The goal of this article is to group some of my favorite tattooers of the year, individuals who have kept evolving and creating unique works of art.
Ilya Brezinski Although has not gotten the online spotlight as some of the other artists listed here, his dotwork really impressed me and definitely has a place in my favorites this year.
His work is meticulous, almost like a surgeon, everything clean and precise.
Clean, simple and beautiful blackwork by Ben Volt.
If mixed and matched with the erotic inklings of, say, Richard Prince, and somehow the beautiful hybrids ended up as tattoos, this might be the bizarrely beautiful result: As you might have gleaned from her precise lines and impressive shading, Ryabova studied fine art.
Surowiec is always coming up with unique and innovative ideas for his tattoos.
Pietro Sedda This takes his work to a high level every year by coming up with new concepts to impress his clients, while he is cheered on by 350k online fans.
Eich is captivated by nature and how everything is interconnected.