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I am a tattoo artist currently working at Badfellow Tattoo located  in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Tattooing is my passion. I create original designs, but am happy to adapt client-submitted artwork to the tattoo medium. Consultations are free, so please let me work with you to create art you will enjoy for a lifetime!

I also work as a freelance artist in a variety of media, including graphite, watercolor, marker, acrylic, oil paint, as well as digital design, and on any scale, from cartoons, to portraits, to murals. 

Currently, selections from my tattoo portfolio may also be found on my instagram :  or  on my Facebook page (Tattoos by Mel Vespertine)

I began my formal art studies at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico, and received a bachelors degree in illustration from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where I was awarded Best Conceptual Portfolio. Having long admired the illustrative artistry of tattooing, and with the guidance of my mentor, Novi Filipovich, I began my career as a tattoo artist while still a student. This helped me develop my artistic craft and my passion for art even more than ever.

Twelve years after, I have gained recognition with realistic portraits, illustrative and floral work.

Feel free to stop by the shop for a free consultation, and let me help you create the art you will forever cherish and adore!

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