Andrew Matela

Andrew’s interest in art began early in his childhood, having come from a tattooed family. Throughout most of his youth, he had a desire to draw and create. From his love of drawing, it was a natural progression that led to his interest in fine art painting. After exploring multiple crafts, he soon realized his passion for tattooing.

Now with well over a decade of experience, Andrew views tattooing as an ultimate artistic outlet. He loves to create art that people will carry with them throughout their lifetime.

In 2014, Andrew opened Art Realm Tattoo with the vision to combine his interest and passion for both painting and tattooing. Over the following years the studio gained recognition as a top quality studio in Austin. In late 2017, Andrew teamed up with friends James Hall and Nick Baxter to expand the business and vision to what it is today.