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I never really felt at home until I came to the PNW. I spent my early years in Las Vegas, before I moved to Dallas Texas. After my wife and I had our son, we decided to find our forever home in the pacific north west. I have always loved art. I never saw myself on any other path. I began tattooing professionally when I was 17 and haven’t looked back since. 

tattoo artist, husband to a powerful woman, father of a rambunctious little boy. 

Hi, I'm Gabriel.


Outside of tattooing I try to spend all my time with my wife and son, my two weenie dogs, and our dog like cat. I love food, craft beer, nature, good podcasts, and if you talk to me about cars, I probably won’t shut up. 

I like to stay diverse as an artist. However my favorite styles are neo traditional, traditional, illustrative, and color floral. And I’m always down for a good black and grey realism challenge. 

5 star reviews

"Perfectly placed in just the right spot! Gio can take your idea and make it even better!"

"Beautiful custom made work."

"First tattoo done today and Gio was impressive. I love how it turned out!"

"Really appreciate Gio's artistry."

"Gio created a kick A$% memorial tattoo in honor of my dad. His linework and shading are phenomenal. His work is unique. Gio is very honest and knowledgeable about what will and will not work." 

"I can’t thank Gio enough for his amazing work."

"I would recommend this shop to anyone looking for a tattoo from a first timer to a seasoned vet. Gio is a great artist and wont lead you in the wrong direction."

"Great clean and friendly shop."

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