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THE BEST & MOST REALISTIC BNG | COLOR TATTOOS IN LAS VEGAS.

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The best color tattoos in Las Vegas are available here at Skin Design Tattoo. Our in house artists are not only award-winning, but the best when it comes to hyper realism, photorealism and life-like tattoos. At Skin Design there is  no hype and the proof is in the pudding. Please take a moment to view any one of our artists portfolio, and see for yourself why we’ve been called one of the best tattoo shops in Las Vegas and one of the top shops within North America.

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Collectively, our staff has over 50 years of experience in everything from black and grey to color tattoos, portraits,  lettering and custom script. We also pride ourselves in educating first time customers, and we have created an upbeat environment that was designed for comfort, sterility and pure enjoyment.

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Rated one of the best tattoo shops (and laser tattoo removal facilities) in Las Vegas, our studio has been televised on ABC, NBC and featured in national publications such as Inked Magazine, Tattoos, Lowrider and Bound By Ink.

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We do however recommend  making appointments far in advance as many of our artists are booked months on in. In short, our shop is all about quality over quantity, industry respect over Hollywood fame, and we make it our daily commitment to uphold and celebrate the art, the tradition and the history of tattoo culture.

In addition, Skin Design was started because of our passion for the art. Far before this became a lucrative industry, we were purveyors of the world’s finest tattoos and it our mission to carry on the tradition to ensure that the art, the culture and the magic is passed on from one generation to the next.

 

FOO DOG TATTOO: IMPERIAL LION

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There’s a reason why so many have referred to artist Robert Pho as a master tattooist.

Asian style tattoos have long been a staple in the world of tattoo. Regardless if the work is done in black and grey or color, it’s not necessarily the medium which dictates it’s impact, but the style. Asian art in itself is unique because of the ritualistic images and mediums found in the art. There’s a rich cultural heritage behind the imagery, and it comes as no surprise that this timeless style has impacted the lives of many.

The tattoo above was done by Robert Pho and his work speaks for itself. The central focus of the tattoo is the Chinese guardian lion, which is often referred to as an Imperial Guardian Lions or in Western culture as a “Foo Dog”. The lion has become common sight and the lion is said to safeguard the health and wealth of those who own or wear one.

They were traditionally found in front of Imperial palaces, Imperial tombs, government offices, temples, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy, from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), and were believed to have powerful mythic protective benefits. They are also used in other artistic contexts, for example on door-knockers, and in pottery. Pairs of guardian lion statues are still common decorative and symbolic elements at the entrances to restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and other structures, with one sitting on each side of the entrance.