Getting inked: four countries, four styles

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These Latinos are recognized in their countries for their outstanding work as tattoo artists

Getting inked: four countries, four styles

A designer is a person who is dedicated to the graphic creation of objects by performing a sketch before being expressed it in the final support. In the case of tattoo the final support is the skin, which is permanently modified by the introduction of pigments under the epidermis. Here are four Latin American tattoo designers who stand out for their creativity and special skills in several techniques.

Yomico Moreno

This Venezuelan with almost 400 thousand followers in Instagram has more than ten years of experience as a professional tattoo artist. He has participated in numerous conventions in England, Denmark, Italy, Belgium and Australia. He stands out mainly for his realistic, hyperrealistic and 3D style. However, the tattoos topics include everything from celebrity portraits to surrealistic images.

Leidy Vargas

She is a young Colombian plastic artist, illustrator and tattooist who is part of the Morbida Tattoo studio, one of the most recognized in Bogota. Her tattoos are mostly colorful and delicate. However, her flawless handling of the watercolor technique is what makes acclaimed her work.

Stefano Alcántara

This 39-year-old Peruvian is perhaps the most recognized in his country. He began with tattooing in 1994 and inherited the pleasure for art of his great-grandfather José Alcántara de La Torre, a famous painter of the time. It is recognized for his light management highlighting some parts of the tattoo, as well as for his excellent way of expressing depth.

Nancy Jehagi

This 30 year old woman unlike the others tattoo artists had not started tattooing since she was very young and she had never drawn, but that was what led her to discover her own style. This Mexican is recognized in Latin America because in her works the pointillism technique prevails, in addition to that she uses only two colors: red and black.


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