Artists: Manny Lopez
What year did you start tattooing: 2005
Do you have any special training: I received my Bachelors in graphic design at the Art Institute of Phoenix.
Tell us about the style of your work: I specialize in photo realism, water color, cover-ups and free hand pieces.
Conventions usually worked: The Body Art Expo in San Francisco and Phoenix
Where did you apprentice?: Self taught
What tattoo artist do you most admire: There are too many to list but one of my favorites is Nikko Hurtado
Before someone gets a tattoo what advice do you give them?: To relax and stay calm.
How did you get into tattooing: I’ve always been an artist since I was eight years old. I crossed over into tattooing while I was in the military when another tattoo artist would ask me to draw for him. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and loved taking my art to another level.
What inspires you to be an artist: The opportunity to create a permanent piece of art on peoples bodies to admire for the rest of their lives.
What kind of tattoos do you look forward to doing: Anything unique and different.
Is there a tattoo that you haven't done yet that you are dying to do: A marvel comic back piece.