Nuco Villanueva is a tattoo artist originally from Durango, Mexico. In the early 1980s, he moved to the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago. Nuco started tattooing professionally in 1996. In 2009 he opened Studio One Chicago. He has always experimented with different styles but realized that traditional techniques are the foundation for a long-lasting tattoo. The most attractive styles for him are American and Japanese traditional tattoos.