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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Emerging Tattoo Artist: 8lu3

Today, we're switching it up a bit, all fashion aside! 

Today I'm featuring an artist I've known for many years now, and who has recently found a new medium to express himself, TATTOO'S! I grew up knowing him as Mario, but today he goes by 8lu3. Now I can say, "I knew him back when.....". 8lu3 has done some amazing work and is only growing as a Tattoo artist as time goes on.

To celebrate a fellow artist, I have posted some of his work and a short interview at the end to help you get to know him just a little more!

"I have a chance to make art my life and I'm not going to let it go" 8lu3

I love this one in particular!
8lu3 @ work!


Me: How did you first get into art?
8lu3:As a kid, I was always doodling on everything & everywhere I got older I started drawing pictures with details.. and painting. I've  always had a passion for art.
Me:What got you into tattoo's?
8lu3: My desire of living on my art drove me to do tattoo's.
Me: How long have you been doing it for?
8lu3: I have been doing tattoos for 2 years.
Me: Do you remember your first tattoo?
8lu3: My first tattoo was "mom" on the right side of my chest. I can't remember who did it but it was done on south street in PA..I remember only because I was charged way too much.
Me: How many do you have?
8lu3: I really don't keep count ....I have them on both of my arms, my neck, chest...& even my upper back.
Me: Were you nervous the first time you did a tattoo?
8lu3: I was nervous, but not as nervous as the first time I had to do a tattoo in front of my boss/mentor.
Me: What inspires you?
8lu3: My inspiration is to always push myself to do better and try harder. Always have a positive out look on everything I do.
Me: If you weren't doing tattoo's, what would you be doing?
8lu3: If I weren't doing tattoos ...I'm not sure where I would be. I'd probably be working at my old job, Best Buy, and trying to sell my paintings.. while trying to pursue my career in the art industry.
Me: Lastly, is there something or someone who motivates you everyday?
8lu3: The person who motivates me is my mentor. His name is Zay ..he showed me everything I know. And is still teaching me new things.

Personally, I'm really proud of 8lu3 for chasing his dreams...something I suggest everyone does. If you have to wake up everyday and go to work to make a living, might as well do what you love!

Get in contact with 8lu3: 
Camden House of Ink, Camden NJ (856-756-0400)
Cell: (215) 500-4741


  1. Wow, those images are almost alive.

    Also, I congratulate you on the interview, he seems to be a cool guy.

  2. Thanks for the feed back, im glad his work grabbed your attention!...and yes, he's a cool guy :)

  3. Wow, he does amazing work!!! I love it! :)

  4. @Sherry, yes he does! And his work is only getting better with time! Thnx for Following!


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