These tattoo artists are truly artists in every sense of the word.
Amanda Wachob in Brooklyn, New York
Amanda Wachob does the impossible with tattoo ink — her pieces look so impeccably close to real paintings.
Check out more examples of her tattoos and artwork here.
Chaim Machlev in Berlin, Germany
Known in the tattoo world as Dots to Lines, Chaim Machlev creates stark black-ink geometric tattoos that are both intricate and pristine.
Check out more of his work here.
Alice Carrier in Portland, Oregon
If you want the sort of nature tattoo that looks straight out of a weather-worn vintage textbook, you might want to consider a trip to Portland to see Alice.
Find out more about Alice here.
Ien Levin in Kiev, Ukraine
Ien works solely in black ink. His extremely intricate drawing style has a macabre yet whimsical feel.
See a large gallery of his work over at this Pinterest board.