Like a company-wide cage match, a tattoo requires a high pain threshold, lots of barbed wire, and shelter from the boss's view. Earn the respect of rival cubicle mates with today's Groupon to Austin Dermagraphix. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $50 worth of piercing services.
- For $40, you get $100 worth of tattooing services, which buys approximately 45 minutes of work.
Body piercings can outfit an unadorned nipple, eyebrow, nose, or lip (under $50 each) with an understated ring or stud or a stolen Liberty Bell. Alternatively, Austin Dermagraphix's experienced tattoo artists festoon epidermises with custom tats designed through a collaborative effort between inker and recipient. Soon-to-be-inked clients can cash in their 45 minutes of tattooing toil in exchange for a small tattoo depicting anything from a blossoming flower to a creative doodle, or they can purchase additional needlework to demonstrate true devotion with a medium- (80–180 minutes of work) to large-size (200–300 minutes of work) portrait of a family member or full-scale replica of a dearly departed submarine sandwich. Crimson-hued walls, contrasting black furniture, and multicolored indoor graffiti wash Austin Dermagraphix's uncluttered studio in an urban glow. As they receive their skin-based artwork, clients can lounge in one of several tattooing chairs, which recline to cradle bodies in a seated, prone, or pretzel-twist position.
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.
6400 S 1st St.
Austin, Texas 78745