August 18, 2017

10 San Antonio Tattoo Artists You Should Already Be Following on Instagram

It's no secret that the San Antonio tattoo scene has been growing faster now than ever before. With tons of skilled craftsmen and women working around the area, its easy to find an artist who can help your body-art visions come to life. So to help you find the best talent on the scene, we've compiled this list of ten tattoo artists who are some of the best at what they do.
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Jake Valdez, @jakevaldez
Flesh Electric Tattoo, 2110 McCullough Ave., (210) 314-5685
In terms of style, Jake Valdez is a master of many. Whether he’s doing work in black and grey, Traditional, Japanese, or Neo-Traditional, his designs are always strongly rooted in his own illustrative approach. By mixing one or more stylistic elements together, Valdez is skilled in creating pieces that are both comfortingly familiar yet refreshingly unique.
Photo via Instagram, jakevaldez
Jake Valdez, @jakevaldez
Flesh Electric Tattoo, 2110 McCullough Ave., (210) 314-5685
In terms of style, Jake Valdez is a master of many. Whether he’s doing work in black and grey, Traditional, Japanese, or Neo-Traditional, his designs are always strongly rooted in his own illustrative approach. By mixing one or more stylistic elements together, Valdez is skilled in creating pieces that are both comfortingly familiar yet refreshingly unique.
Photo via Instagram, jakevaldez
Jake Valdez, @jakevaldez
Flesh Electric Tattoo, 2110 McCullough Ave., (210) 314-5685
In terms of style, Jake Valdez is a master of many. Whether he’s doing work in black and grey, Traditional, Japanese, or Neo-Traditional, his designs are always strongly rooted in his own illustrative approach. By mixing one or more stylistic elements together, Valdez is skilled in creating pieces that are both comfortingly familiar yet refreshingly unique.
Photo via Instagram, jakevaldez
Jake Valdez, @jakevaldez
Flesh Electric Tattoo, 2110 McCullough Ave., (210) 314-5685
In terms of style, Jake Valdez is a master of many. Whether he’s doing work in black and grey, Traditional, Japanese, or Neo-Traditional, his designs are always strongly rooted in his own illustrative approach. By mixing one or more stylistic elements together, Valdez is skilled in creating pieces that are both comfortingly familiar yet refreshingly unique.
Photo via Instagram, jakevaldez
Jake Valdez, @jakevaldez
Flesh Electric Tattoo, 2110 McCullough Ave., (210) 314-5685
In terms of style, Jake Valdez is a master of many. Whether he’s doing work in black and grey, Traditional, Japanese, or Neo-Traditional, his designs are always strongly rooted in his own illustrative approach. By mixing one or more stylistic elements together, Valdez is skilled in creating pieces that are both comfortingly familiar yet refreshingly unique.
Photo via Instagram, jakevaldez
Jake Valdez, @jakevaldez
Flesh Electric Tattoo, 2110 McCullough Ave., (210) 314-5685
In terms of style, Jake Valdez is a master of many. Whether he’s doing work in black and grey, Traditional, Japanese, or Neo-Traditional, his designs are always strongly rooted in his own illustrative approach. By mixing one or more stylistic elements together, Valdez is skilled in creating pieces that are both comfortingly familiar yet refreshingly unique.
Photo via Instagram, jakevaldez
Sweet Laraine, @sweetlaraine
Element Tattoo Studios, 4741 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 979-9877
Balancing somewhere between Neo-Traditional and New School, Sweet Laraine’s style is bold, bright, clean, and expressive. Her line-work is impeccable, her color gradients are smooth and highly saturated, and her designs are top of the line, grade-A eye candy. 
Photo via Instagram, sweetlaraine
Sweet Laraine, @sweetlaraine
Element Tattoo Studios, 4741 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 979-9877
Balancing somewhere between Neo-Traditional and New School, Sweet Laraine’s style is bold, bright, clean, and expressive. Her line-work is impeccable, her color gradients are smooth and highly saturated, and her designs are top of the line, grade-A eye candy.
Photo via Instagram, sweetlaraine
Sweet Laraine, @sweetlaraine
Element Tattoo Studios, 4741 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 979-9877
Balancing somewhere between Neo-Traditional and New School, Sweet Laraine’s style is bold, bright, clean, and expressive. Her line-work is impeccable, her color gradients are smooth and highly saturated, and her designs are top of the line, grade-A eye candy. 
