Q) Who is Sammy?
A) Sammy Hernandez Ramirez was born in 1960 in the San Juan de Dios, the heart of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico). His first tattoo in 1974 was an apple, symbolizing the original sin. He applied his friend Joe using simple methods.
His first professional tattoo machine was made in 1981 in the "Golden Penny Tattoo Shop" in Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico). This was the first tattoo establishment opened in Mexico. Tattoo and his assistant Mr. Raul Aceves operating this facility to make history.
Sammy first worked as an apprentice tattoo in different centers in Mexico. In 1982 he worked in Nosferatu Tattoo Shop, owned by Daniel Olguin.
He opened his first restaurant in 1983 with tattoos desu help mentor Frank Garcia of Anaheim, California.
In 1986 he opened "Sammy Tattoo Studio".
In 1996 contributed to the "Asociacion Mexicana de Dermografía" fixed guidelines for the safe and formal application of tattoos. This partnership has helped evolve a tattoo art with high total hygiene and techniques, has helped greatly to crumble prejudice.
Sammy has organized the International Tattoo Expo eleven events in Guadalajara. with great success by the height of the names (and international) who attend and the friendly service they find. The event is recognized more and more each year.
He was a member of the committee of the International Rock Expo participating in his last three editions.
In 1996 he also organized the 1st. National Tattoo Expo Culiacan (Sinaloa, Mexico) to help people
perceive the tattoo as an art.
In 1998 he worked in "Lacky Tattoo Shop" in Grenchen, Switzerland. There, Lacky invited Sammy to the "Lausanne Tattoo Expo" and thus had the opportunity to meet great teachers
Sammy appeared as an extra in the movie "Ahuacate" themed tattoo. Also had a supporting role in "Chavos Cholos" and Uriel.
He has been interviewed numerous times by the media. On television, names such as MTV, The Awakening, Generation X, Naked City, Alebrije, La Caja Negra. In print media and radio, almost every newspaper and regional programs have interviewed him.
He produced an edition of the magazine Art Tattoos Millennium.
He has been in almost every tattoo expos in Mexico, Tijuana, Monterrey, Morelia, Leon, Culiacan, Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes, Saltillo and Mexico City. Recently it was present at the International Tattoo Convention in the city of New York and London
Sammy has been a professional tattoo for over 15 years, specializing in styles Chicano and Black-White (Black-and-Grey).
How to get to Sammy?
Address: Calzada Independencia · 134L-168
Parian 1 Zona Centro , Guadalajara Jal. Méx.
Tel: (52-33) 3614 0507
Open from: 10am to 8pm Monday thru Saturday
Dont Miss the expo.
(Inquiries regarding the expo please contact Sammy)