Based in Manhattan, New York.
Tattooing since 2008.
My name is Diogo Nunes, I'm a Portuguese tattoo artist based in the heart of New York City's Manhattan. I started in the tattooing industry in Algarve, Portugal, where I worked as an apprentice for the first time in 2006, and then continued my apprenticeship later in Lisbon for two years to learn the craft. I have been tattooing for 18 years since 2008, and at the age of 18, I did my first tattoo.
Art has always been a huge part of my life. I started drawing when I was just three years old, and my mom would always give me pencils and paper to keep me busy and entertained or out of trouble. I have developed a love for listening to music while working, which is something that's stayed with me to this day.
My tattoo style is my own, and it's something that's developed over many years of hard work and dedication. I specialize in dark/horror surrealism and realism, with a street art touch to it.
I love creating designs that are both haunting and beautiful at the same time. I'm always pushing myself to improve and innovate, and my clients from all over the world trust me to create something truly unique for them.
I'm fortunate to be sponsored by some of the best companies in the industry, including Kwadron, Inkmachines, Eternal Ink, H2Ocean, Tattoo Armour and Barber DTS. I've also been featured in several tattoo magazines, like Tattoo Life Magazine, and have won numerous awards for my work. It's truly an honor to be recognized for something that I'm so passionate about.
In my spare time, I love to paint with oil and acrylic on canvas. It is a way for me to study the color hues and values, contrasts, shapes, volumes, and compositions. Painting gives me more freedom to express myself and to create whatever I want, to turn my ideas to life.