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An exiting project by Louis


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Martin has been an awesome guy from day one, very patient, easy going and allows me to work with a good frame of mind.

When a customer is easy going, in my opinion, their tattoo comes out better, as it’s a “natural process” there’s no worries, and your mind is not bouncing around trying to work out, what you can, and can not do.

And that’s what I advise if anyone wants a tattoo. Is to look at the artists work and make a decision, if their style is what you want on your body forever. As you are trusting the artist and giving him the freedom, to work with a good frame of mind, that will result in a good and successful tattoo.

That’s why I like clients like Martin, who trusts what I do. And not once question me when’s it’s going to be done. He tells me what he wants. Explains himself clearly, and let’s me take this information and render the tattoo with my own twist.

We have done a full sleeve for him. It was an awesome experience. Now we are working on his back. On his back we doing a Phoenix, as you can see in the picture. The Phoenix will be looking at a dragon, which it will be on the other side of his back, with the head at the top of his back, looking down at the Phoenix.

I’m really, really exited about this project, as I love doing Fantasy, it’s a great opportunity to me to display a style that I have so much passion for.

I would like to thanks Martin for the opportunity, and I couldn’t be happier for having such a cool guy as a customer, it’s really a blessing.

All the best, thank you.

Judge Dreed, and my first comic experience!

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I can remember my first experience with comics. Art came about in my life in a comic form. I remember the first comic drawing I ever saw. It was a drawing of Conan the barbarian.

I was a kid in the 80’s in the warm and dangerous streets of Brazil. I used to walk with my gramma to buy bread once a week. Arriving at the food store, after shopping, we ended at the check out, and there was a man stood, with a few sketches on his counter, he must got bored sometimes and started sketching. That’s when I saw the drawing/ sketch of Conan.

I must been about 6-7 years old. And I remember clear as a day light. I grabbed my grammas hand and shouted… look gramma! Look! Pointing at the drawing. And the guy started laughing of how excited I was because I saw the sketch, he passed it over to me. And I was so impressed with how good the drawing was. As a kid, it seemed like the coolest drawing ever.

While my gramma got the shopping thought the check out, I couldn’t stop staring at the drawing, I felt so overwhelmed by it. And as I realised my time looking at it was over, as my gramma called me to keep walking, as she was done with the shopping, I asked the man in the counter, if I could keep the drawing and he said no. My gramma asked me to give him back the paper and I was so sad I couldn’t take it home with me. However that sketch was strong in my mind.

As soon as I got home. I wanted to draw and emulate the sketch I saw. As a 7 years old kid, I thought I could do that drawing no problem. And as soon as I started drawing I slowly realised my drawing wasn’t as good as the man in the counter at the food store.

I run over to my gramma and asked, gramma… how come my drawing is not as good as his? And she calmly replied, he is a lot older than you, so he’s been practicing it longer. At that moment I just wanted to be an adult then, just to be able to draw like he did.

So yeah, that was my first experience and appreciation with art. As I’m older now, I can tell that sketch I saw of Conan, was a copy of Frank Frazetta’s amazing work. His a true legend of fantasy art.

Thank you for reading.

Guesting at Renegade Tattoo Netherlands

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I was on the road a few weeks ago. I went to do a guest spot at Renegade Tattoo, Netherlands.

I met Paul, while guesting in New York, at Inborn Tattoo. As soon as I met Paul, we got on straight way, and he seemed really friendly. At the end of our guest experience at inborn tattoo, he invited me to come and guest at his studio in Netherlands.

2 years later, there I was, meeting up with him again. The studio was really friendly and had a lot of space.

I loved chilling in Amsterdam, and guesting at Renegade Tattoo in a small town called Beverwijk. Traveling is important to open my mind and inspire me artistically and personally.

Getting out of my comfort zone is a blessing, as sometimes we get stuck in our routine. So i feel very grateful to have the opportunity to be able to get out of my routine, learn and experience new things.

I will be back at Renegade Tattoo. They seem really genuine, and not like them kind of people who are only out there for what they can get.

Regards
L. Santos