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Art & Life with Renot Aragon Lopes

Today we’d like to introduce you to Renot Aragon Lopes.

Renot, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I was about 16 when I discovered Airbrushing for the first time and a year later I had my first job as an airbrush artist at Airbrush Underground-Hampton Beach. It was there that I met some incredible artists who definitely shaped my artistic career moving forward.

I went to school for Graphic Design and came out with a degree in Fine Arts. As Graphic Designer, I’ve been fortunate to land jobs at companies like Reebok, and PUMA, among other really exciting freelance projects.

I think it was 2004 when I was first introduced to tattooing after becoming friends with a tattoo artist while living in Brazil. I was actually first interested in how tattoo machines worked because I wanted to build them myself. Through all that learning, I picked up some basics and tricks to tattooing. I never thought I’d take tattooing seriously until about five years ago. Now, it’s a major part of my life and my art.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I’m currently a Graphic Designer at PUMA by day and Tattooist by night… and weekends. I’m constantly drawing or making stuff because for me it’s therapy. With art, I’m never bored.

Tattooing is still new to me. It keeps me grounded and motivated. I study up on several styles. I like to mix it up and not get stuck tattooing the same stuff all the time. I’m currently into American Traditional tattoo imagery. It’s timeless, bold, and heals the best over time. With that being said, most of my current tattoo work is the trending delicate tattoos with fine lines, dot work, and florals.

I aim to capture clients ideas and create attractive pieces that people are proud to wear on their skin… like forever.

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
Get out there and meet people. Find art shows, conventions, and hangouts.
If you are shy, awkward, or lazy, social media is the answer.

It’s easy to find people that inspire you and just as easy to give them a like, follow, message, etc.
Connecting with other artists is key.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I have a webpage, but most of my current work is on Instagram.


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Image Credit:
Personal photo by Jordan @jordansamuelphoto

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