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Marco tattoos by appointment. To schedule a consultation or tattoo appointment contact him by phone or through email.


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Marco, was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica, where his connection to the world of art began. With Spanish as his first language, Marco's artistic journey commenced at the age of six when he delved into the mesmerizing world of watercolors. The early exploration of his artistic abilities planted the seed that would grow into a lifelong passion.

Over the course of 25 years, Marco has established himself as a prominent tattoo artist. He embarked on his tattooing career in his native Costa Rica and eventually made his way to Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. It was there, at Permanent Skin Art, an well known and respected tattoo shop in Maplewood, that Marco dedicated the majority of his tattooing career. His exceptional talent and artistic prowess earned him a prestigious reputation, and he garnered a multitude of awards throughout his journey.

The art of tattooing has taken Marco to various cities around the world, including Chicago, Italy, and several countries in Latin America. Each new destination offered him the opportunity to expand his artistic horizons. Marco's unique style and meticulous attention to detail have captivated countless individuals, establishing a loyal following of art enthusiasts who appreciate his ability to transform their ideas into remarkable pieces of body art.

In parallel to his successful tattooing career, Marco has cultivated his skills as a painter and illustrator. Proficient in a range of mediums, including oil paints, watercolors, acrylics, and digital art, he has created a diverse portfolio of captivating artworks. Marco's ability to convey emotion and depth through his paintings has not only allowed him to express himself personally but has also provided him with a sustainable income. The fact that he has been able to sell his paintings and garner support from his loyal following is a testament to the profound impact his art has on others.

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