5 Raddest Pop Culture Tattoo Artists Right Now

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We've got five of the best guys to do a banging job on that pop culture piece for you!

Nicole Cairns/Instagram
Nicole Cairns/Instagram

Nicole Cairns is a 22-year-old tattoo artist in Scotland with a portfolio lined with tasteful Disney pieces, often with her own spin. She enjoys working and experimenting in neo traditional style.

Alive in Wonderland
Alive in Wonderland
Baymax – Big Hero 6
Baymax – Big Hero 6
DC x Marvel comic characters
DC x Marvel comic characters

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Ninetails – Pokémon
Ninetails – Pokémon

Nicole tattoos at Set Sail Tattoo Studio in Irvine, Scotland.

Darth Vader/various Super Mario character
Darth Vader/various Super Mario character

Troy Slack's work always look as if they're ready to jump right out of the skin. Nothing short of colour, action, and a whole lot of pop culture.

Vegeta – Dragon Ball Z
Vegeta – Dragon Ball Z
Thor and Loki
Thor and Loki
Disney's Up
Disney's Up
Where's Waldo?
Where's Waldo?

Troy tattoos at Frontyard Tattoo in Mt, Barker, South Australia.

Goku (Super Saiyan) – Dragon Ball Z
Goku (Super Saiyan) – Dragon Ball Z

Multi award-winning tattoo artist Jordan Baker is the man for you if you're looking for action, intensity, or good execution. We've seen him kill it in realism, neo trads, and insane custom pieces.

Metal Gear
Metal Gear
Boba Fett – Star Wars
Boba Fett – Star Wars
Freddie Krueger
Freddie Krueger

For more Freddy pieces, read more here.

Star Wars film reel
Star Wars film reel

Jordan tattoos at Skin Kitchen in Kent, UK.

Heisenberg – Breaking Bad
Heisenberg – Breaking Bad

I think we've introduced you to Mr. Gooney Toons before, the man you shouldn't think twice of hitting up if you live somewhere around New South Wales. Check the rest of his works here.

It's a bird... No, it's a plane...
It's a bird... No, it's a plane...
Homer Simpson vs. Ned Flanders – The Simpsons
Homer Simpson vs. Ned Flanders – The Simpsons
Various flash art
Various flash art

Gooney tattoos at STR Tattoo and Art Studio in Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia,

Star Wars x Pokémon
Star Wars x Pokémon

If crossovers and 2D stuff are more your thing, then you're in luck if you live around Bournemouth, UK. Tom does a lot of cartoon and animé pieces—we featured three of his works in a One Piece post a few weeks back.

Batman x The Simpsons
Batman x The Simpsons
Wizard of Oz
Wizard of Oz
Care Bears x Marvel's Deadpool
Care Bears x Marvel's Deadpool
Chopper – One Piece
Chopper – One Piece

Tom owns and tattoos at The Rising Tide in Bournemouth, UK.

Link – Legend of Zelda
Link – Legend of Zelda

Self-proclaimed nerd tattooist-slash-Jedi master Josh Bodwell enjoys working on colorful portraits of his clients' favourite heroes and villains in realism. Josh is also a Lucasfilms licensed tattooist at Star Wars Celebration events, as stated in his bio.

Darth Maul – Star Wars
Darth Maul – Star Wars
DC's Poison Ivy
DC's Poison Ivy
Back to the Future
Back to the Future
Doctor Who
Doctor Who

Josh is based in Tannersville, PA.

Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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