Tattoo Artists You Really Should Get to Know: Stéfano Alcántara

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The Tattoodo Crew recently met Stéfano Alcántara, an artists we really think you should get to know, also.

Awesome tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
Awesome tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara

Stéfano is a Peruvian-born artist based in New York. In his early tattooing years, things weren’t as easy as it is these days. Living in Peru at that time when a tattoo magazine is a rare commodity, Stéfano had to rely on his own to pursue the art of tattooing.

Stéfano Alcántara work in the process
Stéfano Alcántara work in the process

Luckily, Stéfano has a degree in graphic design to back him up, but his initial experiences mainly depended on the good ol’ method of practicing with friends. Artists who never had a proper apprenticeship and yet, turn out this way are quite the impressive bunch.

Stéfano Alcántara
Stéfano Alcántara

With hard work and passion, Stéfano carved his own way to the top; threw his name out there and show the world what a tattoo artist from a country like Peru can offer. He’s come along way since then; from opening a shop in Lima, Peru which stayed in business to this day to opening solo shows in New York City, winning several awards on the way.

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At first glance, one may notice the constant presence of dark and powerful imagery on Stéfano’s works.

tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
Awesome forest scene tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
Awesome forest scene tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
Stéfano Alcántara
Stéfano Alcántara
Creative detailed tattoo
Creative detailed tattoo
Bird tattoo
Bird tattoo
Awesome tattoo
Awesome tattoo
Sculpture tattoo
Sculpture tattoo
Animal tattoo
Animal tattoo
Awesome tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
Awesome tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
Abstract tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
Abstract tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
Stéfano Alcántara
Stéfano Alcántara

Black and grey is Stéfano’s domain. He works magic with B&G.

Bloody tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
Bloody tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
Scary, evil tattoo
Scary, evil tattoo
Loop tattoo
Loop tattoo
Fun tattoo
Fun tattoo
Owl tattoo
Owl tattoo
Awesome creative piece by Stéfano Alcántara
Awesome creative piece by Stéfano Alcántara
Bloody tattoo
Bloody tattoo
Scary tattoo
Scary tattoo
Ocean world tattoo
Ocean world tattoo
Colorful bird tattoo
Colorful bird tattoo

That’s not to stay that he can’t do colour for sh-t, no.

tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
tattoo by Stéfano Alcántara
ocean life tattoo
ocean life tattoo

He describes his style as realism which often has strong touches of surreal imagery.

Stéfano Alcántara in the work process
Stéfano Alcántara in the work process

Aside from tattooing, Stéfano has also dipped his fingers in painting, airbrushing, and graffiti among others.

Stéfano Alcántara tattooing
Stéfano Alcántara tattooing

Catch him @stefanostattoostudio (Peru) @stefanostattoogallery (Peru) @stefanostattoofl (USA).

Don’t forget to like his Facebook page!

Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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