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
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
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!
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
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
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
Illustration via Dream Anatomy This is one historical anatomical illustration that I have yet to see inked on someone’s body until now! Rodrigo down in Mexico City sent me his Riemsdyk tattoo saying, “People think I’m crazy but I really like Riemsdyk`s drawings and the history behind them.” The illustration… Read More »Riemsdyk’s Gravid Uterus Tattoo
I have never wanted a tattoo until this very moment. These are just a few of the many gorgeous tattoos by São Paulo-based artist Gregorio Marangoni. His style is so detailed and I love the tone he achieves with what looks like stippling on skin. The work speaks for itself… Read More »Gregorio Marangoni’s Gorgeous Tatuagens
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
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
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
Tattoo by Terri at the Army Navy Tattoo in Newport News, VA. Every once in a while, as an artist, your work can make an unexpected positive impression on a viewer, so much so that they desire your work to become a permanent part of their body. I… Read More »Anatomical Heart Tattoo Inspired by Medical Illustrator Sketch
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.
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
Nicola Formichetti, the genius behind Lady Gaga’s style, just launched his new fall men’s collection for fashion house, Thierry Mugler—and we couldn’t be more excited. The collection, titled, Anatomy of Change, features Rick “Rico” Genest as its poster boy. We featured Rico before on Street Anatomy for his unique full… Read More »Anatomy Tattoos Cover New Poster Boy For Mugler Menswear