It’s estimated that nearly 3 in every 4 adults has at least one tattoo. Most of them are easily covered with clothing, but some people go out of their way to show them off.
Tattoos become a part of who we are, and everyone has a story behind their ink. In jail, tattooing is a common hustle that can make a lot of money.
While most tattoo artists are busy putting ink on people, some make use of social media channels like Instagram to showcase their art and draw in more customers.
If you’re a fan of body art, these are the Instagram accounts to follow.
10. JonBoy Tattoo
JonBoy is a celebrity tattooist who was lucky enough to get tiny tattoos on the likes of Kendall Jenner, Justin Bieber, Bella Hadid, and more. The tattoo art itself isn’t jaw-dropping, but the general aesthetic of the profile and page is.
9. 2Spirit Tattoo
This L.A.-based tattoo studio has awesome geometric designs that make me constantly want another tattoo. If you want something unique, this is the place to find it.
8. Stephanie Brown
Stephanie Brown’s art style is like colorful watercolors or oil-based paintings. Either way, it’s like having a work of art pulled from the frame and placed on your skin. Either way, she’s a great follow.
7. Mister Cartoon
Mister Cartoon (often called just Cartoon) is a Mexican American tattoo artist who made west coast prison-style tattoos popular everywhere. Eminem, Kobe Bryant, Danny Trejo, and so many others have Cartoon tats, and his Instagram shows how his style evolved over the years.
This Thailand-based tattoo artist has a style reminiscent of the days when henna was all the rage. These tats won’t be temporary, and you won’t want them to be with their gorgeous, intricate designs.
5. Chaim Machlev
German artist Chaim Machlev perfected a tattoo style that sticks out in a crowded market. His geometric designs capture the eye and create amazing visuals.
4. Evan Qualls
Traveling artist Evan Qualls has a bright style perfect for gamers and comic book fans. There’s no iconic character he can’t make look amazing, no matter how you want it personalized.
3. Crazyy Tattoos
Not so much a tattoo artist as a page featuring tattoos, this page is still great for giving artists a launchpad. With 1.2 million followers, it has power to shine a spotlight and spread ink awareness, so kudos to them.
2. Bang Bang
Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy is another artist that found his way onto Justin Bieber’s skin. But don’t hold that against him – he’s a talented celebrity tattoo artist who also did Rihanna and Miley Cyrus.
Tattoo Artist Magazine has been featuring the best artists in the game since 2003. It’s Instagram account is no different, and it’s a primo spot to discover a hot new artist.