Jose Carlos is a tattoo artist from Havana, Cuba. He has been tattooing since 2000.
“The story begins when a friend of a friend loaned me his home made tattoo machine for a couple of weeks while he was out of town. So I started tattooing one of my friends. Quickly I got hooked up with this new expression of art, having people holding a piece of my passion on their skin was and it is something that makes you feel proud and grateful. By that time a friend was selling a beginner tattoo kit for 150 american dollars. Way too much money for me being a art teacher student.
My dad and my friend Heidi went with me to check it out, and to my surprise, my dad bought me that kit. Little by little I paid him back for it. Then I started tattooing for free to all my neighborhood. Lol; After 5 years of tattooing in my town, my family won a visa lottery to come to America. Then I started looking for some help to get into the industry and I got hired in a local tattoo shop, staying there for a year. After that I moved to another shop for other year. Some stressful financial situations made me take other different jobs, but I always staying tattooing.
In 2012 I got back full time tattooing starting in Diversity tattoos, moving later on to Skin Design tattoos and now being part of the Club Tattoo family in Las Vegas at Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. I love continually learning from everybody and staying humble.”
Jose Carlos is considered one of the best portrait and realistic tattoo artists in the world! Jose Carlos would love to create something special for you! If you would like to have Jose Carlos create your unique masterpiece, please feel free to email us at