Orlando Valentin was born in New York City and was raised in New Jersey. At the age of 12, Orlando found a fascination in Art. He was intrigued by an overwhelming presence of street art in the tristate area. That is where his love for art began.
As a teenager Orlando was drawing by day and painting by night. At the age of 15 his mother Maria surprised him with a tattoo machine and asked Him to tattoo a small heart on her. As he attempted his first line his mother was so scared she fainted. So he decided to put down the tattoo machine until he could find an artist to teach him properly.
At the age of 21 Orlando relocated to Orlando, FL. While in Orlando he quickly began visiting galleries and meeting local artists. He met a tattoo artist by the name of Nico. That is where his tattoo journey began.
Orlando began tattooing smaller designs working up to larger bodies of work over the years. He tattoos all different types of styles but is currently focusing more on American traditional and neo traditional tattoos.
Today Orlando is humbled by the support of all of his family, friends, and clients. He takes no opportunity for granted and is grateful for all of his supporters. He spends his life dedicated to tattooing, exploring art, and spending time with the people closest to him.