Whether you’re waiting for the right idea before getting your first tattoo or you’re just plain ink-obsessed, there’s plenty of inspiration to be found online. Instagram is the perfect outlet for creative types to show off their work, and tattoo artists are no exception. Check out these artists from around the world and prepare to start planning your next (or first!) tat.

jayaism Tattoo

1. @jayaism: It’s all black and white on this artist’s feed until, wait for it… wait for it… BAM! Bright orange dots over here, turquoise polygons over there. See, a pop of color really does bring everything to life.

alexstrangler Tattoo

2. @alexstrangler: Step right up, ‘90s fans. Get ready for all the Daria, Sailor Moon, Polly Pocket and Nickelodeon nostalgia you can handle.

highvoltagetat Tattoo

3. @highvoltagetat: Before she had her own makeup line at Sephora, Kat Von D opened up this parlor (you may recognize it from LA Ink). She’s still the most in-demand tattoo artist they have, so keep an eye out for her and her designs on the Insta feed.

lisaorth Tattoo

4. @lisaorth: Even though we LOVE colorful tats, this artist’s stunning blackwork is great inspiration if you don’t think your pain threshold can withstand more than an outline.

bangbangnyc Tattoo

5. @bangbangnyc: Remember Cara’s crazy-cool faux floral tattoo sleeves at this year’s Met Gala? Those were courtesy of one of NYC’s most popular tattoo artists. Don’t worry, though. He’ll permanently ink ya too, along with LeBron James, Rihanna and Katy Perry.

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6. @sashaunisex: This Moscow artist creates breathtaking watercolor flora and fauna, proving that getting inked is so not just a biker thing anymore.

roxx Tattoo

7. @roxx_____: The body is a wonderland. Especially after it’s inked by this San Francisco artist, who takes inspiration from architecture and geometric patterns to create beautiful blackwork and dotwork in the unlikeliest of places.

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8. @laurenwinzer: This Aussie specializes in cartoonish tattoos that are whimsical and sweet, which made her the perfect artist to team up with our girl Miley Cyrus.

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9. @beccagennebacon: Put a twist on the classic MOM tat template by immortalizing your favorite furry friend instead.

dr_woo_ssc Tattoo

10. @dr_woo_ssc: From Drake’s emoji prayer hands to Ellie Goulding’s ribcage lotus flower, Dr. Woo is probably the best known celebrity tattoo artist. His designs tend to be small but intricate, making his Instagram feed a source of inspiration for that perfect personal tattoo.

littlejennsmall Tattoo

11. @littlejennsmall: If retro fonts, vintage signs and storybook landscapes are your jam, you’re going to dig this Charlotte tattooist’s aesthetic.

svenrayen Tattoo

12. @svenrayen: Flamingos are back, people! As is everything geometric. Be sure to follow this feed for exceptionally realistic tattoo portraits as well.

leshalauz Tattoo

13. @leshalauz: Oh hey, Simba! Not only are this artist’s designs super colorful and playful in a Lisa Frank sort of way, they’re also a captivating blend of watercolor with pixilation.

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14. @smithstreettattooparlour: Fair warning: There’s some trippy stuff in this Brooklyn parlor’s Instagram feed, but we are loving the big, bold colors of all the traditional American tattoos.

dotstolines Tattoo

15. @dotstolines: We know it’s not polite to stare, but this Berlin artist’s work is too mesmerizing to look away. Follow this Instagram to check out his body of art (pun fully intended).

nikkohurtado Tattoo

16. @nikkohurtado: We’ve all seen those tattoo portraits gone wrong. This is what happens when they go right. Drawing realistic faces is a challenge in and of itself, but permanently inking it onto a person’s skin? That takes insane talent, and Nikko has it.

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17. @drewcanadatattoo: What’s more American-traditional than a state-inspired tattoo? Nothing, except maybe all of the awesome Simpsons designs this Texan has done over the years.

peteraurisch Tattoo

18. @peteraurisch: If someone had handed Pablo Picasso a tattoo machine instead of a paintbrush, we imagine the results would’ve looked something like this. Scrolling through this feed is like walking through a modern Cubist museum.

If you could have a tattoo done by any of these must-follow artists, who would it be and why? Share your designs in the comments!