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.