Stefano Alcantara

Stefano Alcantara Official Website

New York City, NY
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@grizzlygriptape X @stefanoalcantara

February 19, 2016

Today Friday February 19th 12noon West coast - 3pm East coast @grizzlygriptape and my self Limited Edition Collaboration is gonna be available to purchase Online ... I will put the direct link on my bio on Friday 3pm NY time! Is gonna be available in all sizes and is limited until they run out!
LINK HERE:…/grizzly-x-stefano-tee


Stefano Alcantara was born and raised in Lima, Perú. His education began with a degree in Graphic Design at the Peruvian  Institute of Advertising. He also took painting classes and was influenced by comic books when he was a child. His love for drawing translated in various media, including airbrushing, color pencils, charcoal, acrylics and oil. He was introduced to the world of tattooing at age 18 by the first tattoo magazine he ever saw, found at a flea market in Perú. His fascination with the art turned into a career; he opened his own shop, Stefano´s Tattoo Studio, in 1999 and it is still in business today.
Self-taught in the art of tattooing, Stefano dedicated millions of hours traveling the US for conventions, which ultimately helped him realize his unique realistic style.
Stefano's greatest artistic influence is his Great Grandfather, Jose Alcantara La Torre, whose style is inherently similar to his own. As with various forms of media, Stefano does not see art as a business. In terms of tattooing, the human skin is a unique canvas that allows him to create a permanent mark in someone's life. "That, for me, is what tattoos are all about.".

In March 2009, he was invited for a guest spot at Paul Booth's studio, and shortly thereafter, he became part of the family at Last Rites Tattoo Theater in NYC.
In June of 2012 Stefano start his "Se habla Español" US Tour traveling to conventions and guest spots at the most important tattoo shops across the country. Since then, he has been traveling more than ever, attending tattoo conventions all over the world. He has given dozens of seminars in person, at conventions, and even live seminars over the web.
Since opening his first studio in 1999, he now a total of four locations; three being in Lima, Perú, and the latest one being in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Stefano's Private Studio Stefano's Tattoo Studio  Stefano's Tattoo Gallery Miraflores  Stefano's Tattoo Ft. Lauderdale




Global Realism Tattoo Summit

July 9, 2017 - July 11, 2017
Off the Map Tattoo
Easthampton Ma 01027
Off the Map Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Tattoos of the highest quality in a relaxed New England setting.

Stefano Alcantara @ Off the Map Tattoo

July 9, 2017 - July 11, 2017
Off the Map Tattoo
Easthampton Ma 01027
Off the Map Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Tattoos of the highest quality in a relaxed New England setting.

Hell City Tattoo Festival Phoenix

August 25, 2017 - August 27, 2017
Arizona Biltmore
Pheonix Arizona
America's favorite tattoo festival hosts over 200 of the world's best tattoo artists and returns in 2017 for "The Resurrection"


FK Irons Stefano Alcantara Signature Machine

FK Irons Stefano Alcantara Signature Machine

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Stefano Alcantara Signature T


How do I make an appointment?

There are several ways to make an appointment. You can email Stefano through the website, including the city you are from in the Subject line. You can join the Wait List at Last Rites Gallery in NYC, by calling 212-529-0666. Or you can follow Stefano on any social media where he posts new dates and new cities he will tour in. Also, a great way to schedule an appointment is to speak with Stefano directly at a convention or guest spot.

Do I need a consultation before I schedule an appointment?

Yes. The more specific you are, the better. Please include the type of tattoo you want, placement, and city you are from and/or cities you are willing to travel to in an email. Appointments will be arranged by the areas in the tour.

How can I get an appointment ASAP?

Stefano gives priority to custom, unique pieces and also large-scale pieces like sleeves, or even better, body suits.

Can you quote me a price via e-mail?

It usually is impossible to give an accurate quote without speaking to you directly to see where you want your tattoo and how much time will be involved. A minimum time frame is 3 hours.

Do I need a reference image before the consultation?

The more information you provide Stefano, the better.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

Please cancel 48 hours in advance, to refund your deposit. You will lose your deposit if you cancel last-minute.

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Due to increasing popularity and demand, Stefano Alcantara currently has very limited availability. Because of this, he is forced to be very selective when it comes to tattoo ideas from potential clients. Please note that his waiting list in New York City is currently at 1.5 years; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Submission Guidelines and Requirements:

  • Client must be willing to award Stefano full creative reign over any image or concept
  • Realistic portraits, animals, and any idea which requires a lot of texture and attention to detail will be favored
  • Tattoo must be of a substantial size; larger tattoos will hold priority over smaller pieces
  • Black and grey tattoos are preferred but color pieces may be accepted based on originality and detail of idea or image
  • Stefano does not do lettering
  • Reference images are required (exceptions may be made, at Stefano's discretion) and must be of high resolution to be considered
  • Due to the high volume of emails received, please be as specific as possible in your subject line and body of the email. Include: City, part of the body and reference material.

You can email Stefano Alcantara by filling out this form. Thanks for your support!


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