Joe "Loco" Sanchez,is an award winning tattoo artist with over 15 years of experience.Joe started working as a tattoo artist back in 1996 and since then has worked at various tattoo shops throughout San Antonio illustrating unique and custom pieces of artwork.Joe is a San Antonio native and familiar with the cities diverse cultural artistic influences.
Back when Joe started working as a tattoo artist he had the opportunity to learn from old school artists.During this time tattoo parlors were mom and pop type businesses where the owners were the artists.Joe says,"Back then,we didn't use the Internet or google and you literally had to draw every design that came through the door".In his earlier days as an apperntice Joe developed his own 4-step grey wash technique that he still uses today.
As an experienced veteran Joe has had the opportunity to work in different areas in the city giving him the knowledge an understanding of the art demands popular to individuals and groups in various local communities.Joe says "depending on the location I have seen my artwork go through changes to meet the needs and demands of clients in that particular area."This gives Joe an ability to relate to entire community on an individual basis and create a meaningful piece of artwork for each client.
In addition Joe is experienced in bloodlines which is a skill used when you don't want a noticeable black outline.Pepper shading which is a technique using dots.Both used for certain special effects.Joe uses sharpies to create a custom piece that flows with the body's natural movement.
Not only is Joe"Loco"Sanchez a well-respected tattoo artist in the community and among his peers but he has the experience,knowledge,awards,and recognition to back his work.He has also been featured in the San Antonio Express News and on MySA.com....
"I BELIEVE A TRUE ARTIST NEVER STOPS LEARNING AND CONTINUES TO PUSH THE LIMITS."