"Andres embarked on his journey as a tattoo artist in 2009, when the vibrant art form beckoned him in his homeland of Venezuela. In search of new horizons, he ventured to the United States in 2010 to pursue his professional career. Little did he know that this leap of faith would pave the way for his artistic evolution"
Andres embarked on his journey as a tattoo artist in 2009, when the vibrant art form beckoned him in his homeland of Venezuela. In search of new horizons, he ventured to the United States in 2010 to pursue his professional career. Little did he know that this leap of faith would pave the way for his artistic evolution.
The seeds of Andres' passion were sown in the picturesque town of Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Drawn to the inked tapestries adorning the skin of others, he found solace and inspiration within the walls of a local tattoo parlor called Inkdustry. Guided by the benevolence of his friend Marco Luzzagni, Andres acquired his first tattoo machine and supplies, a humble beginning that would soon transform into a lifelong pursuit.
With his limited English skills as his only companion, Andres sought refuge in the only sanctuary he knew—the world of tattooing. He humbly sought opportunities in various street shops, relentlessly honing his craft and immersing himself in the boundless depths of the art form. It was during this time that he discovered Body Language, a sanctuary in Galveston owned by the benevolent Susie McKamy, where he delved into the intricate world of realistic portraits and intricate pieces, eagerly soaking up every morsel of knowledge that the art of tattooing had to offer.
As the seasons changed and 2012 drew to a close, Andres set his sights on the illustrious tattooing scene in Houston. With fervor in his heart and admiration in his eyes, he discovered a haven where exceptional artists flourished and dreams were brought to life on the living canvas. Serendipity smiled upon him as fate wove its tapestry, granting him a golden opportunity to showcase his talent through a guest spot. And within a year, his aspirations were realized as he joined the ranks of the revered artists at Red Dagger, his artistic odyssey reaching new heights.
Today, Andres stands as an educator and a maestro of ink, his private studio Exile Art Collective, nestled amidst the tranquil landscapes north of Austin, Texas. With a fervent passion for his craft coursing through his veins, he stands poised to embrace the endless possibilities that the future holds. Each stroke of his needle is a testament to his unwavering dedication, an artistic symphony that whispers tales of his journey and the countless souls he has touched with his art.
As the sun sets on his past and the ink flows into an unwritten future, Andres remains captivated by the kaleidoscope of artistry that lies ahead. With every creation, he invites us to witness the magic that unfolds when passion dances upon the canvas of skin, an artist forever driven by the pursuit of beauty, connection, and the extraordinary power of ink.