Discovered another awesome female hand-poke tattoo artist! Love it!
Inspiration: Ksenia Art Painting
Whoa, who is this? She is amazing! She doesn’t seem to have an Instagram unfortunately but I will follow her anyway.
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: Eva Krbdk
What? What? What?!!! The intricacy is just out of this world.
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.