Portrait Tattoos

Actual tattoo placed on underside of forearm

Original Picture

The majority of portrait tattoos are memorials to love ones who have passed away, with this in mind we always give the upmost respect to your wishes during this emotional process.

Portrait tattoos are extremely difficult and not many artists are able to carry out the work but at InkSkin we have proven track record that shows we are more than capable of providing the perfect memorial to your loved one. B

This black and grey portrait was created from a WW2 photo (right).  The first picture on the side is a practice skin which shows how the tattoo developed.  It also helps sometimes to use practice skins to plan the tattoo and iron out any problem areas along the way if needed.  This piece then went on to develop into a full sleeve which also included 2 cover up tattoos.

Graham has worked with portraiture since he was a kid and throughout the years has worked with pencil, oils, watercolour and acrylic.  Suffice to say creating portraits onto skin is a very different to producing them on paper or canvas but he thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.

This was the very first portrait tattoo that I did.

If you wish to enquire about a portrait tattoo then please send an email to gj@inkedskintattoos.co.uk. InkedSkin Tattoos studio is part of the Inskin Group and can be found in the heart of Altrincham, Manchester within Kings Court.


Why choose InkSkin?

Graham Johnson is our expert tattoo artist who has years of experience in creating amazing tattoos using impressive skills gathered through making illustrations and bespoke designs for tattoo artists. Graham has a great passion for tattoos and enjoys creating a diverse range with a preference to 3D and watercolour designs. Bespoke designs are Graham’s specialty and he has created some wonderful designs through the years that he would love to share with you.

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