Realism is a style of tattooing that consists of making the art look, “real.” Realism can vary from a Semi-realistic style- the image looks “real-enough” and not have the many layers of texture and lighting, Photo Realistic- the image is as close to a photo as possible, or Neo-realistic style- which is a little more Illustrative and dynamic that picks and chooses the information within the reference that’s most important. Just like my portraits, I often like to mix the media by adding elements of New School and Traditional to create a more interesting piece of work.