Moon Tattoo
1736 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX, 78757
Tuesdays - Sundays 11 AM - 7 PM
Closed Mondays

(512) 670-6666
Artists

Resident Artists

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David Poe

David Poe

Tattoo Artist

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Jonathan Bravo

Jonathan Bravo

Tattoo Artist

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Hoss Cruz

Hoss Cruz

Tattoo Artist

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Tina Poe

Tina Poe

Owner

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Guest Artists

Kegan Eastham

Kegan Eastham

Traveling Tattoo Artist

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Anka Lavriv

Anka Lavriv

Tattoo Artist

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About

Get to know us!

Moon tattoo started this in 2016 to create personal tattoos for those who love the art and feel connected to the experience. We're not going to say that we're offering anything new, we're not. We're offering tattoos for the same reason that humans have been getting tattooed throughout history, it’s in our ancestry. We're offering a convenient location in North Austin on West Anderson, away from the busy streets of downtown. We're offering a bright, chill atmosphere, that’s always clean, filled with fine art, and usually makes for an awesome experience.

Stop by the studio and say hi!

FAQ

Contact us if you have any other questions!

Moon Tattoo is at 1736 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757. This is the North central area of Austin. Look for our big mural while driving West on Anderson! Take a look at the map in the Contact section to help with directions.

We have a parking lot with plenty of dedicated spaces in the front and the right side of the studio.

We are open Tuesdays through Sundays 11AM - 7PM, closed on Mondays.


No, we concentrate on tattoos.


You must be 18 or older, no exceptions. We don’t allow people under 18 inside the studio. Remember to bring a valid government issued I.D. with photo and date of birth to each appointment, you cannot be tattooed without showing your I.D. and signing a release form for each tattoo session.


We are a custom studio, the tattoo we design for you will be unique!


You can stop by anytime during business hours to check out the studio, look at portfolios, and chat with the artists who have free time. Depending on the number of customers, the work involved, and the number of artists working, walk-in clients are welcome to stop by to see if someone can fit them in for same day tattoos. Our artists do get busy, and some are booked out in advance, so to avoid the risk of coming by when your favorite artist is not available you can set an appointment with the artist you are interested in.

Don’t forget to bring your I.D. for each tattoo appointment!


Most artists do require deposits to secure appointments, but each artist manages their own schedule, deposits, and policies of how they handle them.


Our artists set their own hourly rates, flat rates, deposits, or minimums. The best way to move forward is to talk to your artist about the tattoo you are thinking of, specifying potential size, placement, color, style, and complexity. Your artist can use this information to give you an idea of how long the tattoo could take and how much it may cost.


Yes, if you need a cover-up please schedule a consultation to come in to show your favorite artist your existing tattoo and let them know what you would like to cover it with. Your artist will let you know if they can help you cover it up or give you other design ideas to consider. Sometimes it takes some laser treatments before a cover-up will give you the results you are looking for.


Tips are not expected but always appreciated, similar to other service industries.


A lot of the artwork at the studio was created by our tattoo artists and most of it is for sale! Please reach out to each artist to request pricing.


Eat before you come in, be well rested, and show up on time! Read over our preparation instructions for more details.


Because of the risk of complications and the law we will not tattoo anyone under the influence. It will make for a worse experience for you and your artist.


Please don't. Nobody likes to get sick, contact your artist as soon as possible to reschedule, then stay home and get better! You need to be healthy to handle the discomfort and pain of the tattoo, your body also needs strength to heal the tattoo which will be difficult if you are fighting an illness. You should not bring your illness into the studio putting your artist and everyone else in the studio at risk. In certain instances, it is illegal for us to tattoo you if your body or skin is showing evidence of unhealthy conditions.


Yes, most tattoos hurt to some degree. Everyone will feel discomfort or pain differently as pain tolerances vary with each individual. You will feel the vibration of the machine, and light to moderate stinging as the tattoo is being applied to your skin. There may be some soreness after the tattoo session, you may also notice swelling and redness, this can remain for a day or more but typically lasts less than one week.


There are possible risks and dangers associated with the application of each tattoo because needles are opening tiny holes in the skin and depositing a foreign substance, pigment. These risks and dangers include, but are not limited to:

  • The possibility of discomfort or pain
  • The permanence of the markings
  • The risk of infection
  • The possibility of allergic reaction to the pigment or other materials used

We limit the risks of infection by exceeding the standards set by The Texas Department of Health. We maintain our work environment, our equipment, and use disposable single-use items. We don’t reuse needles, tubes, or pigment, all of that is thrown away after each and every tattoo. All surfaces are covered in barriers that are also thrown away, including our gloves, and everything is wiped with hospital grade cleaners, every time. These aseptic and sterile tattooing techniques greatly minimize the risk of cross-contamination.

When getting a tattoo, pigment is deposited into your skin using a tattoo machine. The machine moves solid needles up and down quickly to puncture your skin. With each puncture, needles penetrate your skin by about one millimeter in depth and the machine deposits pigment into the newly created puncture holes. This method creates your tattoo artwork while also creating an area of your skin that is now technically an open wound.

After your tattoo artist is finished, your body needs to heal your tattoo. Like any other wound you may have had, there are steps to follow that help your tattoo heal without infection, and in this case preventing the tattoo from rejecting or altering the pigment leading to your artwork being ruined.

