Art tattoos have always been fascinating to us because it requires a truly hardcore art collector or fan to permanently affix an image to their skin. It’s an interesting completion of a circle as we return to one of this art movement’s roots – tattoo art. The movement has evolved so much to include so many different artists, that the term “low brow” is controversial now, but we can agree that the beginnings, by definition, included artists not respected by mainstream collectors and institutions, one of which were tattoo artists.

We begin our journey into the realm of ink and skin by featuring tattoos inspired by Audrey Kawasaki’s work.  Here we see her signing one of her fan’s arm at her “Mayoi Michi” show.  See a video of this as well as many other Kawasaki tattoos (some good, some bad – you be the judge) after the jump…

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