died of natural causes this past Sunday morning. Carrera was an
immensely talented artist who began his career in the street and first cut his
teeth on body art while incarcerated, eventually opening the thriving tattoo shop on Eighth Street.
According to employee Leo Valencia: "Everything Jose did was for his
kids and his parents. And hopefully his legacy and efforts will
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New Times profiled Carrera this past July in the story "Tattoo U."
will be a service for him at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, September 8, at Bernardo
Garcia Funeral Home (8215 Bird Rd., Miami).