Inspiration: Kelly McGrath

I’m so obsessed. Kelly McGrath is a tattoo artist in Hillsborough, North Carolina with a super distinctive, Lisa Frank vibe, over the top girly style. The part that really gets me is the dots- I’ve never seen someone do colored dots like she does. I would get a tattoo from her in a heartbeat. Also she does WICKED gem pieces.

Inspiration: Lara Maju

Idol. I love it when people use hand-poke as a style, and use it to enhance the design instead of just trying to imitate regular tattoos.

Inspiration: Tal Peleg

Tal Peleg is a makeup artist from Israel who went viral with her detailed eye-paintings – they are so perfect. Basically she is a miniature artist of the makeup world, and so talented!

Inspiration: Emily Anderson Makeup

I just discovered Emily Anderson through this stunning mermaid face – I think on Pinterest. If Pinterest could come as some kind of bionic implant so that I could browse behind my eyelids all the time, I would probably do it. Obsessed. With. Pinterest.

Emily is a makeup artist in Los Angeles who FLAWLESSLY combines makeup with face painting and special effects. Just gorgeous.

Inspiration: Sasha Unisex

My dedication to posting on Instagram has been pretty pathetic over the years – but one thing that never changed is that I have always followed Sasha Unisex! She is an incredible water color painter who somehow – with magic? – transfers her paintings onto skin. Such beautiful, bright gradients, lots of charming animals.

Inspiration: Kimberly Margarita

Oh Kimberly. Such an ethereal beauty, so much creativity! I love how she always includes her neck and often her nails as part of the image – something to keep in mind!

Inspiration: Kim van Nieuwaal

I just discovered Kim van Nieuwaal! It was her glitter lips and glitter eyes that first caught my attention – there aren’t too many face painters that have such a memorable style. I love her work and once again – there is no such thing as too much glitter.