Latino tattoo art makes waves

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Latino tattoo artists and studio owners are helping to propel the industry forward rapid growth As the pandemic wears on.

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why it mattersTattooing is a booming one Industry which brings in over $1 billion annually In America alone. Its popularity continues to grow – with estimates projected to increase its market size by 23% this year – and ink artists are impressed. instagram and other platforms.

DescriptionLatinos: Latinos now account for 21% of all tattoo artists in the US, the second largest group after white non-Hispanics. statistics Compiled by career site Zippia.

  • Many of them tattoo artists are in high demand and have thousands of followers on social media.
  • Freddie Negret, a tattoo pioneer known for creating black and brown tattoos with shading, which is known as a chicken Style, is one of the most famous Latino artists.
  • Latino tattoo art now also encompasses styles and colors, from fine-line to floral, with many artists incorporating their indigenous roots. Design Those who emulate Otomi, mapuche Or Huichol art.

Reference: A 2019 Ipsos vote found that 30% of Americans have at least one tattoo and 36% of non-white respondents said they had been inked (the poll did not include an ethnic divide).

  • Almost everyone said that they do not regret getting tattoos.

What is happening: Tattoos were controversial for many years, supposedly Symptom gang’s connection And past offenses, Especially among Latinos and black people.

  • But because of their popularity among celebrities and professional athletes, tattooer Nikko Hurtado, they are becoming more accepted. said Radar Telemundo.
  • Disney, where 27% The number of workers is Hispanic, most recently Changed Its dress code to allow visible tattoos.
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yes but: Latino immigrants and asylum seekers are still sometimes discrimination against and Guilty Being a member of the gang only to get tattoos, regardless of their image.

  • tattoo is yet to be removed Popular, especially for former Latino gang members whose face or arm tattoos usually refer to the group they belonged to, or to Latinas who were sex trafficked and branded,
  • gang interference organizations and job training programs Those who have left the gang also offer tattoo removal services. there are also groups that offer free to conceal.


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