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

Mandala Tattoo Chest by Louis Santos

Mandala tattoo chest

Mandala Tattoo’s are being requested by many clients lately, is kind of the new tribal style tattoo. It is most of the time very busy looking and geometry precise. So that is why a lot of them are traced straight from a book, as it is a lot easier to do it that way. As we do custom work, we design our tattoos by hand. So that is what i tried to achieve on this mandala tattoo. More of a organic look, custom designed Tattoo.

Japanese Geisha Tattoo by Louis Santos

Japanese Geisha Tattoo Artwork by Louis Santos

Geisha with dragon tattoo sketch

I have done this japanese drawing with charcoal and graphite. That japanese geisha tattoo fantasy style drawing is where i am trying to push my art towards. I love doing japanese with a fantasy twist. It is a little daring as i understand japanese culture has rules and a historic background, which i do respect. More about this Tattoo

Floating Fox tattoo by Joe Galloway

Traditional fox tattoo

floating fox tattoo

Fox tattoo design was meant to be in colour as it was originally done as a painting. A client had asked me if i would make a black and grey version into a tattoo. Fun small gap filler tattoo as the client already had various art work on his arm.

If you would like to see more of my artwork please head over to my Drawings & Paintings and tell me what you think!

For a free consultation please email leedscustomtattoo@gmail.com or simply send it online via our free consultation form

Familia Tattoo Tshirt Giveaway!

Familia Tattoo Tshirt Giveaway

We are giving away some Familia Tattoo T-shirts, if you are interested just drop us an email, and come and collect at the studio. We are working on jumpers next. Keep an eye for Familia Tattoo Merchandises, it is all free of charge. if anyone pop by at the Leeds Tattoo Studio, we are happy to give away a gift bag, even if you not getting tattooed.

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