Rafael is native to Puerto Rico where he spent most of his life learning and developing his art. He has been tattooing for about 12 years and has worked at several different locations around the east coast. Places such as Dragon Spell in Worcester Mass, Studio Enigma and Sunset Tattoos in Brooklyn NY, Gotika in Puerto Rico,Salvation Tattoo Lounge in South Beach Miami, and Oxygen Tattoos in Wildwood, NJ have helped him ground and perfect his skills as a tattoo artist. While Rafael likes doing many styles of tattooing, his specialty lies within realistic work. Most of his outside artwork deals with realistic subjects and he extends this ability into performing skin art currently working at Empire Tattoo in Pitman, NJ and Boston, MA. He currently works at Empire Tattoo in Wildwood, NJ during the summer.