This is "Pull Apart Chocolate Cuppies with Fresh Lemon Buttercream" did for a brother for his company product launch.
So exactly what's this got to do with the word "tattoo" you ask?
One technique in common between these cake decor and tattoo-ing is that these two different world, uses "Pattern Transfer", which is a very common technique, and is widely used by the tattoo artists.
Its usage is simple and straight forward. Basically you traced a pattern or a piece of art onto the tracing paper, then the traced art work will then transfered onto the desired canvas (skin or cake for that matter).
So, if you looked closely at the photo cupcakes i have captured above, this is the first time i am applying this technique onto cake decoration, and am quite happy with the end results.
I am beginning to itch, to try my hands on doing a Japanese floral art work, calligraphic type.