In 2018, tattoo artists rely on Instagram to promote their business and attract new clientele. And these 7 artists have truly cracked the code and are currently being followed by over 1 million people on Instagram. Their work and experience level may vary, however, one things for certain—they have officially gone viral. Take a look at tattooers with over 1 million Instagram followers in the gallery below and let us know which artist you think deserves a million followers in the comments section on Facebook.
Dr. Woo, 1.5M
Known as the top tattooer to the stars on the West coast, Dr. Woo is one of the most sought after artists in the industry. His speciality in fine-line black-and-grey micro tattoos have attracted top tier celebrity clients such as Miley Cyrus, Kendall Jenner and Brooklyn Beckham. In addition to creating insane art on a handful of select clients, Woo has also worked with big name brands such as Converse to create art that goes beyond tattooing.
Tatu Baby, 1M
Tatu Baby is a tattooer who earned a spot at the top of the industry after competing on season's 2 and 3 of Ink Master. And since her days as a contestant on the top tattoo competition on television, she's gone on to appear on Ink Master Angels and Black Ink Crew. Plus, it doesn't hurt that she's not only a talented tattooer but an insanely gorgeous woman.
Nikko Hurtado, 1.5M
Known around the industry as the father of modern color realism and throughout Hollywood as the man who gave The Rock his ink—Nikko Hurtado is completely untouchable. He's the celebrity tattooer that continuously knocks it out of the park and his other big name clients include Diddy, Jenna Jameson, Tess Holliday and Jeffree Star. If you're lucky enough to score a Nikko Hurtado piece, you're walking away with history making ink.
Kat Von D, 7M
Kat Von D is arguably the most influential tattoo artist of the 21st century, going from the background of Miami Ink to running one of the largest cosmetics companies in the world in only a few short years. Von D is proof that a tattooer can become more than just an artist, they can take over the God damn world if they put their mind to it.
Bang Bang, 2.1M
While this legendary celebrity tattooer needs no introduction, Bang Bang has left a huge mark on the tattoo world. From inking up major stars like Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Cara Delevingne to creating one of NYC's most powerful tattoo empires—Bang Bang deserves a spot on this list without question.
Romeo Lacoste, 1.9M
Romeo Lacoste is currently the face of tattooing on YouTube and has inked up some of the biggest stars of the web. His channel has helped introduce the next generation to the tattoo world and he will have a major role in shaping the future of the industry.
Megan Massacre, 1.4M
Megan Massacre first made her mark on Ami James' NY Ink, but today she runs one of the most successful shops in Manhattan. For over a decade, Massacre has secured and solified her spot in the industry by creating one flawless tattoo after another and proving once and for all that female artists deserve to stand with the big boys.