The famous American actor Johnny Depp compared the body to a diary, and the Finnish musician Ville Valo claimed that a tattoo is a messenger of time that reminds a person of some event. But, you must agree, the decisive role in our life is played not by events, but by people. And if you write about something in your diary, then, of course, about the people around us. Probably, this is why the portrait tattoo has gained such wide popularity among tattoo lovers.
And if you have already decided on such an original update of your body, then you definitely put a million question marks after the sentences related to the choice of the picture and the master. Go down with your eyes below and read the answers to the questions that concern you.
What are the types of portrait tattoos?
The following types of portrait tattoos can be applied to the body:
the face of a loved one (guys like to tattoo a portrait of a girl – this is how they show their interest and love; girls often capture a deceased relative or a broken connection with a friend/girlfriend);
portrait of a celebrity (if you admire the beauty of Marilyn Monroe, the singing talent of Viktor Tsoi or the philosophical position of Friedrich Nietzsche, draw them on your chest, and they will support you in difficult times);
drawing of a character in a work of art (those who want to show that they are, for example, as astute as Sherlock Holmes, avid for adventures like Jack Sparrow, or strong like Rimbaud perpetuate their favorite hero on their body);
an illustration that does not refer to a specific person (the face of an Indian will highlight the freedom-loving nature of the bearer, the tattoo portrait of a child is the willingness of a woman to start a family, and the head of a wolf is the indomitable temper of the owner of the tattoo).
The meaning of the tattoo is individual. But in any case, it is intended to express a life credo or call for a certain energy.
In what styles is the tattoo performed?
Depending on the nature of the application of the image, the following styles of portrait tattoos are distinguished:
- black and gray.
We recommend starting with the portrait realism tattoo, since the largest number of professionals work in this style and it conveys shades better than others. For fans of dark magic, it is worth getting to know oriental and trash better. Fans of the Corleone clan should go to the masters of chicano.
On which part of the body should I get a portrait-style tattoo?
Most often, the portrait is applied to:
chest-a vast territory allows you to draw all the details of the tattoo well and emphasize the importance of the image shown;
back-a flat surface simplifies the work of a specialist;
shoulder-drawing a small pattern that is easily covered with a T-shirt or jacket, suitable for business people with a crazy character;
hand - tattoo portrait on the hand is the most common variant of impaling patterns;
hip-extravagant illustrations on the legs will once again emphasize your personality.
Before applying the drawing, select the sketches of the tattoo portrait and discuss with the master the size of the tattoo. Be sure to make sure that the technician is qualified so that the finished picture does not spread and realistically conveys the facial features.