One of the most popular types of post I do here has to be to tattoo collection ones that I put together, which is understandable given the rising popularity, and social acceptance, of tattoos.

Now, of course, we’re not talking about just any back alley ink jockey stamps but rather the incredible artwork that these amazingly talented artists being to life on our skin.

To help celebrate the new year and lots more great tattoos here is a collection of 25 tattoos that I think really showcase the varied styles and talent of today’s tattoo artists.