Posted in Artists,BlogAugust 11, 2012
My entire life I’ve been practicing fine arts in various mediums. I’ve attended top magnet art schools since 6th grade through high school. I attended College for Creative Studies and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Design. I had never considered being a tattoo artist, I actually stumbled in to the tattoo industry. Being ignorant to the art of tattooing I thought it was a craft with limitations. Up to that point in my life every tattoo I had personally seen wasn’t every good at all. After graduating in 2008, finding a job wasn’t easy because of the economy. After a couple weeks of searching for a job a friend asked me to design a tattoo for him. That gave me the idea to draw out tattoo designs for people as a freelancer until a job came around. After gathering a couple drawings I went around to a couple local tattoo shops and by the second one I had an apprenticeship opportunity. Tattooing took me back to artist expression, something I felt that I couldn’t express in the automotive design world. Eager to take my tattooing career to the next level, I researched and learned about some of the industry leaders like Nikko Hurtado, Nick Baxter, Bob Tyrrell, Gunnar, Victor Portugal, etc., after seeing the high quality of work they where producing. I became really passionate about being able to accomplish art on skin as i do with any other medium. Although I’m primarily self taught I have been fortunate to have had talented artists around me and good people who trusted me enough to let me tattoo them which has allowed me to elevate my skills and quality . Four years later I was honored to accept a position at Skin Design, tattooing next to one of the very best black and grey artists in the game, Robert Pho.
Posted in Artists,BlogJune 27, 2012
Pako was born in 1987. He has always been into art ever since he was a child. As his passion for art grew, so has his attention and respect for tattoo art. Pako has been tattooing since 2008. With no formal professional experience, Pako apprenticed under Robert Pho’s Skin Design Tattoo Inc in Las Vegas. Now working alongside his mentor, Pako’s tattoo work has shined and now highly sought after. He loves doing mostly black and grey and realism but can do just about anything you’re looking for. For appointments please contact the studio.
Posted in Artists,BlogJune 27, 2012
Robert Pho is a national award-winning tattoo artist at Skin Design Tattoo Inc. in LasVegas, Nevada. He has been tattooing for over 20 years and is completely self-taught. His hard work eventually earned him his spot as one of the most respectable tattooists of today’s times and as a successful businessman. Robert started tattooing in 1989 in California, eventually moved to North Carolina with his family in 1998, and there he opened up his first studio. After a tragedy with his father, Robert decided it was time for a change and moved his family to Las Vegas in 2004 to be closer to his other families. He relocated his business and started his own private studio in the summer of 2005 where he solely focused on his work, with his specialty being black and grey realism. He attended many conventions and started making a name for himself. His artwork has won many awards across the nation and has been featured in many top publications, magazines, and books worldwide. As a successful tattooist and businessman, Robert has apprenticed and mentored other up-and-coming tattoo artists and has helped them reach their goals as well. Robert’s goal is to put together a family-like team of quality artists and expand every year.