I’m pretty sure that the 60′s Batman series was the first comic book show I ever saw as a kid, and it’s probably the reason I became interested in comics.
Adam West will always be one of my personal heroes, in my mind he is the ultimate Batman! Whether or not you agree with me on that, I’m sure you will agree that this tattoo of him by the talented Alex Rattray kicks some serious ass.
Clearly this is an impeccably executed tattoo, from the great Leigh Oldcorn, however it becomes even more awesome when you learn that it’s a tattoo of the client’s Dad as a Viking! He has the epic beard in real life too!
I’m always really interested to see who tattooers choose to get tattoos from. They are the experts after all, so it’s great when some of my favourite artists get work from each other.
Here is a tattoo Jordan Croke from Second Skin Tattoo did on Oddboy while guesting with him at Real Art Tattoo. Jordan does some of the very best portrait tattoos in the UK, but it still must have been pretty nerve wracking to tattoo someone like Oddboy! I think you’ll agree he did a pretty amazing job.
Jordan Croke is fast becoming one of my favourite realism style tattooers in the UK. His portraits are always spot on, and I love that he manages to do everything in his own unique style. It’s always refreshing, particularly with realism, to see someone that brings something a little different to the table.
We don’t post much stuff like this, but I really couldn’t not share it with you all.
Bez from Triplesix Tattoo in Sunderland has long been one of the best realism tattooers in the UK, and for that matter, the world. Colour realism has never been something that has particularly interested me. I love looking at them, but I rarely find myself drawn to a realistic tattoo. While this isn’t strictly realism, I don’t quite know what category to put it in! It has aspects of biomech, but I wouldn’t put it entirely in that box either.
The growing list of artists doing large scale, original tattoos is really inspiring. There will always be a big question mark over how well these tattoos will hold over time, with the limited amount of black ink in them. I guess we won’t know for another decade or so, but I’m still very excited to see more stuff along these lines.