Mateo has always been surrounded by artistic family members. He always looked up to his uncle for being creative and who is also a tattoo artist with 20+ years that resided in Ecuador at the time. In 2013 his uncle became his mentor and Mateo traveled to Ecuador to learn how to tattoo.
After apprenticing for a few years, Mateo started to work at different shops in NY, strengthening his skills, focusing on fine line work, illustrative, Neo traditional, Black and Grey work, anime & slowly starting to branch into realism. In 2021 he decided to move to Maine to further his career. He's looking forward to further expanding his skills as he grows as an artist.
In his free time, Mateo enjoys playing video games and drinking Caprisun, occasionally consuming churros.