If not so long ago tattoos were frowned upon, then now almost a third of the US population has at least one them. And if your body art choices used to consist of crudely drawn half-naked ladies and everything nautical themed, then now a skillful tattoo artist can get you inked with any tattoo designs of your liking. 

Tattooing is genuinely a form of modern art; the creativity and skill involved can doubtlessly be compared to drawings and paintings. Of course, there are tattooists and tattoo artists or people who trace a sketch and color it and those who create astonishing works of tattoo art using creative ideas, shading, color blending, light sources and the body itself. We here at Bored Panda have collected a one of a kind tattoo gallery, featuring artsy and exceptionally executed tattoo ideas from various artists. From realistic large-scale 3D drawings, to abstract, minimal and playful, all of the examples are truly unique tattoo ideas, that you've probably never seen before. 

So if you're looking for inspiration for the next addition to your tattoo collection, this gallery will definitely help you. Scroll down and check it out for yourself! 

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Dolicious 3 weeks ago

OMG, new member of my personal Top10 tattoolist

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

The simplicity & movement are very effective in this design.

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Hilarious 3 weeks ago

Love it without the skull

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Hilarious 3 weeks ago

Amazing detail!

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Kyana Winter 3 days ago

I would totally just put the demon hand near my hand.

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Night Owl 1 hour ago

Wow! So lifelike

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Dolicious 3 weeks ago

Haha, great!

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Brodie 3 weeks ago

Awh my godddddd. I love this so so muchhhh.

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Sierra Hall 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing work of art.

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

A great example of this style of tattoo. The colours really work together.

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Dolicious 3 weeks ago

Holiday on wrist :)

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Kyana Winter 3 days ago

Simple, but effective

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holo it's me 1 day ago

did she put on a clay face mask lol

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Lilyan 4 days ago

If Khaleesi got a tattoo....

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

A wonderfully detailed design!

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Night Owl 1 hour ago

Amazing work and a great effect

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

Wow! You can sense the tension in the muscles. The folds of the fabric are expertly done. I like the way the colours from the tattoo on the left side bleed slightly into the new work & blend the two pieces.

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

I like the fact they work well as stand alone pieces, as well as blending well together. That must be hard to achieve, especially on a piece this large.

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Kyana Winter 3 days ago

This would be absolutely perfect for my friend.

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous! Inspiration taken from many artists & styles, but they all work together really well!

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

I like the traditional style tattoos on the merman, counterpointing the newer techniques used in the design as a whole.

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

The use of light & shadow is really well executed!

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Dolicious 3 weeks ago

Yeah, great UV-idea!

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Captain Marvel 5 days ago

I love the traditional comic style f this one!

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

So sweet & simple!

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

So talented! This has an almost photographic quality to it!

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Captain Marvel 5 days ago

Gorgeous ♥️

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

The different textures are so realistic!

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Dolicious 3 weeks ago

Wow!

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

The qualities of light are stunning!

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

Fantastic example of a geometric tattoo.

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Sophie Warner 3 weeks ago

Beautiful!

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