Script Tattoos by Jimmy Scribbles

The time is coming, Jimmy is going to be doing his first day at work with us at Familia Tattoo in Leeds city centre. His first day will be this Tuesday coming up. We are really happy we have found an artist who we can learn from. His script work is really nice, and he does it all free hand, which is pretty cool. When tattoos are free handed straight on skin, you can make it flow the shape of the body a lot easier, than when we drawn on paper. If you looking for writing and custom script work, be sure to get in touch with our studio. Follow us on instagram @familiatattooleeds

We would like to welcome our new artist Jimmy Scribbles

We have been in search for a new artist for a while, and believe you me, it’s not that easy to find someone, we were just looking for someone who can apply clean work, and be chilled like me and Joe. We had a meeting with Jimmy in the studio, and we were happy to take him on. We believe he has something to add to the table. He’s a writing specialist, and we look forward to learn from each other. In the end of the day, that’s what tattooing is all about, if one day we stop learning, mite as well quit, Welcome Jimmy, new Familia artist, we look forward to see awesome writing work in the studio.

Black and grey lion with a tint of colour

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!

Realistic Buddha Tattoo by Louis Santos

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

Realistic Coy Carp by Louis Santos

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

South of heaven. Digital Fantasy Sketch by Louis

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