Top 5 tattoo artists
By Gavin Jewkes, 6 August 2014
Entering #tattoos into Instagram’s search bar brings up enough decorated bodies to make even the saltiest old sea dog raise an inky paw and doff his sailor’s hat in appreciation. In fact, uploading a pic of your latest skin art is fast becoming the new #selfie, #TBT or envy-inducing #holiday snap.
But if you’re yet to go under the needle, and are still pondering which design to go for, you might want to take a look at these guys for inspiration. Here’s our rundown of the top tattoo talent and artists on Instagram.
This man knows how to deliver knockout punches of colour without compromising on design. Javier Rodriguez’s tattoos are not for the faint-hearted.
This is an ace account for anyone who likes their tattoos with a high-fashion edge to them. Be warned, though, Apro Lee's Insta-feed errs on the darker side of body art – including a few inky behinds.
Not content with etching his masterpieces onto people’s skin, D’Arienzo produces a range of tattoo-inspired T-shirts for Baron Clothing Company too. His clean, graphic approach means his designs work just as brilliantly on clothes as they do on the body. This account is an especially good one for anyone seeking tattoos that make a statement.