Career inspiration can come at any stage in a person's life and in the case of this month's profile; Lowrider Magazine has been blessed to be a part of that process. Napa, CA resident Rob Struven used to draw cars and women off from the pages of Lowrider Magazine when he was in middle school. "Cars and girls were two of the coolest subject matters," he says with a grin. His passion for art became more intense during his high school years, but it wasn't until a few years after he graduated that he took a more serious approach into art. Rob enrolled himself into the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, in a quest to become the best artist he could become.
While he remains dedicated in his pursuits in the arts, the medium of tattooing has become his bread and butter. "I started tattooing out of the office in one of my friends' auto shop; that's where the name 'Garage Ink' comes from," he explains. Rob's initial projects included tattooing a few of his friends and it snowballed into a full-on career from there. Since those early days, Rob has moved out of his friend's auto shop and has opened up his own place at 1525 Lincoln Ave. in Napa. "I have the shop going with five guys here and we all get along really well." He also splits time by working one day out of the week with Horitaka at State of Grace Tattoo in San Jose.
The subjects that captivated him initially have stuck with him over the years. "My art has always been centered around cars and all of the different forms of art that revolve around car culture and I want to expand on that," says the determined artist. A dedicated car builder, Ron is also a member of Royal Cruisers car club and has multiple, cars including a chopped Merc.
You can check him out at GarageInkStudios.com.
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Negueba Sheik Mostra pro teu pai
Wish mine look like that
Sweet.1958 Impala..cool ride...
Like the dragon on the car.
Hey mijo chillin
la calavera tiene hambre no hay un pedaso depan
Que miedo.....prefiero lavar yo el coche.........jajajajaja
im not ah fan of skeletons but dis is actually pretty dope....i like every detail it has..props to dat...
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@lowridermag glad to see you recongnize real tattoo artist that rep. the West Coast /Bay Area @Rob Struven is one of the best and realest Artist I know and I have been blessed with 2 of his tattoo art pieces and I cant wait to get mo! Respect from tha Bay! #lowrider #arte #bayarea #westcoast #tattooz #robstruven
Rob is one of the most amazing tattoo artist around! I wouldn't go to anyone else! Pure talent!
The 58 impala is a good car homie
I like the chrome in the artwork
Wow, this is Amazing!
Sergio Chavez check this one out
That beautyful art wow such detail wow
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Danni Cooke Dad is a custom painter...
I have that on a tee its awesome
Mexicans? Did I get it right?
Nicely done, flawless!!!
Nice drawing of a 58 Chevy Impala S S... :-)
This image shows the pride and dedication to your lowrider
It takes a life time to build a personal lowrider,not a show rider a personal low low
Hell yes.. Rob Struven art is the Best in the West!!! Second to None!!! And if yr real Lucky he might Tattoo it on you. @ his shop."..$$$ garage Ink"$$$
Looks like one of my Boys when he gets old
Napa, Ca.. Robs the best tattoo artist around and a solid dude. Check him out.
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Struvens got some really sick stuff out there,as an artist I appreciate and give his work deep respect and honor!!
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he is amazing!!
Ive got the shirt.
Never heard of him. But Amazing Art!!!
Jose Wonse Mendez Dope...
Thats one Cherrry ART work....