Bold, Text-Heavy Tattoos by Luxiano Street Classic Will Not Be Ignored

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Traveling tattoo artist Luxiano Street Classic has only been working for a few short years, but his bold style has made striking impression with people around the world. The designs are a riff on the American Traditional aesthetic, but skip the shading and go for solid shapes. They incorporate mask-like imagery of skulls, devils, and monsters with block text that often caps off the compositions. He focuses exclusively on this type of blackwork because its approach is best suited for the dark skin tones of Latin America where he prefers to call home.

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