David specializes in blackwork tattoos similar in style to classic woodcuts, etchings, and pen and ink drawings. His favorite subjects are found in nature, include animals, bones, skulls, and pretty girls with horns. The best way to contact him is through his website, you can schedule appointments with him directly once a month, and keep up with his news on Instagram.
Originally from California, Jonathan brings a fine line blackwork style to Moon specializing in miniatures, and highly detailed designs. To schedule with Jonathan email him, but first visit his Instagram page to see when he is accepting new clients.
Tina is the owner of Moon Tattoo. She loves blackwork tattoos with soft line shading that incorporate elements of nature and a bit of darkness. The best way to contact her is through her website, you can schedule appointments with her about once a month and follow her Instagram for all of her news and updates.
Traveling Tattoo Artist
Kegan has nurtured his artistic abilities since childhood and during his tattoo career has developed a beautiful, illustrative style. Please email Kegan for his schedule at Moon Tattoo between his travels.
Jayce will be joining us and tattooing at Moon for only 2 days, November 21st and 22nd! His short stay means he only has a few appointments available for his incredible blackwork, email him soon before he is fully booked firstname.lastname@example.org!
Update: Beth is fully booked for her guest spot!
Do you need a colorful and amazing video game tattoo? Or maybe a beautiful black and gray portrait of your fur baby? Beth will be joining us in late November tattooing at Moon and we can't be more excited. Get your black and gray pet portrait fix, or some color video game fun while she is here! Email to schedule email@example.com
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.
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 are booked out in advance, you can set an appointment with the artist you are interested in.
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, or minimums. The best way to move forward is to talk to your artist about the tattoo you are thinking of.
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 ask about pricing.
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, at Moon we won’t tattoo any type of 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, infections, and movement.
No children under 18 may be in the studio at any time.
Your artist will be very close to you and working on your body for several hours during your tattoo appointment. Taking a shower, brushing your teeth, dressing in clean comfortable clothing before you come is the right thing to do. Don't be the smelly kid!
Thinking of where your tattoo is going to be placed, put on clean, comfortable clothing that can be easily moved or removed to give your artist access to that area of your body. Your artist shouldn't have to be constantly moving your clothes around, and you also shouldn't be moving around trying to keep yourself covered. Make it easy for your artist to give you a great tattoo Wear pasties if you are concerned with staying covered.
Keep in mind that your clothing could get stained with ink near the tattoo, also consider how it will feel against your skin after the tattoo is finished.Don't wear tight clothing that is going to rub against your fresh tattoo, this will be very uncomfortable for you and could damage the tattoo and slow the healing process.
Your artist has several people that they need to work with each day, please be on time to your appointments so that your artist's schedule does not get thrown off. Treat it as you would any other appointment you have to be on time for, the doctor, dentist, your hair stylist! You want your artist to have enough time to give you their full attention.
Be aware of your artists late policy and their cancellation policy, as well. It could impact your deposit or future appointments.
Don't drink heavily starting the day before getting your tattoo, it can thin your blood and impact your tattoo session! Drinking heavily after getting your tattoo can also slow your healing.
Don't do drugs before you come in for your tattoo, we need you at your best so that you can sit through the tattoo without causing anyone or yourself any additional stress.
Remember that we won't tattoo you if you are under the influence. Take is easy for these couple of days!
Tattoo studios are not the place for children. Biohazard containers, tools, supplies, and so on are not safe for wandering hands or fallen toys. Tattoos also usually take several hours which can get boring for anyone not getting tattooed, at any age. For these reasons we don't allow children under 18 years of age in the studio under any circumstance. We also do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18, per state regulations.
Your artist (and any other artists working at the time) need to concentrate while tattooing, and additional people mean additional distractions.
Moon Tattoo is also pretty small without places for your friends to hang out.
The more you move during your tattoo, the longer it is going to take for your artist to get through the work. Moving could also significantly alter the way your tattoo looks, and your artist may need to take longer to fix parts of your tattoo. All of this extra time could mean more pain and cost for you, so it's best to relax and try to remain as calm and as still as possible.This includes talking, laughing, playing on your phone, etc.
There are many items in a tattoo studio that are biohazard and should not be touched for your own safety. Do not use the trash cans marked with orange biohazard stickers. Do not touch items in an artist's work area while they are tattooing or after they are done as it will be covered in biohazard materials.
What is biohazard? Biohazardous waste, also called infectious waste or biomedical waste, is any waste containing infectious materials or potentially infectious substances such as blood.
Please also ask before touching an artist's personal items in their station. Any books, drawings, papers, artwork, toys, etc. should be considered their personal property and not a library or toy box for anyone to go through.
There are magazines and books available for you to enjoy while you are visiting, these can be found next to the couch.
Each artist manages their own deposit policy. Some artists will have non-refundable deposits, or specific rules about how far in advance you need to notify them if you need to reschedule your appointment.
Chat with your artist about their specific policies and get your questions answered before you schedule your appointments and put money down!
To comply with state regulations, you need to bring your valid (not expired) government issued I.D. with you to each tattoo appointment. We will take a copy of your I.D. each time along with the tattoo release form that you fill out and sign.
Remember that you won't be able to get tattooed you if you forget your I.D.
Decide to work with a tattoo artist who's work you love! Bringing in artwork from someone else that you want your tattoo artist to copy is insulting and looked down upon in the industry.
Trust your artist to come up with an original idea that's made just for you and wear it proudly.
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.
Save the date and get your tickets, Moon Tattoo will be at the Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival January 26-28, 2018 at the Palmer Events Center in our hometown Austin, TX.
The 2017 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!