Realistic Lion Tattoo by Louis

Lee asked me to do a realistic Lion tattoo, to symbolise him and his son. He was a bit nervous a first as it was his first tattoo, but once we got going, he did great, very patience lad, let me work with a good frame of mind, I can’t thanks him enough.

Colour Flower by Louis

This detailed flower tattoo, has tested my capabilities a bit, really detailed tattoos are really easy to loose the stencil, then you have to be able to draw to complete the process while you tattooing. After all I had good fun with it, the client was patience, came back for a touch-up session, had faith in the process, here is the end result, thank you.

Indian Wolf Tattoo by Louis

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We are blessed to have an awesome client like Tias. He is so easy going and chilled, that helps me to be able to work better with him. He gives me his ideas, and gives me the freedom, to do my own touches on it. I love tattooing him, I work in a good frame of mind, that helps to deliver a better tattoo. Thank you Tias.

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.

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Galleon Ship tattoo by Joe Galloway

Galleon Ship Tattoo by Joe Galloway

Added a galleon ship tattoo today as part of a black and grey sleeve tattoo I am currently working on. first sessions we did some basic and a few fine lines then came back and added mainly texture and the bottom area of the tattoo. I wanted to make the ship dark and ruined, looking more like a ghost ship rather than just a normal galleon. More about this Tattoo