A Pet, Skull and Alien

realistic dog tattoo on arm by Andy Engel
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Recognized in Germany and throughout Europe for his photo-realist style, Andy Engel beautifully inks someone’s pet portrait in a lifelike way on the skin (see above). In the tattoo examples shown below, he superbly shades and colors skulls in a refined manner as if he were painting with oil or using colored pencils. One of my favorite tattoos is the 2nd one down, which is clearly sci-fi related, a wicked Giger “Alien” that looks like it is melding out of a client’s forearm.

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3d skull on hand by Andy Engel goth skull metal and skull tattoos by Andy Engel death skull tattoo by Andy Engel
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Adriana de Barros

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Adriana is the Webby Award-winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine, and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting tattooists' lives and work and publishing on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life, and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.

November 20, 2013 Art Body Art Tattoo