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10 best tattoo artists on Instagram

Photo credit: Mike DeVries (@mikedevries) via Instagram

Photo credit: Mike DeVries (@mikedevries) via Instagram

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.

Photo credit: Iva Chavez (@eevz) via Instagram

Photo credit: Iva Chavez (@eevz) via Instagram

Iva Chavez

Instagram: @eevz

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.

Photo credit: Kandace Layne (@kandacelayneart) via Instagram

Photo credit: Kandace Layne (@kandacelayneart) via Instagram

Kandace Layne

Instagram: @kandacelayneart

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.

Photo credit: Sarah Herzdame (@tillsthtattoo) via Instagram

Photo credit: Sarah Herzdame (@tillsthtattoo) via Instagram

Sasha Unisex

Instagram: @sashaunisex

Sasha Unisex specializes in large animal tats made with vibrant watercolors. She also has her own line of temporary prints.

Photo credit: Tim Furlow (@timfurlow) via Instagram

Photo credit: Tim Furlow (@timfurlow) via Instagram

Tim Furlow

Instagram: @timfurlow

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.

Photo credit: Sasha Unisex (@saraunisex) via Instagram

Photo credit: Sasha Unisex (@saraunisex) via Instagram

Sarah Herzdame

Instagram: @tilldthtattoo

Sarah Herzdame creates amazing prints that reflect nature, such as flowers and birds. She’s also great at inking geometric shapes and designs.

Photo credit: DutchessofInc (@dutchessofinc) via Instagram

Photo credit: DutchessofInc (@dutchessofinc) via Instagram

Dutchess Lattimore

Instagram: @dutchessofink

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.

Photo credit: @peteraurisch via Instagram

Photo credit: @peteraurisch via Instagram

Peter Aurisch

Instagram: @peteraurisch

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.

Photo credit: @coreydivine via Instagram

Photo credit: @coreydivine via Instagram

Corey Divine

Instagram: @coreydivine

This Los Angeles-based artist inks his clients in mesmerizing patters — spiral, Aztec-inspired, floral, etc.

Photo credit: Mike DeVries (@mikedevries) via Instagram

Photo credit: Mike DeVries (@mikedevries) via Instagram

Mike DeVries

Instagram: @mikedevries

What makes this tattoo artist one of the best? His immaculate attention to detail, of course.

Photo credit: Billy DeCola (@billydecola) via Instagram

Photo credit: Billy DeCola (@billydecola) via Instagram

Billy DeCola

Instagram: @billydecola

This Vancouver genius is known for doing great ink work on dark skin.




3 Comments

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  3. Emily Johnson on May 11, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Now casting for Channel 5’s returning series, ‘Tattoo Disasters UK’. We would love to hear from anyone who has a regrettable tattoo that they are covering up or getting removed, as well as those with an elaborate tattoo with a story behind it that they plan to add to further.

    We follow individuals as they embark upon a journey to transform/ create a piece of skin art to be proud of, whilst also showcasing the skillful work of tattoo artist across the UK.

    Contact us on 07904 482 064 or email [email protected]