Artists: Isaiah Castro
What year did you start tattooing: 2013
Do you have any special training: I have some college level drawing and sketching classes and I have been drawing since I was about 6.
Tell us about the style of your work: I do not have my own distinct style yet. I enjoy doing black and grey work and photo realism. I really enjoy traditional Japanese work and bright colors.
Conventions usually worked: none yet!
Where did you apprentice?: At Living Canvas Tattoo Parlour In Littleton, Colorado
What tattoo artist do you most admire: Bob Tyrrell, Corey Miller, Nikko Hurtado
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: Make sure it is something that meaning to you. It doesn't matter what others think of it. It's your body, not theirs, but do put the time into the idea so you do not regret it later in life. Also do not get tattoos out of someone's kitchen.
How did you get into tattooing: I always liked the ideas of tattoos since I was young. I got my first tattoo when I was 18 and I wasn't "addicted" so it is said. It took a horrible disaster of a tattoo out of someone's kitchen to make me think, "If he is able to pick up a machine and attempt to tattoo, why can't I?" I got a starter set for Christmas and from there I watched every single video about tattooing I could find, tattooed fruit, and then found a few friends to let me practice on them. From then on I fell in love with tattooing.
What inspires you to be an artist: I enjoy seeing all the different styles of art that are out there and respect it all. Bright and vibrant artwork inspires me to attempt to make my own. Everyone out there has a different view with art and I think that is awesome!
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: I am looking forward to doing a large Japanese style tattoo. Portraits. I would like to try some new school designs.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: I really want to do a black and grey portrait.