There are many extremely talented and committed artists in the world. As published on the ‘Crazyy Tattoos’ (yup, with two y’s) Instagram page, some of the most stunning tattoo designs are what we’ll be exploring in-depth today.
Crazyy Tattoos, a page with a mind-blowing 1.1 million followers, honors the best of the great and the weirdest of the bizarre. Whether you are completely covered in tattoos or like to admire amazing patterns from a distance, the details are amazing and they are genuinely inspiring. We don’t know what will make you exclaim “Whoa!” like Neo from The Matrix if these things don’t.
Consider which of these images most impressed you as you vote for your favorite designs, and tell us about it in the comments. Readers, please tell us all about how you acquired your first tattoos if you feel like sharing in the meanwhile.
The quality of a tattoo primarily rests “on the expertise of the artist, with the equipment a very close second,” according to David, the tattoo artist in charge of the Archangel 1608 Tattoo Studio.
“As tattooing is big business now, so is supplying tattooists with equipment. This means there are more companies than ever competing for our business, and having to refine and improve the quality of their products to be competitive,” he told us.
“It’s really hard to get a lot of minute detail into a tattoo, and for the tattoo to keep that detail over time.”
The tattoo artist claims that the lines will deepen and stretch out as tattoos get older. This means that a tattoo will ultimately lose its sharpness and clarity, no matter how amazing it was at first. Time moves forward.
“This is the sign of a great tattooist— knowing just how much detail to put in, with the finest needles, that will last the test of time. Unfortunately, we see a lot of work now—micro portraits mainly—that will only look good for a few weeks, then like mush forever after,” he warned.
According to David, today’s high-quality inks will endure an infinite amount longer than earlier inks. “Generally, a good tattoo won’t need to be touched up for at least 20-25 years, if at all.”
Sadly, not everyone treats tattoo artists with the honor and gratitude they merit. They are artists, and what they produce is truly an art, thus the clue is in the word. Their talent and commitment to their craft are often exceptional.
You must always remember that they are drawing on a real person, not merely creating images in pixels or on paper. To produce the best designs, one needs steely nerves, creativity, and patience. designs that are circulated on social media for years to come all throughout the world.
Bored Panda learned a lot about the tattoo artist trade during a few earlier interviews with tattoo expert David, the brains behind Glasgow’s Archangel 1608 Tattoo Studio. We also got a glimpse into the bond that these artists develop with their patrons.
According to David, practicing on various objects will “help them get the mechanics and methods to tattoo properly.”
“You can buy synthetic skin, pig skin from a butcher’s, or even use fruit, such as oranges or lemons, bananas,” the tattoo artist said.
But eventually, you’ll have to start inking actual individuals. There is “no alternative for moving, breathing, sweating, bleeding human skin,” claims David. While useful for some initial practice, oranges and pig skin aren’t the genuine thing. Once you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to refine your craft even further.
Some tattoo artists decide to get their first tattoos done on themselves. One of them is Glasgow native David.
“The first 4 or 5 tattoos I ever did were on myself. It was a pretty severe learning curve, but I had to prove that I wanted the apprenticeship, and it let me see how the tattoos would heal up, and what I could do better,” he shared just how dedicated he is to his craft.
“You shouldn’t really be tattooing actual clients for a long time, but if you can persuade friends to let you once you’re ready, that’s great,” he added.
“Tattooing is a craft, a skill, and should be taught directly from one person to another,” David, the founder of Archangel 1608, told. In his opinion, tattooing isn’t something that you should learn from “a YouTube video or a bs tattoo ‘school’ that only cares about your money.”
David claims that their tattoo parlor has a policy stating that if a client isn’t completely comfortable with the design, they won’t proceed.
“We’ll try to offer a compromise, but if the client is too rigid, we’ll point them in the direction of another artist. The client is only right in terms of what they like, not how the tattoo can actually be done or will end up looking,” he told us.
David previously informed us of an additional aspect of the client-artist relationship. There are a few bad apples among the large majority of customers. Some people simply have no idea how much work, effort, and expertise goes into what tattoo artists do.
“We do get people asking for discounts, but it’s not as common as it was. I think we’ve a reputation now for not taking nonsense,” he said that some industry professionals generally tend to get more customers asking for discounts. For instance, more frequently than others, these requests are made to bakers and hairstylists.
“It’s insulting though. These people trying to barter certainly don’t go into their supermarket or travel agent and try to get the price down,” the tattoo artist said.
David claimed that he has dealt with some unkind customers who don’t value the artists’ time and believe that “it’s acceptable if people cancel last-minute or don’t show up, as they assume we can just do some sketches to fill our time, when we should be earning money.”
He believed that instead of ignoring nasty consumers, people actually needed to call them out. “In the last couple of years, there’s been a rise in entitled, over-bearing, and spoilt attitudes from a certain minority that think the sun revolves around them… when it doesn’t! It shines out your tattooist’s butt!” the Scot joked.