Lilian Min
September 21, 2015 12:07 pm

If it’s not obvious, we think that tattoos are kind of amazing. While going under the needle isn’t for everyone, tattoos themselves are finally getting a spotlight on both their long legacy of tradition and craftsmanship, as well as the up-and-coming artists pushing the limits of tattoo design outward. Enter: The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth, which took place in Las Vegas this weekend and is giving us major ink envy.

Featuring the work of over 800 tattoo artists and with over 55,000 attendees, the Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth brought artists and enthusiasts alike together over their love of the art. Take a look at some of the coolest designs below; we can’t think of a better place to get inked.

Here’s an Iron Man piece that looks ripped off a page of the comics:

Like watercolor tattoos? Check out this gorgeous, abstracted parrot:

Yes that’s Bill Murray.

Aw snap

This beautiful tree features some incredible shading, especially within the leaves:

Of course, we have to feature these incredible Captain Hook and Peter Pan portraits:

And of course, the classics are the classics for a reason:

And it’s not a tattoo show without a winner. . .

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All the tattoos I didn’t get—and the one I did

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Images via Instagram.

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