Artists: Elias Mora-Martinez
What year did you start tattooing: 2015
Do you have any special training: I apprenticed under various artist
Tell us about the style of your work: I mostly like to do black and grey work, with a little bit of a twist. I like combining classic black and grey cultural tattoos with color, geometric shapes, and effects. I like to think of it sort of a mixed media type of thing.
Conventions usually worked: At the moment I haven't been focusing on conventions.
Where did you apprentice?: I apprenticed at Blindside Tattoos in Austin Tx.
What tattoo artist do you most admire: The ones I work with. They all are extremely humble, and willing to share their knowledge with me. For the good of the craft and progression of art.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: To eat and have a good night sleep. Sort of like preparing for a big test.
How did you get into tattooing: I was always into art. It wasn't until I started getting tattooed that I decided to pursue it as a profession. I enjoyed the atmosphere of tattoo shops, and how relaxed they were at times despite all the craziness that tends to happen inside them.
What inspires you to be an artist: To continue to push myself and my co workers to push the envelope. Too many people are okay with being carbon copies. I feel like as a human you should always fight to be better in your own unique way. Find a nichè in life and move in.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: I look forward to doing anything I get the opportunity to draw. No Pinterest or google. Although sadly it isn't always the case and the majority are Pinterest inspired. But I try and get the client to let me re draw some of it so it's unique and one of a kind.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: I wanna do more portraits. Really of anyone or anything.