Black and Grey Realism Tattoos by JP Alfonso

This Atlanta-based artist puts other black and grey tattoo artists to shame.

Much of JP Alfonso's tattoos focus on death, which is quite fitting for the black and grey realism style. Nothing is quite as confronting as a skull tattoo - the reminder of death is also a reminder to make every day count. 

Blank space and exposed skin is essential in such dark black and grey pieces, and Alfonso has mastered it. Packing in the black in the background means the foreground imagery is all the more dynamic. 

The difference between good black and grey and bad black and grey is huge. Check out JP Alfonso's work and see what a truly talented tattoo artist can do.

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey skull and candle sleeve by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #sleeve #skull #candle
Black and grey skull and candle sleeve by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #sleeve #skull #candle
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Wolf, bear and skull chest piece by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #wolf #bear #skull
Wolf, bear and skull chest piece by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #wolf #bear #skull
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Day of the Dead girl by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #DayoftheDead #rose #flower
Day of the Dead girl by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #DayoftheDead #rose #flower
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey skull and rose tattoo by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #skull #rose
Black and grey skull and rose tattoo by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #skull #rose
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Tiger by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #tiger #bigcat
Tiger by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #tiger #bigcat
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey eye and clock sleeve by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #sleeve #eye #clock
Black and grey eye and clock sleeve by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #sleeve #eye #clock
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Owl portrait by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #owl #bird
Owl portrait by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #owl #bird
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Dia de los Muertos woman by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #DiadelosMuertos
Dia de los Muertos woman by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #DiadelosMuertos
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Skull and clock tattoo by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #skull #clock
Skull and clock tattoo by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #skull #clock
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey skull and flowers sleeve by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #sleeve #skull #flowers
Black and grey skull and flowers sleeve by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #sleeve #skull #flowers
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Lighthouse and stormy scene by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #lighthouse #sea #storm
Lighthouse and stormy scene by JP Alfonso. #blackandgrey #realism #JPAlfonso #lighthouse #sea #storm

For more black and grey realism check out these Smooth Black & Grey Realism Tattoos by Jamie Mahood

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Extinguished candle by JP Alfonso. #realism #blackandgrey #candle #smokingcandle #JPAlfonso
Extinguished candle by JP Alfonso. #realism #blackandgrey #candle #smokingcandle #JPAlfonso

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