Portrait tattoos

A picture paints a thousand words.

This is why when you see a portrait tattoo, you’re instantly overcome with emotion. Portrait tattoos look incredibly realistic. If you want to remember a particular person, beloved pet, or favorite character, a skilled tattoo artist can create a perfect rendition through meticulous details, shading, angles, and linework. Most portrait tattoos are in black and white ink with a simple shaded background, but there are ways to add color to make the portrait pop.

If you've decided to get a portrait tattoo, think about whether you want to ink your subject’s face, half of the body, or the entire body. The other thing to consider is the placement. Most people choose the back or chest for full body portrait tattoos simply because there is more space to work with. If you are getting a face the arm and thigh work well.

While many people choose portrait tattoos to honor a family member, friend, or pet, you may decide on a favorite character, family portrait, warrior, historical figure, religious figure, and other subjects that are meaningful to you. Whatever motif you land on, one thing is for sure, portrait tattoos stop people in their tracks.

Keep in mind, the realistic nature of portrait tattoos requires a great deal of precision and time. Take the time to do some research to find the right artist. That’s where we come in. Finding a talented portrait tattoo artist with an impressive portfolio here at Hart & Huntington Nashville is as easy as spotting an aspiring musician in this city. When you have an idea of the portrait, you want to set up a consultation to show your artist the portrait and discuss color choices, placement, and design ideas.

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Discover how we help our clients get their own Portrait tattoo.

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