New Hanya Mask Oil Painting by Louis


I’m in love with oil painting, i fell like I have finally found a medium that I can stick to, it is a slow process but I don’t mind, as I have a few paintings on the go, so the drying time is not an issue. This Hanya Mask I have recently finished, is a canvas project for an art shop in Leeds city centre called “Fred Aldous” they were really nice and allowed me to take my time and do my own thing. This painting is a give away, so I took the picture face on, so you guys fell free to copy it if you like. Keep and eye for more updates on art work and tattoos here on Familia Tattoo. Thank you

Japanese Flower Tattoo by Louis


We have been getting a lot of first timers lately, with Laura wasn’t different, she was like every dream client, very easy going and chilled. We had a good laugh in the tattoo process. It is satisfying to get a first timer who is willing to spend time on their tattoo, we managed to get it all done in one long session, but I felt like it was a natural process. Thank you Laura.

Japanese Geisha Tattoo by Louis Santos

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Japanese Geisha tattoo, all designed by hand. I tried to achieve a organic look to it, trying to avoid tracing. Tracing achieves a hyper realistic perfect look, but also look slightly souless. Adam is a really dedicated client, his loyalty has achieved the end result of his tattoo progress. Thank you for making such a relaxing enviroment.

sparrow tattoo by Joe Galloway

sparrow tattoo - ribs


Finished adding a background on a rib tattoo today, a black & grey sparrow tattoo, done over two sessions as the ribs are a difficult spot for the client to sit for a long period of time. I made sure i did the background so the client can extend the piece if he wanted. Thanks for giving me artistic freedom also on this tattoo. My client sat extremely well for both sessions.