On Austin Dermagraphix’s bold burgundy walls, bright graffiti murals in primary yellows, blues, and greens leap out at the eye. These vivid works of art overlook Jose Gonzalez as he hunches over arms, legs, and backs, embedding them with any style of tattoo, such as 2-D cartoons or life-like portraits of Nikola Tesla. To do so, Gonzalez draws upon his background as a graffiti artist in Puerto Rico as well as his bachelor’s degree in painting. He joins another resident artist, a piercer, and a laser tattoo-removal technician at the shop, where the top of the wall around the reception desk wears a crown of gold trophies amassed by the staff.
At Amillion Tattoos, visitors can obtain striking permanent body art and body piercings from a talented and experienced staff of artists in the medium of flesh-frescoes. Instead of super-gluing laminated finger paintings to their backs, customers can acquire meaningful tats within a clean and sanitary environment free of compost heaps. Though the price of each tattoo varies according to design, detail, and syllable count, visitors can opt for a 2”, three-color butterfly ($70–$80), a black and gray palm-sized tattoo ($150–$200), or go for the gusto with an elaborate 9”x4” full-color elbow-to-shoulder tat ($400–$800). Additionally, there’s no need to fool around with a staple gun at home, since the Amillion crew can precisely puncture you with high-quality piercings, including a gem nostril piercing ($55), a 10-gauge lip piercing ($66), or a 14- to 16-gauge eyebrow ring ($50). A surgical steel post is included with each piercing, and can be bumped up to bling for an additional fee.
At Southside Tattoo, located in Austin’s South Congress neighborhood, the focus is always on the art. Owner Bart Willis and his team of artists and apprentices have become well-known locally for their craft, which extends well beyond the late night bad-idea tattoo crowd. Inside the vibrant blue space, lit partially by a neon sign, art and possibilities adorn the walls in organized frames. With designs that have graced the covers of rock albums and tattoo magazines, Willis and the rest of the crew at Southside Tattoo showcase a love for the talent of tattooing, and often work with individuals to put together unique pieces that fit the customer’s personality. From full sleeves to delicate reminders hidden under clothing, Southside doesn’t shy away from the work, or the artistry.
You don’t have to be Seabiscuit to win a great tattoo at Triple Crown. Triple Crown Tattoo is a tattoo parlor with a unique rustic vibe. Upon entering, guests will find pierced leather couches and wooden accents as if in an old western saloon. Copper ceiling designs and artistic furniture add to the mystique. If desiring a tattoo, Triple Crown is open every day of the week. Appointments are encouraged. If you are unable to make it to their shop in Austin, it’s no reason to worry because the tattoo artists at Triple Crown have traveled to tattoo conventions as well. Tattoo artists Scott Ellis, Mo Malone, Joey Ortega, Annie Alonzi, Javier Rivera, Erik Axel and Zach Taylor are sure to give you the best tattoo of your life. Giddy on up to Triple Crown Tattoo today.
Customers will leave singing praises after visiting Rock of Ages Tattooing. Located in Austin, Texans can come to Rock of Ages for exquisite body art and professional service. The talented tattoo artists provide large and small-scale designs with multiple projects welcomed. Customers are encouraged to ask questions and talk through their tattoo desires with the artists, ensuring that every design and its placement are perfect. Visitors can pick a pre-designed tattoo, however a consultation with a tattoo artist can also be had; letting the artist to the work is well worth it. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments are accepted with a deposit. Rock of Ages Tattooing is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon until eight o’ clock in the evening.