Tattooing has been around for many centuries spanning numerous cultures throughout the world. The art form may still have a few remaning taboos surrounding it, but its popularity has been on the rise and many artists are gaining notoriety for their craft. Tattoos may not be your cup of tea, but there is certainly no denying the beauty and skill behind this artform.

Here are just a few of the many tattoo artists from around the world sharing the progression and final results of their work on Instagram:

Eva Schatz - Salzburg, Austria

Nick Chaboya - San Francisco, California

Jo Harrison - World Traveler, from England

Kris Magnotti - New York, New York

The photo at the top is by Horitake - Japan.