Color Realism Tattoos by Mat Valles

You won't find the usual cast of characters in these tattoos.

Mat Valles is a color realism tattoo artist at Blue Panda Tattoo in El Paso, Texas.

His portfolio features portraits, realistic renderings of wild animals and other still life imagery. One tattoo that especially caught my eye was a ripped skin and American flag piece. The ripped skin effect is a tough one to pull off, but Valles manages to add his artistic touch and make it look quite realistic. 

If you're anywhere near Texas, then Mat Valles is definitely one to see for your next color realism tattoo. 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Dorothy portrait by Mat Valles. #realism #colorrealism #portrait #MatValles #Dorothy #WizardofOz
Dorothy portrait by Mat Valles. #realism #colorrealism #portrait #MatValles #Dorothy #WizardofOz
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Color realism ocelot tattoo by Mat Valles. #realism #colorrealism #MatValles #cat #wildcat #ocelot
Color realism ocelot tattoo by Mat Valles. #realism #colorrealism #MatValles #cat #wildcat #ocelot
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Color realism tiger and flowers piece by Mat Valles. #realism #colorealism #MatValles #tiger #flowers
Color realism tiger and flowers piece by Mat Valles. #realism #colorealism #MatValles #tiger #flowers
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Heart grenade tattoo by Mat Valles. #realism #colorrealism #MatValles #heart #grenade
Heart grenade tattoo by Mat Valles. #realism #colorrealism #MatValles #heart #grenade
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Color realism gladiator helmet hand tattoo by Mat Valles. #realism #colorrealism #MatValles #helmet #gladiator
Color realism gladiator helmet hand tattoo by Mat Valles. #realism #colorrealism #MatValles #helmet #gladiator
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Skin rip American flag tattoo by Mat Valles. #realism #colorrealism #MatValles #skinrip #flag #Americanflag
Skin rip American flag tattoo by Mat Valles. #realism #colorrealism #MatValles #skinrip #flag #Americanflag
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
'The King' Elvis Presley portrait by Mat Valles. #realism #colorrealism #portrait #MatValles #ElvisPresley
'The King' Elvis Presley portrait by Mat Valles. #realism #colorrealism #portrait #MatValles #ElvisPresley

These Vivid Color Realism Tattoos by Pepa Heller are also stunning and will definitely provide you with some inspiration!

More of Mat's awesome tattoos can be found on his instagram.