If you’re looking for tattoo designs, then there’s thousands of ideas and referrences that can be found all throughout the web. From animals, religious, black and grey to color, the list of tattoo designs can be broken down into 100’s of categories.
Hand lettering or “script” tattoos are also a popular category. Tattoo by Vandal.
One of the most searched categories has to realistic portraits, and Greek or Roman themed tatts, and both are typically inspired by images of your choice. But when looking for a color or bng artist that specializes in the aforementioned, you’re going to want to look at the details of the artists work. From the smoothness of the artists shading, to the accuracy of their work, these are just a few of the elements you’ll want to look for.
Cover up tattoos are another big category and here’s an example of a work in progress by artist Andy Pho.
So take a look around and you’ll see that every artist has a different way of interpreting your favorite image. Some do cartoon looking depictions while others nail the proportions and characteristics to the wrinkle. You also want to see how the tattooist is able to merge and integrate tattoos. It’s an important part of the tattoo process – especially if you want to end up with a sleeve – so be sure to do your homework.
A great example of a photo realism, gangster inspired tattoo by Robert Pho.
In addition, take a look at the placement of the tattoo you want. Placement affects the way a tattoo will look and the wrong placement will distort and possibly disfigure the image. Then again, a qualified tattoo artist will be help and guide you so be sure to know what you want and see what they have to say.
Skin Design Tattoo is proud to announce their attendance at the 2015 PIAE: Pacific Art & Ink Expo. The expo also know as “Hawaii Tattoo Expo”, is going down the weekend of August 7 – 9, and in attendance will be Robert Pho, Andy Pho along with Vandal.
Don’t miss out on this spectacular event and be sure to drop on by the booth to say hello! We’ll see you all in a few weeks and much love to our 808 fam.
- Venue: Neal S. Blaisdell Center
- Location: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI
- When: August 7th, 8th, and 9th
SOME OF THE ATTRACTIONS AT PIAE
Aloha Subs Presents: The Ultimate Sub Challenge!
How many subs can you fit in one mouth!? Well, thats the ultimate question every year at PIAE and this year is the 4th Annual Aloha Sub Challenge. For 4 years we have been stuffing sandwiches down the throats of people and watching everyone from the big guys to the small guys going for it. Ironically, every year, the winner is a skinny guy! Even the big Mokes cannot take them down. This year, we are looking to crown a new Sub King. Is it you?
Maori Dancers from New Zealand!
We honored this year to have an entire dance troupe from New Zealand coming to showcase their cultural heritage. We are growing as a show and a Ohana with more and more of our Pacific Islander brother and sisters attending the show and now they have offered to come and share their island culture with us. Come see tradition, culture and heritage.
Dirty Lickens HOT WING CHALLENGE!
Its back and its HOTTER than ever! Last year you watched as several brave souls battled it out with TEARS, SNOT AND HOT SAUCE running down their face. This year they are upping the anti by bringing a new bottled sauce called
DEATHto the party which everyone must sign a waiver to try. Do YOU have what it takes to battle for the crown, gift certificates from Dirty Lickens and an assortment of prizes.
Skate or Die on the SKATE RAMP
Without fail will be bringing the best of the best on island, along with beginners and skaters of all skill level to come ride our ramp. We will have some contest this year giving away prizes from skate and surf companies and each ride will be crowned in their categories as winners. All you need to do is fill out a waiver and then show us your bad behavior… on the ramp of course =) SKATE OR DIE!
Blessings come in the form of Chinese Dragons every year as they march, dance and drum their way through on our opening day (FRIDAY) to share good luck and joy. Bring your offerings as well to give back to the dragons and help us open this years show with success, luck, love and Aloha!
Chee Hoo Challenge
Hawaii is known for its siren song aka the “chee hoo” its how we celebrate a win, a sick wave, a touch down or an awesome moment. Men, Women & Children will be able to sign up and compete in this challenge for the best chee hoo’er of 2015.
There will be a trophy and prizes for the winner and runner ups.
CONCERT: Kody Reihl
Coming back from death after a serious electrocution from a fallen power line, Kody “the real deal” Riehl came back channeling all that power and energy into some pretty unforgettable tracks. Quickly becoming one of Hawaii’s fastest rising stars, this Kailua native brings soulful introspective lyrics and music stylings very reminiscent to old SUBLIME, JACK JOHNSON amongst other greats.
Script and lettering tattoos will never go out of style….so long as you get the right style.
Getting a tattoo of the name of a loved typically serves as a marker in life. Whether it symbolizes loyalty to a loved one, or doubles as a memorial for one who’s passed away, these tattoos may be small but they’re significant and powerful. When getting one of the script pieces done you always have to make sure that you choose an artist who’s good with type or typography.
Resident artist, Vandal, has a lot of different styles but his script and letters have become his speciality.
Resident Vegas tattoo artist, Vandal, has a lot of different styles but his script and letters have become his speciality.
It’s not uncommon for these smaller tatts to be a Las Vegas favorite. We’ve had a ton of clients come in to get smaller pieces done. From script, lettering to little butterflies we’ve done it all. We’ve seen couples come in, groups of friends, and one time we had a group of 14 come in to get the same tattoo.
Some artists use stencils, some do freehand, but the authenticity of the script can always be told by purists so choose wisely. Besides, you’ll be wearing this artistic endeavor for the rest of your life so take your time. If you’re in or around the Vegas area be sure to stop by to get a free consultation….or just come by one of the most highly-rated tattoo shops in Nevada.
Along with 300 of the World’s greatest tattoo artists, Skin Design Tattoo will be at Musink 2015 so be sure to stop on by and say hi. Tickets are on sale now so don’t miss out on this 3 day extravaganza. Presented by Travis Barker, this event is sure to be jam packed so get your tickets by clicking here and we’ll see you there.