Meet the Artist

With over 20 years of professional experience, Illustrator and Tattoo Artist Mario Delgado, specializes in traditional and digital techniques. Mario will take a general idea and turn it into a one of a kind piece for. Mario works with his clients on every project to reach a happy medium between his artistic suggestion and your original idea.


Detailed oriented by nature, Mario uses subtle shading and coloring to achieve unique designs. Mario has a diverse portfolio of different artistic styles, including illustrative, realism, portraits, and nature. In his tattoo work, Mario is experienced in cover-ups and re-works and spends extra time on his tattoos to give them depth and substance.

Mario has a passion for art and enjoys helping others perfect their craft. He has been teaching illustration with emphasis on tattoo design at the Academy of Art University since 2016. In 2020, when the tattoo shop he has owned for over 11 years, (Moth & Dagger Tattoo Studio) was closed for 9 months due to the pandemic, Mario took his creative skills to the virtual world, teaching a highly successful tattoo art class in a corporate style format.

In addition to tattooing, designing, and teaching, Mario is the Art Director for the Night Time Show  and has done artwork including album covers, logos, custom show artwork, and swag for Stephen Kramer Glickman. He has also done some artwork for several other famous comedians, and has created custom artwork for a few tech companies, including Epic Games.

Contact Mario here for your custom design, art lesson, or class. 

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