Big Dawg, Javier

Big Dawg, 36, owner of Vato Loco Tattoo Studio began tattooing in 2002 and has since made Vato Loco Tattoo Studio a Chicano destination in Arlington Texas.

Big Dawg specializes in Chicano Tattoos, as well as American traditional, cartoons, whole lines, lowrider art, and gangster lettering.

“My favorite thing about this industry is the freedom,” said Big Dawg. “I feel like I’m skipping school every day when I come to work and then I get to do art all day.”