The Stupefying Glitch Tattoos of Max Amos

Go full distortion with Max Amos' psychotropic blackwork glitch tattoos. Get turnt—literally!

Xavier5 months ago in Tattoo Artists

Glitch used to be this vexing irregularity we hate seeing on TV, but as usual, various artists found a way to it into a kind of ~aesthetic~ you'd actually like to see. Because of subversive art movements, we learn to appreciate and look forward to all kinds of art which we then consume. Some time ago, a Lithuanian artist found some bugs in Facebook, which he then turned into an unconventional glitch art... 

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Glitch Evil Dead tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #evildead #horror #film #zombie
Glitch Evil Dead tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #evildead #horror #film #zombie

In tattoos, you've got Max McCartney, mostly known as Max Amos in the industry. Max is a blackwork tattoo artist based in the UK. He tattoos at The Inkwell Tattoo Studio in Birkenhead. The British tattoo artist has been tattooing since 2010 and says that it ‘utterly transformed’ him. He's currently known for his amazing glitch tattoos in blackwork and dotwork.

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Glitch Bill Hicks tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #billhicks #comedian
Glitch Bill Hicks tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #billhicks #comedian

Many of Max's glitch tattoos feature portraits of actors, iconic figures, mysterious men and women, and Greek sculptures. Aside from portraits and movie scenes, Max also tattoos glitch animals and things like hourglasses. He then creates the necessary details with fine dotwork.

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Glitch moon man tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #moon #man
Glitch moon man tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #moon #man

Max tries to incorporate various kinds of glitches in his tattoos; warped, pixelated, damaged VHS-inspired, and more. It's almost as if he's circuit bending ink and techniques to create glitch tattoos when all he's doing is distorting lines and peppering them with necessary details.

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Glitch American Psycho tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #americanpshyco #patrickbateman #christianbale
Glitch American Psycho tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #americanpshyco #patrickbateman #christianbale
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Glitch Total Recall tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #totalrecall #film
Glitch Total Recall tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #totalrecall #film
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Glitch Billy Murray tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #billmurray #actor #celebritytattoo
Glitch Billy Murray tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #billmurray #actor #celebritytattoo
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Glitch Groundhog Day tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #billmurray #groundhogday
Glitch Groundhog Day tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #billmurray #groundhogday
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Glitch Statue of Liberty tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #statueofliberty
Glitch Statue of Liberty tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #statueofliberty
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Glitch lion tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #lion
Glitch lion tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #lion
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Glitch owl and cat tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #owl #cat
Glitch owl and cat tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #owl #cat
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Glitch cover up tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #woman #portrait
Glitch cover up tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #woman #portrait
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Glitch goldfish tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #goldfish
Glitch goldfish tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #goldfish
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Glitch Greek statue tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #venusdemilo #sculpture #greek #statue
Glitch Greek statue tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #venusdemilo #sculpture #greek #statue
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Glitch sculpture tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #sculpture #greek
Glitch sculpture tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #sculpture #greek
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Glitch Edgar Allan Poe tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #edgarallanpoe
Glitch Edgar Allan Poe tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #edgarallanpoe
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Glitch moon man tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #man #crescentmoon #crescent
Glitch moon man tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #man #crescentmoon #crescent
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Glitch Brunel at Thames tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #thames #tunnel #MarcIsambardBrunel
Glitch Brunel at Thames tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #thames #tunnel #MarcIsambardBrunel
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Glitch hourglass tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #hourglass
Glitch hourglass tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #hourglass
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The Glitch Lebowski tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #thegreatlebowski #classic #film
The Glitch Lebowski tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #thegreatlebowski #classic #film
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Glitch jellyfish tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #jellyfish
Glitch jellyfish tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #jellyfish
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Glitch hourglass tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #hourglass #sacredgeometry
Glitch hourglass tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #hourglass #sacredgeometry
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Glitch sun and moon tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #sun #moon #portrait #woman #man
Glitch sun and moon tattoo by Max Amos. #MaxAmos #blackwork #glitch #pointillism #dotwork #sun #moon #portrait #woman #man

Max's glitch tattoos were initially featured in 16 Bizarre Glitch Tattoos. See the rest of his works here.