Meet The Team

Jimmy Tomes

@jimmyttattoo

Jimmy Tomes born in 1980 in Detroit, MI. He started his tattooing career with an apprenticeship in 1995 at his family-run Tattoo shop called Finest Touch Tattoos.  Jimmy and his wife moved to Florida in 2007 where he worked for the last 12 years in a Deerfield shop. His passion is doing Black and Grey mostly but he does have a great eye for color and Japanese tattoos as well.

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STEVE ROMERO
@steveromeroart

Steve’s passion for art goes back to his roots in San Jose, CA, where he dabbled in multiple genres and took his first art classes.  He moved to Florida in his teens, where he continued to pursue his passion for the arts and the first developed an admiration and curiosity for tattoos.  After dabbling in different careers, he got a job working in a tattoo shop in Orlando as a non-artist.  That is where Steve decided to follow his dreams and pursue a career in tattooing.  He got his first apprenticeship in West Palm Beach in 2017.  After that, he wound up in Louisiana where he continued his apprenticeship.  His journey brought him full circle back to South Florida, where he completed his apprenticeship at Ink Boss under James “Jimmy” Tomes.  Steve leans towards American Traditional and Neo-traditional, and a lot of his drawing designs tend to be pop-culture mash-ups. In his free time, Steve loves playing basketball, camping, lounging on the beach, and spending quality time with family.

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Manny Rios

@Ayo_Mannyyy

Originally from Venezuela, Manny moved to Sunny South Florida in 2001. Since he was in high school he always had a love for drawing and art but never knew how to get started in this industry. Luckily, a year ago an apprenticeship here at Ink Boss opened up and he decided to take that opportunity to explore the possibilities that could come from working under the artists here. Eager to put his art on skin, he looks up to artists such as Ray Arce (@Tatted_Taco, and Jose (@canti__) due to their heavy neo-traditional influence and his love for their work. 
 

In his spare time, you can find Manny raising his Daughter or playing basketball and video games.

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Elvis Baboc

@yakko.ink

Born and raised in Peru, Elvis has been fond of art from a very young age. In college, he developed a love for audiovisuals that led him to win some awards with his films. In 2017 he immigrated to Florida where he rediscovered his love for art. Fascinated by the meaning and representation of tattoos, he decided to start as an apprentice at Ink Boss. His favorite styles are neo-traditional, black and gray, realism, Japanese, and cartoon/anime. Some of his favorite artists are George Burchett, Nikko Hurtado, and Jesse Smith. 

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Bryan Engler
@Jersey_Bryan
Bio coming soon...

 

 

Jennifer Patterson

@jbombtattoos | jennawattstattoos@gmail.com

 

Jennifer is 25, married, and a fur mom to 2 dogs. Is well grounded and responsible. Loves to draw, play with her dogs, and watching horror movies/shows.
Her mentor was Tino Hernandez (@tattoosbytino)
Jen recently moved to Florida and worked at Master Pierce in Wellington.
She has been tattooing full time for a year and a half. Her apprenticeship before that was about 10 months.
She specializes in black and grey realism, black work, and dotwork; and has a major interest in Neo Traditional.

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Ray Arce

@tatted_taco | rayarcetattoos@gmail.com

 

Our Co-Owner and Color artist Ray specializes in Mandala Dotwork, Neo-Traditional and Black & Grey realism. His extensive training throughout the years has brought him much knowledge in the Japanese art form which he bases most of his art from. Ray will give you the custom tattoo of your dreams by looking up to artists like Ed Hardy, Leonardo, and Chris Garver. 

 

As a former Army Scout, I am proud to give my fellow veterans and active-duty members a discount.

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Ivett Diaz

@somebitch

Born and raised in Florida, Ivett has always had a passion for all things to do with art and body art. In 2017 she decided it was time to really do something with her passion and she decided to pursue piercing. Certifies in bloodborne pathogens, CPR & First Aid, and other courses in anatomy. 

She's quick but gentle and always has the customer leave with a smile.

She is currently appointment only so reach out to her to book an appointment!

When she's not piercing you can catch her crafting or taking photos of her friends. 

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Darrin WolfE

@Thornhoney67

A Florida native, Darrin began piercing in 2019.  Since that time, Darrin has pierced thousands of clients.  His favorite piercings are one’s that are unique, such as dermals, bridges, and industrials.  But what he likes best about being a piercer is having happy clients. When he is not piercing, Darrin can be found enjoying his boat or riding his motorcycle along the Avenue.

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EVAN Keller
@evankellz

Founder/Co-owner — after 26 successful years in the retail pack and ship industry, Evan caught the ink bug and was inspired to open Ink Boss.  His vision for an upscale, friendly studio where everyone feels welcome is what makes Ink Boss unique.  When he’s not working at Ink Boss, he can be found either enjoying the beautiful South Florida weather or flying around the country to watch his son play ice hockey.

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