At Studio City Tattoo our crew of tattoo artists and piercers are skilled craftsmen. They take pride in translating whatever you have in your imagination into a tattoo or piercing that reflects your personality and sense of style. Our responsibility is to provide our customers with the very best tattooing and piercing experience possible. All crew are CAL O.S.H.A Bloodborne Pathogens certified and licensed by the Los Angeles Health Dept.
People come into Studio City Tattoo happy, and leave even happier. Seeing our customers, our living canvases, walk away happy with their tattoos and experience forever changed in a positive way is one of the perks of working at Studio City Tattoo. We invite you to browse throughout artist’s portfolios and bios.
Dan Mcwilliams is a Los Angeles based Tattoo Artist and Painter. He specializes in photo realism, portraits and wildlife but has a deep love for anime and nerd culture. Dan was always drawn to art but it wasn’t until he started tattooing that he found his purpose. In this most personal and sacred medium he believes that there is no point in taking on a tattoo if one is not willing to pour their soul into it. Much like a horcrux each tattoo has a piece of his soul. When Dan isn’t at the shop you can find him watching anime, painting and grinding away, sharpening the tools of his trade. When one thinks they know it all that is all that they will know. Any solid artist can do a nice tattoo but each client has a story and they deserve to be told in a beautiful way.
Capt. Dave Be Studio city tattoo’s resident Pirate Tattooer. Hailing from Southern California, this tattoo machine Wielding Pirate has been tattooing for nearly 2 1/2 decades. As a little powder monkey Captain Dave became very intrigued with comic books , art and music. Fascinated by everything from Pirates to horror and Science fiction, Capt.Dave began to draw, paint and create. After seeing his father receive a tattoo, he instantly knew what he wanted to pursue. Capt.Dave has many interest When it comes to tattoo art styles. American traditional ,Japanese and comic book Art are some of his favorites styles to produce. Anything from sailing ships , traditional Roses to Japanese dragons or your favorite comic superhero , The Captain can handle it. For all your nautical tattoo needs come down to (or call) studio city tattoo.
Jose is a Los Angeles based tattooist, where he’s worked as an artist with Studio City Tattoo for the last eight years. A renaissance man, of sorts, he has been successful in multiple mediums throughout his long career in art—everything from prop work in the film industry to interior design—but has found a happy home in the world of tattooing. Jose has a knack for storytelling and views his work as a perfect and permanent medium to not only accomplish this, but to foster meaningful connections with people. Artistically, his tattooing is influenced heavily by the Golden Age of Illustration. He excels at Neo-Traditional and Illustrative tattoo styles, but loves American and Japanese Traditional styles as well. With work published in several tattoo magazines and a loyal, ever-expanding clientele base, Jose has established himself as a significant presence in the tattoo community. He feels grateful for the trust people put into him and takes pride in all aspects of his work—collaborating with clients to produce beautiful, original tattoos and making the tattoo experience equally as important as the finished product.
Jim came to Los Angeles 12 years ago from Manchester, England. From a young age, Jim’s dedication to the arts was clear. As a child, he was always holding either a pencil, a guitar, or a record. These days he holds a tattoo machine, channeling his love of art into the skin of his clientele. Jim’s preference is for color or black & grey realism, although he doesn’t like to be pigeon-holed, enjoying the challenge of turning his hand to any style of art that comes his way. This eclectic artistic interest extends to every aspect of his life, so expect to be kept entertained with his encyclopedic knowledge of music and movies. Jim actually began his career here at the shop many years ago as an apprentice, and after several years traveling and absorbing different artistic styles, he was invited back, and has been here ever since. Jim considers Studio City Tattoo his home, and that is evident from the care he puts into his work, as well as the personal connections he makes with his clients.