Portrait Tattoos

December 29, 2008 at 12:57 pm (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , , )


Through the years portrait tattoos have always seemed to be a favorite with tattoo enthusiasts. There is just something very special about getting a portrait tattoo. Not to mention if you have an excellent tattoo artist that does outstanding portrait tattoos, you get endless amount of compliments on it. It also opens the door for you explain and share the story behind the person’s or animals’ portrait you have tattooed on you.

The most common portrait tattoos are of loved ones who have past away as well as a beloved pet and of course your children. Just like with text tattoos, it’s not such a great idea to get a lover’s portrait tattooed on your body either. One thing you need to keep in mind about portrait tattoos is that they are different than regular tattoos. Some tattoo artist do not do portrait tattoos because they feel that won’t be able to capture the person you are wanting tattooed on you. So the important thing to know is to ask your tattoo artist if they have experience with portrait tattoos and if they are not comfortable doing one. If they are not don’t hesitate to ask them to recommend another artist in the studio that is more qualified for the job. Also don’t hesitate for a second to let your tattoo artist know if you do not like what they have drawn up. Ask them to be involved in the process, nine times out of ten they want you to be. Always remember to voice your opinion of your tattoo design, if you don’t like what they have come up with be honest and let them know. After all you are the one who has to live with the tattoo not them.

Your Tattoo Friend


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  1. delaney55 said,

    Just a note to let you know that my hubby and I both got our tattoos done Sat. and I have them posted on my blog if you are interested. Delaney’s World @ delaney55.wordpress.com

    I agree with you if the artist can’t do portraits or is not comfortable, walk away and get someone else, plus check out there work before they touch you.

  2. wutusa - Skull Tattoo said,

    it looks simple but might be hard

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