Oculo Visitant Gallery

Being the owner-operator of tattoo studios Oculo Visitant Gallery and Hand of Glory Tattoo, Craig Rodriguez has been tattooing since 1993. By 1997 when tattooing was legalized in NYC he participated in a historic photo of the first 50 people to have their tattoo licenses issued.  He has traveled throughout the world tattooing and studying the trade in such places as Japan, Europe, and South America.  His passion for the craft led him to the creation of two industry-based companies: Defiance Mfg. and Tekori Systems, both specializing in the innovation and development of custom tattoo machines.  His favorite styles to tattoo are Japanese and traditional American.

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I bet you think this song is about you, don’t you! #sarebullshit #iwannafollowothermaggots #thisisthedecayofhumanity ...

Made some handmade paper a while back, might as well use it.
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Lookin forward to the next session on this one.
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Tiger Head, thanks Alex @sleuthfoot
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Finish koi sleeve. Thanks Wilton @sleuthfoot
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Tiger head for Paul. @sleuthfoot
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Thanks Stephen!!! @sleuthfoot
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Fun stuff!!! Thanks Mel.
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Yea it’s a tattoo, you screws. @handofglorytattoo
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Tekori Nomi grip at work, ready to do the same for anyone who wants some. @tekorisystems.com
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Recently acquired this sick book of Dragon Backpiece designs by @erik_rieth @ghostinthemachine.tattoo You can’t go wrong with information like this, check it out!!!! #dragontattoo #dragon #dragonbooks #japanesestyle #japanesestyletattoo #japanesestyledragon #japanesestyledrawing ...

Plugging away at this one!!!! @tekorisystems.com
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After years of chewing paper wads and then glueing them together....one by one, along with some weeds I pulled from the back yard, I finally created this piece of hand made paper. So I figure why stop there, when I can paint a shit eater on it!!! 😬😬🤫🤫🤪😎 #ftw ...