Artist for Day 8 – TERRY RIBERA

Terry Ribera is a tattoo artist / illustrator who has been tattooing in San Diego for 19 years 

“My interest in Art Nouveau, Illustratitive Tattoo work, Biomechanical, Japanese and Asian tattooing has allowed me to grow as an artist and become one of San Diego’s Best Tattoo artist. My distinct and instantly recognizable style has been a culmination of many years of hard work and study. Today, I spend much of my free time Painting in Oil and showing my work in Various Galleries across the country.

I’ve been tattooing for over a decade at some of the best San Diego tattoo shops. I’ve been very lucky to have worked with amazing artists who really became family. It was hard and a little scary finally deciding to open my own shop, however it’s always been a dream to someday reach this point in my career. Now that we’re open, I’m thankful, and happy. We opened our doors in North Park, July 2011. We fixed up the building, and I love the atmosphere of the neighborhood. The people in the area are into art and music, there are a lot of tattooed people, bicyclists and culture. There’s a lot of charm here. Many of the people who have come into our shop really look through our portfolios and often say thank you after coming in—which is really rare in tattooing! We are a small shop but we are passionate about tattooing, and its all about the quality. I would like to keep it that way.”