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Phil Garcia

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Many of you know of Phil Garcia as being the artist who has completely redefined the rose tattoo and brought it to a new artistic level. Phil's roses are not only realistic, but perfectly proportioned to the body part, bold and clear, with just the right exaggerations to make it read nicely on the skin and hold up to aging. He does other realistic subjects as well, sometimes in surreal fusions with flowers, skulls and other motifs, and has won numerous awards for his immaculate work.


We are excited to have Phil as a guest writer in Reinventing The Tattoo. In his new chapter, Attention To Detail, Phil spells out his process in a concise step-by-step format with in-depth discussion of some of the things that he considers to be the most important aspects of his technique.