Edwin Santiago Jr, 31, started tattooing professionally 5 years ago in Fullerton California, under Cisco Fernandez.
Edwin joined the crew at Vato Loco Tattoo Studio about 5 months ago and has since found his home.
“I’m interested in doing custom lettering and black and gray realism,” said Edwin. “I have a graffiti backgrounds and so I love to crush lettering, gangster shit, like mixing of different fonts that create unique tattoos.”
Hector, 35, has been in the tattoo industry for many years and came to Vato Loco about 2 years ago.
“I’m always looking for new ways to push the boundaries of creative expression.”
Hector specializes in traditional and neo-traditional tattoos, although he also likes to tattoo black and gray opaque style, which looks has creamy lines and smooth flow.
“When I’m not tattooing or spending time with my family, I am usually drawing up new designs for my portfolio, creating watercolor/acrylic/spray painted pieces, including my most recent hobby of painting custom skateboards,” said Hector. “I’m always looking for new ways to push the boundaries of creative expression.”