"The Tattoo is the Mark of the Soul.
It can act as a window
Through which we can see inside,
Or it can be a shield to protect us from those
Who cannot see past the Surface!"

Adrian, also known as "Shorty"is an award-winning tattoo artist who started his tattooing career in 2000, professionally since 2005. He is self taught, but always learning, with many great artist influencing and enriching his experiences as an artist. Adrian was blessed to have opened Under The Skin Tattoo Studio" , a West Los Angeles-based studio, in 2006, and has also been fortunate enough to have appeared in music videos with Baby Bash, Lil Jon, and people Under the Stairs, just to name a few. He has also been featured in various publications such as

Out Of Step book (Meows and Roars of insperation), Flash Magazine, Swagg News Magazine, PAIN magazine, and


Since then, he has opened "Sacred Art Studio", a private studio in the city of Downtown Los Angeles. Here the expierence becomes more personal, making sure that his clients are comfortable and have the best expierence possible with an exclusive but comfortable atmosphere.  

Adrian puts special emphasis on keeping a clean and sterile work enviroment. All equipment is single use and disposable. 

All various types of tattoo work are catered to. From black and gray, to color, to portraits, he can handle just about anything you throw at him. The bigger the challange, the better. Adrian Strives to improve his craft every day. Clients are always encouraged to be a part of the design process. This way everyone leaves with a one-of-a-kind design which is unique to the individual. 

© 2016 Adrian Caro