Getting A Portrait Tattoo In Honour Of Those Who Inspire Us

Published January 6, 2021
By Celebrity Ink

Wondering what tattoo you should get next? Why not celebrate a loved family member, celebrity or pet with a portrait of them on your body forever? Whether for inspiration, motivation, a reminder or a memory, portraits are often the tattoo of choice for those wanting to honour someone of significance in their life. 

One of the most complicated tattoos you can get is a portrait tattoo so it’s important you choose an artist who is highly skilled if you want the art to realistically represent your loved one. Even a few lines out of place can cause the entire image not to look as realistic as you would like. 

At Celebrity Ink™, our team of artists have had years of experience to prepare them for the detail and skills needed for portrait tattoos. Below, we show off some of our favourite portrait tattoos. 


Tattoo: Eyes Tattoo

Eyes Portrait Tattoo Style
Eyes Portrait, Celebrity Ink

Just like in real life, the blue eyes pop out of this image. The clever use of colour and contrast by our artist Braiden makes the tattoo more striking.

The realistic portrait comes to life through the detail used in crafting his eyes. Through clever shading, it looks so realistic it almost resembles a photograph.


Tattoo: Women's Portrait

Portrait Tattoo Style
Portrait Tattoo, Celebrity Ink

The clever use of  contrast makes them both the more striking.

This tattoo was crafted by the talented artist Joe at our Phuket, Thailand studio.  


Tattoo: Face and Features

Portrait Tattoo Style
Portrait Tattoo Style, Celebrity Ink

This is another detailed portrait tattoo, which aptly captures the personality within the image. 

Colour and Shading is used to create an almost 3D effect. Which allows the tattoo to pop off the skin, bringing the image to life. 


Tattoo: Dog

Dog portrait Tattoo Style
Dog Portrait Tattoo, Celebrity Ink

What better way to honour man’s best friend than with a tattoo of your favourite pooch on your arm?

This beautiful image of a beloved pet – created by Meg – captures the larger-than-life happiness and energy of this gorgeous dog. 

What you need to know when getting a portrait tattoo

Have these tattoos inspired you to get your own portrait image inked on your skin? The best way to capture a unique image is to send a photograph to the studio. Although our artists have extensive portfolios of tattoo examples to choose from, the beauty of portrait tattoos is that they are truly one-of-a-kind.

Keep in mind the level of detail needed for a portrait tattoo and understand that it might take more than one session to complete the tattoo. Due to a large amount of detail required, it’s also best to choose a large space on the body for the tattoo, such as the upper back or bicep. 

Getting your own personalised portrait tattoo

If you’re feeling inspired, make sure you choose an image you’re in love with and head to your nearest Celebrity InkTM studio. Our team can bring your tattoo to life with a realistic image in perfect detail. 


Get your next tattoo at Celebrity Ink

The team at Celebrity Ink can provide you with not only a tattoo that tells your story but also detailed aftercare information that goes beyond the question of how long does a tattoo take to heal.

Our team sets standards in tattoo design while working alongside you to bring your vision to life. Whether you’re seeking traditional tattoos, realistic designs, mandalas, or any other, we have artists specialising in a range of tattoo styles that can provide you with the tattoo you have envisioned.

Book a consultation to discuss your tattoo design, get in contact with the crew at Celebrity Ink, and we will lock you in for your next ink session.
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