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ROSE TATTOO BY MR. ANDRADE

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It’s been said that the devil is in the details, and here’s the proof. This latest black and grey tattoo by the legendary Fernie Andrade, shows off his remarkable skill in creating realistic tattoos that draws the viewers eyes into the details of this majestically orchestrated piece.

Done a few weeks ago, this is a prime example the work that comes out of Skin Design Tattoos. At Skin Design, we pride ourselves in being one of the best shops in the Las Vegas area so if you’re in or around town be sure to stop on by. Aside from Fernie Andrade, we have a house packed with award-winning and internationally published tattooists who specialize in everything from realism, color, black and grey, portraits and lettering. No job is too big or small, and we take great pride in giving all of our customers the ultimate tattoo experience.

JOAN SEBASTIAN TATTOO

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Joan Sebastian tattoo by Fernie Andrade. 

This memorial tattoo of Joan Sebastian was done by Las Vegas tattoo artist, Mr. Andrade. Mr. Sebastian was the fabled Mexican singer/songwriter who rose from the ranks of a poverty-stricken childhood in Mexico, and became one of the most recorded, acclaimed and best selling acts in Mexico.

Aside from being a musician, Joan Sebastian was an accomplished producer, actor on both television and film but set all those aside and he was known as being one of the best entertainers of our time. Some of his accomplishments include insane Billboard charts, up until his passing.

He charted 10 top 10 sets on Top Latin Albums, including two No. 1s: En Vivo: Desde La Plaza El Progreso De Guadalajara (2001) and 13 Celebrando El 13 (2013), his last studio album.

TATTOO FREEZE – RUNNER UP BEST PORTRAIT

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SDT Family, Lee Happs, takes home Runner Up in Best Portrait Category for his Kris Kristofferson tattoo.
Just a few weeks ago, SDT Family Lee Happs entered one of the larger tattoo shows in UK. That show, called Tattoo Freeze, is presented by Skin Deep Magazine and out of 100’s of entries, Lee was awarded Runner Up in the category for Best Portrait.
The tattoo he showed was done by Las Vegas tattoo artist, Fernie Andrade, and the very detailed tattoo is of legendary actor Kris Kristofferson and the rig he drove in the movie Convoy.

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Lee will be back this year to do some additional work so we’ll keep you posted on any new updates and a big thanks and pat on the back goes out to Lee as well as Skin Deep Magazine for recognizing his art work.

FERNIE ANDRADE TATTOO

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Another banger from tattoo artist Fernie Andrade

Here’s another tatt that’s in the works by Fernie. If you’re in or around the area be sure to stop by and check out the shop as well as all the other amazing artists on deck. We’ll have updated pictures of this incredible piece of work, and as always, thanks for stopping by the site. Stay tuned for more updates as well as some fresh editorial that’ll be dropping on some of our amazing artists.

GOLDEN STATE TATTOO EXPO: BEST SLEEVE CATEGORY

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Golden State Tattoo Expo 2016: 2nd Place Best Sleeve category.

Congrats to our bossman and Monte for taking home 2nd place for Best Sleeve at the Golden State Expo. The even went down in Pasadena, CA this past weekend and as we get to packing, to head back home, we’d like to thank everyone who stopped on by the booth. The event had a great turn out (and we’re exhausted) but it was well worth the trip. We’ll definitely be participating at the next Golden State Expo and we’d like to thank everyone who stopped on by.

Of course, all this wouldn’t haven’t been possible if Monte didn’t show up for all his sessions – as well as this show – so a big up to Monte for his constant dedication. He’s been at this for a while and we can’t thank him enough. In the end, the awards are cool and all but regardless if you take one home, our art would never have a platform to showcase on if we didn’t have loyal customers like Monte, so thanks again to all of you who trust us with your skin. It’s truly an honor.

GREEK THEMED/ STYLE TATTOOS.

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Zeus & Baby Dionysus

Tattoos, as with any art, have their themes and styles which change in trending ways. At one point, tribal tattoos were all the rage, and I remember a time when pit bulls were perhaps more common than lions. Yet throughout all the changes that we’ve seen, one thing remains certain, and that’s the fact that Greek culture and mythology will always remain a common denominator and a theme that will never go out of style.

There’s something engaging about Greek art. The lines, the simplicity, the ability to show off shading, gradients and shadows makes it a remarkable subject to tattoo and right above is a great example. In this latest piece by Fernie Andrade, he shows a great amount of detail in this portrait of Zeus holding baby Dionysus. It’s a great piece which is still fresh so we’ll have updated pictures once it all heals up.

To view more of Fernie’s work please click here.

