Tattoo Artists You Really Should Get To Know: Andrés Acosta

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You've seen Andrés Acosta's works here, but there's more to the man behind the morphed roses.

Andrés Acosta currently works at Shaman Modifications Body Piercing Studio in Austin, Texas.

He started tattooing in 2009, back in Venezuela. It was at Industry, a tattoo shop in his hometown of Barquisimeto, where it all began. He used to hang out there and take cues from his mates and eventually learning the art itself.

Andrés Acosta
Andrés Acosta
Tattoo by Andrés Acosta
Tattoo by Andrés Acosta
With his wife
With his wife

It's when he met his wife Alex that got him where he is now. Sold all his things to move to the US and settle down. That may be one of the best decisions he made since upon moving, he landed a spot in a local tattoo shop where he continued his beginnings.

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Surreal cupcake tattoo
Surreal cupcake tattoo

Andrés is well-known for his realism and surrealism.

Tattoo by Andrés Acosta
Tattoo by Andrés Acosta
Surreal rose tattoo
Surreal rose tattoo
Rose tattoo combined with a spider
Rose tattoo combined with a spider
Beautiful rose tattoo
Beautiful rose tattoo
Awesome shoulder piece
Awesome shoulder piece
Rose tattoo
Rose tattoo
Surreal rose tattoo
Surreal rose tattoo

Can't forget about his roses now, can we?

Stunning rose tattoo
Stunning rose tattoo
Rose tattoo
Rose tattoo

There's one for everyone.

And this? Total win.

Tattoo by Andrés Acosta
Tattoo by Andrés Acosta

We don't even know where to begin.

Rose tattoo
Rose tattoo
Realistic tattoo
Realistic tattoo
Realistic rose tattoo
Realistic rose tattoo
Creepy flower tattoo
Creepy flower tattoo
Rose hand tattoo
Rose hand tattoo

Here are some of our favourites from his rose collection.

Circus rose tattoo
Circus rose tattoo

I particularly like this one, which is so close to my fascination with carnivals.

Rose tattoo
Rose tattoo

He describes his dream client as someone with at theme and idea looking to get a tattoo in his style; someone with the idea but will give him enough freedom to work his magic.

This is love.

Rose tattoo
Rose tattoo

He's not one to say no to some very odd requests either. Take this tattoo of a unicorn foetus inside a Jell-O, with a rainbow around it.

Surreal chest tattoo
Surreal chest tattoo

Andrés also dips his tattooing fingers into other styles once in a while.

Tattoo by Andrés Acosta
Tattoo by Andrés Acosta

Follow him on Instagram.

Tattoo artist in action
Tattoo artist in action

Like his page on Facebook.

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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