inkmonkey — the tattoo network

A platform for tattoo artists and lovers.

  • Year


  • Co-Creators

    Kien Nguyen 
    Sebastian Opel
    Steffen Neubauer
    Ricardo de Larrea

  • Role

    Co-Founder, IxD,
    Visual Design,
    Prototyping, User Research

Inkmonkey is an iOS app with the goal to connect tattoo artists with potential customers. It’s a social network with a focus on tattoos. Artists can share their work with the community and potential customers can contact them right from the app.

It was designed and built between 2013 and 2016 and has since then not had any updates. The app is live but the team is not working together anymore.

The team was made up of Kien Nguyen (design & marketing), Ricardo de Larrea (marketing & product management), Sebastian Opel (backend developer), Steffen Neubauer (full stack developer) and me (design & bridge to development).

Got a new tattoo? Share it with the community!
Inkmonkey's photo filters are designed to make even red or bloody skin look good.

With inkmonkey you can find new tattoo artists in your area and check out their style right within the app.

Appointments with one touch: Found your favourite artist? Contact him directly from the app and get your appointment.