The Progression of Tattoos

Tattoos take a lot of time to get just right.  From original sketch to flash to final product, a lot of effort goes into making one banger of a tattoo.  Whether it’s starting with a bold outline before adding shading and color or simply working one’s way through a tattoo to get that realistic effect, tattoos go through a lot of work. Here are some of the coolest pictures to display the progression of tattoos by some of the best artists around.

Nikko Hurtado tattooed this spiffy John C. Reilly from his role in Step Brothers.  And yes, there is a matching Will Ferrell.