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.

Black and Grey Tattoo Halloween by Louis

Adam was a such dream client, so easy going and chilled. He gave me an idea and gave me a lot of freedom to express myself, we had a good laugh in the process, and shared the same interests, maybe all these details contributed to the end result. Thank you Adam!

Mermaid Tattoo by Louis

Gemma needed a cover-up doing, she requested a mermaid, witch I was very happy to do a fantasy tattoo. She told me at first she wasn’t patient, but I explained that in order to have a good tattoo you must have patience and have faith in the process. Anyhow, she did it, and I’m so proud of her, thank you Gemma, I had a great experience.

Buddha Oil Painting @louissantostattoo

This is a Buddha floating on space, I heard there are more than 100 billion galaxies out there, so that’s where the idea came from, I have been experimenting with oils for a while now. This Painting started different than how it looks now, adding glazing transforms your painting adding new values.