Sketch of the day by Louis


Inspired by fantasy movies I watch often, my sketches come out of that inspiration I get from also playing games.

Video Games and movies is where I get my inspiration from nowadays. Movies have CGI so advanced now, its mind blowing. And video games also are in a high level of graphics witch inspires me a lot too.

I love sketching, it’s my freedom zone, where I come out with any idea that comes to my mind. I’ve been sketching a lot recently, I fell now is the time to pick one of the sketches and transform in to a painting.

Thank you for reading.

A quick sketch for fun by Louis


Hello everyone, thanks for reading our blog.

We have been really busy at Familia Tattoo, we would like to thanks all our clients for the support and patience they have throughout the process of the tattoos. We have awesome customers and we can’t thanks them enough for everything, they become part of the Family.

In this blog, I would like to talk about the latest sketch I did. I love sketching, I love the freedom to do whatever comes to my mind, without worrying about anything. It is from a sketch where crazy ideas come out, even for a future Painting project.

In this sketch I did not go crazy, I kind of behaved myself a bit. I’m not religious, but I do love religious art. I’m fascinated by art in Churches. A lot of time and effort is spend with art at churches around the world.

I do not upload on social media every single sketch I do, but I’m gonna start blogging about it, so I can display what I have been up to.

At the moment I fell inspired and motivated, and I’m not gonna let this go again. I went through a phase in my life where I wasn’t, that was my own fault, for letting people in my life that I shouldn’t, but now I know the value of motivation and I prefer to be by myself, than with somebody that is gonna drain your motivation and energy away.

Time is ticking, and if you have a personal mission, you must act now.

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Stairs signs @ familiatattooleeds


Martin Smith, owner at Digital Panther recommended me to get stair signs. I was ok about the idea, but to be honest I doubted if we really needed it. As the job got done, I absolutely loved it. It really has a big effect when you walk in. As the clients walk in, they have something to look at, and it’s not just a boring stairs effort walking in. I believe bussiness is about producing good quality product, but also entertaining your client is also important, giving them a good experience, and that’s one thing we do care at familia Tattoo, clients experience, we do take our tattoos very seriously, and we also care for our clients experience, while they are spending time with us, during their tattoo sessions, we display movies and music videos all day long.

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New wall sign @ Familia Tattoo


We would like to send a big thanks for digital panther, for printing us this beautiful wall sign. Digital Panther is the company we use for all print we need at the studio, business card, stickers, flyers, and much more. Their prices are very reasonable, and the quality of the prints are outstanding. We would highly recommend “digital panther”. Their customer service is also very punctual and friendly.

Toilet wall signs for your business, in my opinion works really well, as when clients are in the toilet they are bored and having something to look at, they will have the patience to look at your Bussiness logo.

Familia Tattoo

Free Hand Japanese Tattoo in Ibiza


Once a year if I can, I go to “Calla Llonga” Ibiza, to tattoo Matthew. I love going out there, it refreshes my mind, it’s a beautiful view. I come back to work like a new person. While out there I get treated so well. I have my own flat, facing the beach, it’s great. I would like to thanks Matthew and Simone for such a great hospitality. Hopefully we will be starting Matthews full back tattoo next time.

Thank you Guys!!

Japanese Bake-Neko painting by Joe

I started this painting a few months back using trying out new mediums. For a while i was using mainly pure watercolor, but with some materials ive found im now mixing gouache watercolor with acrylic allowing me to add a few more layers which i find enough for the skin too. I want to create painting that will help me progress with my oriental style tattooing and knowing the limits with the skin. I know you can really add more with a painting, but because i want people to reflect my painting to my tattoo work, i want to transition the styles between two…almost like im tattooing whilst painting and vice versa ^_^

I want to push my Japanese/oriental style and be the best i possibly can, i thank all my clients who come to me with this style of work.

“Winter is coming, i must hide back into the shadows” Bake-neko painting. Please follow my instagram @incognetojoe


Sleeve update on kyles arm

Kyle came to me asking for a full dragon sleeve which we have now had three sessions on. Its awesome to have clients book in with you that you knew from a few years back ( i met kyle in college). Here is the current progression on his arm, we added some cool dragon green into the scales. Thanks for looking. please follow me on instagram or twitter @incognetojoe





A day off at Familia Tattoo


Me and Joe had an unexpected day off at the studio, so we decided to have some relaxing time, and have some fun on PlayStation. Video Games are really inspiring us artistically at the moment, so as much as we are dedicated to our art, we need to get inspired artistically, so stoping our routine to play video games can lead us to new ideas and concepts to do new drawings and paintings.

Joe has brought to the studio street fighter 5, Witch is a well know game of the 90’s, still famously arround today, street fighter has been a big part of my childhood and so Joe’s.

I loved the art work on the new game, and aspired to new ideas. Joe as usual beat me several times with Chun-li as usual, as getting beaten up has inspired me to do Joe a Chun-li oil painting that is work in progress at the moment.

Thanks for reading our blog, we will keep posting our new ideas, and what we been up to lately.

Kind Regards
L. Santos

Disolation of Smaug work in progress by Louis


As a fantasy art fan, it is a pleasure to be tattooing a fantasy dragon based on a movie that inspires me so much artistically “the hobbit”

I was very happy when I was asked to do this tattoo, we are currently on the progress, the head is all done, we are now working on the left wing, for sure when it’s all done, it will be a tattoo to be proud of, I’m planning to take Dave to tattoo conventions and proudly show it off, and get some recognition for it hopefully, after all the hard work we gonna place on Daves full back piece.

I drew the head on a piece of paper to the right size to fit his back, then I’m free handing the rest of the dragons body all around the head.

Thank you Dave, for giving me such a great opportunity to do a tattoo that I can truly put my heart to it as a fantasy art fan.

L. Santos

Happy New Year from Familia Tattoo


Happy New Year Everyone!!!

We hope 2016 was a great year for all of you, for us it was a great year, we have accomplished a lot with our business and personal life.

2016 brought us a lot of awesome new clients, so I would like to thanks all the support from our customers. Without our clients we wouldn’t have a career, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to better our skills and learn with our artistic ¬†journey, so it’s really from our heart that we are very grateful for every single one of our clients. Thank you!

I feel like every year gets better, if we keep working hard, new doors keep opening and new things keep happening, and it’s exiting to see what 2017 has to offer to us. I’m sure it will be great and even better than 2016.

We are planning to do some changes with our business, brave changes but it will pay off in the end. I’m in my mid 30’s and starting to think about my future, in my personal life, I’m starting to make decisions based in what’s better for me and Joe, and not making decisions thinking about anybody else’s perception. That’s the best way to go about decisions, it’s to do what’s best for you.

We gonna be announcing some good changes this year, just keep an eye open for some more blogs.

May 2017 fill you with energy, success and abundance!!

Familia Tattoo