Five artist to inspire your next tattoo.
A small disclaimer before we get into the tattoos. Whenever I decide its time to get a new tattoo, I spend hours on Pinterest and Google looking at hundreds of tattoos. This is a great way to get inspired. While all of the tattoos below are pieces I think I would love on my own body, I have a fear and discomfort with the possibility that I have the same tattoo as a stranger. Tattoo copying is something I get upset about now that I have tattoos. Both of my tattoos involved a personal creative process between me and my tattoo artist. The idea that someone liked my tattoo enough to copy it on to their own body not flattering but frustrating. When I get tattoos I like to break down what I am paying for to justify the hefty price tag.
Essentially you are paying for their time and skill along with their design or art if you like. The sketches, ideas, designs, and tattoos created by a tattoo artist should be given the same respect as fine art. When someone has a copied tattoo without permission, that means that the person and their tattoo artist have no respect for the original artist. So while I share these tattoos and their artist be inspired, but, out of respect for the person with the tattoo and the talented artist that created them never replicate them on your skin.