Meet The Team

 

Ray Arce

@tatted_taco | rayarcetattoos@gmail.com

 

Our Co-Owner and Color artist Ray specializes in 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, Joe Vegas, 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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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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 Yenny Rivera
@yennyyourartist

 

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IVETT DIAZ

@somebitch | teyedeeaz@gmail.com

Body Piercer and Co-Owner, Ivett is a native south Floridian, with a passion for all things that are art. She stays up to date and educated on things such as aftercare, technique, and jewelry quality which are important to her and her career in body art as well as to provide the best experience possible for all her clients. She is currently certified in Blood Borne Pathogen and in CPR/ First Aid, as well as the body piercing course and updates it yearly as mandated by the State of Florida Health Department. Her goal is to be quick but gentle with all her clients and makes sure they leave with a smile. 

When Ivett is not piercing, she can be found making earrings or working on her photography. She loves music festivals, crafting, her dogs, and living life to the fullest.

See what piercings I offer here

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Manny Rios

@tatted_arepa

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.

 

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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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.