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.

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