I personally don’t have any tattoos but feel with near certainty that if I ever get one it will involve the added price of a plane ticket to Berlin to visit artist Peter Aurisch (nsfw). Using a lovely mix of geometric lines that mix with bold colors and assorted lifeforms, his work is so unlike anything I’ve ever seen in a tattoo. You can see much more recent work on his Facebook page (also slightly nsfw). (via visual news, blog nova central)
One of my favorite web sites I’ve stumbled onto lately is the wonderfully edited Fuck Yeah, Tattoos! People send in photos of their tattoos with a small explanation and that’s pretty much it, on and on for thousands of images. I’m not really a tattoo person, I don’t have any, nor am I in the market, but as an intensely visual person I’m fascinated with what people decide to permanently etch into their skin, for better or worse (this site definitely has a bit of the good and the maybe not so good). Also, the tattoo industry could really use a few good type consultants.