João Paulo Rodrigues – or JP as he is known in his international career – inked his first professional tattoo at 19 years old. Born in Rio de Janeiro, JP was early drawn to the arts, with a great passion for music and painting. JP saw in tattoo a vehicle to express his love for creating, while developing the ever-important human connection that fuels his soul and inspires his art.
A lifelong student of the great works in Japanese tattooing and black-dominant tribal designs, JP has travelled the globe collaborating with renowned artists from tattoo’s various schools, always seeking a fine balance of the traditional and the contemporary.
JP’s combined life and professional experiences culminated in Acqua Santa Tattoo, private studios located in New York and Rio de Janeiro. Envisioned as a temple for all who have been touched by the art of tattoo, Acqua Santa is above all a place to create new memories, as vivid and lasting as if they had been inked onto one’s skin.
I work at Acqua Santa Tattoo NYC and Hand of Glory Brooklyn NY
A place for those who appreciate art and good energy as the powerful touch of the holy water from churches and temples around the world, Acqua Santa brings to you a environment where you can relax and get to be part of this team of good people who only breathe and survive art and tattooing, specially who we can touch and change their lives in a way they won't be able to forget it.