Artists: Jose Gonzalez
What year did you start tattooing: 1998
Tell us about the style of your work: I work many different styles of tatoos, but currently I'm really enjoying, and trying to perfect, realistic tattoos in black and grey and realistic tattoos in color.
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: My best advise is to look for a design that you love and want to wear for life, getting a tattoo is a commitment. Always look for an artist that is trained and experienced in the style of tattoo you are after, and always take their advise an recommendations seriously. A profesional tattoo artist will know how to make your tattoo the best he can within his techniques and skills and will advise you on a design and size for that design that will look great during a very long time.
How did you get into tattooing: I got into tattooing when I went to art school, I was very young and got a job offered by a small local studio to draw their designs. Shortly after they trained me to start tattooing.
What inspires you to be an artist: The style of tattoo I really enjoy doing is realistic tattoos, I love doing reproductions of amazing photographs and existing artwork from painters or sculptures.