Referring once again to the attractiveness of dark tattoos, we want to introduce you to Alexander Akhmertdinov, an outstanding representative of black and gray realistic tattoos. He is rightly considered one of the TOP artists who creates really perfect works.
The characters in his works seem to be real. Looking at them, you may think that they are breathing and can even talk. The nun’s tattoo created by Alexander Akhmertdinov, where the author combined Chicano and Lettering styles, is a vivid proof of this.
According to the author, as a rule, his works begin with the development of sketches. But in the case of this tattoo, it turned out to be the opposite. He started his work with a nun. Then he worked out all the details of the design and the final look.
Talking about another design, where a girl’s face is depicted, the artist states that he chose the upper part of the arm for that image, so that the image would be as complete and still as possible. Alexander Akhmertdinov chooses the areas of placement of tattoos with special diligence so that the images are not distorted because of their location.
Alexander Akhmertdinov’s Tattoo Technique
This talented artist works with the spray technique, carrying out his work from the bottom up. He starts with lighter shades, then gradually darkens the shades through several layers. He often closes the edges of his works with outlines so that the images are preserved long and intact. Furthermore, he emphasises the preservation of the integrity of the tattoo over the years.
According to the artist, looking in the mirror every time should be a real pleasure for the person wearing the tattoo. People should not worry about the appearance of their tattoo, but should enjoy it.
When painting tattoos, Alexander Akhmertdinov looks at them under different lighting conditions. The reason is that he tries to see even the smallest and seemingly insignificant defects.