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.

half sleeve based on the story of aburaakago by Joe Galloway

Abura-akago (油赤子, “oil baby”) is a Japanese yōkai that appeared illustrated in Toriyama Sekien‘s mid-Edo period Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki, as an infant spirit lapping oil out of an andon lamp.

The words after “long ago in the village of Shiga” were quoted from a story about a mysterious fire called the “abura-nusumi no hi” (the oil-stealing fire), which featured in the Edo period books, the Shokoku Rijin Dan (諸国里人談) and the Honchō Koji Innen Shū (本朝故事因縁集).[2] In those books, it’s stated that there was a folk belief where an oil merchant from Ōtsu, Ōmi Province steals oil from a Jizō statue at the crossroads so that he can sell them, and became lost and turned into a mysterious fire after death. In Mount Hiei, it’s said that a mysterious fire called the abura-bō appears, and in the Shokoku Rijin Dan, this fire is seen to be the same as the “abura-nusumi no hi.”[3][4] It’s inferred that Sekien’s abura-akago was a made-up tale based on this “abura-nusumi no hi” in the Shokoku Rijin Dan and other books.[2]

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.

Realistic Tiger by Louis

Realistic Tiger on forearm

We have been working on Andy’s full sleeve. A lot of patience is involved in a process of a full sleeve, specially working with layers. Working with Layers, sometimes in one session, you can’t see how everything is going to look. So faith in process is very important, however with Andy, that’s a natural process, as he’s s very patient guy, and sticks though the process. Thank you Andy, look forward to our next session.

Hannya Sakura Half sleeve design by Joe

Really aiming to complete the whole list of Asian creature stories right from A-Z. I find it fascinating that within the edo period so much was drawn and written about legends, myths and creatures to such detail. The Hannya (般若) mask is a mask used in Noh theater, representing a jealous female demon. It possesses two sharp bull-like horns, metallic eyes, and a leering mouth.