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.

Free hand skull tattoo by Louis Santos

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Paul is a come back client, I originally did the “Liver bird” on top of his arm. He’s a big Liverpool fan. He surprised me, when asking for a skull on his forearm, he wants to incorporate the idea of, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. So that’s the first of the 3 skulls, I enjoyed free handing straight on his arm. He was very easy going, can’t wait to get going next session. Thank you.

How I work by Louis Santos

Tattoo Technique

tatto technique by Louis Santos Leeds

In this post I would like to display an example of how I work. I build my tattoos by layers. That allows me to give more to the tattoo without too much skin damage, and better healing. Patience and having faith in your process is a really important topic when getting tattooed. As you can see the first layer healed doesn’t look great, then after second layer is added the tattoo transforms. Sometimes the tattoo mite take 3 layers or more depending on size and detail. Thats why I drop my prices, so the client can come back and add more layers. A lot of tattoos are delivered quiet fast, and thats is due to one layer appliance, witch it results with a 2d looking tattoo, flat sighted. In my opinion it doesn’t please my eyes as much. Not everyone will agree, but that’s how I see it. I respect everyone’s taste.

Thank you

Phoenix Tattoo complete by Louis Santos

phoenix tattoo by louis santos

It was a pleasure working on Edwards Phoenix Tattoo. He gave a lot of freedom with the design. So I tried to create a lot of movement. He had such a good laugh when we were doing the tattoo, that we had to stop a few times. I felt like I knew him for a long time. He left a really nice comment on google. Thank you Edwards you are ace!

Custom owl tattoo by Joe

Owl Tattoo

Custom owl tattoo

Rodney was really open and had asked for something unique with this owl tattoo design. Most of this owl tattoo was free hand, i normally prefer to do most of my work that way. We first started with the owl and some basic shading in the background and foreground mainly in the owl’s head. Second session we focused on the texture bringing the own to life. I always appreciate when someone gives me artistic freedom in a tattoo rather that just doing something already been tattooed. Why have something that’s already been done repeatedly over time especially when the client has specifically asked for something unique. I always prefer to go much darker in my work as i feel over time tattoos generally go lighter and lighter. Had fun doing this, rodney sat great too and really chilled out client.