Frederico Rabelo is Brazilian, born in Minas Gerais in 1990. From childhood, his interest for drawing was remarkable. As a young teen Frederico starts doing graffiti and pixação, and in 2005 founds Base Crew with four friends. At nineteen his pursuit of a visual arts degree begins, studying in Brazil and Portugal. Meanwhile, his artworks start to develop through paintings, looking toward a professional career. During his college years he founds Covil Tattoo studio with two other friends and starts his journey into Tattooing. 

Currently Frederico has ambitious projects in progress, involving art, culture and knowledge, nurtured by the concept that contemporary tattooing must harbor intelligence and produce culture.

Frederico is one of the main exponents in Brazilian contemporary tattooing and has been gaining notoriety worldwide, especially in Europe and the United States.




2006 Meeting of Styles, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2008 International Biannual Graffiti Exhibition, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2009 - 2013  Interdisciplinary Graduation in Arts & Design
Federal University of Juiz de Fora, UFJF, Brazil

2010 Carne Fresca Exhibition, Hiato Gallery, Brasil

2011 - 2012  Graduation in Drawing & Painting

Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade (FABAUL) - Lisbon, Portugal

2011 Individual Exhibition Tinta Fresca
Arts and Design Institute (I.A.D) Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brasil

2012 Founds Covil Tattoo studio with André Castanheira and Trigs in December.

2015 Worldwide Tattoo Tour, São Paulo (Ardhãm Tattoaria), Curitiba, New York City, London (Sang Bleu), Berlin (AKA), Paris

2016 2016  The Archive group exhibition by Things&Ink Magazine, London, UK.