Aztec Tattoo Artist Uses Ink to Honor Ancestors


    The artists who work at Amor Eterno Arte in East Oakland, California consider their artwork to be healing, whether it’s on the wall or on your skin. Chamuco Cortez is a tattoo artist there who focuses on promoting Aztec art, symbolism, and culture in his tattoos and creates an intentional space for his clients to reconnect with their ancestral pre-Hispanic heritage. From the initial prayer offering to finished product, we see Chamuco at work creating art that is both a sacrifice as well as medicine.