Rafael Marte

Studio 28 - Rafael, Tattoo Artist
Tattoo Artist

I've spent my life creating creatures and scenes and trying to bring them from my realm of imagination into the physical world we all cohabit. I found the art of tattooing early in life and have had a passion for it ever since I got my very first one at 18 years old. Not long after, I was apprenticing in a small shop in South Florida where I learned the basics of the craft and how to make an image that fit the client and flowed with both their bodies and personality. I collaborated with the artist to create my first tattoo, so I know the importance of having a unique design, even if it is a classic theme. I have tattooed in NYC since 2005 and enjoy tattooing a broad range of subjects from bright floral, to dark skulls, watercolor style and lettering. However; I am very versatile and always enjoy the challenge a new project brings. I always see it as an opportunity for me to keep growing and developing my artistic vocabulary. When not at home making art, I can be found in New York City sketching on long train rides to kill time bound for Studio 28 Tattoos, where I work full time.

Custom work takes time to prepare so contact me as soon as possible with your ideas to get a unique and well planned out tattoo.

Portfolio

Skull
Hand and key
Picasso
American flag
Pink Roses
Skul hockey guy
Flower Gun
Cat head
Day of the Dead sleeve
Calvin and Hobbes
Banksy
Dream catcher with roses
Father time sleeve
Corrections Officer badge
Rafael Marte - Peacock feather and quote
Dream catcher
Rafael Marte - Tree of life and quote
Rafael Marte - Skyline and geometric rocks
Rafael Marte - Lotus2
Rafael Marte - Lotus
Rafael Marte - Rose coverup
Cross and sun coverup
Chest rocker scripting
Owl and Sugar Skull
Owl sleeve
Rafael Marte - Yankees bear
Rafael Marte - Yankees logo
Rafael Marte - Woman with Poppy's
Rafael Marte - Whistle and script
Rafael Marte - Trojan Hourse
Rafael Marte - Traditional Sparrow
Rafael Marte - Tiki Face
Rafael Marte - Stipple Mandala
Rafael Marte - Stairs and watch
Rafael Marte - Spider hand fix
Rafael Marte - Snowflake with stipple
Rafael Marte - Skull
Rafael Marte - Skull with tribal
Rafael Marte - Skull rose
Rafael Marte - Skull with wings and heart
Rafael Marte - Saturn
Rafael Marte - Santa Cruz Hand
Rafael Marte - Rose with drop
Rafael Marte - Rose and lettering
Rafael Marte - polynesian sun with waves
Rafael Marte - Piston and banner
Rafael Marte - Love, peace, music
Rafael Marte - Owl hand
Rafael Marte - Water color orchids
Rafael Marte - NYC lettering
Rafael Marte - Needle and Thread
Rafael Marte - Lettering 3
Rafael Marte - Los Pollos Hermanos
Rafael Marte - lettering 2
Rafael Marte - Lettering
Rafael Marte - leg lace
Rafael Marte - Jeter
Rafael Marte - Voodoo Doll
Rafael Marte - Pentagram
Rafael Marte - Heart chest
Rafael Marte - Heart and Keys
Rafael Marte - Yankees Gorilla
Rafael Marte - Geisha Woman
Rafael Marte - feather
Rafael Marte - Feather Skyline
Rafael Marte - World map eye
Rafael Marte - NYC apple
Rafael Marte - Eagle Head
Rafael Marte - Dragon
Rafael Marte - Crown and quote
Rafael Marte - Claddagh Ring2
Rafael Marte - Claddagh Ring
Rafael Marte - Cherubs
Rafael Marte - Cherry blossum tree
Rafael Marte - Chain
Rafael Marte - Celtic triangle
Rafael Marte - Butterfly and music
Rafael Marte - Butterflies
Rafael Marte - Broken Heart
Rafael Marte - Brandon Boyd painting
Rafael Marte - Angel chest pannel
Rafael Marte - Anchor
Rafael Marte - American Eagle
Rafael Marte - 13 Lettering