The Insane Realism of Colombian Artist Ronald Horta Is Jaw Dropping

Colombian tattooer Ronald Horta creates hyper realistic portraits with the most insane detail you will ever see in ink.

At this year's Tattoo Music Fest in Bogota, Colombia there were tattoo artists representing every style and design school showcasing their skills both in the flesh and in their impressive portfolios. One of the strongest styles I saw was realism and there was one artist that stood out head and shoulders above the rest. Ronald Horta from Barranquilla, Colombia creates insane detailed realism tattoos that really capture the life and expression in a portrait. When I saw his James Hetfield piece I almost shit a brick. It is not only his flawless detail but the way he can actually transmit real personality and energy in the portrait. Hands down one of the most talented realism artists I've ever seen. I have found my next tattoo artist for sure. This guy is Colombia's hidden treasure and you need to get to know him right now. 

Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
The eyes in this Jesus tattoo are very soulful Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #jesus #religious
The eyes in this Jesus tattoo are very soulful Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #jesus #religious
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Awesome Samuel L.Jackson as Nick Fury Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #SamuelLJackson #NickFury #Marvel
Awesome Samuel L.Jackson as Nick Fury Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #SamuelLJackson #NickFury #Marvel
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Amazing photo/tattoo comparison totally flawless Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait
Amazing photo/tattoo comparison totally flawless Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Ronald captured Michelle Pfieffer's Catwoman attitude perfectly Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #catwoman #MichellePfieffer
Ronald captured Michelle Pfieffer's Catwoman attitude perfectly Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #catwoman #MichellePfieffer
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Insanely real portrait of singer and actor Ruben Blades Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #RubenBlades
Insanely real portrait of singer and actor Ruben Blades Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #RubenBlades
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
This tattoo captures Johnny Depp's personality so well it's all in the eyes Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #JohnnyDepp #intenze
This tattoo captures Johnny Depp's personality so well it's all in the eyes Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #JohnnyDepp #intenze
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Ronald also slays it in black and grey love this Salvador Dali Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #SalvadorDali
Ronald also slays it in black and grey love this Salvador Dali Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #SalvadorDali
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Awesome to see a progress shot of this Poseidon tatoo Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #Poseidon
Awesome to see a progress shot of this Poseidon tatoo Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #Poseidon
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Ronald even signs his art masterpieces Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait
Ronald even signs his art masterpieces Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Amazing capture of every wrinkle on Keith Richards face and hands  Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #KeithRichards #RollingStones
Amazing capture of every wrinkle on Keith Richards face and hands Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #KeithRichards #RollingStones
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
My favourite guitar god Slash Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #Slash
My favourite guitar god Slash Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #Slash
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Killer portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #blackadgrey #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #LeonardoDiCaprio #TheRevenant
Killer portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #blackadgrey #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #LeonardoDiCaprio #TheRevenant
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
This tattoo really shows the personality of the kid Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait
This tattoo really shows the personality of the kid Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Colombian football ace Carlos "El Pibe" Valderrama Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #ElPibe #CarlosValderrama
Colombian football ace Carlos "El Pibe" Valderrama Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #ElPibe #CarlosValderrama
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Another amazing James Hetfield tattoo Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #JamesHetfield #Metallica
Another amazing James Hetfield tattoo Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #JamesHetfield #Metallica
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Awesome Hulk tattoo the color really pops Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #Hulk
Awesome Hulk tattoo the color really pops Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #Hulk
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Super realistic Mick Jagger portrait Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #MickJagger #RollingStones
Super realistic Mick Jagger portrait Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #MickJagger #RollingStones
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
This tattoo of Wiz Khalifa won Ronald an award for best color realism in Medellin Colombia  Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #WizKhalifa
This tattoo of Wiz Khalifa won Ronald an award for best color realism in Medellin Colombia Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #WizKhalifa
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Epic detail on an even more epic beard in this portrait of James Harden Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #beard #JamesHarden
Epic detail on an even more epic beard in this portrait of James Harden Photo from Ronald Horta on Instagram #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait #beard #JamesHarden
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Amazing work all round from this Colombian artist Ronald Horta #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait
Amazing work all round from this Colombian artist Ronald Horta #RonaldHorta #hyperealism #realistic #colombiantattooers #tatuadorescolombianos #portrait

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