Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Robert Hernandez - Vittamin Tattoo Madrid
“Throughout the years I have tried to develop my own unique style. My style tends to be a little on the dark side, sinister even. My main focus has always been realism. I like to play with different tones and textures. I also enjoy distorting portraits or any other type of image. I try to create things that look as alive as possible no matter how far fetched the subject may appear. I believe that anything you can draw or paint you can tattoo.”
Robert has his own studio based in Madrid which has been going since 2000 and bears the moniker of Vittamin Tattoo. This is where some of his most outstanding work has been produced. A vividly rendered ant so well done that it almost pops off the arm of one client is merely one example; his portfolio is filled with incredible examples of black and grey portraiture (the hardest type of tattoo to do, as you can read about in our Paul Booth feature) – bearded zombies, vampiric priestesses and that calling card of the Dark Style tattooist, creepily pale, hollow eyed little girls.