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Fantasy Realistic Sketch for my book and my health

Angel warrior Sketch

Hello,

Thanks for reading our blog, it’s a good way to get to know what we have been up to behind the scenes, in our tattoo studio in Leeds City Centre.

My book is coming along, to find the balance in my life, between doing  my art and looking after, myself physically and mentally, is something I’m always faced with. 

In the end of the day, I do not wish to be a successful tattoo artist without my health. Health comes first. What’s the point being the best tattoo artist if you have no health, as if you don’t have health you don’t have life.

If I could be healthy just painting and drawing, I would love to just paint, draw and tattoo, however I can’t do that. If I don’t look after my body, I won’t have my body to tattoo, paint and draw. 

So I need to have a self respect for myself,  look after my health, and everything else will be ok.

I read the letter that Steve Jobs wrote before he passed away. And it made me realise how important health was. There he was, a man who had an outstanding career, who became billionaire, just wishing he had his health.

So I prefer to finish my book with my health, than without it. My book could take a few more years, and I would still have myself to enjoy my book, rather than finishing my book a lot earlier, and not having myself to enjoy what I’ve done.

This Sketch I’ve done, is a Angel Warrior sitting on a dragon. I’m transferring this sketch to my computer and doing a digital painting with it. It will be part of my book too. 

I’m hoping to get my book finished without driving myself too crazy, and hopefully be able to travel, to show the tattoo world, a new idea from my book.

Thanks for reading 

Japanese Tattoo Realistic

I love drawing a style before i tattoo it. Being an art focused tattooist outside of the tattooing craft, it gives me the opportunity to develop knowledge, and push the boundaries, learning lessons, before going about the subject on skin.

I have been drawing Japanese tattoos since the beginning of my career, i am a big fan of Shige. He is a tattoo artist from Japan, who completely broke the rules of Japanese tattoos. Japanese tattoos were very traditional, every one used to stick to the rules. And Shige came along and changed all that, making Japanese tattoos more realistic.

So i like to bring a bit of realism when i approach a Japanese tattoo and drawing.

I have been tattooing Japanese tattoos in Leeds for the past 10 years, i will upload new ans past Japanese tattoos i have done over my career of 13 years.

I love drawing and tattooing Japanese Geisha, they look calm and graceful.

Japanese Tattoos have an amazing way of flowing in the body like no other style does.

Thank you for reading, until our next blog,

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.

Painting Class online

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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.

Regards
L. Santos