Brooklyn born, street educated and now a Miami transplant, Samuel Suarez’ (HighNoon) natural curiosity of comic book art led him to outshine the heat in the Miami tattoo scene, cementing his position as a major Sunshine State tattoo artist.
From an early age, Suarez was influenced by street life and art, cementing his first real “tag” (illegal graffiti of his own name) at age 9. After being banished from corporate America in the late 90’s, he supported a family by creating comic book covers, logos and other graphic arts – even catching the eye of Marvel Comics. Then, in 2004, a friend asked him to design a tattoo and that’s when lightning finally struck. Two years later he was winning awards for Best In Show at tattoo conventions.
Suarez’ work is a mixture of graphic narrative and storytelling. Like comics, he pairs words and pictures together to blend present and future on his human canvases.