This beautiful back piece.
Someone’s texture game is on point. This dazzling display of detail is black and grey ink hyperrealism at it’s best. (Photo: Ilwol)
This vertical blue whale.
Blue whales are the largest living creatures to have ever lived. At one point in time, it’s estimated that over 200,000 blue whales once swam the oceans of the world. Now that number has fallen to around 25,000. (Photo: Ben Doukakis)
This light floral work.
An elegant floral piece because who doesn’t love elegant floral pieces. Not usually a design you’d associate with a guy, but after seeing how amazing this came out we’re giving it a big two thumbs up. (Photo: Reindeer Ink)
This rope-work in progress.
Clean lines. Can’t wait ’till it’s finished. (Photo: Sasha Masiuk)
This tantalizing dotwork design.
Absolutely breathtaking. Fun fact: Each population of humpbacks sings it’s own unique song which, surprisingly enough is learned from other whales, not known from birth.(Photo: Sarah Herzdame)
This impressive forearm work.
As tough as it is to pick out a favorite in Ben’s ever-growing collection of whale tattoos, we’re going to go on record with this one. Keep up the awesome work Ben! (Photo: Ben Doukakis)
This elegant watercolor work.
While on the subject of favorites, Adrian Bascur is on our shortlist of picks for the best watercolor tattoo artist. His creative vision and use of color is simply divine.
This geometric whale tattoo.
Here we have a beautiful mandala design made up of hundreds of expertly placed dots. (Photo: Sarah Herzdame)
These whales done with one continuous line.
Well, at least the whales and waterline were done with one single line. In rare form, Mo adds a dotwork moon or planet just above the waves. (Photo: Mo Ganji)
This spin art space work.
Carefully selected colors melt together like an abstract spin art painting that’s been tilted instead of spun. (Photo: John Brass)