Posted on by Franco Vescovi

My name is Zero, I work at Vatican Studios in Orange County California. I’m a formally trained fine artist and illustrator turned tattoo artist. My style is a blend between my two mentors: Franco Vescovi’s west coast black and grey portraits and Alexis Vaatete’s dark surrealism. The outcome is a dramatic style that is rich in depth and realism. The majority of my work describes the human form realistically rendered with surreal additions. My influences come from my background in fine art as well as graffiti “street art”. I borrow my inspiration from such artists Caravaggio, Chuck Close with flavoring of Greg Simkins and Ron English. I enjoy and respect all forms of tattoos from Traditional Japanese to Americana. I am blessed to be working at Vatican Studios with some amazing artists and friends. I look forward to continuing my knowledge in art and pushing my skills for tattooing and painting