Finding a tattoo artist is as important as choosing the design of your tattoo. When choosing an artist, it is important to be conscious of their skill level, experience, and artistic style. Check out some great artists working from Dallas!
Oliver Peck – @OliverPecker
Elm Street Tattoo
Oliver began tattooing when he was 19 years old. He is an excellent example of an artist who’s life revolves around tattooing. He is so well respected for his skill that he was one of the original judges on Ink Master, a tattoo competition show. He opened Elm Street tattoo alongside Dean Williams with the goal of creating a shop with the highest standards of tattooing. He considers himself an “old school” tattoo artist, although his experience and precision make him an artist who can really do it all.
Bri Leflore – @BriLeflore
Lady Magnolia Tattoos
Bri Just opened her own shop with the goal of making her customers feel comfortable and welcome. Those with tattoos know that that is generally a unique experience when walking into a tattoo shop, as many can be standoffish and intimidating. Lady Magnolia Tattoos could not be farther from that experience! Specializing in single-needle tattoos and floral designs, Bri is certainly an up and coming artist in the Dallas tattoo scene.
Josh Hall – @mrhalltattooer
J. Hall and Co. Gentleman Tattooers
Much like Bri, Josh has cultivated a calm and relaxing environment within his shop. Josh has been tattooing for 20 years and is a well respected artist for the work he has done in that time. He specializes in American and Japanese traditional because of how well they last. His motto is “get done right the first time, it’s only permanent.” Because he takes such pride in the artwork he tattoos and with his clients being happy with their end result, he is also well versed in coverups.
Char McGaughy – @tattoosbychar
Gold Dust tattoos and Fine Art
Char has been tattooing professionally since 2010, although she began tattooing when she was bored as a child. In her time as an artist, she has both become well-regarded for her precision and has amassed a loyal clientele. She specializes in photo realism and black and grey.
Eric Cantu – @cantutattoo
Rebel Muse Tattoo
Eric started tattooing at age 16. He loves working with his clients to create a design that fits their personality and aesthetic. His specialties include tribal, realism, new school, Japanese, black and grey, watercolor and traditional. The wide range of favorite styles make him an incredibly well-rounded artist, although the most impressive of his work comes in the form of colorful, abstract watercolor tattoos.
Rudy Hetzer IV – @artbyrudy
Dallas Tattoo and Arts
Rudy was a contestant on Season 3 of Oxygens reality show “best ink”. With a background in graffiti and professional painting, Rudy has embraced tattooing as the art form that it is. He has become an expert in mixed media, though also specializes in black and grey, new-school Japanese, color bomb and lettering.
Jamie is known for being an artist that is somewhat elusive. With little to no social media presence, his work and contact information can be found on dallastattoojaime.com He has become known as an artist that you must have a connection in order to book with. His private studio is available for 1 on 1 appointments only. Though less traditional in his approach, his artwork speaks to his skill level and technical precision.