David specializes in blackwork tattoos that emphasize lines. Styles similar to woodcuts, scientific drawings, etchings, and pen and ink. His favorite subjects are nature, plants, flowers, animals, bones, skulls, and pretty girls with horns. The best way to contact him is through his website, where you can email him or schedule appointments with him directly from the site during the periods when he accepts new appointments.
Originally from California, Jonathan brings a highly detailed fine line style to Austin specializing in miniatures, stippling, black and gray, and realism. To schedule with Jonathan, please visit his Instagram page for instructions.
Tina is the owner of Moon Tattoo. She is using her background in fine art and apprenticing with David to start her tattoo career. She loves drawing and painting. Her favorite mediums are oils, watercolor, and colored pencil. She is excited to see her tattooing style develop. The best way to contact her is through her website, where you can email her or schedule appointments with her directly from the site.
We are looking to host guest artists at Moon Tattoo contact Tina!
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.
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.
Our artists only do custom artwork, or their own custom flash.
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:
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.
Please be respectful of how small our studio is and how little extra seating there is. For this reason, we only allow one guest per client if you feel it is necessary to bring someone. Please ask your artist ahead of time if your guest is allowed to be near you while you are getting tattooed and be understanding if the answer is no. If the answer is yes, please remind your guests to keep their hands to themselves and not touch you, and not touch anything in the tattoo area. We want you to get the best tattoo possible, and that means limiting distractions and movement.
No children under 18 may be in the studio at any time.
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.
We are required to provide these minimum instructions:
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.
The Dallas Tattoo Expo was a lot of fun! We were so honored by all of the clients who came to get tattooed by David and Jonathan and the ones who stopped by to say hello. We're looking forward to the next one!
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.
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!
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!