From a young age, Edu Vertikal showed a natural talent for various art forms, igniting his unquenchable creative passion. By the age of ten, it was apparent to everyone around him that he had a particular gift for painting, and he devoted all his free time to honing his skills. In 2013, Edu stumbled upon the then-budding art of tattooing, which was slowly gaining popularity in Spain.
Today, it is estimated that 40% of Spanish citizens aged 16-35 have at least one tattoo.
Edu, 22 at the time, invested in tattoo equipment in 2014, and he started practicing on friends and family in the back of his father’s warehouse in Petrer. Using just one tattoo machine and ink, he slowly honed his skills, and as demand for his work grew, Edu decided to open his own tattoo studio, Vertikal Tattoo, in a more central location in Alicante.
Vertikal Tattoo has grown into a highly successful studio, with Edu’s reputation as one of the industry’s most exceptional realist tattoo artists leading the way. The studio is now home to a team of skilled professionals who specialize in a wide range of tattoo styles, alongside additional services such as piercing and laser tattoo removal.
Edu’s talent as an artist is not confined to Spain, as clients from all over the world travel to Alicante for a chance to get tattooed by him. Edu is renowned for his generosity in sharing his techniques and knowledge with other artists, leading him to offer private courses and seminars for aspiring tattoo artists.
Edu Vertikal dedication to his craft has earned him numerous national and international awards, with no signs of slowing down. For Edu, tattooing is more than just a job – it is a passion and a way of life, allowing him to continuously reinvent himself and create new works of art. Follow him on his social media platforms, such as Instagram (@Eduvertikal and @Vertikaltattooestudio), Tiktok (@eduvertikall), Facebook (edu vertikal), and Youtube (Edu Vertikal Tattoo), to stay up-to-date with his latest creations and adventures in the tattoo world.