Instagram: @ diego_tattooer
Shop: Graceland Tattoo 2648 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, New York. Contact for booking info at 845-297-3001
My name is Diego Gonzalez, i just go by Diego. I’ve been tattooing since 1998 , so its been like 14 years. I’m originally from Uruguay thats where i started my carrier . I haven’t had a formal apprenticeship. I moved to the States in 2000 and after a few years i met Paul Martinez , he gave me a chance at his shop , eventually we open a shop together , i learned a lot from him , i mean, pretty much everything. He’s like a mentor , but he won’t admit to it . I know some people say “im self taught ” but i dont believe it , no body figured this out by them selves alone , you know ? . After Paul moved away i decided to close my shop and join the team at Graceland Tattoo in Wappingers Falls NY , where I Have resided for the last 4 years.
Im not sure how to describe “my style, I dont think I have one , I like to do all types of stuff , I guess if I have to give it adjectives It will be Versatile , Legible, I like my work to be easy to read. Appealing, I want to cater to a wide range of people not just a certain demographic. I like smooth transitions. Fluent , i want my work to flow with the body. Mmm that sums it up.
I use to do a lot of mix media mostly photoshop , I’ve been doing some oil painting for some time now , i don’t do it as often as i would like , i gotta find that time . Recently im trying some water colors
My goals for the near future is going to more conventions and interacting more with fellow artists, i want to learn more about japanese tattooing and culture.
My life mission is to keep pushing forward, don’t look back , stay in my course. Simple rules to follow.