40 Gorgeous Ways to Get Inked This Summer

Stunning. Sultry. Sizzling. Wut.

These dancers.

by Kozo

(Photo: Kozo)

If this tattoo makes any sense to you then you should probably lie down and let your boss know you won’t be coming into work tomorrow. But maybe it’s that quirkiness that makes it so fun to view?

This beautiful botanical design.

by Ch Ahn

(Photo: Ch Ahn)

Great tattoos complement their surroundings. Ch Ahn, if that’s here name, specializes in watercolor designs. This circular floral design would be an elegant addition to any woman’s shoulder.

This face.

by Fillipe Pacheco

(Photo: Fillipe Pacheco)

Fillipe Pacheco has a unique style of design that can be identified by his dotwork technique that lends his work extraordinarily unique texture. The vintage texture reminds you of metal that’s been pitted over time.

This white ink flower.

by Tattoo a Piece

(Photo: Tattoo a Piece)

Photography plays a large role in tattooing these days. We live in a visual world, and if you can’t accurately display your work in the best light then people won’t be able to fully appreciate it. This image was captured under unique lighting circumstances which really add to the spring/summer vibe of the flower.

This map.

by Arar

(Photo: Arar)

Travel tattoos aren’t showing any signs of slowing down in the popularity department. And this design is one of the better ones you’ll see. The details in the different segments of the compass are totally cute.

This negative space band.

by Jayce Wallingford

(Photo: Jayce Wallingford)

Sometimes I feel like all of Jayce Wallingford’s segmented sleeve designs look the same. But then I stare at it for a moment and realize that it’s something completely new and exciting and that I have to showcase it on the site.

This wolf.

by Georgia Grey

(Photo: Georgia Grey)

Here we have an oldie but a goodie. It was lying around and it’s been so long since I originally posted it that I figured a little double post wouldn’t hurt anyone. I don’t know if it’s the quality and creativity of the design or just the amazing clarity of the photo but this watercolor wolf has always been one of my favorites.

This floral piece.

by Flower

(Photo: Flower)

Poppies on the shoulder—ya I know. But I’m a sucker for an elegant floral piece no matter how many times it’s been done before. Tattooist flower is truly the queen of floral tattoos. Example above.

This cat.

by Youyeon

(Photo: Youyeon)

I don’t know what it is about cat tattoos but some of the best examples of photorealism in the tattoo industry always seem to be cats. Youyeon has the unique ability to be able to illustrate white fur on pale skin which isn’t something you see on a daily basis.

This old guitarist.

by Kozo

(Photo: Kozo)

Personally, I’ve never really seen the genius behind Picasso’s abstract work. However, I do respect him as an innovator and for the groundbreaking nature of the work he did.


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