I will say that whenever I tell someone I am just meeting that I am a classical realist artist, they think of this.
But now when I tell someone I am a tattoo artist, they think of this. The later is way better.
Now, for the record, this in no way is going to become a tattoo oriented blog. We still consider ourselves full time painters, but I wanted to show how having fundamental realist skills can transfer over into new mediums. Good reference, composition, shapes, forms, edges, single light source, balls, etc are integral to both. Below are a couple tattoos we have done and a couple pieces of tattoo flash we designed. Enjoy.
NOTE: The answer is no to all the guys who are going to leave comments asking for me to do their tramp stamp (looking at you Jason De Graaf).