Artists

Calvin Kortge

 

Specialty: Black & Grey Realism

Shop Advice: "Be open to collaboration. We're here to help you and your tattoo look the absolute best that it can.  When we make a suggestion, it's not to make it easier on ourselves, or to squeeze an extra dollar out of you. We're doing it because we know what we're doing, and we want your tattoo to look as good as you'd like it to. Hell, whether it looks incredible, or looks like dog shit, you're going to tell everyone who did it right? So we want you to leave here looking good."

Comments: "This is an insane industry to be a part of.  There's absolutely nothing like waking up in the morning, knowing that you get to have fun for a living.  We don't prey on peoples weaknesses or profit from their insecurities. We only expand upon peoples' strengths, and they leave with a smile on their face. To be able to make a living in a business where everyone wins....well, there is no better feeling."

Nick Lester

 

Specialty: Black & Grey/Watercolor

Shop Advice: "Please...PLEASE come with the right mindset. By this we mean a couple things. Not necessary, but it's going to help a lot.

#1 - Eat something. Don't bullshit us either, we're not asking for our sake.

#2 - Friends are fine, but there's only so many hands you can squeeze. Feel me.

#3 - Don't be shy about telling us exactly what you're after. We've heard and seen it all. And you're not going to hurt our feelings.

#4 - Be clean. At least enough that it's not miserable for me. Haha. I promise I'll hold up my end of the bargain :)"

#5 - Most crazy is fun...don't be the kind of crazy that isn't.

Comments: "The clients are a good time, the job is fun. I love it man. I love it."

Zane Peterson
Specialty: Traditional/Sculpted Linework

Shop Advice: "Just come in. Haha. Seriously though, we have no problem talking to you about just about anything you could imagine. But when it comes down to it, we're artists, and we're incredibly visual. Whatever it is, your idea, anything, we want to see it in front of us. For design purposes, giving you an accurate quote, for any of it, we tend to use our right hemispheres...so just trust us on this one. :)"

Comments: "Tattooing has really helped me, if not more so than I get to help others. I'm a pretty quiet person. So when I'm thrown into an industry that calls for literally zero shy-ness, it's an adjustment. But the people make it so easy. The customers, the people I work with, ya can't beat it."

Blake Vargas
Specialty: Fine-line/Pointillism/Lettering

Shop Advice: "Come without a time limit. This is going to be on you for life, it'd be best not to put us in a position where we feel rushed in any way. Also, holding still goes a long way :)"

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Sierra Johnson
Specialty: Black and Grey

Shop Advice: "Trust your artist! If you don't have complete and utter faith in them to make your tattoo look its best, then find someone that you do!"

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