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Photos by Alberto Lainez 2021

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Hi there,

My name is Rachel. I go by RPM, which are my initials, although they are also an abbreviation for "Revolutions Per Minute" (as seen on the dash of any motor vehicle). I have always identified with the sentiment of what "RPM" stands for because I believe in revolutionary thinking, and I believe that every passing moment contains the capacity for radical thought and action. In the past I have served as a community organizer, a student, and a hospitality worker. but most of all I've been an artist for as long as I can remember. 

Tattooing came into my life at a pivotal moment and provided me with the confidence, self-expression, and acceptance to be visibility and outwardly me. I fell in love with the craft before I was legally able to get a tattoo, and haven't looked back since. I completed my apprenticeship in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2019. I am now a full time tattooer based in Queens, NYC. My shop, Pete and Cubo's, has two locations. The Ozone Park shop is located at 88-09 101st Ave, 2nd Floor. The Rockaway Beach location is located at 112-20 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY 11694.  

I put my values into my work and am proud of the experience and artwork I provide to my clients. I mainly tattoo black and grey work, specializing in fine line, dotwork, and whip-shading. I aim to tattoo solely original artwork and hope to attract a clientele who desires unique and intentional designs. 


To inquire about a tattoo, please head over to the contact page to submit an inquiry. 

To keep up with my current work, feel free to follow my Instagram.

Aside from tattooing, I also do a bit of alternative modeling. I am open to working with brands/partnerships!

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