Inside: Portrait Tattoo

What is a portrait tattoo?

Portrait tattoos are tattoos that look like a portrait. They can be an image of just about anyone, whether real or fictional.
These tattoos (when done well), are true works of art. Getting all of the unique characteristics of a person’s face into tattoo form is an incredible skill.
What is a Portrait Tattoo

Are portraits hard to tattoo?

You should shop around and find the right artist, one who has a portfolio full of high-quality portrait tattoos. Good portrait tattoos are hard, bad portrait tattoos look terrible. Do your research, don’t rush into it. Even if they are amazing at other kinds of tattoos, portrait tattoos are a different skill.

How long do portrait tattoos take?

On average, a portrait in color could take between 3-9 hours depending on size, placement on the body, and how detailed the image is. In black and grey, a portrait could take anywhere between 3-7 hours, also depending on those factors; and obviously, if the tattoo is really big it could take longer.

Portrait Tattoo Examples

Portrait Tattoo Ideas

Learn More About Tattoos and Styles

  • Half Sleeve Tattoo: The simple definition is that a half sleeve tattoo completely covers one half of the arm, either the upper arm or lower. By completely cover, we mean both front and back like a sleeve.
  • Full Sleeve Tattoos – A sleeve tattoo or tattoo sleeve is a large tattoo or collection of smaller tattoos that covers most or all of a person’s arm. The most common sleeve tattoo is a full sleeve, which covers the arm entirely in tattoos from the shoulder to the wrist. Other variations of sleeves are the half-sleeve and quarter-sleeve.
  • Tattoo Background Shading Ideas –  Are you looking to add a little flair to your sleeve tattoo? Or add an extra bit of depth to a unique design? Shading is the perfect filler to complete that complex sleeve or take your beautiful ink to the next level. By just adding this effect to your tattoo, you will have a one-of-a-kind finished piece. Tattoo background shading comes in all types of styles and colors, check out a few of our favorites.