These days, it’s more common to have a tattoo than not, and as changing societal norms make it acceptable for even the most clean-cut crews to be inked up, more and more folks are going under the gun. Since tattoos literally last forever, why not dream big? If you have unlimited funds, time and travel budget you have plenty of options  – high rated, fine art tattoo studios known for their creativity, artistic approach and custom work.

One of those shops is Bang Bang Tattoo Studio located in NYC on the lower East Side – with top artists such as Keith McCurdy—a.k.a. Bang Bang, Liz Markov (featured in our pages) or Tye Harris and a client list that includes stars such as Rihanna, Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne , Bang Bang’s reputation has reached far beyond NYC locals.

As you already know, we select the sharpest needles in world for your inking endeavors and today we will focus on one of the artists that works at Bang Bang NYC: Anatole, a 27 years old tattoo artist who masters black & grey realistic tattoos.

The popularity of realistic tattoos has grown tremendously over the years and some have become viral sensations on social media – however, not all tattoo artists are able to master this style, as it requires a good understanding of color theory and “depth of field” technique.

Anatole has the advantage of a huge experience in drawing “ working on different mediums from pencil, graphic design, wood-printing to graffiti ” that allows him to approach the subject with a superior knowledge of color theory and its application.

He has the skills and talent to execute any style and he’s tattooed everything from American traditional to Japanese style but we give him a plus for his black & gray realistic tattoos which he approaches in a minimalist manner.

Inspired by his love for NYC,  religious imagery and Renaissance motifs, Anatole is a street tattoo shop artist who can draw pretty much anything on the spot, his drawing  and technical skills allowing him to create art onto a piece of skin.

Anatole is the artist that can give you your own personal masterpiece that will last a lifetime.  Check out the image gallery below for a little inspiration and feed your ink addiction this beautiful black & grey realistic tattoos with a minimalist touch.

Black & Grey Realistic Tattoos

Black & Grey Realistic Tattoos

Black & Grey Realistic Tattoos

tattoo by Anatole from Bang Bang NYC

realistic ship tattoo

realistic tattoo

tattoo by Anatole Bang Bang NYC

statue of liberty tattoo

black and gray sleeve

church tattoo

black & gray wolf tattoo

black and grey tiger tattoo

black and gray ship tatoo

photo ©  Anatole