Meet the Denver Broncos Go To Artist!

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Ortavio 'OG' Griego, owner of Monkey Fist Tattoo in Denver, has gained himself the reputation as the artist of choice for a number of NFL players and is the go to artist for any and all Denver Broncos stars! He has spent the last six years tattooing the good and great of the NFL and has a full market with his home town team.

Back in 2009 retired NFL tight end Bo Scaife became the first sportsman to seek out Ortavio. The following year Ortavio opened Monkey Fist Tattoo and soon had his second NFL client and first encounter with the Broncos when safety David Bruton walked through the shop door and Ortavio hasn't forgotten it.

"I owe a lot of it to David Bruton, for coming in. "I've tattooed him quite a bit since he's been here. We just finished his left sleeve. I've done his back and a majority of his right arm."

Ortavio and Denver Bronco David Bruton
Ortavio and Denver Bronco David Bruton

As Ortavio's reputation has grown among the elite of the NFL world some of his clients have even flown him out to their homes so he can fix them up with some awesome custom tattoos! Over the past few years Ortavio has tattooed the likes of Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas, Ronnie Hillman and Virgil Green, Washington's Chris Baker to name but a few!

Denver Bronco Demaryius Thomas
Denver Bronco Demaryius Thomas
Ortavio and Denver Bronco Quinton Carther
Ortavio and Denver Bronco Quinton Carther

Back in May Ortavio was thrown further into the media spotlight after giving Broncos safety T.J Ward a tattoo of the Gold State Warriors team logo on his left side, although through an artistic choice Ward dropped the 's' from the name...despite what many thought the spelling was intentional.

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T.J Ward and his latest Ortavio tattoo
T.J Ward and his latest Ortavio tattoo

Though the majority of Ortvaio's clients are athletes and sports stars his shop is by no means NFL only, in fact to cater for an increasing and larger client base he is moving his shop to a larger space. He shop does however have one rule, all tattoos are custom; 'We try not to do the same thing on people'.

When he's not kicking it with the Broncos Ortavio is creating awesome work like this
When he's not kicking it with the Broncos Ortavio is creating awesome work like this

So for all you Broncos and tattoo lovers be sure to hit up Monkey Fist Tattoo if you ever find yourself in Denver, and don't be put off if you don't play in the NFL they cater for all people and all tattoos!!

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@Robert Davies

Tattoodo Staff Writer and tattoo enthusiast. Lover of all things traditional and blackwork!

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