Realism tattoos involves turning photographs and images into exact copies on the skin with needle and ink. This technique of tattooing is extremely complex and takes years of practice to master. Artists may use numerous sources for images and will combine photos to create unique pieces of art which can be tattooed.
There are many factors to consider when getting a realism tattoo. These include quality of the photo source, whether the subject matter is “tattoo appropriate”, size and scale of the tattoo and clients skin tone. A great artist will consult with you on all these aspects and tailor a tattoo to your specific requirements.