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.
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.
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’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 Artwork by Louis Santos
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
Traditional 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!