|Yomico Moreno||United States||Realism|
Future Tattoo Artist Yomico Moreno was born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela and has been working as a tattoo since 2003. Today Yomico Moreno resides in New York City, where he owns a private tattoo studio. He moved to Valencia, Venezuela around mid-2005, where he took his first steps as a professional tattoo artist working in a studio, after 3 years in Valencia he departed for Switzerland to become part of the staff of one of the most recognized tattoo studios in the country. After his time in Switzerland Moreno decided to go back to Venezuela in order to develop his career in Caracas, the capital city. In Caracas, he gained nation-wide recognition winning first place prizes at various local tattoo conventions.
In 2010, Moreno was invited to participate in the International Tattoo Convention in Denmark. This event opened the doors to an even greater level of fame, due to him winning the first prize in the categories of “Best Color” and “Best Realism.” Yomico Moreno continued developing his artistic career in Europe, Central America, and South America. After this, he begun to travel around the world and won several more competitions at bigger and more serious tattoo conventions.
In 2015, he was invited by Paul Booth to be part of the world-renowned Last Rites Tattoo Theater. It was inspirational and a big step in his career. It also fueled his love for painting as Paul always insisted that all artists paint. He was a resident artist there for four years.
In 2016 during the London Tattoo Convention, along with Steve Butcher, Jak Connolly, Sam Barber, Benjamin Laukis, Matt Jordan and Dave Paulo, they did a collaboration back piece, taking home best of show and the collective group the Ratpack was born. They started traveling together, fusing their styles and doing more collaborations in world renowned conventions. In 2018 they did a collaboration at the Golden State Expo with special guest tattoo legend Paul Booth and once again took best of show.
Yomico has been featured on CNN, Daily Mail (UK), Newsweek, Paramount Network “The Art of Ink”, Sullen TV, VIX, Inkedmag among others. He has been part of several art exhibitions including “Tattoo Forever” Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, 13th Hour and Flesh to Canvas with Last Rites Tattoo, NY and in Japan.
In 2019 he opened his private studio, Yomicoart Studio in Brooklyn, NY. He continues to travel around the world, to do collaborations with other artists, teach seminars, as well as creating new stories with his tattoos and pushing his art to new levels. Source of text www.yomicoart.com