Realism works great for portraits, flowers and animal tattoos. If you like timeless beauty and sharp picture-like details, a realistic tattoo could be your preferred style.

The most important fact about realism is, that the reference picture and design needs to be optimal for tattooing. This is mainly because direction, lighting and positioning are key to a great design. The best idea is to let me find the optimal pictures for the design. 

Of course, this can’t be applied when doing portraits or similar. Here we work together to get the most optimal tattoo design out of your reference picture. Unfortunately, not all pictures are optimal for tattooing, but I’ll do my best to make it happen.