Eric Villarreal

Eric has been tattooing for 9 years. He apprenticed under Bob Shaw in 2009 Eric specializes in cover ups and reworks.

He likes bold, crisp lines and saturated color. He loves doing custom freehand tattoos and having the ability to draw directly on his clients. When not tattooing he loves to paint and spend time with his wife and 3 kids.


Big Dawg, Javier

javier uneek inkBig Dawg, 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, bold 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."

tattoo by javier - cholo skull
tattoo by javier - faces
tattoo by javier - virgin mary
werewolf tattoo by javier big dawg
gun tattoo by javier
arm tattoo by javier


Tattoos by Warlock
Tattoos by Warlock

Shawn Delahunt, aka, Warlock, started his extensive tattoo career in 1987. A relative to Vlad The Impaler, Warlock has tattooed in 38 states and in 8 different countries.

"I have tattooed in Amsterdam all the way down Europe into Italy and then over to Thailand and Korea," said Warlock.

This world traveler enjoys tattooing fine line, fantasy, whole color photo-realism.


spider tattoo by warlock
seahorse tattoo by warlock
smoking skull tattoo by warlock
warlock tattoo - vato loco
warlock tattoo - vato loco chola
rose tattoo by warlock
kings tattoo by warlock
F tattoo by warlock
spiderman tattoo by warlock

Hector Delamora

rose tattoo by hector delamora
tattoo artist hector de lamora

Hector, has been in the tattoo industry for many years and came to Vato Loco about 4 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."


shark tattoo by hector
pizza cheat day tattoo by hector
dbz vegeta tattoo by hector delamora
rose tattoo by hector delamora
skull pirate tattoo by hector delamora
elephant tattoo by hector delamora
owl tattoo by hector delamora