The coolest tattoo artists in the world
- Amanda Wachob in Brooklyn, N.Y. - her pieces look so impeccably close to real paintings.
- Peter Aurisch in Berlin, Germany - is incredibly skilled at creating many visual art styles, be it watercolor, cubism, or precisely shaded pencil drawings
- Xoïl in Paris, France - French tattoo artist Loïc Lavenu, also known by the nickname Xoïl, has a very distinctive Photoshop collage aesthetic. The results are always surreal, sprawling, and highly experimental.
- Chaim Machlev in Berlin, Germany - Known in the tattoo world as Dots to Lines, Chaim Machlev creates stark black-ink geometric tattoos that are both intricate and pristine
- Alice Carrier in Portland, Ore - If you want the sort of nature tattoo that looks straight out of a weather-worn vintage textbook, you might want to consider a trip to Portland to see Alice
- Ien Levin in Kiev, Ukraine - works solely in black ink. His extremely intricate drawing style has a macabre yet whimsical feel.
- David Hale in Athens, Ga - Working out of his own Love Hawk studios, David’s ornamental artwork is tinged with a folk-art spirit
- Kenji Alucky from Hokkaido, Japan - Kenji is known for a dotting technique called stippling. His tattoos employ geometric and tribal motifs, and beg to be inspected up close.
He’s also a traveling tattoo artist, so if you want your very own Kenji original, you’ll want to follow his Facebook page to see where he goes next.
- Madame Chän in Berlin, Germany - does a few different styles, but my favorite ones are the dreamy, chimerical tattoos she specializes in.
- Marcin Aleksander Surowiec in Warsaw, Poland - Marcin uses incredibly vibrant inks to achieve his brand of highly vivid surrealist tattoos.
This heartbreaking story is about as elephant Raju from India that had an incredibly rough life. After being poached from his mother he was thrown from one owner to another, until he was left living in terrible conditions with no shelter at night, being used as a beggars prop all day long. Raju survived only from passing tourists and sometimes had to eat plastic and paper while being chained 24 hours a day. A wildlife organisation SOS-UK could not stand the injustice and decided to save him in a daring midnight rescue operation.
The elephant, realizing he was being saved, started to cry: “It was incredibly emotional. We knew in our hearts he realised he was being freed” – claims Pooja Binepal, one of the rescuers in an interview with Presspeople. “Tears began to roll down Raju’s face. Some no doubt were due to the pain but he also seemed to sense that change was coming. He felt hope for the first time” – says another rescuer Kartick.
THIS MAKES ME SO FUCKING HAPPY