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YellowMan's Vision Empress tattoo shirt by Taiwanese artist, Chia, features exquisite graphite detail.

Masterfully drawn by Taiwanese artist Chia, YellowMan’s new Vision Empress tattoo shirt (retail $180) for women exhibits an exquisite and feminine rendering of spiritual and still-life imagery. Using nuanced graphite details, Chia blends a contemporary composition out of traditional Hindu mysticism and classic still-life imagery.

YellowMan's Vision Empress tattoo shirt by Chia features the Hindu goddess Shakti, empowered with feminine beauty and creativity.

The front and sleeves of the shirt feature a calm, collected, female authority with a “third eye”. Chia’s figure can perhaps be interpreted as the Hindu Great Goddess (Kali Ma) Shakti, whom embodies power, ability, capacity, faculty, strength, prowess; regal power, the power of composition, poetic power, and genius. Shakti is also a spirit-wife, or female guardian angel, who can incarnate in human female form or remain wholly supernatural at will.  She is the epitome of the thought that “behind every successful man is a great woman”.

The back of YellowMan's Vision Empress tattoo shirt features a detailed still life of a peacock and chrysanthemums.

The back of Chia’s Vision Empress tattoo shirt displays an intricate composition that reads like a Baroque still-life painting. Though the peacock feathers and chrysanthemum petals are drawn in graphite tones, the detail is such that it evokes vivid color. This makes throwing on this shirt an easy match to almost anything in your wardrobe!

Because this YellowMan shirt is made with silky-soft MadKool fabric that offers efficient moisture transport, you can wear it as a fashion piece or as an athletic base layer. It might look and feel delicate, but you can wear it hard!

This Vision Empress tattoo shirt has arrived just in time for the 2010 Holiday season. It is sure to be a hot item, so get yours now before stock runs out! You can get one here.

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Yellowman Classix Tattoo Shirt by Jason Kundell

Yellowman Classix Tattoo Shirt by Jason Kundell

Being recognized specifically for Asian style designs with an occasional look back to traditional old-skool tattoo imagery, clients often rely on Jason’s artistic ability to create custom designs. He maintains an extensive collection of books on a variety of Asian cultures and their artwork. He draws inspiration from Japanese woodblock prints by Hokusai. From an early age, Jason was instilled with a strong desire to work hard, which he feels is most times more important than pure talent. Until recently, it was an annual ritual to attend specific conventions. That desire has waned as of late. Clothing has been his only departure from the endless energy he expends tattooing. Aside from www.artworkrebels.com, his dedication to rendering killer garments designed for YellowMan are an extension of his traditional tattoo images morphed with Asian folklore and cultural icons. Jason is pleased with the imagery he has created for the YellowMan collection of Pirates of the Caribbean III, At World’s End garments. According to Jason, the coolest benefit of the YellowMan garment is you eliminate the concern of uncertain changes that result as the body ages. He is excited to see other tattooists’ creative treatment of these garments. There are alternatives to the form fitting second skin garments, with the Samurai Surfer, Misplaced Cowboy lines and men’s and women’s undergarments presenting yet another facet of YellowMan.

 

Mesh Buddha Tattoo Shirt by Tony Paukku

Mesh Buddha Tattoo Shirt by Tony Paukku

Born in Malmo, Sweden 1965, Tony Paukku began his quest to learn the art of tattooing at the ripe age of 24. In less than a year’s time, he was tattooing full time at Tattoo World in Malmo. In 2000, he relocated and opened his new studio, Tattoo World 2, in Høør, Sweden. Known for his full-coverage Japanese-style tattoo work, Tony Paukku is one of the most respected tattoo artists in Sweden, and the world. Spending a great deal of time traveling throughout Europe and the Orient, he has worked and collaborated with the world’s greatest tattoo masters. Because of this diverse experience, many of his full-body tattoos rival those done by traditional Japanese Irezumi masters, and yet he infuses his own contemporary aesthetic to produce a distinctive style of his own. Often combining detailed free-hand line work with brilliant colors, as well as traditional and contemporary imagery, Tony Paukku commands the respect of the tattoo community at large. In his free time, Tony continues to travel frequently and enjoys racing motorcycles, making him a very difficult tattooist to catch.

 

Women's Buddhist Prayer Shirt by Buddhist Monk

Women's Buddhist Prayer Shirt by Buddhist Monk

 

To this day, the TATTOO MASTERS of Burma, Laos and Thailand are Buddhist priests and monks. They have perfected their technique and their spiritual mission to accumulate good karma.They only apply tattoos with positive content. While applying these protective tattoos the tattooist murmurs incantations and arranges dishes filled with fruits on a altar. Their tattooing implement is a 60 centimeter long lance. A copper figure of Buddha, snakes head, bird or demon adorn one end. Opposite this weighted end is a razor sharp point, divided into four grooves running up the tip of the shaft. These grooves holds the pigments. Black is made from a mixture of animal gall and soot. Vermilion is used for red and indigo for blue. A secret mixture of herbs known only to the master are blended with the dyes for magical tattoos. There are tattooists other than priests and monks who are not restricted to ritual designs and provide more aggressive images, cultural icons as well as non traditional tattoo designs.

 

Traitor Tattoo Shirt by Phil Holt

Traitor Tattoo Shirt by Phil Holt

Coming up on his first decade of pushing ink, Phil Holt has paid his dues and put on some miles. Beginning in Florida, he then moved on to Ohio, Chicago, San Jose and back to Tampa, Fla. His well earned knowledge comes from more than just a few special people. From road trips to long winded telephone conversations he persisted and had the luck and good fortune to connect with many amazing individuals. Holt, in his unassuming way, feels privileged for those opportunities. Lucky to have a wife who is in it for the long haul and kids who tend to suck up inordinate blocks of time as he focuses on their needs while hammering home a serious, no nonsense work ethic. There is no lazy layback slacker mentality goin’ on here. (more…)

 

Rage and Fury Tattoo Shirt by Filip Leu

Rage and Fury Tattoo Shirt by Filip Leu

Within tattoo’s most famous family, known as The Leu Family Iron in Switzerland, stands second-generation phenom Filip Leu. Known for his strength in freehand tattooing (instead of using stencils), and hand-ground mortar and pestle dyes, Filip Leu is probably sought after by more other tattooists than anyone else. Through his nomadic upbringing, he began tattooing under the instruction of his father, Felix, at the ripe age of 16. He later learned from tattooists in many countries, including India, Japan, Africa, and beyond. Though his father closely instructed him, Filip ventured onward to adopt his own distinctive style, which has earned him his celebrity status in the tattoo world.

 

Horiyoshi's Poem Mesh Tattoo Shirt

Horiyoshi's Poem Mesh Tattoo Shirt

Born Yoshito Nakano in 1946, Horiyoshi III is the undisputed master of the 200-year-old tradition of Irezumi, or hand-applied Japanese tattoo. Specializing in full-body tattoos that often take years to complete, Horiyoshi III carefully chooses his clients, making him one of the most coveted, expensive, and exclusive tattooists in the world. To receive a tattoo by the Irezumi master is considered a great honor.