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Cover- up Red Roses by Louis


A red rose is an unmistakable expression of love. Red roses convey deep emotions – be it love, longing or desire. Red Roses can also be used to convey respect, admiration or devotion. A deep red rose can be used to convey heartfelt regret and sorrow.

Paul Weller Portrait work in progress


I feel very grateful to do a colour portrait, I love doing colour portraits, so I was very happy to get requested to do a portrait of Paul Weller.

Our first step was to find a good picture, my client at first wanted a picture of Paul Weller playing the guitar. The picture was great, however I tried to explain that the more body we used, the less feeling on the face we would get.

So he was great, and agreed with me. Witch I felt very lucky, as sometimes customers choose not to listen to us, witch can get in the way of how good the tattoo will become.

We are currently on our second session, I’m loving it, the picture we choose have a lot of texture and detail on the face, when he agreed with the picture, I was so happy to go ahead.

Sometimes i feel like I have the best job ever, I get to do what I love, and get to meet great people who teach and inspire me.

I’m very exited about doing this colour portrait, and hopefully I will get requested to do more of them.

Thank you for reading

Louis Santos

Colour Phoenix Full Back with Martin


We have finished Martins full sleeve, we had such a great experience. Martin is very easy going and chilled, we share the same interests, both music and sports, so it is really easy to talk to him.

As soon as we finished his sleeve, I was very happy when he requested a full back tattoo. He asked me to tattoo on one side of his back a Phoenix, and on the other side we are planning a dragon trying to attack the Phoenix.

I love working on full back tattoos, it’s the largest canvas on the human body, and it’s a great opportunity to express myself as an artist and tell a story, instead of just doing a tattoo.

I like the fact that we doing a scene in between a Phoenix and a dragon, as I will be able to apply a lot of drama, and movements in the piece, as that’s what I try to achieve when I approach a tattoo, specialy making the most of all that space we have to play arround with a full back tattoo.

I treat every tattoo I do, like it’s my last opportunity to be tattooing that subject, so if I treat like this is my last full back tattoo, with a dragon fighting a Phoenix, which it could be, i will do everything I can to make the most of it, and do the best I can.

Thank you Martin, I look forward to our sessions, and thanks for being such a great customer.

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Good Vibes at Familia Tattoo


We spend a lot of time in the studio, so we try our best to make sure we can concentrate well, and feel as relaxed as possible, to deliver the best work as possible. So why not try one of these lamps for good vibrations.

These lamps have a salt, that is really good for getting rid of electric waves in the air, which is caused by Televisions and any electric devices. It’s believed to clear the air, and set you up with a new better vibration, so the vibes are clearer and more inspiring.

Either you believe that or not, even if it’s not true, the positive thought we gonna have of the possibility that this lamp is gonna clear the air and make us feel better, is a positive way of thinking, and it makes it worth while.

We are always trying to make the studio better, to enjoy being there, I don’t think we ever gonna be totally satisfied, and I feel like it’s always good to change the studio around and keep fresh. To always come up with new ideas and keep moving forward.

We hope you feel good at Familia Tattoo.

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Familia Tattoo

New Chairs at Familia Tattoo Leeds


Hello Everyone,

Thanks for looking at our blog. In this blog we would like to talk about our new two chairs, at our studio.

We had the same sofa for over 4 years, it was about time to get a new one. Our first sofa was a cheap option we had to take, due to building the new studio, we couldn’t really afford to spend too much money on a new sofa.

Well, that was 4 years ago, so now we are very grateful to be able to afford high standard chairs. We care about our customers, so we want them to feel comfortable when they come to visit us.

These 2 chairs are the best you can get, so good that it’s made sleep on it. It has a leg raiser, and it feels like you are on a bed.

Overall very comfortable, we hope you feel comfortable when you come to visit us, get your head down and have a chill with us at Familia Tattoo.

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Painting Class online


Hello everyone, we hope you guys are having a good start of 2018.

We haven’t blogged for a while, we have been doing great at Familia Tattoo, and getting some awesome clients. So it’s from our heart we thanks everyone who supports Familia Tattoo, or even look at our work and check our blog.

In this blog, I would like to mention about a painting class I’m currently studying online.

One of my goals last year was to do oil painting, I feel like I did it. However this year, I’m aiming to study oil painting and progress a bit more.

I believe to practise is a big part of any goal we want to achieve in life, however practising without knowing exactly what you doing, it can be a waste of time. I heard that from an artist online, and it kind of stuck to my head.

So now I’m trying to study a bit more, and I’m finding oil painting a lot more interesting. When you learn new ideas and techniques, it kind of open my brain to a new place I haven’t been before.

Nowadays if you want to learn something you can. Everything is online, and if you have a eager to learn, you will find a way. I hope to continuing progressing and hopefully I will be posting better oil paintings online, for you guys to have a look, and hope you like it.

Thanks for reading, speak again on the next blog.

L. Santos

London Tattoo convention


London Tattoo convention is our favourite show of the year. It’s an amazing show at the tabaco dock near London Bridge.

Going to London Tattoo convention opens our mind a lot, to new ideas information and inspiration. The quality of the artists working there is very high.

In this picture, im with one of my favourite tattoo artists, Victor Portugal. I bought 2 of his tattoo machines and his inks. I love his machines and his work. I would love to get tattooed with by him one day, it’s not so easy as he’s very busy. I have mensaged him 3 times and no answer, when I met him at the show he asked me to message him again, so I’m still working on it, you really have to insist to get tattooed by him. But if you do get the chance you will be rewarded with a beautiful piece of art.

We have more pictures to show from London Tattoo convention, it was a great weekend, it’s a must every year, we love it.

Thank you for reading.

War of Warcraft movie reference


As we all know nowadays movies are getting really good with CGI. Good to us artists, who can make the most of this awesome medium to inspire and give us new ideas for our work.

War of the Warcraft, for me has been a perfect opportunity to acquire artistic images and inspirations.

It’s by far the best fantasy movie for graphics and references I have ever seen. When I watched it in the cinema, I knew it was a must buy on blue ray for reference purposes.

I finally got it on blue ray, and the amount of reference I got of it, was immense. I’m so glad to live in a era that fantasy stories we use to read in books, are possible to be translated to the screen. And as an artist it’s very inspiring and a good opportunity to get new ideas and aspire your work to a new or better direction.

Thank you

Wonder Woman painting work in progress


Hello everyone! Thanks for reading our blog. In this blog I would like to mention about my next oil painting. I loved the Wonder Woman movie, so I decided to do an oil painting based on Wonder Woman.

I did not want to just look like the movie too much, so I made it a bit cartoony, more comic looking. I’m really looking forward to finish this oil painting, it takes layers after layers, loads of patience.

Wonder Woman is one of my favourite movies this year. I think they did a great job. The movie made more money than Iron Man, and it was so successful that in “justice league” they have re-wrote the story line to focus more on Wonder Woman. Well done.

Would definitely recommend a watch, keep an eye open for the final product, I will be posting on the web site, thank you!