A KILLER KEITH RICHARDS TATTOO

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Keith Richards tattoo by Fernie Andrade

The latest tattoo by artist Fernie Andrade is heavy. The detail, the texture, the shading and the overall image is a powerful one which pays homage to the legendary Keith Richards.

This tattoo also serves as testament to Fernie Andrade’s skills with the tattoo machine. In addition, this significant piece is sure to become even more incredible once it’s healed. The photo above was taken right after the tattoo was done but we’ll have updated photos once it’s all healed up so you can see the difference.

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The inspiration for this tattoo was based off of a animation/ cartoon drawing done by artist Tiago Hoisel. The artist, who was born in Brazil, has created some amazing caricatures of famous and non-famous people and characters and his work is simply incredible. To see more of his work click here, and to see more from tattooist Fernie Andrade you can click here.

About Keith Richards:

The English born musician, actor, songwriter and original member of The Rolling Stones, is simply legendary. Rolling Stone Magazine credits him as “rock’s greatest single body of riffs” on guitar and ranked him 4th on its list of 100 best guitarists. Fourteen of the songs that Richards wrote with the Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist Mick Jagger are listed among Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

 

 

 

TATTOOS BY FERNIE ANDRADE

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Black & Grey Tattoo sleeve by Fernie Andrade

Las Vegas has absolutely no shortage of tattoo artists, or tattoo shops. With hundreds of tattooists to choose from, there’s a huge selection of faces and places to choose from but we’re proud to staff some of the best artists in town. The creative geniuses on our staff deliver tattoos that are bar none some of the best not only in Vegas – but in the world – and the proof is in their portfolios.

The tattoo above, was done by resident SDT artist Fernie Andrade, and his work is some of the most sought after in the game. Typical booked months out, it is advised that you book far in advance and it comes as no surprise that his list continually gets longer. Fernie’s attention to detail and ability to seamlessly merge multiple images, makes him a world class artist and we’re proud to have him as part of the SDT Family.

If you would like to view more of his work then please visit his portfolio by clicking here.

LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION.

 

FERNIE ANDRADE & TEDDY BOY GREG TAKE HOME BEST BLACK & GREY TATTOO!

Considered by many to be the SuperBowl of tattoo conventions, we’re happy this duo took home the win!

 

We’d like to send a big congratulatory shout out to Greg (@rocknrollbarbershop), and Fernie Andrade for taking home 1st in the category of “Best Black & Grey” at the London Tattoo Convention! The event, which went down this past weekend, is considered by many to be the “Superbowl” of all shows, and it’s an honor to see both of these gentlemen take it home.

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Photos courtesy of @rocknrollbarbershop

Teddy Boy Greg mentions that this is the “proudest moment in [his] tattoo collecting life’s journey” and continues by saying, “I’m just the collector and the greatest reward for me…is being able to win this award for my artist Fernie Andrade. I entered to win this for him and now I’m bringing back to America this surfboard to put on his wall at Skin Design Tattoo in Las Vegas”.

To read these quotes by Greg shows you the strength and bond between tattoo collector and artist. It’s a commonly seen bond which defines the tattoo community, and whereas most art is purchased and hung on a wall, tattooing is one of only a few segments of the art community which is able to have its canvas travel with an artists work. In essence, tattoos become a collective project that requires countless hours of time, money, and pain, and in the end this it’s the actual process of completion which creates that significant bond and chemistry. When you boil it all down to basics, our community is about camaraderie and pride, and while our industry might be plagued with its fair share of drama and smack talk, all of it is turned off, tuned out and overshadowed by the unity and artistry of our craft.

Once again, congratulations to these two gentlemen on a win that’s well deserved. After countless hours of work, it’s finally paid off.

Now if only the those damn Cowboys won…it would have been the ultimate weekend for Fernie. LOL…sorry we had to throw that in there homie. 

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Here’s a few more humbling words from Greg,

“Fernie is one of the best and most humble hard working artists in the tattoo industry. He busts his ass daily for his family and puts out some of the best black n grey on this planet ! So its well deserved for him to win in Europe! Out of all my work he’s my main artist and it feels fucking amazing to be able to give him this award for his hard work. I’m truly proud to have Fernie Andrade’s work in my collection and I know this award will make him very proud as well ! We did it homie! All those hours of pain and dealing with my ass paid off lol and now u need to start being at europe conventions cuz i see this the first of many of awards you will win in europe in future !now to figure out how to get this surf board back on plane in to losangeles then to its new home in las vegas to hang on his wall !!!!!!!!!” ~Teddy Boy Greg

 

LAS VEGAS: A MORE FLICKS FROM BTSOE 2015

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As always, good times, and great memories with family and friends.

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Artistry.

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Family Represent.

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Convention Life.

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Work ethic.

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Crew.