Tattoos of the World

Dr. Martens tattoo collection

Tattooing is able to trace its roots several centuries back into almost every culture around the world and has made its way into different subcultures through the years.

In honor of this ancient art, Dr. Martens is releasing three pairs of 1460 boots customized by three renowned contemporary international tattoo artists:

British artist Chris Lambert, who's tattoos are largely inspired by Irezumi, the Japanese art of tattooing. His art has been published in The World Atlas of Tattooing.

Grez, from New York City, who's traditional American style draws inspiration from his favourite bands as a teen, like Agnostic Front or Black Flag.

Japanese tattoo artist OT's work offers a modern take on traditional Wabori tattoos and inks in his shop in Tokyo.