Please review the following information:

  • Josue is a black and grey and color realism artist.

  • With detailed work Josue's tattoos can require multiple sessions. On average sessions can last between 4 - 6 hours.

  • The proper reference image is essential for a realistic tattoo. When working with Josue as well as other artists, giving them a theme to work with and creative freedom is key to getting the tattoo you want. If you have references please send them over, also keep in mind Josue may have some amazing ideas to show you as well.

  • *DESIGN METHOD : Upon request, Josue  can render a quick design of placement and references using photoshop at the time of consultation if body part photos have been provided.  Please note that sharing final designs will be up to the artists discretion.   Per appointment and as your artist, Josue will advise his clientele on the best direction / route to complete each piece, but every project completed is a collaboration between client and artist.  

  • FREEHAND DRAWING : some session(s) may require freehand drawing to complete / refine your unique tattoo design from Josue.  Freehand drawing will be charged to your session time the same as your hourly rate. Please remember any last minute changes to the design or subject matter will greatly delay your tattoo start time. 



Josue Cortez : 


    • Hourly Rate ($250/hr with a 4hr minimum per appointment) 

      • Black and Grey OR Color 

Artist is given a theme (i.e. Portrait, Ships, Architecture, etc.) and they design a custom piece following the given theme.  




A deposit MUST be on file to book any/all appointments. The deposit will only be cashed out at the final session.