Featured Michigan Tattoo Artists
- Ben Petee – Plymouth, MI
- Josh Figueroa – Ann Arbor, MI
- Nathan Galusha – Jenison, MI
- John Madigan – Commerce, MI
- Emily Kukawka – LIvonia, MI
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Ben Petee is a tattoo artist out of the Detroit area and he’s been in this game for a while now. His style revolves around traditional tattoo where he creates incredible American traditional and neo-traditional tattoos for his clients. He has a great way of making the tattoos look like they are going pop right off the skin. He is no stranger to black & grey tattoos either so if you’re looking for a great tattoo, Ben is your guy.
Josh Figueroa recently came from the the San Francisco area to grace the east side of Michigan with his tattooing. He got his start Oakland, California and a street shop across from a police station. In that time that he spent on the west coast, Josh became an extremely versatile tattoo artist that will take on almost anything you can imagine. While he can do almost anything with a tattoo gun, what he really loves tattooing is the macabre and spooky art.
Nathan Galusha tattoos out of the Grand Rapids area of Michigan. He honed many of his skills at Kendall College of Art and Design and earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts. His stunning realism tattoo skills come from his artistic training from college. On the other hand, Nathan can handle much more than just realism tattoos. There is no style that Nathan won’t take on. Nathan is a freehand artist so when you sit down with him, you know you’ll be getting a one of a kind tattoo that you’ll love forever.
When it comes to making color pop, Barbara Jones is your tattoo artist. From hyper realistic color pieces to abstract tattoos, she can pretty much handle most projects you can think of. Barbara has been a mainstay on the east side of Michigan for years now. She’s an award winning artist which means that if you want to get some work done by her, you should reach out as soon as possible. We’re big fans of her work and we think you will be too.
John Madigan started in art when he was just a young man. His father was an architect and was always drawing and painting. He was in the tool and die industry of 10 years and then decided a move to a full-time career in art became the goal. John started his apprenticeship in 2000 and started tattooing full time. He specializes in black & grey, neo-traditional, realism and color. He’s always looking to improve so know that you are going to get an artist that wants to work hard for you.
Nick Sage has been tattooing for over 10 years now and that makes him one of the veterans in an upcoming Grand Rapids area. Nick aims to create aesthetically pleasing tattoos that are designed for the customer while doing so in a clean and safe environment. His tattoo specialty is in the illustrative field as well as knocking out beautiful neo-tradtional tattoos. If you are looking for a galaxy themed piece or a watercolor tattoo, don’t come to Nick because those are two styles that he doesn’t do. Outside of those, you are going to get an incredible tattoo from Nick.
Trent Thompson is a tattoo artist that works out of Livonia, MI. His interests include Star Wars, geek culture and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Outside of that, he is an extremely talented tattoo artist. Trent has a very vast skill set and he can knock out most styles of tattooing with ease. His foundation is in bright and bold colors, however, he can also tattoo a great black & grey pieces. All that said, don’t wait long to reach out because his books are filling up fast.
Emily Kukawka started as an apprentice in 2014 at Honest to Goodness Tattoo. She has now been tattooing for years and has created a unique style of tattooing that is illustrative and fluid. However, don’t think that Emily isn’t well rounded because she also enjoys tattooing the ever popular American traditional style and it’s thick lines with bold colors. Personally, this is a perfect job for Emily because she loves to connect with people and nature.
Mark Heggie was born in 1973 and this was the first step in an incredible tattoo artist. He went to school at Macomb County Community College in Warren, Michigan where he earned an Associate of Applied Science. Mark has an illustrative style, but can also do much more. From color to black & grey, nothing is off limits. Reach out to him today.
Sarah Sun started at Honest to Goodness tattoo in 2016 and she has been an apprentice since. Not only is she an incredible tattoo artist, she is also the mother of two childres, an art instructor, printmaker and former social service worker. However, you’re here for her tattooing skills and you won’t be dissapointed. Her style is printerly and hand drawn. She uses bold and black linework to create messages and images that will connect with her customers and others through their life stories.
Loaf is a versatile tattoo artist that works out of the Detroit area of Michigan. Loaf specializes in geometric tattoos, but that isn’t all there is to him. He is well versed in both black & grey and color tattoos. He does it well so that means if you’re looking to get inked by Loaf, make sure to set up a consultation as soon as you can.
When it comes to having a well-rounded style, Patrick Van Sandlyne fits the bill. From color realism to neo-traditional, Patrick can handle it all. If you live in the Grand Rapids area and you’re looking for high quality tattoo work, reach out today to set up a consultation.
Johnny Spinoso works out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is another well-rounded artist out of Michigan. He specializes in traditional tattooing as well as Japanese. However, Johnny can handle realism tattoos as well as illustrative pieces. That said, his books are filling up quickly and if you want a tattoo from this man, you shouldn’t wait too long. Reach out and set up a consultation when you get the opportunity.