The artists at Third Eye Tattoos love tattooing the biggest and best figures from pop culture through the decades. From movies, to musicians, and everything in between, look below for some of the most awe-inspiring popular culture realism tattoos.
Biggie Smalls is still regarded as one of the best rappers of all time, a true G.O.A.T for fans of 90s hip-hop. This portrait pays homage to the rapper, as well as to New York City. Done by Shiva, who slyly references Biggie's nemesis and fellow rapper, Tupac, in the newspaper.
From one of the largest film franchises ever, this realistic portrait of a Stormtrooper honors the legacy that is Star Wars.
From the classic film series, "Transformers", this realistic black and grey tattoo portrays the character Bumblebee. This autobot is known for transforming into several cars, notably a Volkswagen Beetle in the 2018 film, "Bumblebee", and as a yellow and black Chevrolet Camaro in the first installment of the Transformers films from 2007. This tattoo is a truly unique way to memorialize a favourite character! Done by Shiva, who has been working to complete a full Transformers-themed sleeve.
This one-of-a-kind tattoo depicts a realistic scene of The Joker, a classic villain for any D.C. Comics and Batman fans. Whether you are team Heath Ledger, Jared Leto, Joaquin Phoenix, or even Troy Baker, everyone can appreciate this black and grey depiction of this memorable supervillain done by Shiva.
These spine-chilling black and grey portraits immortalize members of the heavy metal band Slipknot, #7 Mick Thomson and #8 Corey Taylor. A true fan doesn't just know all the band's songs or albums, they get tattoos of their favourite members.
This realistic tattoo portrays a perfectly creepy Hannibal Lecter from the TV Series "Hannibal". This character, portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen in the TV show, and originally by Anthony Hopkins in the "Silence of the Lambs" film series, is the embodiment of pure evil. As a huge fan himself, Shiva perfectly captured Hannibal's twisted nature in this stylized portrait, with details both an avid fan and newbie can appreciate.
Classic rock fans are surely familiar with The Tragically Hip and their front man, the late Gordon Downie. This realistic tattoo portrays Gord in his memorable attire, facing an adoring crowd. A tattoo such as this is a great way to memorialize your favourite musician.
Bam! Bam Margera, that is. This realistic black and grey tattoo portrays the daredevil that was one of the stars of the infamous Jackass movies, alongside Steve-O, Johnny Knoxville, and the whole gang.
To finish off this post, have a last look at this amazing couple's tattoo! These realistic portrait tattoos, depicting the Bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein's Monster, are a fantastic way to eternalize both the couple's love for each other, and for this classic piece of film history.
All of the tattoos in this blog post were done by Third Eye Tattoos resident artist and shop owner, Shiva. To check out more amazing work, check out his Instagram, TikTok, and Pinterest. To book with Shiva, click here.