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19 Perfect Portraits by Bob Tyrrell

Detroit born artist Bob Tyrrell has an incredible knack for making a portrait leap off the skin. Despite his relatively late entry into the tattooing world, (beginning an apprenticeship at 34)  Bob has quickly gained a large following, both in his hometown and on the convention circuit. His talent for black and grey photo-realism remains undisputed and unparalleled.

You may recognize the subject matter in some of these tattoos below, as it has become a bit of his signature to tattoo Rock & Roll music icons, and celebrities.

Enjoy!

Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix
One of the raddest portraits I've ever seen! Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top
One of the raddest portraits I've ever seen! Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Clint Eastwood in all his grumpy glory
Clint Eastwood in all his grumpy glory
The man, Bob Marley
The man, Bob Marley

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An amazing one of Willie Nelson
An amazing one of Willie Nelson
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
The Coolest. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
The Coolest. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
HR Giger
HR Giger
BB King
BB King
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
Freddie Mercury of Queen
Freddie Mercury of Queen
Nina Simone
Nina Simone
Larry David
Larry David
Another awesome Willie Nelson
Another awesome Willie Nelson
Pantera's Dimebag Darrell
Pantera's Dimebag Darrell
Pirates of the Carribbean - Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp
Pirates of the Carribbean - Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp

For more work from Bob, you can visit his Instagram @BobTyrrell

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New York Native. Dreamer, traveler, collector, headbanger. NY Ink Season 3 Social Media & Writer for Tattoodo

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