Black and Grey Realism Tattoos by Billy Raike

Black and grey ink that works to suit any imagery you desire.

In Raike's work you'll find a mixture of dark and intense imagery like skulls and classic horror movie characters, but there's also lovely renditions of flowers and animals. Depending on what the piece needs, Raike can do soft and smooth black and greys, but also richer black saturation for the more eerie subject matter.

Raike's depictions of Dracula and the Bride of Frankenstein are two of my favorites. The shading techniques he's used in those portraits really makes the characters look like they've stepped right out of the vintage black and white horror movies. Billy Raike tattoos out of Electric Tattoo Parlor in Carpentersville, Illinois. 

Which of Billy Raike's tattoos is your favorite? 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey owl tattoo by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #bird #owl #realistic
Black and grey owl tattoo by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #bird #owl #realistic
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Poseidon tattoo by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #Poseidon #octopus #realistic
Poseidon tattoo by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #Poseidon #octopus #realistic
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Starsky and Hutch tattoo by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #portrait #StarskyandHutch
Starsky and Hutch tattoo by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #portrait #StarskyandHutch
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey skulls by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #skull
Black and grey skulls by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #skull
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Hot rod sleeve by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #sleeve #cars #hotrod
Hot rod sleeve by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #sleeve #cars #hotrod
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Lion by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #bigcat #lion
Lion by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #bigcat #lion
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey daffodils by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #flower #daffodil
Black and grey daffodils by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #flower #daffodil
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Anatomical heart tattoo by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #heart #anatomy #anatomicalheart
Anatomical heart tattoo by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #heart #anatomy #anatomicalheart
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Dracula and the bride of Frankenstein by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #Dracula #vampire #BrideofFrankenstein
Dracula and the bride of Frankenstein by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #Dracula #vampire #BrideofFrankenstein
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Skull, map and destination post by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #skull #map #destinationpost
Skull, map and destination post by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #skull #map #destinationpost
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Frankenstein portrait by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #Frankenstein #portrait
Frankenstein portrait by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #Frankenstein #portrait
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Howling wolf by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #wolf #howlingwolf
Howling wolf by Billy Raike. #blackandgrey #realism #BillyRaike #wolf #howlingwolf