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Jose Carrera, Founder of OchoPlacas Tattoos, Passed Away Sunday

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Jose L. Carrera, 38-year-old artist, family man, and founder of OchoPlacas Tattoos,

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

continue."

New Times profiled Carrera this past July in the story "Tattoo U."

There

will be a service for him at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, September 8, at Bernardo

Garcia Funeral Home (8215 Bird Rd., Miami).

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