This weeks featured artist is Roberto Euan from Los Angeles. He customized the Black TUKskin™ Pointed Buckle Creepers.
To see more of his work head to his Instagram
Tell me about yourself:
Hi! My name is Roberto Euan, I go by Goldlagrimas on Instagram where most of my work is. I’m 32 years old from Yucatán, Mexico currently living and tattooing in Los Angeles in my private studio.
How long have you been tattooing for?
I’ve been tattooing since 2013 after an apprenticeship of about 2 years, I think November is my tattoo anniversary!
What made you want to become a tattoo artist?
I’ve always loved art of all forms and always admired the ability to express yourself through tattoos, I don’t remember a time not loving them. I’ve been painting and drawing for a very long time and when I started getting tattooed i felt like the art i wanted to make would translate into tattoos because I love them, of course my style has changed and evolved through the years but making tattoos on awesome humans is the greatest job I’ve ever had.
Why did you decide to customize the boots the way you did?
This felt a little personal because at the moment Pride celebrations are happening differently all over the world and although we can’t go out and celebrate how it usually is Pride is something that should be celebrated every day, so I wanted to do a little homage with metallic rainbows, healings stones and crystals.
How was working on this project for you?
I don’t get to work on non tattoo related art often which made it a bit challenging but really fun, will probably be trying it again!
Are you currently working on any other projects?
I’ve been practicing with paintbrushes and acrylic again, it’s been a long time since I’ve painted so warming up that skill has been fun. Also custom painting pots for our plants around the house has been fun, my partner and I love plants and now we have a lot of time to care for them!
How long have you been an artist for?
I always wanted to be an artist so I made sure I was always creating. Aside from painting and before tattooing I was a cake decorator, had a small clothing project and I’ve been a florist for the same reason that making art makes me happy.
What’s your favorite tattoo that you have & why?
It’s really hard to pick because there’s a lot but right now I would say it’s a simple traditional heart with a banner that says Felix, it’s my dog’s name, he recently passed and it’s been really nice having it for my own healing, even though I want more dedicated to him. It’s also really special because my mentor did it on me.
How have you been keeping busy during quarantine?
I took some time to decompress and spend it with my family because we never have this much free time and with the high volume of bad news and sudden changes it became a little hard to be creative, getting out of that funk has been a little hard but working on non tattoo related drawings, painting and gardening have been sparking up my imagination again, now I’m working on new designs of tattoos I wanna make for when I’m able to again.