Tom Renshaw – World Renowned Tattoo Artist

Tom Renshaw photos, all images ©Chad Lee Photography.

Back in 2004, I had the pleasure of working with the world renowned tattoo artist.  A legend at his craft considered one of the best in the business.

Tom Renshaw

some of his amazing work Tom Renshaw









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Tom  has been tattooing for approximately 20 years. For the first 10 years,he tattooed at Eternal Tattoos.   After a five-year stint in partnership at Electric Superstition, he is now back at Eternal Tattoos . With good friend, Tramp. Now tattooing at the new Eternal location in Clawson, Michigan.

Tom has tattooed people from all over the world. His clients fly and drive in from around the country, as well as from abroad. Tom has won over 400 national and international awards for his photo realistic style of tattoo. He specializes in human portraiture, wildlife portraiture, wildlife scenes and landscape scenery.  As well as any other subject matter that his clients wish to have reproduced.

Tom stopped working with color in 2000, now preferring to concentrate on his medium of choice.  Black and gray photo realistic tattoo. Tom works very limited hours and days preferring quality over quantity. A good number of his clients are fellow tattoo artists. Tom has been inspired by such classics as Brian Everett and Jack Rudy. He himself continues to inspire a new generation of tattoo artists working with black and gray.

Tom has been featured in hundreds of tattoo magazines, both here and abroad. As well as Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated and Playboy. Tom has also been featured on local and national television and newsprint. He has appeared on MTV, the Travel Channel special called “Tattoo Masters”, and TLC’s “Tattoo Wars”.