If you are considering learning how to make tattoos, there is no better place to learn than Raffaele Riva. The artist has less than 20 years of experience in the industry and is one of the best tattoo artists globally.

Achievements of Raffaele Riva

  • Raffaele Riva works for the best studios in the world, including Pure Art Tattoo, Italy.
  • He has been tattooed by some of the world’s greatest tattoo artists, including Zane and Ethan Miller, Makoto Yokoyama, Vinnie Paul (Mötley Crüe drummer), Kenny Ho, and many more.
  • He has been featured in renowned tattoo magazines like Tattoo International and Tattoo Art Magazine Magazines. Raffaele is also a regular contributor to Style Magazine and has appeared in numerous fashion magazines. Raffaele Riva is also one of the best-known celebrity tattoo artists worldwide, thanks to his friendship with star athletes such as Marco Materazzi (Italian footballer).

Raffaele Riva has also been featured in numerous top-rated documentaries. They include “On the Skin of a Lion” and the two-part “Candyman” about his trip to Brazil.

  • In 1992, Raffaele became a tattoo artist when he created his first piece on a friend’s leg at home using a needle and a pin dipped in Indian ink.
  • After creating the piece, he featured it on the cover of a music magazine. The exposure resulted in many people asking for similar tattoos and inspired Raffaele to open a tattoo studio by himself.
  • He started working at Tattoo Mania in 1979 and soon opened his shop. This was followed by him opening up another shop in 1983, which today has become one of the best studios in Italy, thanks to Raffaele’s work there.

His achievements at these studios are commendable:

  • His studio won the “Best Work of the Year Award” in 2005.
  • His work is also featured on the cover of Tattoo International Magazine (Italy), Style Magazine, and Tattoo Art Magazine. The Brazilian Football Association commissioned him to create a Maori-style tribal tattoo for the Brazilian football team. Still, Raffaele refused to say that he doesn’t like doing tattoos on people with dark skin.

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Additional information about Riva can be found on https://www.we-wealth.com/talents/raffaele-riva