Portrait tattoos are a very powerful way to preserve the memory of a loved one forever. Michael Bragan of Salem Massachusetts came into Witch City Ink with a picture of his Mother kissing his Grandfather on her wedding day. He was looking to get a portrait tattoo done, and he chose Natan to do the portrait because he liked some of the other portraits in his portfolio. His Grandfather had passed away on December 27th of 2007, and Michael felt this would be the best way to honor his grandfather.
In Michael’s words: “I chose this picture because it is my mother’s favorite of the two together and from what I can remember this was the happiest I ever saw him. The smile on his face was priceless!”
Below are the images of the picture Michael brought in, the stencil Natan made of the picture, and the final tattoo.
The original Image:
Grandfather and Mother Picture
Finished Portrait with original picture
A Close up shot of the Final Tattoo:
Grandfather and Mother Portrait Close up
Natan writes, “Portrait tattoos are always a joy to do because people are so thrilled when you get it perfect. A tattoo of a loved one is a great way to keep them forever in your thoughts. When people bring in their favorite picture of a someone its up to you to really capture not only their likeness but also their spirit. There’s always a great story behind it and its some of the most challenging yet rewarding work you can do.”