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The Haunting Horror Realism of Sam Barber

The Haunting Horror Realism of Sam Barber

Tattoo Artists1 min Read

The self-proclaimed “wolf mother” is taking over conventions from coast to coast with her spectacular horror realism collages.

The horror genre and tattooing have gone hand in hand for decades. From iconic pioneers such as Paul Booth, to heavy hitters like Paul Acker — gore, guts, and gruesome imagery have made a big impact on the tattoo industry. 

Barber, a Manchester, UK-based tattooer, is the artist of the moment and she has reached international fame for her stunning and spooky realism masterpieces. Barber’s tattoos, which often use a female face as the central point of a design, ride the line between fantasy and a nightmare, turning conventional tattooing on its head. 

Sam Barber works out of Rapture Tattoo in Manchester, UK. If you can't make it out to England, she is a regular on the international convention circuit. Follow her work and travels on Instagram. 

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