Miami’s tattoo scene is full of artists, but can sometimes seem low on creativity. There are far too many parlors that specialize in the same boring, washed-out, flat-looking pieces of script-text or animal heads. Thankfully, Rosa Negra is not one of those. The artists can seemingly handle any request with ease — from watercolor images of kraken destroying pirate ships to blackwork animals and mandalas to some artfully twisted takes on neoclassical tattoo design. Rosa Negra is unlike some of the more dank, windowless rooms that house longtime studios. Founders Sebastian Garcia and Andres Guevara nailed the shop’s interior-design aesthetic. Their Allapattah studio is brightly lit, covered in eclectic art, and makes you feel as if you’re getting inked up in your coolest friend’s apartment. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday noon to 8 p.m.
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