Realistic Rose Tattoo in black and grey by Louis Santos in Leeds

Black and grey realism done in our studio in Leeds city centre. I enjoy tattooing roses, its quiet relaxing. I try to look at a realistic image of a rose, and then do my own touch around it, to customise it, and give a bit of flow. Very grateful to have so many nice clients, who believe in what we do and stick until the end, thank you!

Realistic colour portrait tattoo of Thanos by Louis Santos in Leeds

Colour realism portrait is a treat for me to do, as I love doing portraits. realism is a style that has the importance of an image to look believable, and understanding light. 

A good way to understand light in my opinion is to draw realism. I thought I knew about realism and light, until I had a seminar with the master of black and grey tattoo, Carlos Torres. He really opened my eyes about how to understand shadow and value, studying realistic images. Thank you.

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.

Thanos colour portrait by Louis

I had an awesome day finishing this portrait of Thanos. Not only for really enjoy doing it, but also for watching the “avengers end game” in the same day. It was an avengers day for me. Doing a comic tattoo is closer to my heart, as in comics where I started my journey as an artist when I was a kid. So thank you Andy, for letting me do this portrait for you.