As well as being a versatile machine artist , Pepe is Thai Art’s very own bamboo tattoo master . Pepe is from a family of temple builders and sculptors from north eastern Thailand so Thai art is in his blood. After learning to tattoo with a machine he studied traditional bamboo techniques under Ajarn Pik in Lopburi. Ajarn means “teacher in Thai” and is the title given to master craftsmen and teachers. Ajarn Pik completed his apprenticeship with Ajarn Pik, and then, he became a freelance bamboo tattoo artist in the renowned Hat Rin beach in Koh Phangan.
As Pepe worked in various tattoo shops, primarily for foreign tourists, he learned all the different western tattoo styles and developed his speed and technique. As a freelance bamboo artist, Pepe moved to Koh Tao in 2013 and began working for different shops around the island before meeting Pui at Thai Art and eventually joining the team full time in 2015.
He has exhibited at international conventions and has participated in the Saigon Tattoo Expo in 2018. Pepe specializes in realistic tattoos and portraits, as well as traditional Thai sak yant tattoos