Leonardo Ardila

Originally from Colombia, Leo has been tattooing for 8 years and is popular amongst clients not only for his unique and proficient style but also his friendly demeanour.

In the words of Leo:

I enjoy tattooing just about anything, but the style I enjoy the most is traditional (americana and japanese), I think they are clear, solid and full of romanticism.

I consider all my body art to be equally important and is all well prepared and designed. I try to create images that push a persons imagination and inspire the client to get a design completely unique to them. I never stop looking or learning for new techniques or equipment to keep up with the rest of the industry. You can always get better and NEVER stop learning! . I feel very fortunate to belong to the magical world of tattooing and to have made my passion my everyday profession.

I feel that having a strong graphic design background also improves my artistic abilities on many levels including saturation, exposure, contrast, composition etc. Since then I have hugely enjoyed creating body art for my clients and I can’t imagine doing anything else.

Favourite things to tattoo:

  • Traditional/old school
  • Japanese