Buddha Oil Painting @louissantostattoo

This is a Buddha floating on space, I heard there are more than 100 billion galaxies out there, so that’s where the idea came from, I have been experimenting with oils for a while now. This Painting started different than how it looks now, adding glazing transforms your painting adding new values.

Full Back Fantasy Dragon @louissantos

Me and Dave are having a really good journey, with his full back fantasy dragon tattoo. When you do a full back tattoo, we have been seeing each other for quiet a while now, so we are talking more during our sessions, we both share same interests, and it becomes not just about the tattoo, but you have sort of a connection with the client. Thank you

New oil painting by Louis

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I got to finish this oil painting, I have been working for a few months, oil is a very slow process, but a very pleasant process. You have to wait until it dries, then add another layer. I can add as many layers as I wish, and it’s a very safe space to try new ideas. This oil painting combines my love for fantasy art, and my Roots, back when I was a child in Brazil. This Indian is like a vigilante from the jungle, who you clearly can’t mess with. I hope to carry on painting with oils as much as I can, I’m easing off on tattooing a bit, to be able to produce more oil paintings. I’m heavily inspired by an artist called “Raymond Swanland” at the moment, that guy is insane.

Phoenix Tattoo all healed by Louis

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I had the opportunity to get a picture taken of the Phoenix Tattoo, I did on Edwards, a few months ago. I didn’t expect to take a picture of it all healed, as he had to leave the country no long after the tattoo was finished. It was a pleasure seeing him, as we had a top laugh during his tattoo process. He’s now back for his second tattoo, I’m sure we gonna have a top time. Thank you for being awesome.

Free hand cover-up feather tattoo by Louis Santos

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Victoria had a tattoo while in a boat trip, and it needed covering up. She asked for 2 feathers, to fit exactly on top of the tattoo she needed covering, I choose to free hand it. She wasn’t so specific with how she wanted it, so I choose to apply my own shading on it. Different from the picture she first brought to me.