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Introducing The 15 Most Incredibly Talented Tattoo Artists On Instagram

18/09/2014 11:13 BST | Updated 18/09/2014 11:59 BST

If you're thinking of getting a tattoo (or just like musing over pictures of incredible body art), one of the best places to go for inspiration is Instagram.

But with so many #Tattoo pictures out there, navigating your way past the "Magaluf2014" drunken snaps to the seriously impressive accounts can be pretty tricky.

And so, to make life a little easier, we bring you 15 of our favourite tattoo-themed Instagram accounts.

Enjoy....

1. Kim Saigh

Where: Memoir Tattoo, Los Angeles, California

Why: From peacocks to cobras to human skulls, Saigh depicts wildly ornate imagery reveal you can be fancy and strong at once.

2. Chaim Machlev

Where: Berlin, Germany

Why: Machlev's tripped out geometric designs weave dots and lines together in ways you never dreamed possible.

3. Sasha Unisex

Where: St. Petersburg, Russia

Why: Sasha's color-blocked depictions of the animal kingdom are sleek, playful and adorable all at once.

4. Amanda Wachob

Where: Brooklyn, New York

Why: Wachob's marbled, watercolor-esque designs show just how much the tattoo medium verges on art.

5. Roxx

Where: 2 Spirit Tattoo, San Francisco, California

Why: Roxx's black-and-white, architecturally-inspired designs resemble optical illusions written on the flesh.

6. Dr. Woo

Where: Shamrock Social Club, Los Angeles, California

Why: Dr. Woo is the kind of delicate lines, sharp angles and ink that seems to float right above the flesh.

7. SupaKitch

Where: Brooklyn, New York

Why: "Listen to my picture," SupaKitch's Instagram profile reads, and indeed his flowing imagery has a rhythm all its own.

8. Dan Smith

Where: Captured Tattoo, Old Town Tustin, California

Why: He's the man for modern takes on tattoo classics, with what we suspect is a soft spot for felines.

9. Thomas Hooper

Where: Rock of Ages Tattoo, Austin, Texas

Why: Stare too long at one of Hooper's geometric designs and you may find yourself hypnotized.

10. Eva Huber

Where: Long Street Collective, Columbus, Ohio

Why: Huber's sharp imagery combines folksy Americana with a mystical edge.

11. Bang Bang

Where: New York City, New York

Why: The go-to guy for Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Cara Delevingne, he's the tattoo artist to the stars for a reason.

12. Mike Rubendall

Where: King's Avenue, New York

Why: Rubendall is known for his insanely detailed remixes of traditional Japanese imagery.

13. Pietro Sedda

Where: The Saint Mariner, Milan, Italy

Why: Sedda's surrealist faces are the perfect combination of modernism and mathematics.

14. Kenji Alucky

Where: Sapporo, Japan

Why: Alucky's mesmerizing monochrome geometry seems to operate on its own logic, each minute detail gloriously fitting into place.

15. Emily Rose Murray

Where: Melbourne, Australia

Why: Murray works in a traditional tattoo aesthetic depicting enchanting, 1920s femme fatales.

This post originally featured on HuffPost Arts & Culture

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