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Gabriel Cece
United States
Current Residence: Virginia Beach
I am the owner of the first custom tattoo studio in Virginia Beach.  We are called Studio Evolve and we look over the infamous Mount Trashmore right off the S. Independance exit on 264.  Check out the website and see our page on this website to see our portfolios, pics of the shop, and an overall view of what we are all about.  We are currently looking for other custom artists to join our tattoo family, so please contact me if you are or know of anyone looking for a position in a great shop with an artistic vibe.

Having been tattooing since 1995, I’ve sat at many a station, worn several hats at different stages of my career, and had the pleasure of working next to some of the most creative individuals I’ve ever known…being in Hampton Roads since spring of 2004 has been no different…a wonderful learning experience this has been so far, as i'll be looking forward to a long stay and a good future here…In my time in the Tidewater region, I believe that I have become more of the tattooer that I always was…and more in touch with my own way or style of doing things…my color palate has expanded…my approach to all projects big and small has gotten smoother and more systematic…and my tattoos and artwork have improved in part because of the environment I am in, the artists around me, and the open minded clientele who choose me to do their work…hopefully, the year 2009 will be the best so far and a sign of the what is to come of my future in this industry…
    In my 14th year as a tattooer, my artistic interests outside of tattooing are still the same…when I can find the time, I very much enjoy painting in oils or sometimes acrylics, I love to draw in colored pencils and marker, taking 35mm photographs, I’ve attempted to play with watercolors and pastels, and I’m looking into sculpting and carving…my artistic influences are much the same as well…religious arts and iconography, the renaissance, surrealism and mannerism, the Victorian and nouveau eras, visionary and spiritual arts, art throughout history from the Asian continent, and of course American pop culture and realism…with all of these interests and influences, my work has moved to a more balanced level, employing symmetry and asymmetry incorporated with the flow of the body, using as much color or tone as possible in every piece that I do, and pushing my own limits, boundaries, and perceptions, along with the limits of skin, to improve with every single tattoo I have the opportunity to work on, for every client that sits in my chair…
If asked what my favorite style to tattoo in is, I would reply that as long as I am tattooing, I’m happy…as much as I appreciate black and gray work for it’s classical appeal, I much prefer working in color…exploring the possibilities of texture, tone and contrast without much use of black or white…rather, relying on the perfect scientific theories of the color wheel and all of its possibilities…I also very much enjoy the challenges of doing cover-up work in any degree, and welcome the opportunity to rework or cover whatever comes my way…in any case, the larger I get to tattoo, the better…as I progress in my career, I’ve enjoyed larger scale pieces, and look forward to much more…as such, most tattoos I do these days are multiple session work at an hourly rate…                                                               


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gabrielcece Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Check it out.. Studio Evolve Tattoo is 2011 Best of Hampton Roads!!! Also, Saturday June 4th @ 7pm Igor Accord Art Show!!!
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gabrielcece Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
you will find me at the new Rocksteady Tattoo, open as of Wednesday January 13th, is at 2525 w.mercury blvd. in Hampton, Virginia, 23666…just a few doors away, in the same shopping plaza as the original shop…you should really come out and check this place out, it’s huge and beautifully done…Mike Higgins, and the staff at the shop, did an awesome job remodeling a 3500 square foot space into a super rad studio…with eight tattooers and one piercer available, for whatever kind of body art you might be looking for, it’s well worth the drive across the water, to see what is happening at one of the nicest studios I’ve ever worked at…tell your friends, bring them along for the ride, and please repost this bulletin…thanks…
gabrielcece Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
wow, thanks for the warm welcome to deviant art...i think i'll be spending a lot more time here, as i recently found out the website existed, and i am currently trying to understand how to make it all work...i certainly appreciate all comments, critiques, or compliments, if you are interested in any work from me, please contact me via email...i don't really have anything else to share right now, but i will be posting all of my new tattoos here as i i finish them, as well as any other artwerks i get the time to produce...again, thanks so much for having me...take care and be well...

Sumi-no-Me Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you are simply fucking awesome. and having over 400 pageviews in the first week you joined DA proves it, lol. looking forward to your future work! if i lived on that side of the U.S. i would want you to tat me
ADNstudio Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
You have a great gallery. You're so talented. Very fun to watch.
zod01 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, saw your work, dope stuff, especialy the sketchy tattoos... hope to see more
JiinXeD Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
I was just randomly browsing new deviations.. avoiding any creative productiveness of my own.
The deviation you just submitted just jumped out at me and enticed me to look at the rest of your work here. There wasnt enough so I went on to your website. Your creativity and skill are very admirable! I also give you much respect because you show passion for your work and acknowledge your clients on a more personal level with genuine indulgence instead of just naming your works tattoo1..tat2..3..
It's definitely very refreshing. :blackrose:
wallawallabigguy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Excellent body art! Thanks for sharing it.

Will you show us any of your other art projects?
Electro-Girlie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
wow, you have a really amazingly beautiful and colourful gallery :)
GetSomeInk Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wow, mister Cece is on dA!! :highfive: Big fan.
Haven't uploaded our gallery in the longest time, haven't even been on dA for ages, might start comin on more often now!

Can't wait to see more of your work ;)
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