Check Out Some Of The Hottest Tats Of 2021


It is Tattoo Day and what better way to kick off the day than by giving you some tattoo inspo? From line work to realism, traditional, hand-poked and more, this tiny island has a lot of talent and skills to offer!



We gathered a few of our favourite pieces that might just make you take the plunge and book that tattoo appointment you’ve been debating for ages!



Getting some new ink is always a cool way of showcasing your personality. Be it meaningful or not, our body is a canvas just waiting to be drawn upon.


Snake and Apple


Blanka, from badlystuffedanimal, is always craving some snake tattoos to do on her clients – I mean, can you blame her? She specialises in line art and absolutely adores tattooing flowers and snakes.

We are loving the red and black ink combo Blanka did here – it is giving us some Adam and Eve vibe, don’t you think.





Socrates, the Ancient Greek philosopher is well-known for being the ugliest man in history… but Stephen from Modern Tribe Studio clearly did him some justice with this piece!


This piece looks like it came straight out of an artist’s sketchbook – we are LOVING the vibe of this one!



Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette


Rebecca (@rebeccabonaci) always leaves us in awe with her dot work and eye for detail! Van Gogh will always remain iconic, especially among the artistic individuals around here. We simply cannot get enough of his paintings. This is one of his less-known artwork but it was perfectly depicted with Rebecca’s amazing dot work!



Japanese Dragon


Glen (@mr.long_tattooer) from Familee Tattoo, is known for his astounding skill in traditional tattoos. His feed is coloured with orange and green hues! We tend to forget just how beautiful something traditional can be. Our favourite piece has to be this Japanese dragon – the colours compliment it beautifully.



Handpoked Ornamental


Handpoking is still relatively new in Malta and very much underrated. Not only does it look great as any other machine tattoo, but it also heals faster!


This colourful shin tattoo was carefully handpoked by @pokedbymonique! The blues and the purples are a nice touch to this piece. Handpoking takes a bit more time but it is always worth it when the result is like this one.



Eren Jaeger


This one is for all anime lovers out there! @danidrawsthings’ style ranges from realism to manga and they are always so well-executed. It was difficult picking a favourite but this one deserved a spot on this list. This is actually the beginning of an ‘Attack on Titan’ sleeve – we are excited to see the full project!



Cool Cats


Cats and cocktails – can it get any better than this? We are loving this quirky tat of two cats on a date! @zoyawtattoos always has something eccentric and fun up their sleeve.





Dria from The Rusty Key always manages to colour our feed with her beautiful coloured tats! This tattoo perfectly sums up any travellers out there – grab your map and bag and get ready to venture! The yellow hues definitely stand out in this one.



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Vicent Van Gogh


We showed you a tattoo of Van Gogh’s artwork but now it is his time to shine! This micro portrait of Van Gogh is actually a coverup of the previous tat. Sarah ( recently opened up her own studio and has been blessing our feed with her amazing work!



It was difficult trying to choose from the endless talent we have here in Malta. Got any other cool tattoos you would like us to see? Send them in on our socials!


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