Rest In Peace – Jose Carrera of Ocho Placas Tattoo Shop (aka Nasty NES)


This definitely came to me as a shock. Jose Carreras, aka Nasty NES, passed away this past Sunday .

He was an incredible artist, tattoo artist and respected graffiti artist. He had tons of plans and seemed to have been celebrating life to the fullest. He even recently toured with Birdman and became Birdman’s official tattoo artist. Its crazy because it seems like Jose was at the prime of his life and on top of his game.

Personally, I got a chance to work on a photoshoot with Jose and the crew of Ocho Placas for a story we did in 305 Magazine a couple years back…and he was one of the biggest supporters, if not THE biggest supporter of what we were doing with 305 Magazine. And I’ll be forever grateful for that.

My condolences to all of Jose’s family members, his wife, his children, his friends and everybody affected by this unfortunate loss. You will definitely be missed Jose. Rest in peace.

Jose’s viewing is today at Bernardo Garcia funeral home off 8215 SW 40th Street Miami, Florida 33155 at 5PM. And per his mother’s request – “please try not to wear black, instead, please be yourself and be colorful since that is what JOSE was all about!”

And to see a website that his family put together in honor of Jose’s life go to


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