Photo-Quality Realism Tattoo Artist in Melbourne

When done well by an experienced realism tattoo artist, realism tattoos boast breathtaking detail and accuracy, making them almost photo-like in their recreation. Inspired by the French realism art movement of the 1850s, the subjects of realism tattoos typically tend to be faces, animals, landscapes and objects that can be easily represented as realistic looking artwork. Taboo Tattoo is home to some of the most experienced and qualified realism tattoo artists in Melbourne. Whether you’re looking for a colour tattoo or opting for black and gray, we’ll be able to reproduce your desired real life subject with photographic precision.

Tips for a Top Realism Tattoo

A well reproduced realism tattoo should display very little difference to the source material, whether it’s a photo or an object. The team at Taboo Tattoo understands the importance of getting things just right when it comes to realism tattoos, which is why we offer these tips:

  • If you’re looking at getting a portrait tattoo, perhaps of a family member or friend, have a nice clear photograph of them with you when you come to your appointment. The minimum size should be 8×10 for the best possible results, and their facial features should not be concealed.
  • Not every tattoo artist has the experience to successfully recreate a portrait or the skill to pull off a realistic style tattoo. Speak to friends or shop around to find a qualified and experienced realism tattoo artist in Melbourne – and be prepared to wait if they’re in high demand.
  • Speaking of waiting, you need to have patience if you’re getting a realism style tattoo. It’s a very precise, intricate style that might take more than one appointment to complete, so don’t go in expecting it to be done in a quick half hour session.

If you’d like to take a look at what some of the best realism tattoo artists Melbourne wide are capable of producing, have a browse through our artwork gallery.


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