Saturday, April 17, 2010

I just did this biomechanical hand tattoo with a lotus flower yesterday at Avalon Tattoo II in San Diego on Ryan. He is a local Tattooer at the Workshop. I posted the sketch a couple days ago and here is the final product.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hello my fellow San Diego Tattoo fans. Here's a couple new sketches for some tattoo projects I have coming soon. There's a design of Lotus and Buddha to go on Stephan Max's feet, we will be tattooing his feet at Dare Devil Tattoo Next week. However this week at Avalon Tattoo II I have some new things coming along. Two Japanese chest panels, we are doing a tattoo of a peony flower and a chrysanthemum on Derick's chest. And Finally a cool biomechandical tattoo design for a Tattooer friend and client Ryan. This will be on Ryan's hand, I've tattooed a sleeve on him in the past and now it seems that he wants his hand tattooed as well. I'll be using my Swash Drive Gen 6 machines for a lot of the work. Ryan has been curious about rotary tattoo machines and so far I really Like the Swash Drives. I also have a few fine Rotary Tattoo Machines from San Diego's own Ugly Bill, who makes amazing one of kind tattoo machines. I'll post links to some of his machines later. He stopped by Avalon Tattoo II the other day and it was really hard to resist his two new machines. I am definitely hitting up soon for one more.

All these designs where roughed out on velum, I later used Photo Shop to help illustrate how they might lay out.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Terry Ribera Tattoo ariticle in Skin Deep

Skin Deep is UK's most popular and top selling tattoo Magazine. It was an honor to do an article with them, and to be honest my favorite one to date. This was released this March 2010, however we did the article about a year ago. It took them a while to get it together and ready for print. I am very pleased with the content, there was a lot of engaging questions and just a fun article participate in.

Inked Magaine article with Terry Ribera

Another Tattoo publication. This is more of a lifestyle publication, I did this a couple months ago with Inked. It was published for the March 2010 issue. It's a short one, but a cool read none the less. We talk briefly about the deeper meaning of life and Rubic's cube.

Terry ribera Tattoo Prick Magazine Article

This is a cool industry publication on Tattooing. They featured an article on me in 2009. This is the print version I found a PDF of it online. It has a font error not seen in the printed version, but it saved me the time of scanning it in. You can also see a web version of the article at The layout is simpler for the internet, but the article reads the same.

Terry Ribera International Tattoo Art article

This is the cover of ITA that I had an article in 2009. I don't have the pages as of right now. I'll edit them in later. You can find them for retail if you want to buy back issues on

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Tattoos for San Diego

Here's a couple new tattoos I've done in San Diego. The biomechanical tattoo was done a long term client of mine. We worked around a Raider's tattoo that he already had for this one.

The Japanese koi fish tattoo was done to accompany a Buddha, we've done some lotus, water and rocks as well. The koi is a cover up of some tattoos he had done 16 years ago. It was the tail of a dragon, with some tribal. As you can see now it is mostly gone after this session.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Here is a fun one. Just finished a couple days ago. I really need to post more often on here. Jen was back in San Diego last week. It looks like she's got a new job lined up, so chances are she'll be back in San Diego full time before me... How did that happen? It's okay, the dogs will be back together. I am curious to see how that is going to work out. I think they'll remember each other and be back to destroying the back yard together soon.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Here are a couple new tattoos to check out.

I'd also like to announce that I will be doing guest spots in LA starting this summer 2010. It will be with Kim Saigh and Shawn Barber at there private studio Memoir Tatoo.

Please check out there amazing work at and

Also please contact me at or 619 307 9433 if you would like to get tattooed by me.



Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New York is ending soon.

NYC Travel Dates I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW PROJECTS IN NYC. I AM ONLY TAKING ON SAN DIEGO WORK. TO MY CURRENT NYC PROJECT LIST, I WILL SEE YOU AT DARE DEVIL. UNLESS YOU'VE HEARD OTHERWISE I WILL STILL BE COMPLETING WHAT I HAVE STARTED AND THE FEW NEW HAND FULL OF PROJECTS THAT MY LIMITED TIME IN NYC WILL ALLOW. Thank you to everybody who has been tattooed by me at Dare Devil. Especially to Nick for flying out from England 3 times! Everybody there has been great, putting up with me taking up the entire back room. I've seen a lot of great tattoos done there, from Andre's brilliant Japanese work to Amanda's amazing painterly style. Everybody there is really top notch and I especially want to say thanks to Michelle and all of her crew. I will still be heading to NYC for a few more months, but I am trying to not do any tattooing past April if I can manage. As I am making arrangements with my Fiancee to be back in San Diego/ Southern California full time by the summer of 2010 as we are getting Married in July. Thank you all for your time, TER Anybody that has received an email from me canceling my work I hope you understand. If for any reason I owe you a deposit and we have not started your project in NYC please call me so I can arrange to return your funds to you. 619 307 9433 As far as all my San Diego clients, well it's back to the same old. More tattoos, more fun! Thanks to all of you for putting up with my hectic scheduling over the last year. ________________ NYC Travel Dates June 23rd - July 1st July 20th - July 30th Aug 24th - Sept 3rd Sep 21st - Sept 30th Oct 20th - October 31st Nov 23rd - Dec 4th Dec 21- Dec 31st ( I will not be tattooing during this time, vacation) Jan 19th- Feb 3rd 2010 Feb 16th- Mar 3rd March 21- 31st April 18th- 30th May 17th- 31st ---------------------------- ----------------------------