Betty Szanto is one of our Tattoo artists at Blade & Shade


Realism Tattoos from Betty Szanto


Betty Szanto at Blade & Shade

Tattoo Artist

Specialty: Realism Tattoo

Favorite motifs: Animal portraits


Betty is one of our talented tattoo artists at Blade & Shade. She stands for a perfectly implemented Realism and prefers to work with animal motifs in Black and White.


She has a friendly nature and an open-minded manner. It is very important to her to have a detailed discussion with her customers so that she can learn more about the ideas. Betty achieves a first-class depth effect in her motifs and thus transforms every tattoo into something special. Her attention to detail has no limits, resulting in very impressive works.


Realism refers to accurate representations of real-life imagery. Realistic Tattoos can be created using color, or in black and white and can range from simple to very complex designs. If you want to know more about Betty’s work, take a look at her Instagram page. Convince yourself!


Would you like to have a tattoo of Betty on your skin? Here you can book a free and non-binding appointment for an initial consultation with her. We are looking forward to hearing from you.


Portfolio Betty Szanto

Realistic Tattoos: precise, detailed, and accurate representations of real life imagery

Realism tattoo artists work a lot with structures, contrast and shading to create a photorealistic effect. This tattoo style is also characterized by very soft transitions and gentle shades. Learn more about Realistic Tattoos here.


Not every tattoo artist is able to do Realistic Tattoos. This type of tattoo requires a lot of experience and talent. Betty has been tattooing for many years and is our specialist for animal portraits. Her tattoos have an enormous plasticity, which makes them look very lively. For a 3D look, she uses different structures and shades.


Here you can book a free and non-binding appointment for an initial consultation. Betty is happy to answer any questions you may have. 


We constantly work at a very high level to give you the best possible advice. If you have any questions, we are always at your side. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Betty Szanto on Instagram

Questions Or Book An Appointment

You can reach us by phone at
041 260 00 52, send us an email at or visit us in our tattoo studio in Lucerne.


Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend you to book an appointment for piercing, so we can guarantee to take enough time for you.

We offer almost all popular tattoo styles, from Fineline and Lettering Tattoos, to Neotraditional, Polynesian Tattoos and Realistic Tattoos. However, our main focus is on Fineline, Graphic, Realistic, and Coverup Tattoos

So that we can properly approach your tattoo, we need a rough idea from you. If you can tell us where and how big you want to make your tattoo approximately and if you can show us an inspiration in the form of a picture, you make this even easier for us. You can easily bring pictures and templates on your smartphone or print them out. Before the appointment, you can also prepare your skin by applying a daily body lotion or moisturizer. This will help your skin to cope better with the tattoo and its healing. and its healing better.

This can not be answered in a general way, it depends on the effort – this depends on various points such as the size such as the size, placement, style of the tattoo, as well as the skin of the wearer. The basic price for a tattoo is CHF 220.00.

The size of the tattoo should always be in proportion to the placement. Would you like a small tattoo, we recommend you to place it in a place where it does not look lost and also it should be so large, that it has a good quality even when healed and aged. If you want to have a large tattoo, it is important, that the motif flows with the body and its with the body and its shapes and has enough space. Generally, the larger the motif, the better it keeps as a tattoo.

A tattoo is a decision that accompanies you for life. You should therefore be very sure what you tattoo yourself.

Basically, a tattoo does not need to be re-tattooed, if the healing was successful. Today’s color pigments are also much more stable than a few years ago. This means that aging of the tattoo happens more slowly today. However, it is very important that the skin is regularly cared for and protected from excessive sunlight, so that a tattoo remains beautiful in the long term.

A tattoo is usually perceived as unpleasant during the process, time and in some places it is a little more or less painful.

We sell our own aftercare ointment which can be purchased in the store. For a day appointment you get the cream for free. Basically, we recommend you to work with it, Alternatively, a Bepanthen ointment can be used.

From 2022 on, numerous pigments and preservatives are banned in the EU, Switzerland is not affected for the time being – nevertheless, we have been using colors for some time which will still be permissible, should the law be adopted in our country.

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