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Louie Lopez

Owner/Tattoo Artist

Louie has been tattooing for over 15 years in Nashville. Specializing in portraits and realism, Louie combines his fine art background with his tattooing to create custom pieces. Speaks Spanish and English.

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Acti Ramos

Tattoo Artist

Originally from Cleveland, OH we welcomed Acti to the Artwerks family over 2 years ago. He has a degree in graphic design, but his tattoos range from mandala and dot work to photorealistic animal portraits. Speaks Spanish and English. 

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RyanTed Duarte

Tattoo Artist

An Airforce Veteran, Ryan developed a passion for art early on. After leaving the military, he started his tattoo career, specializing in vibrant, bold traditional style tattoos.

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Adam Nogrady

Tattoo Artist

Adam Daniel grew up in South Jersey and focused on being an animator for Disney. He earned a degree in Computer Animation at The Art Institute of Philadelphia in 2001. He interned for MTV Network in Manhattan on animated shows such as Daria and Spy Groove. Once MTV stopped producing cartoons, Adam looked for other ventures. Being in a band, he was always getting tattooed and designing his own tattoos. After his friends convinced him to start tattooing himself he landed an apprenticeship with A1 Tattoos in Franklinville, NJ, The same shop that Paul Acker got his start. Shortly after his apprenticeship was completed, Adam moved to Los Angeles and worked on the famous Melrose Ave for 10 years. Some of his celebrity clientele included Bruno Mars, Wiz Khalifa, Rob Thomas, Avril Lavigne, Christina Perri, amongst others. Now he looks to expand his clientele in Nashville with his blend of traditional tattoos and realism styles. Find him at Instagram/adamxiii

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Terik Whitaker

Tattoo Apprentice

A Nashville native, Terik has loved art all his life. 2 years ago he came to Artwerks Studios to turn his passion into a careeer and he's been with us ever since!

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