Every guy goes under the needle with the intention of getting a masterpiece. What unfolds, however, usually falls under an entirely different category.
In order to get a tattoo that you can be proud of, you’ll need to nail down a few different components. But the single most important factor that influences the quality of a design will be the skill and experience of the artist doing the work, so find someone good. Now design is subjective, and some people simply have incredibly bad taste, so their idea of a good artist isn’t always the same as the next guys. In that case, it’s always best to find a popular artist with either a lot of followers on social media or a lot of good reviews. A great tattoo artist can save even the worst design concepts from themselves.
Here are 40 examples of well-executed tattoo designs, created by some of the best artists in the business.
This colorful cosmic eye.
This space explorer.
This back piece.