Photo via Instagram, sweetlaraine
Sweet Laraine, @sweetlaraine
Element Tattoo Studios, 4741 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 979-9877
Balancing somewhere between Neo-Traditional and New School, Sweet Laraine’s style is bold, bright, clean, and expressive. Her line-work is impeccable, her color gradients are smooth and highly saturated, and her designs are top of the line, grade-A eye candy.
Photo via Instagram, sweetlaraine
Sweet Laraine, @sweetlaraine
Element Tattoo Studios, 4741 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 979-9877
Balancing somewhere between Neo-Traditional and New School, Sweet Laraine’s style is bold, bright, clean, and expressive. Her line-work is impeccable, her color gradients are smooth and highly saturated, and her designs are top of the line, grade-A eye candy. 
Photo via Instagram, sweetlaraine
Sweet Laraine, @sweetlaraine
Element Tattoo Studios, 4741 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 979-9877
Balancing somewhere between Neo-Traditional and New School, Sweet Laraine’s style is bold, bright, clean, and expressive. Her line-work is impeccable, her color gradients are smooth and highly saturated, and her designs are top of the line, grade-A eye candy.
Photo via Instagram, sweetlaraine
Manny Garcia, @x_squ1d_x
Firme Copias Tattoo Shop, 1132 Rayburn Dr., (210) 560-1570
On this slideshow, we’ve only given you a small sampling of Garcia’s vast and impressive portfolio. He does work in almost every tattoo discipline, and it’s absolutely immaculate. 
Photo via Instagram, x_squ1d_x
Manny Garcia, @x_squ1d_x
Firme Copias Tattoo Shop, 1132 Rayburn Dr., (210) 560-1570
On this slideshow, we’ve only given you a small sampling of Garcia’s vast and impressive portfolio. He does work in almost every tattoo discipline, and it’s absolutely immaculate.
Photo via Instagram, x_squ1d_x
Manny Garcia, @x_squ1d_x
Firme Copias Tattoo Shop, 1132 Rayburn Dr., (210) 560-1570
On this slideshow, we’ve only given you a small sampling of Garcia’s vast and impressive portfolio. He does work in almost every tattoo discipline, and it’s absolutely immaculate. 
Photo via Instagram, x_squ1d_x
Manny Garcia, @x_squ1d_x
Firme Copias Tattoo Shop, 1132 Rayburn Dr., (210) 560-1570
On this slideshow, we’ve only given you a small sampling of Garcia’s vast and impressive portfolio. He does work in almost every tattoo discipline, and it’s absolutely immaculate.
Photo via Instagram, x_squ1d_x
Manny Garcia, @x_squ1d_x
Firme Copias Tattoo Shop, 1132 Rayburn Dr., (210) 560-1570
On this slideshow, we’ve only given you a small sampling of Garcia’s vast and impressive portfolio. He does work in almost every tattoo discipline, and it’s absolutely immaculate. 
Photo via Instagram, x_squ1d_x
Manny Garcia, @x_squ1d_x
Firme Copias Tattoo Shop, 1132 Rayburn Dr., (210) 560-1570
On this slideshow, we’ve only given you a small sampling of Garcia’s vast and impressive portfolio. He does work in almost every tattoo discipline, and it’s absolutely immaculate.
Photo via Instagram, x_squ1d_x
Nina Cisneroz, @hellonheels85
Nostalgic Ink Tattoo Studio, 3030 Thousand Oaks Ste. 103, (210) 404-9988
Although Cisneroz practices many disciplines, her minimalist technique is perhaps what serves to distinguish her among many. These simple, understated tattoo designs only very recently came into the spotlight, but minimalism has been a staple in the art community since the 1960’s. With her highly-saturated geometric pop-art pieces, Cisneroz pays homage to the minimalist masters of old.
Photo via Instagram, hellonheels85
Nina Cisneroz, @hellonheels85
Nostalgic Ink Tattoo Studio, 3030 Thousand Oaks Ste. 103, (210) 404-9988
Although Cisneroz practices many disciplines, her minimalist technique is perhaps what serves to distinguish her among many. These simple, understated tattoo designs only very recently came into the spotlight, but minimalism has been a staple in the art community since the 1960’s. With her highly-saturated geometric pop-art pieces, Cisneroz pays homage to the minimalist masters of old.
Photo via Instagram, hellonheels85