by scanning photos of others’ body art.
Take a look at 10 of the best tattoo artists on Instagram that could inspire almost anyone to get inked up.
The portraits that bleed out of Iva Chavez’s needle look ridiculously realistic. Drawing faces on her clients that almost look like photos shot with an actual camera is Chavez’s gift.
Kandace Layne seems to have the gift of doing just about any tattoo project — from floral art, to geometric shapes, faces, and words. She works her magic at the City of Ink in Atlanta.
Sasha Unisex specializes in large animal tats made with vibrant watercolors. She also has her own line of temporary prints.
Based in Atlanta, Tim Furlow labels himself as a “tattoo traveler.” He’s a master at creating works of art that have a vintage vibe.
Sarah Herzdame creates amazing prints that reflect nature, such as flowers and birds. She’s also great at inking geometric shapes and designs.
The breathtaking inkwork from Dutchess Lattimore can not only be seen on her Instagram page, but also on her popular VH1 reality show “Black Ink Crew,” which is based in Harlem.
Peter Aurisch’s work is almost what Pablo Picasso’s tattoo art would have looked like. Each of the tattoo artist’s creations are obviously inspired by the Spanish painter, but still have a touch that is uniquely his own.
This Los Angeles-based artist inks his clients in mesmerizing patters — spiral, Aztec-inspired, floral, etc.
What makes this tattoo artist one of the best? His immaculate attention to detail, of course.
This Vancouver genius is known for doing great ink work on dark skin.