If you’re searching for the best tattoo artists you came into the right place. If you’ve been reading us so far, you already know that we love ink and we’ve featured some of the world’s most skilled tattoo artists in our pages. We do understand that the word “best” is quite subjective, but when you’ll see Tony Mancia’s tattoos, an American tattooist that is currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia, you’ll understand why we decided to include him in our list of kick ass tattoo artists from around the world.

Published in several tattoo related books, winning many awards, and with many articles written about his work, Tony Mancia has a unique style of tattooing based around surrealism with a structured base of classical imagery.

With an educational background in fine art and painting, Tony sometimes spends 10 hours custom designing a tattoo for a client. It takes some thought to come up with interesting compositions such as fusing late Gothic and Renaissance cathedrals with portraits of women.

His grounding in fine art allow him to approach the living canvases with a fluid motion, good understanding of color theory and “depth of field” technique. The result? Tony Mancia is one of the world’s best tattoo artists!

The Atlanta based artist has a passion for architecture and renaissance art which is reflected in his work (details like the quatrefoils – four leaf-clover frameworks – and rose windows appear in his creations).

Regardless of the type of tattoo he approaches, Tony Mancia’s works are distinguished by the finesse of execution and the complexity and morphing effect of the compositions. Whether we talk about black & grey tattoos or colored ink pieces, Mancia’s tattoos are real works of art on skin.

As we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words so scroll down and take a look at the image gallery below with our favorite Tony Mancia tattoos and visit his website or Facebook page for more. If time and budget aren’t an issue for you, try to make an appointment with him. The result will definitely meet your expectations!

photo © Tony Mancia