Carlos Torres has been tattooing for 18 years and is mostly self taught. He worked at a couple of tattoo shops before he got his big break at So. Cal Tattoo in San Pedro, CA. It was there he learned the most and started to build his tattoo portfolio. Carlos specializes in black & gray realism and surrealism and loves creating original pieces. In addition to tattooing, he enjoys photographing his own reference materials and painting. He has been featured in international galleries and has also been commissioned to paint convention posters. Several include the Ink-n-Iron Tattoo Festival and the Copenhagen Tattoo Convention.

Carlos is part owner of Timeline Gallery in San Pedro, CA. It is there that he is afforded the time to travel and attend conventions worldwide. Through his travels, Carlos has won awards including Best Small Black & Gray, Best Large Black & Gray and Best Backpiece. He has been featured in numerous international publications and is dedicated to his craft and his family.