Caring for your new tattoo properly is very important for your health, as well as to the quality and longevity of your tattoo. Keep your tattoo clean, limit exposure, and maintain moisture!

Your artist will provide you with instructions for taking care of your tattoo, follow their guidance and contact them if you have any questions. If you need more information, read our aftercare instructions.


At the time of your tattoo, your artist will provide you with some tips on how to care for your tattoo. If you have questions, reach out to your artist. If you are waiting for your artist to get back to you and need information quickly you can read the aftercare instructions, or download the instructions in PDF.


Each artist decides what subject and which placements they are willing to tattoo. However, we won’t tattoo hate-based or blatantly obscene tattoos.


Prep and Aftercare

Your artist will tell you how to take care of your tattoo. Download the PDF.


Have these items on hand

  • Mild, fragrance-free soap
  • Fragrance-free deep moisturizing cream
  • Fragrance-free general skin moisturizer
  • Paper towels
  • Clean loose fitting clothing, and clean bedding that can get stained
  • Optional: Transparent waterproof wound dressing

Preparations and the day of the tattoo

  • If you are feeling ill reschedule as soon as possible
  • Moisturize your skin daily for at least a week
  • Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before your tattoo, instead stay well hydrated with water
  • The evening before, shave the area that is to be tattooed
  • Wear appropriate, clean, loose fitting clothing that can get stained
  • Be well rested and relaxed
  • Eat a nutritious meal about an hour before you come in
  • Plan on leaving with a bandage on, do not remove it before your artist tells you to

Day 1, 2, and 3

  • The morning after your tattoo, wash your hands before removing the bandage, always wash your hands before touching your tattoo
  • Clean your tattoo gently with hot water, antibacterial soap, and your fingertips until it no longer feels slippery
  • Using a paper towel gently dab your tattoo dry, do not wipe
  • Gently apply a thin layer of the deep moisturizer
  • Wear clean loose clothing over your tattoo
  • Repeat the above steps several times per day
  • Refrain from exercising the area of your body that was tattooed
  • If your tattoo is still weeping the second night, follow the steps above and rewrap your tattoo with clean cling film and tape it down as your artist did, take this off the next morning, clean, and moisturize as above

Day 4, until you are no longer peeling

  • Clean and dry your tattoo as you had been doing
  • Gently apply the general moisturizer
  • Repeat these steps a few times a day until the tattoo is no longer peeling and the skin looks slightly shiny
    • Never pick at the skin, or scratch at the tattoo, instead clean and moisturize

Until 6 weeks pass after tattoo day

  • Keep it clean
  • Apply the general moisturizer whenever the skin feels dry
  • Do not submerge in water; no swimming, soaking, tubing, sauna, or hot tubs
  • Do not expose to direct sunlight

After 6 weeks you should be fully healed and can go back to your usual activities. Remember to always wear sunscreen to protect your tattoo and to limit fading.


Texas Department of State Health Services

We are required to provide these minimum instructions:

  • For at least two weeks, minimize exposure to the sun
  • Do not go swimming
  • Properly cleanse the tattooed area
  • Apply antibiotic ointment
  • Use sterile bandages or other sterile dressings when necessary

Consult a health care practitioner at the first sign of infection or an allergic reaction, and report any diagnosed infection, allergic reaction, or adverse reaction resulting from the application of the tattoo to the artist and to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Drugs and Medical Devices Group at 1-888-839-6676.

News

Keep up with us!

Moon Tattoo will be at the Dallas Tattoo Expo 2017.

We will be at the Dallas Tattoo Expo June 23-25, 2017. 1121 first avenue, Dallas, TX, Grand Place Exhibit Hall - FAIR PARK. Our artists David Poe and Jonathan Bravo will be representing Moon Tattoo. They will be booking appointments ahead of time, and leaving some time for walk-ups for their unique blackwork flash, please contact them individually for information. Stop by to show them some love, buy some fine art prints, or get some permanent art on your body!

One year!

Happy Birthday, Moon Tattoo! In April of 2017 Moon will have been open one year. We blinked and this first year flew by! It was filled with so many amazing clients who got beautiful tattoos, wonderful visiting guest artists, we made so many new friends and welcomed back some old friends as well. The Moon Tattoo family has grown with new permanent artists and scheduled more guest artists for our second year. We will also be traveling to tattoo conventions. We are so grateful for it all and looking forward to what this second year will bring.

Moon Tattoo turned 1 years old!

Awards!

Best Tattoo
Artists in
Austin
2017

A big thank you to our amazing clients for the support you've given us since we opened in April of 2016. It means the world to us to be able to make art everyday that adds to your life. Your support has also helped us be featured by Expertise.com as one of the top artists and shops in Austin for 2016 and 2017!

Hiring

We are hiring full time tattoo artists in Austin, TX.

You have professional shop experience, a great portfolio, and do custom work. We have a relaxing studio that is free from drama, drugs, or alcohol. We make our customers feel comfortable by being friendly and respectful, and provide a space where you can thrive as an artist.

Guest spots also available!

Interested? Contact us!

Moon Tattoo is hiring full time tattoo artists

Contact Us

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Moon Tattoo

1736 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX, 78757
(512) 670-6666
Tuesdays - Sundays 11 AM - 7 PM
Closed Mondays