• Artists

    Top 15 Cattoos by Cattooer, Iris Lys

    Here at LWG, if there’s one thing we lose our shit over more than cat videos it is cat tattoos. It’s no wonder that Iris Lys has become a new favourite tattooer of ours. Working out of La Main Bleue in Belgium and with 13 years of tattooing experience, Iris Lys has amassed a following of almost 50,000 people on Instagram. Iris is a self-proclaimed ‘cattooer’ which is no joke. Her claim rings true with at least 90% of the tattoos she produces having some sort of cat theme. People who love both cats and tatts are travelling from around the world to get their very own cattoo from Iris.…

  • Artists

    Josh Peacock’s Top 10 Toothy Creepy Critter Tattoos

    Working out of King St. Collective in Cambridge and Dead Slow in Brighton, Josh Peacock describes himself as a tattoo artist and a doodler of silly things. These past 15 months, Josh has taken his silly doodles and combined them with artistic elements from graffiti and the new school style to create these unique pieces. While these tattoos aren’t bloody or gory, they do give off a creepy vibe. Just imagine how terrifying it would be if animals, cartoon characters, and even inanimate objects suddenly grew human-like mouths and teeth. Thanks to Josh you don’t need to imagine it because he’s made all your nightmares comes true. These aren’t just…

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    Top 10 Graphic and Bold Tattoos by Mattia Mambo (@mambotattooer)

    Just over two years ago, in March 2016, tattooer Mattia Mambo (@mambotattooer) changed up his tattooing style, and it is unlike anything else you’ve probably ever seen. Owner of Mambo Tattoo Shop @mambotattooshop in Meda, Italy, Mattia has amassed a following of almost 200,000 Instagram followers. And, since the launch of Littered With Garbage in mid-April, Mattia has already featured in several posts from Star Wars Month and Food + Drink Month which you can view here. Bold, graphic, and abstract are three adjectives to describe Mattia Mambo’s work. The tattoos are somewhat a refined version of watercolour, with more of a graphic appearance. The bold black outlines act as a silhouette of…

  • Artists,  Food + Drink

    Sparkly Kawaii Food Tattoos by Keely Rutherford (@keelyglitters)

    Keely Rutherford – @keelyglitters on Instagram – works out of Jolie Rogue in North London and is the queen of producing sparkly kawaii food tattoos. While most food tattoos featured during Food + Drink Month have looked good enough to eat, Keely’s work actually looks too cute to eat. The (often) pastel colour palette and cute facial expressions, combined with solid linework and technical application, have seen Keely amass a following of 80,000 on Instagram alone. All those colourful dots in Keely’s work is the closest thing you’ll ever get to glitter in a tattoo; they add yet another extra special element to what are already super cute tattoos. But it’s not…

  • Artists,  Tattoo Inspo

    Top 10 Palm Tattoos by Mark Walker (@walkerx)

    If there’s one go-to-guy for palm tattoos, it is Mark Walker (@walkerx on Instagram). He’s tattooed the likes of YouTuber Monami Frost and, more recently, fellow tattoo artist, Jody Dawber. Having made the move from Bold As Brass in Liverpool, England to The Grand Reaper in San Diego, California earlier this year, Mark’s palm tattoos are still in high demand, and garner thousands of likes on Instagram. The phrase ‘bold will hold’ is pertinent to palm tattoos and the judges from Ink Master explain why here.  By keeping things simple with bold lines and minimal detail, Mark’s skill as a tattooer and his technical application are the reasons why these palm…