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Salto, Uruguay’s second-biggest city, is home to only a few tattoo parlors, with none better than Elias Tattoo Studio. Owner Roberto Elias has 25 years of experience, having dedicated his life to the art of tattooing. This translates into the perfect execution of scripture, incredibly detailed shading and realistic colors that will make any piece stand out on your body.
Be Good by name, very good by reputation. This studio in the capital of Montevideo has an incredible portfolio, specializing in strong lines, cartoon-style pieces and dark clean colors. Head here if you are looking for a traditional carp, skull or mythological piece.
Situated just outside Maldonado, near Punta del Este, Hot Needles is one of the best studios in the country if you are looking for a tribal piece, sleeve or pattern design. The artists here not only help you design your dream tattoo, but you can trust the work to be neat and clean.
To say that the guys at Eclipse do not specialize in anything is actually a compliment, as their talents are top-notch across the board. From crisp flowing text and traditional blackwork pieces to colorful tattoos that seem to glow, they can, and happily will, do it all.
For those looking to get something lifelike on their body, whether it is a portrait or otherwise, Fenix in Maldonado has some of the most talented and professional artists not just in the country but in the whole of South America. Their approach to your tattoo is calculated and professional, and they have plenty of ideas to assist you through the design phase prior to putting needle to skin.
Watching these artists at Dermis work through the process of bringing a tattoo from a stencil to the finished product is impressive. Their focus and detail on every line, every portion of shade and every application of color and text is a tribute to the art of the tattoo. No matter what you want, these professionals will give you a better tattoo than you could have hoped for.
This Montevideo studio’s name implies that it only does tribal tattoos, but there’s so much more to it than that. Although the artists here certainly can sort you out with a good tribal piece, they also deal in lifelike portraits with staggering accuracy. Do you want a loved one’s face inked on your body, or just a perfect replication of your ideal design? Make sure to swing by here when you are in the nation’s capital.