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Dr. Lakra

Mexican, b. 1972

453 followers

Dr. Lakra

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Mexican, b. 1972

Followers
453
Biography

Jerónimo López Ramírez, also known as Dr. Lakra, is a tattoo artist who lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. Working under his pseudonym (which loosely translates as “Dr. Delinquent”), Dr. Lakra works on vintage printed materials and found objects instead of skin, incorporating images of pinups, old-time Mexican businessmen, and professional wrestlers. Referencing diverse body art traditions from Latino, Pacific, and Southeast Asian cultures, Dr. Lakra's style is distinctive for its playful, naughty, and intentional vulgarity.

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Tate Modern, and 2 more
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Art in America
Biography

Jerónimo López Ramírez, also known as Dr. Lakra, is a tattoo artist who lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. Working under his pseudonym (which loosely translates as “Dr. Delinquent”), Dr. Lakra works on vintage printed materials and found objects instead of skin, incorporating images of pinups, old-time Mexican businessmen, and professional wrestlers. Referencing diverse body art traditions from Latino, Pacific, and Southeast Asian cultures, Dr. Lakra's style is distinctive for its playful, naughty, and intentional vulgarity.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Art in America
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