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LAS VEGAS TATTOO COMPANY.

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Las Vegas has always been known for the glitz, the glamour and its insane night life, but they’ve also become famous for fine cuisine, world class resorts and now it can include tattoos.

Skin Design Tattoo has become the leading purveyor of the fine art tattoos in the Las Vegas area. Aside from their stunning work, their attention to detail is evident in everything from the products they carry, the artists they employ all the way to the way they designed their HQ.

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With a 4,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility, Skin Design Tattoo wanted to make sure that the Vegas experience doesn’t end at the Strip. Located just a few minutes from the infamous Strip, Skin Design has become a global icon housing some of the best black and grey tattoo artists in the game.

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So if you’re looking for portraits, landscapes, memorial tattoos – or even laser tattoo removal – then stop on by and see what we’re all about. With over 50 years of collective experience, our staff is geared at providing the ultimate tattoo experience and all consultations are free so stop on by.

THE BEST & MOST REALISTIC BNG | COLOR TATTOOS IN LAS VEGAS.

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The best color tattoos in Las Vegas are available here at Skin Design Tattoo. Our in house artists are not only award-winning, but the best when it comes to hyper realism, photorealism and life-like tattoos. At Skin Design there is  no hype and the proof is in the pudding. Please take a moment to view any one of our artists portfolio, and see for yourself why we’ve been called one of the best tattoo shops in Las Vegas and one of the top shops within North America.

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Collectively, our staff has over 50 years of experience in everything from black and grey to color tattoos, portraits,  lettering and custom script. We also pride ourselves in educating first time customers, and we have created an upbeat environment that was designed for comfort, sterility and pure enjoyment.

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Rated one of the best tattoo shops (and laser tattoo removal facilities) in Las Vegas, our studio has been televised on ABC, NBC and featured in national publications such as Inked Magazine, Tattoos, Lowrider and Bound By Ink.

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We do however recommend  making appointments far in advance as many of our artists are booked months on in. In short, our shop is all about quality over quantity, industry respect over Hollywood fame, and we make it our daily commitment to uphold and celebrate the art, the tradition and the history of tattoo culture.

In addition, Skin Design was started because of our passion for the art. Far before this became a lucrative industry, we were purveyors of the world’s finest tattoos and it our mission to carry on the tradition to ensure that the art, the culture and the magic is passed on from one generation to the next.

 

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.

LAS VEGAS TATTOO REMOVAL.

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Laser tattoo removal results: After 3 sessions here’s the progress on removing this tattoo. 

Tattoo removal can be very effective and here are just a few examples of what our laser removal system can do. At Skin Design, we take great pride in the art of tattoos. Whether it be color portraits or bng, tattoo removal or cover ups, we’ve got all your needs covered.

Laser tattoo removal can be used to remove a tattoo in its entirety, or it can be used to fade an existing tattoo in order to get a better cover up. Of course, the age of your tattoo, the type of ink used, the colors of the ink used, all play a major factor in removing an old or unwanted tattoo but the professionals at Skin Design can guide you in the right direction with all the information you need.

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To the left is a 10 year old tattoo, and to the right, is the result after 3 laser tattoo removal sessions.

About Skin Design Tattoo Removal:

Skin Design Tattoo Removal is the premier tattoo removal center in Las Vegas. As always, we appreciate the trust that each of our customers offer when they trust us with their skin, and we’re both blessed and humbled.  At Skin Design, we strive to provide each of our customers with the highest quality of services at affordable rates. Our skilled and compassionate team delivers exceptional state-of-the-art care using the most advanced treatments and technologies in a friendly and intimate environment.

In addition, our expert staff is trained to resolve your many skin concerns so if you’re got questions we’ve definitely got the answers. In the end, our goal is for you to leave our clinic feeling educated, refreshed, and comfortable about your choices so please feel to contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.

TATTOOING JESSICA MOORE.

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Got to hang out with these lovely ladies. 

We all have our daily routines and morning rituals, as for me, it consists of waking up, brewing a fresh pot of coffee and watching the morning news with the wifey. In specific, we’ve religiously watched the Channel 3 news and our favorite news anchor has always been Jessica Moore.

So last week when I got an email from someone named Jessica Moore, I was taken back, and thought this customer may have shared the same name. Needless to say, it turns out that the email request was for a tattoo from Emmy Award winning news anchor Jessica Moore from Channel 3 – I was blown away. 

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Like any job, you’ve got your good days and bad days, and that day was definitely a memorable one for the history books. I’ll be honest, in years past, I’ve been approached by a bunch of celebrities to do tattoos and it’s never impressed me or got me star struck one bit.

I one time had a big time rapper come in with his loose change mentality and kindly refused to work with him, and just recently I had one homie come through talking about his hits, his fame, and of course in the end he started bargaining me down  to scratcher rates so I had to kindly reject his offer.

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But truth be told, when Jessica Moore came in to get a matching tattoo with her sister I was honored, humbled and downright nervous. I was nervous to a point where I was left without words.

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It was a pleasure to be able to tattoo Jessica and her sister and I’m so thankful that they chose me to do their tattoos. Again, it’s one of those moments in time that marks a special occasion, and it’s great to be able to say that I met – and tattooed – my favorite news anchor now turned friend.

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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”.

 

 

 

JOHN CANDY TATTOO

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John Candy as “Uncle Buck” tattoo by Fernie Andrade. 

To honor an actor or comedian with a tattoo is the ultimate form of loyalty, and this is exactly what one of our clients did when they decided to pay tribute to comedian John Candy. This tattoo here was inspired by the movie “Uncle Buck”.

In this movie, John Candy stars in this John Hughes comedy as an idle, good-natured bachelor who’s left in charge of his nephew and nieces during a family crisis. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon charms his younger relatives Miles and Maizy with his hefty cooking and his new way of doing the laundry. But his carefree style doesn’t impress everyone, including Tia (Jean Kelly), his rebellious teenage niece, and Chanice (Amy Madigan), his impatient girlfriend. Uncle Buck is the last person you’d think of to watch the kids. But with a little luck and a lot of love, he manages to surprise everyone in this heartwarming family comedy.

TATTOOS: ASIAN INFLUENCE & STYLE.

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Looking for Asian/ Oriental style tattoos with style beyond compare? Look no further. 

Asian tattoos provide a look and feel beyond compare. The artistry, detail, and rich cultural heritage that stands behind the art is simply incredible, and the interpretations of the imagery powerful and mystical. Seen here, is the latest piece by master tattooist, Robert Pho. The depth, accuracy, and detail of the piece is strikingly incredible and it’s proof once again that there are levels to the game.

Regardless if they are Chinese, Japanese or Cambodian tattoos, they are commonly referenced to as Oriental tattoos and they have long been a raging phenomenon among tattoo enthusiasts of the western world. Chinese tattoos offer beautiful characters with a sense of the exotic and often much deeper meaning than that which lies on the surface.

Often referred to in China as Ci Shen (Or Wen Shen), which literally translates to “puncture the body”, tattoos have not always been looked upon with good grace, but the times are slowly changing and conceptual and societal perceptions are changing.  Do some homework and you’ll find that the vast majority of Chinese groups have become more accepting, but for the minority, they are not only a tradition but a traditional part of life – take for example the Dulong and Dai tribes, along with the Li people of Hainan Island.

For these tribes and smaller part of the community, tattoos are an important part of life. They mark achievements, accomplishments and at times mark the entry into adulthood.

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.