Tattoos are tricky to get right and avoid being marked forever with a 'tramp-stamp', but the world of tattooing has really moved on from the sailor/hooligan/tribal/naked lady horrors or ore. The below images have inspired me to think seriously about getting some body art done.

Mind you...no matter how fantastically arty, enhancing and chic they have become, technology still hasn't got to the place where it doesn't feel like you're having a fag stubbed out on your skin for hours. What do you think? alexia inge

I found these images on the brilliantly addictive Tattoologist site