Color Realism Tattoos by Sean Sweeney

Portraits with an old-school movie poster feel.

Sean Sweeney is the owner and tattoo artist at American Tattoo Art in Virginia.  Sweeney does the occasional black and grey tattoo, but his portfolio is made up primarily of color realism tattoos. His work features mainly movie characters, creatures, and family portraits - all of which are quite commonly requested by clients.  

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Color portrait by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #portrait
Color portrait by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #portrait

His style reminds me of the artwork on old-school movie posters, with a  smooth, painterly realism feel. The tattoos bring on feelings of nostalgia, especially with the recreations of movie characters. Be whisked away to the past with these portrait tattoos by Sean Sweeney.

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Comparing the photograph of Stan Lee to the portrait tattoo by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #StanLee #portrait
Comparing the photograph of Stan Lee to the portrait tattoo by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #StanLee #portrait
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Child portrait by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #portrait #child #family
Child portrait by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #portrait #child #family
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Barbara Maitland from Beetlejuice by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #Beetlejuice #BarbaraMaitland
Barbara Maitland from Beetlejuice by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #Beetlejuice #BarbaraMaitland
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Laura Palmer portrait by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #LauraPalmer #portrait #TwinPeaks
Laura Palmer portrait by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #LauraPalmer #portrait #TwinPeaks
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Zombie creature by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #zombie #horror
Zombie creature by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #zombie #horror
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Kylo Ren tattoo by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #KyloRen #StarWars
Kylo Ren tattoo by Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #KyloRen #StarWars

For more color realism check out these super Creepy Color Realism Tattoos by Bumer

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Jason Voorhees' hockey mask. By Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #Fridaythe13th #JasonVoorhees #hockeymask
Jason Voorhees' hockey mask. By Sean Sweeney. #realism #colorrealism #SeanSweeney #Fridaythe13th #JasonVoorhees #hockeymask