New Lion statue Tattoo by Louis

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I had such a good experience with James. It was his first tattoo at the age of 39, he was sensible and patient, he understood that if he wanted a decent tattoo it would need a lot of patience. I really took my time with it, as he allowed me to. I did not fell under pressure for a second. Overall a great experience, would look forward to tattoo him again. Thank you James.

Phoenix Tattoo all healed by Louis

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I had the opportunity to get a picture taken of the Phoenix Tattoo, I did on Edwards, a few months ago. I didn’t expect to take a picture of it all healed, as he had to leave the country no long after the tattoo was finished. It was a pleasure seeing him, as we had a top laugh during his tattoo process. He’s now back for his second tattoo, I’m sure we gonna have a top time. Thank you for being awesome.

Free hand cover-up feather tattoo by Louis Santos

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Victoria had a tattoo while in a boat trip, and it needed covering up. She asked for 2 feathers, to fit exactly on top of the tattoo she needed covering, I choose to free hand it. She wasn’t so specific with how she wanted it, so I choose to apply my own shading on it. Different from the picture she first brought to me.

How I work by Louis Santos

Tattoo Technique

tatto technique by Louis Santos Leeds

In this post I would like to display an example of how I work. I build my tattoos by layers. That allows me to give more to the tattoo without too much skin damage, and better healing. Patience and having faith in your process is a really important topic when getting tattooed. As you can see the first layer healed doesn’t look great, then after second layer is added the tattoo transforms. Sometimes the tattoo mite take 3 layers or more depending on size and detail. Thats why I drop my prices, so the client can come back and add more layers. A lot of tattoos are delivered quiet fast, and thats is due to one layer appliance, witch it results with a 2d looking tattoo, flat sighted. In my opinion it doesn’t please my eyes as much. Not everyone will agree, but that’s how I see it. I respect everyone’s taste.

Thank you

Guest Tattoo Artist Rafa at Familia Tattoo

Guest Tattoo Artist

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We are happy to announce that Rafa will be a guest tattoo artist with us at Familia Tattoo, he specialises in Traditional Tattoos. He has a different style than Louis santos and Joe galloway. So we thought he would have something different to bring to the table. Welcome Rafa.