Dark Portraits of Celebrities by Anrijs Straume

These dark, black and grey celebrity portraits are enough to keep anyone up at night.

SloppyJoe6 months ago in Tattoo Artists

Andrijs Straume started tattooing in 2008 and has cemented himself as one of the premier black and grey tattoo artists in the UK, and the world. In fact, he is so engrained in that style, that it has been years since he has used color in his work. But don't think that this has limited as an artist, he has innovated a style of his very own. He describes his unique style as "Dark Trash Realism," and you can see why in these delightfully twisted portraits of celebrities. 

JoeFrom Tattoodo App
Zombie Boy in all of his undead glory as tattooed by Anrijs Straume. #AnrijsStraume #darkwork #dark #portrait #celebrities #ZombieBoy #blackandgrey
Zombie Boy in all of his undead glory as tattooed by Anrijs Straume. #AnrijsStraume #darkwork #dark #portrait #celebrities #ZombieBoy #blackandgrey

Yes, Straume's "Dark Trash Realism" tattoos are quite dark in their complete absence of color, but that's not really the point. These portraits are tonally dark as well, with a surreal feel to them. Consider the blackness of the eyes and the symbols scrawled on the faces — Straume's tattoos are some pretty heavy stuff. Even the most courageous people will suffer some sleepless nights from taking in Straume's art. 

JoeFrom Tattoodo App
I prescribe a dose of House tattoo to you. Tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #AnrijsStraume #darkwork #dark #portrait #celebrities #House #HughLaurie #blackandgrey #popculture #darktrashrealism
I prescribe a dose of House tattoo to you. Tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #AnrijsStraume #darkwork #dark #portrait #celebrities #House #HughLaurie #blackandgrey #popculture #darktrashrealism
JoeFrom Tattoodo App
The Ace of Spades himself. Tattoo by Anrijs Starume. #AnrijsStraume #darkwork #dark #portrait #celebrities #Lemmy #Motorhead #blackandgrey #popculture #darktrashrealism
The Ace of Spades himself. Tattoo by Anrijs Starume. #AnrijsStraume #darkwork #dark #portrait #celebrities #Lemmy #Motorhead #blackandgrey #popculture #darktrashrealism
JoeFrom Tattoodo App
Snape will cast a spell on you. Tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #AnrijsStraume #darkwork #dark #portrait #celebrities #Snape #HarryPotter #blackandgrey #popculture #darktrashrealism
Snape will cast a spell on you. Tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #AnrijsStraume #darkwork #dark #portrait #celebrities #Snape #HarryPotter #blackandgrey #popculture #darktrashrealism
JoeFrom Tattoodo App
One of The Beautiful People got this ink by Anrijs Straume. #AnrijsStraume #darkwork #dark #portrait #celebrities #Manson #MarilynManson
One of The Beautiful People got this ink by Anrijs Straume. #AnrijsStraume #darkwork #dark #portrait #celebrities #Manson #MarilynManson
JoeFrom Tattoodo App
Rick isn't Walking Dead anymore. Tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #AnrijsStraume #darkwork #dark #portrait #celebrities #WalkingDead #rick #blackandgrey #popculture #darktrashrealism #comics #tv
Rick isn't Walking Dead anymore. Tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #AnrijsStraume #darkwork #dark #portrait #celebrities #WalkingDead #rick #blackandgrey #popculture #darktrashrealism #comics #tv

Check out Anrijs' Instagram to scope some more of his dark designs.