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Intricate Textured Tattoos Hand-Painted by a Master Artist (20 Pics)

Here, take a look at these incredible tattoos with varying textures…

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Carlos Velasquez, better known as Velco, is a tattoo artist who uses unique textures to create striking works of art. While he may have only begun tattooing in 2019, he is already an expert at creating realistic, gritty tattoos.

His multidisciplinary art space is dedicated to tattooing, graphic design, music production, and streetwear. He told Demilked, “When I first started tattooing, I was only doing fine line work, as I wanted to get accustomed to the skin, needle, and ink before experimenting with other styles.” After a year of drawing, I began experimenting with new methods, and the dotwork effect I use today came about when a client asked me to incorporate shading into one of my designs. Because of how much I liked the resulting grainy texture, I decided to alter the course of my tattooing career.

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A second quote from Velco reads, “The effect gave me the feel of the beautiful vintage, grainy texture in images captured with a film camera, and since then, I’ve been working on designs where I can integrate this effect.” Look at the pictures of his amazing tattoos below.

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“Saska and David have been mentoring me on the fundamentals and culture of tattoos as well as helping me find my own style and path within the industry and opening my eyes to the many disciplines of art that I can dive into,” the artist told us, describing the influence his teachers had on him.

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Velco said, “My main inspiration when drawing has been coming from me trying to express my feelings, thoughts, and experiences that I find myself living at the moment, and from the conversations that I’ve had the pleasure to share with my clients. All of the people who have been getting tattoos with me have given me glimpses into their lives and realities, which have shaped how I view my own.

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The artist went on to say, “The atmosphere of where I’m drawing is very important to me, including the lighting, sounds, and aroma in the environment. All of these things help me zone out and express what I can’t otherwise say to myself or the world.

My window frames, which I’ve been tattooing, are portals to a parallel universe. Moreover, he said, “It’s lovely to know that there are now numerous portals roving the Earth, giving us glimpses of other universes.”

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Velco added, “My main project for the years to come is to start working in different cities and countries in order to explore the many cultures, food, art, architecture, and ways of living that exist in the world we live in, as well as to expand my knowledge on 3D modelling and 2D animation in the hopes of supplementing the universe I’ve been creating with my artwork.”

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