Featured in Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine, Spring/Summer 2006 issue.

Tattoos are cool. And with the advent of one TV reality show in particular — The Learning Channel’s “Miami Ink” — tattoos are increasingly becoming mainstream. More and more visitors are discovering the advantage of getting a tattoo during their Puerto Vallarta vacation, namely significant savings when compared to prices up North. Shops are ubiquitous all over town; however, Cooper Tattoo in the Hotel Zone (Villas Vallarta) offers top-notch artistry while thoroughly adhering to Mexico’s stringent health requirements.

“I make my apprentices watch the TV show to later quiz them for procedure mistakes,” remarked owner/artist Paul Cooper, who has successfully operated a number of tattoo and body piercing shops back in Canada. But having relocated to Puerto Vallarta, Paul can literally make your vacation one-of-a-kind by contacting him at coopertattoo@yahoo.com.