The Nicest Black & Grey Realism You've Ever Seen by Sergio Sanchez

The Nicest Black & Grey Realism You've Ever Seen by Sergio Sanchez

Sergio Sanchez has been tattooing for over 20 years. That's longer than a lot of artists today can say.

But what's even MORE amazing than the longevity of his tattooing career is the fact that he took 15 of those years OFF to dedicate to a career of both creating and teaching fine art. 

Tattoo artist Sergio Sanchez #tattooartist #sergiosanchez

"I'd been an artist my whole life, and my friends wanted tattoos, so that motivated me to get one of those mail-order kits and just start practicing on my friends," Sanchez said. "I didn't do good work at the beginning, but I figured it out eventually."

Sanchez tattooed for about 10 years, and while he loved what he was doing- he started to feel stagnant, as many people do when they feel like they aren't progressing in any way. He decided he wanted to go to art school. So he did. And then, he decided he wants to teach as well. So he did that too. 

Buddha Elephant tattoo by Sergio Sanchez #sergiosanchez #buddha #elephant #buddhaelephant #realism

"Toward the end of my time teaching, I started noticing more and more tattoo artists in my classes," Sanchez says. "Seeing that gave me the motivation I needed to get back into it."

.. And back into it he got. With an artistic background as extensive as his, it's no surprise that he's one of the most talented artists in the game- particularly in the realm of black and grey realism. 

Black and grey realism tattoo by Sergio Sanchez #sergiosanchez #realism
Realism portrait by Sergio Sanchez #realism #portrait #sergiosanchez
Shamen with sage and peyote, crow and deer by Sergio Snchez #realism #deer #crow #shamen #peyote
Girl with an Indian feather headdress by Sergio Sanchez #sergiosanchez #realism #cat #indianheaddress
Black and grey realism Pig tattoo by Sergio Sanchez #pig #realism #sergiosanchez #blackandgrey
Beautiful portrait realism by Sergio Sanchez #realism #portrait #sergiosachez
Beautiful art by Sergio Sanchez #sergiosanchez #realism #art
Pitt bull with some style by Sergio Sanchez #pittbull #sergiosanchez #realism
Realism tattoo by Sergio Sanchez #sergiosanchez #realism
Crying Jesus realism tattoo by Sergio Sanchez #sergiosanchez #realism #portrait #Jesus

Featured Tattoo Destinations

androidapplearrow-right arrow-rounded arrowavatar-followavatar-hollowavatar-unfollowavatar brightness burger-searchcalendar caretcheckmarkclock close comment-filled contrast crop cross-fashioncrossdone down editemail exitfacebook iconinstagram like-filled like linklistlocation-hollow location mediumnext phone pin-filled play previous review-star Path 2save-plusSavescroll_pickerscroll-downsearch shareshareEmail shareFacebook sharePinterest shareTwitter Combined ShapeCreated with Sketch. star studio-simpleGo to studio icontag-button user-lockverified website youtubezoom-in zoom-out