Among the many styles in which the possible designs are presented, the realism. It may be less decorative than the others, but it is by far the most spectacular.
Those who want to put a “live” spider and a butterfly on their shoulders, or imitate a scar with an illustration, or show through a tattoo the structure of the human body, turn to the masters working in this style. In addition, realism is the technique that allows you to get an image of your idol, family member, favorite animal on the body.
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The realism style is currently one of the most demanded. There are no fewer people who want to have a picture of a rock idol or a beautiful girl in their bodies today than those who want to get an ornamental tattoo or an inscription. And sometimes a tattoo in the style of realism is more than just a picture. The works of the most talented and highly experienced masters are almost indistinguishable from photography.
A tattoo in the style of realism distinguished by its youth. If Polynesian body drawings have existed for thousands of years, having successfully reached our time, then the history of realistic images can hardly be traced back a century or two.
This photographic art of body painting was only possible with the advent of modern tattoo machines. . And partly it becomes more and more perfect following its improvement.
Note that the first tattoo machine, still mechanical, was developed in the late 19th century. And the systematic development of the art of tattoo realism began somewhere in the first half of the 20th century.
Among the characteristics of realism, it is worth noting its complexity. Only an experienced and talented tattoo artist can create a quality tattoo. Therefore, it is better to look at examples of the work of tattoo artists before going to them with a photo. Sad mismanagement experiences can be found in large numbers on the Internet. These are the cases in which the tiger of Amur in the shoulder looks more like a cat drawn by a seven-year-old child, and the image of the beloved women of the client, when transferred from the photograph to the skin, it was transformed into a caricature.
Realism tattoos are also difficult to achieve due to the nuances of the technique. There are many subtleties here. For example, a teacher will need to be able to choose a color palette so there isn't a lot of white. This will ensure the longevity of the tattoo.
In addition to the complexity of the drawing, the work as a whole is characterized by industriousness. In the process, you need to scrupulously draw even the smallest detail. This also affects the price of the drawing. In tattoo parlors, it is work with images of this type that is usually calculated with the highest rate. But is it worth it.
The main features of a tattoo in the style of realism are its "living appearance", brightness and high quality, if you were not mistaken in choosing a master.
Modern realistic tattoos can be both traditional and three-dimensional. You will get the most “live” images in the second case. In this technique, you can transfer both a portrait and an image of a bird, insect, animal, etc. Usually these are realistic three-dimensional tattoos.