Hiram Casas is a young tattoo artist and former graphic designer from La Havana, Cuba. Linked to the fine arts since he was a kid, went to various fine arts schools until in 2004 he is accepted in the National Fine Arts Academy San Alejandro (La Habana, Cuba) and graduated in 2009. After completing his specialty in digital art he started to work as a graphic designer for marketing companies in Cuba and Mexico until 2011 when he got involved in the body art and tattoo industry where he found his passion. Since that moment he has been tattooing professionally full time. In 2012 he moved to Las Vegas, NV where he currently resides. When he is not tattooing, he is drawing or planning the next piece, he is an active creator. Thanks to his formation in the fine arts it has been easy for him to accomplish a great variety of tattoo styles. He loves customized tattoos and to improve, if is required, the most simple design.
Much of my life has been spent practicing art. It’s a medium that’s grabbed my attention since the 6th grade and a passion that I’ve pursued ever since.
After attending Magnet Art schools as a youth, art and the culture which surrounds it has become a way of life for me. Years later after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Design, tattoos were the furthest thing from my mind. I had always thought of tattoos as an art form that faced too many limitations for artists, but little did I realize how much I didn’t know about the amazing medium. Fast forward to a few years after graduating, and I found the downturn of the economy made it difficult to find a job. It wasn’t until a friend asked me to design tattoos that I finally realized what I was missing.
In short, I got into tattooing as a means to survive while looking for a job and soon enough, I realized that tattooing not only helped me to survive, it gave me life.
BECOMING A TATTOO ARTIST HAS TRULY INVIGORATED ME AND BROUGHT ME BACK TO LIFE AND TO BE HONEST – I WOULDN’T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY.
In short, I became consumed with the culture and started studying the greats such as Nikko Hurtado, Nick Baxter, Bob Tyrell, Gunnar, Victor Portugal, etc., and after seeing the high quality of work they were producing, I was no longer blinded by previously ignorant judgements. I became really passionate about being able to accomplish my visions through art on skin the same way I would do with any other medium and I have been very fortunate to have had talented artists around me to teach me; as well as to find dedicated people who trusted me to permanently create on their skin.