My name is Louis Santos. I was born and raised in Brazil and I have been a tattoo artist for 10 years. I live and breathe tattoo & art in all forms but i specialize in fantasy, realism and japanese styles of tattoo.
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Hello everyone, thanks for looking at our site. This week has been good @faliliatattooleeds we have been really busy after the lockdown, which it wasn’t expected at all. I was expecting to see business going back to normal after next year. However it wasn’t the case, as son as we got back to work, we were busier than ever, and we have to thank you guys for that. Yeah, sometimes life gets you by surprise. This last week I got to finish Struan’s leg, we started 2 years ago, but I think he got busy travelling and came back 2 years after to finish it. So better late than never, we did a black and grey lion, with a rose, then he accepted the idea of doing a bit of colour, and it worked very well. Thank you Struan, keep strong!
This Buddha was a part of Andy’s sleeve. The outer of his arm was the realistic Coy Carp as you can see in the picture bellow. Working with Andy is a mix of ideas and emotions. We have the same philosophy about life, however we are open to new ideas, and we feel free to discuss with an open mind. All these details add to a positive vibe in the sessions, and it contributes to a better outcome on the tattoo. Every time I see an image of a Buddha, it reminds me of meditation, and meditation for sure helps us with concentration. So if you have a job where it requires concentration, I would for sure recommend meditation, it’s a good habit to have, you mite struggle at first, but if you stick to it, like anything in life, you will start seeing the benefits of it. I had a realistic approach to this tattoo, with the artistic freedom Andy gave me, also contributed to the end result. Thank you Andy, I look forward to see you and have deep conversations with you. Follow us on instagram@familiatattooleeds
Tattooing Andy has been a experience to remember. I did his first tattoo on his front, under his chest, which it was a very sensitive area. I was sure to let him know, it was going to be a sensitive area for his first one, and he was happy to go ahead. It was a big dragon, so we agreed to do only half days each session, so the process would take a lot longer than usual. However that was not a worry at all, as Andy is very patient and sticks through the process. So when he asked me for a full sleeve after the dragon, i was confident everything would be ok. I will be posting images of Andy’s full sleeve. Tattooing Andy is a educational experience about life, we have the same ideas and values, so it’s easy to bounce off each other. He already mentioned about getting his other sleeve done, which I’m sure we will have a great time. Thank you Andy
Hello, thanks for looking at our website. In this post I would like to share my latest digital sketch. It’s a fantasy dragon with a goddess next to it. That’s why I named it “South of heaven” It was the feeling I got when I finished this digital sketch. The dragon is roaring aggressively, while the goddess is very calm, grounded, balanced and focused. When I sketch I just let it be, I have a basic plan, however it never ends up like I planned, and I like that, just letting things naturally unfold, instead of being stubborn to a certain idea. Just let it be. Thanks for reading. Follow me on instagram@louissantostattoo
Adam needed a cover-up on his back, and I was exited when he said he wanted a phoenix. I was happy to design something just for him, he gave me a lot of freedom with the design. He was very easy going with me, which it made the process really enjoyable, and his good attitude contributed for me to work with a good frame of mind, and no time limit. He didn’t once ask me when we were going to be done, he just let it be, naturally. Working without any pressure, you will get better and faster work done. Sometimes some clients walk in the studio for a consultation, and it feels like they came from the sky, they are lovely to work with, and have some great ideas, it makes me motivated and have faith that more clients like this will come our way. We are now working on a fantasy dragon on Adams arm, that will be on my list of updated tattoos online, so keep an eye open for more updates. Follow me on Instagram@louissantostattoo
I did a full sleeve for Rob, and he wanted to add a Hamsa hand with a realistic eye inside of his arm. We didn’t have much space so I had to tilt a little in order to fit a good and clear size. However it worked well, as I was happy with the placement so was he. Rob is a really chilled guy, who loves to get tattooed accompanied by coffee and house music. He loves going to Ibiza and loves the sea, so we were sure to put a lot of blues on his sleeve. Overall a great experience, hopefully we will be working on his next sleeve eventually. Follow me on Instagram/louissantostattoo