We believe in Hustle Butter


Hello everyone,

Thanks for checking our blog, in this blog we would like to talk about Hustle Butter Tattoo after care.

If your tattooist still recommends you to use that nappy rash cream, that’s well behind what’s on the market nowadays. Nappy rash cream is not made for tattooing. Hustle Butter is. Hustle Butter is an amazing tattoo cream, very natural, and your tattoos will heal better with it. First time I saw my black and grey healed with the hustle, it healed darker, so it actually keeps the ink in more, unlike the nappy rash cream, that draws the ink out because they are not made for healing the tattoo. We recommend Hustle Butter at Familia Tattoo Leeds.

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My new inkjecta by Louis


Inkjecta is in my opinion the best tattoo machine in the market. I say this because I have never had a tattoo machine that I could do lining, shading and colour at the same time. I have always worked with coils and rotaries. Coils definitely needs a machine for each purpose, In the other hand, rotaries are good for certain things but not for everything.

With the inkjecta Nani, I can do anything I want while I’m working. It’s extremely easy to manoeuvre your hands while working, the machine is very light. Great for lining, shading and colour.

The only downside to it, if I’m honest, is if you drop the machine. They don’t run as great as. However if you message the inkjecta team, they get back to you straight away, which is great. And I understand if I drop the machine, it won’t work as good, so that’s understandable.

Overall, thanks Inkjecta for doing such a great machine. I think you guys have achieved greatness, and I can’t wait what they come up with next, I’m sure I will buy the next machine they invent, out of curiosity, as I love the inkjecta “nani” so much, I wonder if they make a tattoo machine even better than the “Nani”

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Indian oil painting work in progress


As I have been studying oil painting online, I have been learning new techniques and trying to apply them my own way. Oil painting is my favourite medium so I’m trying to stick to it as much as I can.

In this painting I’m trying to do an Indian, however with a little magic, with lightning  make up, and lighting eyes. I mite change the eyes a bit as I feel like it looks a bit evil.

I don’t want the painting to look evil, so I’m gonna change the eyes and place human eyes instead.

When I study oil painting I feel like I enjoy it more. Studying art is important, as there’s nothing worse than not knowing what you are doing. So I would definitely advise any artists to study what they are doing before going ahead, very important.

L. Santos

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.

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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.

Familia Tattoo

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