Featured Tattoo Artist: Ernesto Nave

Bold, striking, captivating are just a few words that come to mind when describing the tattoo work of Ernesto Nave. For being a tattooer for only three years, Ernesto’s work will leave you speechless.

Joey: How did you get into tattooing and who gave you your first shot?

Ernesto: I was coming in to the Beauty Mark to get a tattoo, and at the time i was teaching figure drawing at the Cheshire ArtsPlace. Pete, the owner, after learning i gave art instruction asked to barter tattoos for drawing lessons that i would give his apprentices. I started hanging out, and gave it a whirl and had became hooked. I have been working there since.

Joey: You work is fantastic. I really enjoy how bold and striking your colors are. Who or what have influenced your art?

Ernesto: Dan Dos Santos, Frank Frazetta, Iain Mccaig, the guys from Hope Gallery, Mark Ryden, the Illustration Masters Class (IMC).

Joey: When not tattooing or painting what do you do for fun?

Ernesto: I enjoy netflixing it up with my lady…good food, and friends.

Joey: What one celebrity past or present would you love to tattoo?

Ernesto: Manny Paquiao

Joey: What’s your favorite movie?

Ernesto: The End of Evangelion

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