Alex Del Rio graduated in Art in Spain. He worked in cartoons for cinema and TV, did also some 3D modelling, digital printmaking as well as painting exhibitions.
He started tattooing in 2006 and has been for 13 years now on the road. This journey has brought him to live and work in Ireland, Germany and Japan (for a shorter period).
Alex has attended International Tattoo Conventions such as Amsterdam, Brussels and Prison Ink in Denmark. He has also done guestspots in Spain, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Sweden.
He specialises in Japanese and Traditional tattoos.
End of 2018 Alex came back from Japan where he studied and practiced Traditional Japanese tattoo style. He also studied Buddhism, Zen and Shintoism, visited multiple shrines and temples to study their woodworks and paintings and attended every museum and exhibition related to Ukiyo-e and the Edo period he could find.
His passion for Japanese culture and tattooing grew and he is dedicated to the study of its History, Religion and Art.
'Tattooing for me is a mix between the forbidden and the sacred, timeless (the relevance, aesthetics and meanings are beyond trends or fashion) and empowering to the wearer'