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Justin Davis

Tattoo Profile: Justin Davis specializes in Japanese art and American traditional. When you look at his portfolio, you can start to understand why he is consistently busy and booked. He is a staple in the Bay area and offers a professional environment where the two of you can work on your tattoo idea together. Reach out today if you’d like to set up a time to sit down with him and talk about your next tattoo.

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Chris Barrientos – San Jose, CA

Tattoo Profile: Christopher Barrientos has used art as a means of travel through the long journey of life. He always felt tattoo was in his blood as he’s been creative and artistic since birth. His process of tattooing reflects all of his ideas of creativity, individuality, and self expression. His tattooing style revolves around Polynesian freehand, cover ups and black & grey. That said, he is willing to work with you on your own custom piece that fits his style and what you’re looking for.

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Mary Joy – San Francisco, CA

Tattoo Profile: Mary Joy is a tattoo artist based out of San Francisco. She studied modern and classical painting, as well as well as drawing at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. She started with the well-known Ed Hardy back in 2007 and has been tattooing at Tattoo City ever since then. You can also find Mary tattooing in New York, Milan, Paris and London at other tattoo shops or conventions. Her tattooing style focuses on Victorian expression, prison art, mysticism, classical art and the occult.

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Amy Zager – Livermore, CA

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Tattoo Profile: Every tattoo I work on is unique for each of my clients. We will talk about your idea and look at some artwork so I can get a good idea of your style, make sure that I’m the best artist for your design (hey, we have to make sure it’s worth the wait!) and come up with a composition. It’s great to gather a variety of references from photographs and artwork to fully flesh out your design. Expect a digital sketch a week or so ahead of your appointment so we’re ready to rock when you’re here. You can find her in Northern California as well as Chicago, and some other U.S. locations. Reach out today.

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Henry Wyatt – Fremont, CA

Tattoo Profile: Henry Wyatt the kind of artist that can nail most any style or tattoo you can think of. His style has a flair that is hard to find and has no limits. While his skills range in many directions, he specializes in Black & Grey, Portraits, Tribal, Filipino, Color, Traditional, Biomech, Neotraditional and Japanese. If you’re looking to get a seat in Henry’s chair, we suggest reaching out as soon as possible. His books are filling up fast and you don’t want to miss out.

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Deanna Wardin

Tattoo Profile: I am a shop co-owner and tattoo artist at Tattoo Boogaloo in the heart of North Beach in San Francisco, California. Because of my varied interests, It now seems that a lot of my tattoos look like paintings with elements of graphic design, and a lot of my illustrations look like tattoos.

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Nick Wallin

Tattoo Profile: Nick Wallen specializes in American traditional and neotraditional tatooing. That being the case, he can still knock out an incredible custom tattoo for you so don’t wait to get on the books with Nick. Reach out to him today and get your appointment booked.

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Donny Newman

Tattoo Profile: Donny began his career in Austin, TX back in 2013 and made the transition back to California in 2014. Since that time, he landed in various tattoo shops where he picked up his style and eventually found a home in San Francisco. He is a San Francisco based artist specializing in illustrative color and black and grey work; such as Neo-Traditional, Japanese, Art Nouveau as well as other graphic, illustrative work. His work can be found in dime sized pieces to entire back tattoos so no matter what you think he can do, reach out and find out for yourself. His books are filling up fast so reach out.

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Ben Matthews

Tattoo Profile: Ben Matthews was born in raised California and has been tattooing since 1991. He has put a lot of time into this industry and you can see it by the quality of his work. He finished his apprenticeship in Southern California and spent the next 18 years of his life honing his craft all over the United States before making his way back to the Bay Area. His tattoo style is influenced by photography, illustrations and sculptures. If you like was Ben is doing, set up a consultation with him as soon as you can.

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Death Before Dishonor

Tattoo Profile: Death Before Dishonor tattoo studio was founded by Paco Excel. Located in the heart of Downtown San Jose, DBD hosts a variety of talented artists, each with their own unique approach to tattooing. The result is a home away from home you can visit to get inspired and get drilled by some of the Bay Area’s finest. Reach out to the team at Death Before Dishonor today to set up a time to talk to them in person.

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