The Anatomical Tattoo Book: the Skin as a Canvas for Anatomical Obsession

Anatomy Tattoo Book Emily Evans 8

Tattoos and the subject of anatomy have a lot in common. Both inspire a sense of awe and a tinge of discomfort. Combine the two—making the internal external—and the reaction is mind-blowing. Yet, as someone that doesn’t have any tattoos, anatomical or otherwise, the anatomical tattoo means something different. 10… Read More »The Anatomical Tattoo Book: the Skin as a Canvas for Anatomical Obsession

The Anatomical Man Face Corset

Richard Sawdon Smith Face Corset

British photographer, Richard Sawdon Smith, uses his body as the subject in an ongoing theme titled, “Anatomical Man.” The anatomical tattoos on his skin are a reflection of the anatomical torso as an educational tool used to train physicians. In his recent series, titled “Behind the Face/The Face Corset,” the… Read More »The Anatomical Man Face Corset

Glen Preece

Glen Preece tattoo design by Silverback Ink

Gorgeous work by UK based artist Glen Preece. Glen uses pencils or oil dry brush to create photo realistic drawings. Generally specializing in portraiture, Glen also dips into the macabre as seen above.  He does take tattoo design commissions and aspires to become a tattooist himself!    

Miss Ammunition’s Heart Tattoo

Miss Ammunition Anatomical Heart Tattoo

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Ammunition, an incredibly talented Chicago-based burlesque and performance artist specializing in fire-eating and breathing, angle grinder acts, and much, much more.  As we were chatting I noticed the giant anatomical heart tattoo on her right forearm.  I couldn’t resist asking… Read More »Miss Ammunition’s Heart Tattoo

The Autopsy Scar Tattoo

Jeffrey Silverthorne inspired tattoo on Richard Sawdonsmith

A friend of Street Anatomy’s since our gallery show in 2010, British photographer Richard Sawdonsmith has been working to expand his anatomical tattoos.  This has entailed extending the arteries and veins stemming from his heart tattoo on the front of his body. A recent addition to Richard’s body is a… Read More »The Autopsy Scar Tattoo

Poster Made From Skin

Munich based tattoo shop Chaos Crew created a poster identifying newsworthy events from 2011. What makes this poster so special? It’s calfskin, and the art wasn’t screen printed or painted, but tattooed on! It’s a great concept—though it does make me cringe a little.  I have a decent number of… Read More »Poster Made From Skin

A Testamanent to Hard Work

Gorgeous neck anatomy tattoo taken from Atlas of Anatomy by Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery. The physician who submitted it got this tattoo after spending years in medical school and residency, “I decided to get the tattoo as a symbol of the effort I put into my career.”  I think I like… Read More »A Testamanent to Hard Work

Never Forget the Past

Steven Fowler heart tattoo

It’s been a while since we’ve posted an anatomy tattoo.  Thankfully Steven Fowler was kind enough to share his with us.  Done by James Buie at Inksmit and Rogers in Jacksonville, the anatomical heart tattoo is a momento of Steven’s heart condition when he was younger. It’s also a reminder… Read More »Never Forget the Past

Sylvia Ji Tattoo

Sylvia Yi tattoo

Spotted this gorgeous tattoo on Chicago-based artist, Cassie Phillips, at an art show/launch party last week.  I noticed the Sylvia Ji on her arm from across the room as she painted a huge canvas during the event. How fantastic to have a Sylvia Ji on your arm!  I know you… Read More »Sylvia Ji Tattoo

Deltoid Zipper

David Arguello deltoid zipper tattoo

David Arguello submitted his sweet tattoo exposing his deltoid.  Love the texture of the muscle, makes you want to touch it.  Tattoo done by Yomico Moreno in Caracas, Venezuela.    

Blood Testing Made Simple

Richard Sawdonsmith right arm vein and artery tattoo

We previously posted the incredible anatomical tattoos of Professor Richard Sawdon Smith and also featured them in the Street Anatomy gallery show last year.  Now he brings us the process of being tattooed alongside the process of drawing blood. I bet the nurses absolutely love him. The tattoo process replicates… Read More »Blood Testing Made Simple