Whether you鈥檙e waiting for the right idea before getting your first tattoo or you鈥檙e just plain ink-obsessed, there鈥檚 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鈥檚 all black and white on this artist鈥檚 feed until, wait for it鈥 wait for it鈥 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, 鈥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鈥檚 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鈥檚 stunning blackwork is great inspiration if you don鈥檛 think your pain threshold can withstand more than an outline.

bangbangnyc Tattoo

5. @bangbangnyc: Remember Cara鈥檚 crazy-cool faux floral tattoo sleeves at this year鈥檚 Met Gala? Those were courtesy of one of NYC鈥檚 most popular tattoo artists. Don鈥檛 worry, though. He鈥檒l 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 emoji prayer hands to Ellie Goulding鈥檚 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鈥檙e going to dig this Charlotte tattooist鈥檚 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鈥檚 designs super colorful and playful in a Lisa Frank sort of way, they鈥檙e also a captivating blend of watercolor with pixilation.

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

dotstolines Tattoo

15. @dotstolines: We know it鈥檚 not polite to stare, but this Berlin artist鈥檚 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鈥檝e 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鈥檚 skin? That takes insane talent, and Nikko has it.

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17. @drewcanadatattoo: What鈥檚 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鈥檝e 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!