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.