Perfect portrait from Abrego

December 5th, 2013 by Julene Huffman -


I swear used to receive so many color portraits to post, and then their popularity tapered off a bit. Still, I will always be glad to share something new from Roman Abrego.

Color portrait by Roman Abrego

Tattoo by Roman Abrego at Artistic Element Tattoo in Yucaipa, CA

Tattoo Manor, the newest reality show

June 30th, 2011 by Kevin -


I’ve heard rumors about a tattoo reality show similar to this for a couple months, and this is the first official video I’ve seen from it. Yes, I know… another tattoo reality television show. Before you roll your eyes though – you should know the three artists involved are Roman AbregoDee Dee Seruga, and Jessie Smith.

The show isn’t filming yet, as they’re stil fund raising to shoot the first pilot. They’re trying to raise $50,000, and they want you to donate. Here’s their sales pitch:

Our goal is to shoot a full episode. It will be a lot easier to sell our concept to a network when we can show the full cast living and creating in Tattoo Manor. Miami Ink was the most successful reality show of its kind. Allthough it was watched around the world by millions of viewers, it was missing one important factor. It did not gain the respect of the ” tattoo industry .” We have gathered 10 of the most well respected artists in the industry today. With that X-Factor, we have the a sure fire recipe for success.

Before I pass judgement, I want to hear more. I don’t think Roman, Dee Dee, or Jessie would commit themselves to a show they didn’t believe would benefit the industry. I’m also interested in hearing whom the other seven artists will be.

I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on this. Do you think this could be an improvement over New York Ink? Would you rather watch this or Best Ink? Do we need to go in a complete opposite direction and go towards something like Classy Ink? Obviously the tattoo reality shows are going to continue to be pitched, but do you really think one could ever be successful?

A look inside Roman Abrego’s Artistic Elements

June 12th, 2011 by Kevin -


This newest video by Sullen Clothing is a good reminder that Roman Abrego is something else. Not only is he a talented artist, but he’s one of the nicest guys ever.

Both Sullen Clothing and Roman are going to be at Ink-N-Iron this weekend. If you’re anywhere near Long Beach, I highly suggest you go. Ink-N-Iron is one of the best conventions of the year.

Featuring Roman Abrego at Artistic Element Ink in Yucaipa, CA

Go big, or go home

October 25th, 2009 by Kevin -


You know what they say about biomechanical pieces – go big or go home. . . .

Ok, so maybe they really don’t say that. It’s not a bad policy for the subject though. Nobody can argue how impressive they look when it’s well done and covers a vast area of the body.

by Roman AbregoTattoo by: Roman Abrego

No such thing as Bigfoot!

September 10th, 2009 by Julene Huffman -


Let’s take a step back to the tail end of the 80’s for a second so as to fully appreciate this tattoo of Harry from  “Harry and the Hendersons”.

Harry and the Hendersons

Tattoo by: Roman Abrego from Artistic Element in Yucaipa, CA
during the Arizona Tattoo Convention.

Submitted by: Jeepers.