Sunday, June 24, 2012

Favorite Things: Tattoo-Inspired Artwork

Happy Sunday! I thought I would share a handful of my favorite tattoo-inspired art from around the web today. I'm a bit brain dead from going to sleep at 3am last night while Shirley was in town, so this will  be a nice non-thinking post before I return tomorrow with something a little more substantial.

Enjoy, and be sure to let me know which one is your favorite!

Crankbunny

I discovered Crankbunny and her beautiful creations last year as I was searching Etsy for cute Valentines. I stumbled upon her shop and fell in love. I ended up sending the Tattooed Lady Heart greeting cards to some of my favorite girls and even have one of the cards framed on my desk.  This shop is just too great - and be sure to check out all of the other non-tattoo items also. She makes some beautiful pop up cards too.



Liz Clements

Liz is a talented illustrator who creates some of the most beautiful tattooed women. She sells her works as prints, and also does commissioned pieces and commercial work. I love her style, and I can't wait to add one of her lovely prints to our collection. Check out her Etsy shop, but be sure to stop by her website to see more.


The Black Apple

I've loved the The Black Apple for sometime, but recently I've fallen a bit more in love with her tattooed folks, with the bearded man being my favorite. Emily Martin is so talented and all of her work is so beautifully whimsical that I can't help but adore all of the little characters she creates.


Evan B. Harris

Have you seen this guy's stuff before? I love it. There are various themes running through his pieces- love, death, nautical scenes and even some carnival inspired artwork. It's all so beautiful, and I'd love to have any of his prints or paintings in our home. Check out his site and Etsy shop, too.
Ray Caesar

All of Ray Caesar's paintings have this magical quality to them that really draws you in. This one is my most favorite, but be sure to check out his website for years and years of his archived creations.


26 comments:

  1. These are all so beautiful!

    It's a different approach, but I really love BSmithereens artwork on Etsy.
    She does artwork that is done in a "tattoo style" and designs custom tattoos and artwork.
    She's really neat! : )

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  2. beautiful! i think that ray ceasar is my favorite, but i'm excited to check out all their websites and shops. framing a card is a great idea for decorating a desk or table!

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  3. i've been looking for some new art for my wall for ages, need everything here. so lovely! x

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  4. O yeah, some of these are my favorites as well. I love Emily Martins work and I've been to the crankbunny shop more than once (love the paperdolls)
    Actually I love them all, I could have totally writting this post myzelf ;)
    Great finds, thanks for sharing

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  5. Love all of them, especially the first one by Liz Clements. Thanks for sharing!

    -Chelsea
    http://thequantumview.blogspot.com/

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  6. So funny. I own two of the five shown. Evan Harris is one of my favorite artists.

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  7. I love The Black Apple! Ramona the Tattooed Lady is another great print from Flapperdoodle: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63938272/ramona-the-tattooed-lady-4x6-art-print

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  8. I've just discovered Evan B. Harris today... I am in love with the beautiful illustrations.

    Toni x

    ettas-corner.blogspot.com

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  9. I think the Liz Clements one is my favorite because of that tiger. I used to want a lion or tiger tattoo so bad! I have a pretty weird burn scar on one of my hips (long story) and I used to want to get a lion or tiger tattoo there to cover it up. They wouldn't do the tattoo because of a blood clotting disorder I have, and now the burn scar is gone gone any ways, but lion and tiger tattoos still make me smile.

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  10. These are all so great. The Ray Caesar painting is my favorite. :)

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  11. I love all of these!
    I really like Liz Clements' aesthetic, but everything in Crank Bunny's store is filled with such amazing things.

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  12. All of them are so interesting! I really enjoyed the one by Liz Clements. It looked very dreamy to me. Great post :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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  13. How beautiful! Thank you for sharing these lovely artists.

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  14. Oooo, I love!


    Christen :>
    www.anunordinaryhello.com

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  15. Wow, these are AWESOME! thanks for sharing!

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing these amazing artists! ♥

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  17. So hard to pick a favourite! I adore the Ray Caeser painting...gorgeous:)

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  18. I am SO happy you made this post! I am right in the middle of re-doing my room and I am getting all of my artwork through Etsy. I adore the shops you've chosen, thank you so much!

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  19. Awesome post, I love tattoo inspired artwork as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Oooh, I love Crankbunny. I found her 3 or 4 years ago on Etsy and bought a pop-up peacock card for a peacock-loving friend of mine. It was gorgeous.

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  21. Just checked out Ray Caesar's site - absolutely loved it, thanks for sharing!!

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  22. Love all the new artists you introduced me to! I do know Ray Caesar's work and he uses digital means to produce his images. They aren't paintings. But just as well he makes very fine work.

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  23. Thanks for the good discover. I didn't there artists. <3

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