The tattoo shown here features the level of attention that resident artist Andy Pho puts into each of his pieces. On the left is a full view of the military tattoo and to the right is a close up view.

What makes a good tattoo? Well there’s plenty of factors to consider including color saturation, shading,  realism and the artists ability to keep the proportions and perspectives of the subject being inked. But at the end of the day beauty is within the eye of the beholder, and your budget will also be a major consideration.


At first glance, this piece brings a great level of realism and that’s because of the details. From his ability to make the rotors appear as if they’re in motion, to the shading which makes the copter appear as if it was creating dust bowls, it’s the details that draw it all together and make one collective piece.