Vid Blanco's Powerful Photo Realism Tattoos with Minimal Color

Photo realism is popular in tattooing and Vid Blanco has got the technique down to flawless to create visually stunning pieces.

At the tender age of 22 and with just four years of tattooing under his belt, Vid Blanco is slaying it like a pro in the field of photo realism. He works at Rock n Roll Tattoo shop in Southampton, UK. I am a huge fan of this style and keep finding incredible artists working with it across the globe. Nowadays, the bar is set high for artists. Vid Blanco is up there with the big guns in my book.

His work is soft and effortless looking with incredible use of shading and minimal palettes. I particularly love it when he goes for bold black and grey with striking tones of blue ink. His work is simply gorgeous and I'd love to have a tattoo by this guy. If you are into photo realism tattoos you must get to know his work.

Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Being the huge skull fanatic I am I would die to have a skull tattoo of this caliber adorn my flesh. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #skull
Being the huge skull fanatic I am I would die to have a skull tattoo of this caliber adorn my flesh. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #skull
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Killer black and grey Samurai in progress. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #samurai
Killer black and grey Samurai in progress. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #samurai
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
This Alien tattoo is so realistic looking Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #Alien
This Alien tattoo is so realistic looking Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #Alien
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Awesome perspective on this skater tattoo #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #skater
Awesome perspective on this skater tattoo #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #skater
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Scary realistic wolf tattoo by Vid Blanco. #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #wolf
Scary realistic wolf tattoo by Vid Blanco. #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #wolf
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
I have a soft spot for La Catrina tattoos and this one is stunning. #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #lacatrina
I have a soft spot for La Catrina tattoos and this one is stunning. #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #lacatrina
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
An alternative snake tattoo and looks killer against black by Vid Blanco. #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #snake #skeleton
An alternative snake tattoo and looks killer against black by Vid Blanco. #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #snake #skeleton
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Close up detail on a rose by Vid Blanco. #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #rose
Close up detail on a rose by Vid Blanco. #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #rose
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Beautifully soft black and grey work by Vid Blanco. #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #rose
Beautifully soft black and grey work by Vid Blanco. #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #rose
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Vid manages to capture portraiture perfectly. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #portrait
Vid manages to capture portraiture perfectly. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #portrait
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Flawless lines and shading are Vid's trademark. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey
Flawless lines and shading are Vid's trademark. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Also like the fact he can try something completely new in his style and it works! Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #eye #wolf #surreal
Also like the fact he can try something completely new in his style and it works! Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #eye #wolf #surreal
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Hail to the King baby one of my fave horror icons Ash Williams. #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #AshWilliams #evildead
Hail to the King baby one of my fave horror icons Ash Williams. #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #AshWilliams #evildead
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
One for the gamers out there. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #ganondorf #legendofzelda
One for the gamers out there. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #ganondorf #legendofzelda
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Awesome tonal work on this skull it looks so metallic. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #skull
Awesome tonal work on this skull it looks so metallic. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #skull
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Unusual surreal tattooing also works well with his style. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #surreal #bluerose
Unusual surreal tattooing also works well with his style. Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #surreal #bluerose
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Stunning Geisha tattoo and I'm loving that blue! Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #geisha
Stunning Geisha tattoo and I'm loving that blue! Photo from Vid Blanco on Instagram #VidBlanco #photorealism #realism #UKtattooer #minimalpalette #blackandgrey #geisha