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.

Portrait Tattoo by Louis Santos

This portrait is of Robert Falcon Scott, the first man who attempted to reach the South Pole, I love doing portraits, it’s a challenge everytime, I’m studying how to draw portraits to deliver a better job when I tattoo it. 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!