anime tattoos

Its been great working on some anime pieces over the last few months, feel grateful for clients bringing me pieces which i loves to tattoo and feel really passionate about.One of the tattoos (the brand of sacrifice) is from an anime called berserk which was one of the first anime’s i watched! when i actually got the email about this piece i was watching the show!

I still need another session on the #itatchi piece and the shenron, haku sleeve. I cant wait to finish them!

here are a few pictures of some of the work i have been doing recently. check out my instagram @incognetojoe

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Skuller cover up by @artofgallo

Sophie came to me with a tattoo she wanted covering up with a skull designs, I couldn’t really use a full skull because I needed to use the darkest area of the skull and largest (this been the open skull mouth). So i came up with an idea to use the top half of the skulls jaw to cover up the star. We will be adding a rose to this piece also. skulls are always super fun and organic to do, most of the the time i don’t look at much reference i just use my own shapes and textures. @artofgallo

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Japanese anime sleeve in progress by Joe@artofgallo

I have had the pleasure of people asking me to do some really nice pieces that mean alot to me as well as the client because i too had similar experiences when growing up to they have in there tattoos. Adam gave me the idea of incorporating two dragons from different anime shows into one sleeve.  So far we have done all of the background work and now started shading the body of shenron (dragon ball Z) and haku(spirited away). Really enjoying the piece as i put alot of time into the drawing and gave my own influence on the sleeve mainly a Japanese look.

Looking forward to our next session which will mainly be scale work on shenron, i normally leave the faces until last as I want to put alot of detail into them whilst keeping the body less saturated ^_^ I too recently just got back into watching dragon ball Z after stopping after the majin buu saga for some reason, and also the super shows too!

here is the progress thus far! Joe. Please follow me @artofgallo

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New Hanya Mask Oil Painting by Louis

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I’m in love with oil painting, i fell like I have finally found a medium that I can stick to, it is a slow process but I don’t mind, as I have a few paintings on the go, so the drying time is not an issue. This Hanya Mask I have recently finished, is a canvas project for an art shop in Leeds city centre called “Fred Aldous” they were really nice and allowed me to take my time and do my own thing. This painting is a give away, so I took the picture face on, so you guys fell free to copy it if you like. Keep and eye for more updates on art work and tattoos here on Familia Tattoo. Thank you

Japanese Flower Tattoo by Louis

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We have been getting a lot of first timers lately, with Laura wasn’t different, she was like every dream client, very easy going and chilled. We had a good laugh in the tattoo process. It is satisfying to get a first timer who is willing to spend time on their tattoo, we managed to get it all done in one long session, but I felt like it was a natural process. Thank you Laura.

dragon painting by @joegallowatattoo

I started this drawing around Christmas time and i actually completely forgot about it due to me getting sick for a few weeks (some xmas bug that was going around 🙁 ) I then randomly came across the sketch and decided to start finishing the drawing getting it ready to paint! Worked on the background first and then started to add  a first layer onto my foreground. After letting it dry I then added details mainly into the dragons head and scales. Fun piece to paint, never get bored of dragon, they always come out different and have there own unique personalities ^_^ Please follow me @joegallotattoo13220522_10156930915970385_2424656566102473537_o