Louis’s Art work printed for art gallery

Working on our new studio art gallery is fun, it’s a way of expressing ourselves with paints and drawings, hanging art on the wall. Then hopefully be able to to express our art on to our customers. We do art because we love to, it makes us tattooists to push, what we do a bit further. Thank you

Art gallery at Familia Tattoo

Digital paintings by Louis. We would like to thanks @digitalpantheruk for these awesome prints, the advantage of doing a painting digitally, is that we can enlarge it as big as we want, and it still looks clear. We are building an art gallery at our new studio, with only art work done by us. So when it’s ready make sure to pop in, and check out Familia Tattoo Leeds art gallery, thank you.

half sleeve based on the story of aburaakago by Joe Galloway

Abura-akago (油赤子, “oil baby”) is a Japanese yōkai that appeared illustrated in Toriyama Sekien‘s mid-Edo period Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki, as an infant spirit lapping oil out of an andon lamp.

The words after “long ago in the village of Shiga” were quoted from a story about a mysterious fire called the “abura-nusumi no hi” (the oil-stealing fire), which featured in the Edo period books, the Shokoku Rijin Dan (諸国里人談) and the Honchō Koji Innen Shū (本朝故事因縁集).[2] In those books, it’s stated that there was a folk belief where an oil merchant from Ōtsu, Ōmi Province steals oil from a Jizō statue at the crossroads so that he can sell them, and became lost and turned into a mysterious fire after death. In Mount Hiei, it’s said that a mysterious fire called the abura-bō appears, and in the Shokoku Rijin Dan, this fire is seen to be the same as the “abura-nusumi no hi.”[3][4] It’s inferred that Sekien’s abura-akago was a made-up tale based on this “abura-nusumi no hi” in the Shokoku Rijin Dan and other books.[2]