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Art & Life with Luis Barragan

Today we’d like to introduce you to Luis Barragan.

Luis, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Ever since I was eight, I can remember drawing and using force perspective, and color coordination before I even knew what those words meant. Since then, anytime someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, it was always something creative. Throw in a few serendipitous life moments, and I stepped onto the path to become a tattoo artist full time.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I’m mainly a tattoo artist. Doing a lot of color, and occasionally doing some black and grey realism. My favorite thing is when I’m able to do something I know my daughters would love. Also, pieces that spark nostalgia to make people feel like kids again. I feel everyone needs that every now and then. I also paint in my spare time. Just whatever comes to my mind, and throw on my best Bob Ross impression.

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
The San Diego Art Community is so diverse and so welcoming. I feel it’s as easy as attending art shows all over town, and not being afraid to show off your stuff. Your work is your style and is worth showing. Keep going at it, and you can make it.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can find me on Instagram @louie_b_inkd or email me to book appointments. I tattoo out of Tatty McTats on Broadway in El Cajon @tattymctats

Contact Info:

  • Address: Tatty McTats
    941 Broadway
    El Cajon CA. 92021
  • Email:
  • Instagram: Louie_b_inkd

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