Featured Colorado Tattoo Artists
- Candice Bradley – Crested Butte, CO
- Mike Chasco – Centennial, CO
- Jher Seno – Denver, CO
- Frank Speaker – Denver, CO
- Brian Henry – Evergreen, Colorado
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Candice Bradley – Crested Butte, CO
Tattoo Profile: Candice started tattooing in Colorado Springs in 2011. After falling for the charms of Crested Butte, she opened Calico Queen Tattoo in 2014. She values a mix of Illustrative, Neo-Traditional, and Traditional Styles. She loves color work as well as black and gray work. Candice prefers to do original work and is happy to offer American Traditional, Japanese Traditional, or Illustrative Flash Designs.
On the road:
- Nashville, TN September 16th-18th, 2022
- Melbourne, FL October 14th-17th, 2022
- Savannah, GA October 20th-22nd, 2022
Mike Chasco – Centennial, CO
Tattoo Profile: Chasco is an artist through and through. He picked up his Bachelor of Fine Art, which helped him hone his painting skills and convert those skills into a unique tattooing style. He takes great pride in his creativity, which allows him to work with his clients to create one-of-a-kind designs that they will always be proud of. He works out of Centennial, Colorado, where he creates some of the most eye-catching designs that you will ever see. He’s younger than most of the other tattoo artists that you will find on this list, but he definitely belongs.
Salvador Diaz – Denver, CO
Tattoo Profile: Realism tattoos are all the rage these days, and Salvador Diaz happens to be one of the best that there is in the state of Colorado. He is more than willing to work in other styles, but his realism designs are something to behold. He does an amazing job of making each image have a distinct look while also making them pop off of the skin. Take a look at any of his tattoos and you’ll understand why he is considered to be one of the best there is in the state. Salvador currently works at the upscale tattoo shop Ikonik Ink Tattoo in Lakewood, Colorado.
Jher Seno – Denver, CO
Tattoo Profile: Unlike most other tattoo artists in Colorado, Jher Seno seems to have the ability to work in just about any style his clients need him to, which means that he rarely has to turn down any potential client. He’s more than happy to create a traditional tattoo, script designs, and Japanese style tattoos. He also has the talent to make an amazing-looking realism tattoo, which is probably what he is best known for. He also happens to be a great graffiti artist, some of which he proudly displays around his business. Jher co-owns and works at the popular Denver shop, Landmark Tattoo.
Frank Speaker – Denver, CO
Tattoo Profile: Known to his friends and clients as Wolfman Frank, Frank Speaker has been in the tattooing business for nearly four decades. Unsurprisingly for someone who has been as popular as he has been for so long, Speaker has won a number of awards and has been featured many times in the media. He takes pride in being capable of making any type of tattoo that his clientele needs, though he specializes in American Traditional, Japanese, and black and gray designs. He’s the type of artist who is great at working with his clients to create a one-of-a-kind tattoo that they’ll always be happy with. You can currently find Wolfman Frank at End of Days Tattoo in Denver.
Billy Crandall – Denver, CO
Tattoo Profile: Once you get a chance to look through some of the tattoo designs that Billy Crandall has created in the past, you’ll quickly realize why he is one of the top American Traditional tattoo artists that you can find in Colorado. On top of that, he has a fun personality that always keeps his clients comfortable in the chair, creating a memorable experience to go along with the great designs that they end up with on their skin. Billy Crandall can be found at Ritual Tattoo & Gallery, though he is unsurprisingly usually booked up for months in advance.
Rene Cordero – Denver, CO
Tattoo Profile: Rene Cordero is an excellent tattoo artist in Denver who has been making top-notch American Traditional and other styled tattoos for years in the area. He’s just as good at making full color pieces as he is at designing black and grey designs, allowing him to take on more clients than most. It’s his consistency that has made him a highly requested tattoo artist and why he regularly has returning customers. Rene, along with a bunch of other great artists, currently plies his trade at Kitchen’s Ink, one of the top-rated tattoo shops found in the Denver area.
Jonathan Love – Denver, CO
Tattoo Profile: Jonathan Love is considered one of the top black ink tattoo artists in Colorado despite the fact that he has only been tattooing professionally since 2012. He’s a big fan of making original pieces for anyone who wants a black tattoo. The more bizarre the better, he’d say, as it gives him a chance to make his mark with something truly unique. If you’re interested in getting any type of blackwork tattoo, especially a larger piece, Jonathan Love should be near or at the top of your list of artists to visit. You can find Jonathan working at the very popular Denver shop, Bound By Design.
Brian Henry – Evergreen, Colorado
Tattoo Profile: Take a quick look at any of Brian Henry’s past designs and you’ll know why he is on this list. His portrait and realism tattoo designs are some of the best that you’ll ever see, which is why so many people come to him to get their tattoos made. Brian has been tattooing for about 15 years now, which means that he’ll probably only get better, which is pretty hard to believe. If you are looking to get a portrait or realism tattoo created for you, you can find Brian Henry at Black Sage Studio in Evergreen, Colorado.
Porno Jim- Denver, CO
Tattoo Profile: Porno Jim has been considered one of the best tattoo artists in Colorado pretty much ever since he set foot on the scene about two decades ago. He loves creating large, intricate pieces, though he’s also more than willing to create a smaller design. Jim loves to make realism tattoos and anything having to do with science fiction or superheroes. He’s already won a number of awards in his career, including some for his large pieces, his black and grey work, and his leg sleeves. Porno Jim currently works at Bound By Design in Denver, Colorado, along with a number of other great tattoo artists.
Aries Rhysing – Wheat Ridge, CO
Tattoo Profile: Aries Rhysing has a personal tattooing creed, which most definitely shows in his work. He believes that tattoos should come to life on the skin and that they should represent who people are at the core. That has helped him to create some pretty amazing pieces over the years. He works in multiple styles, so he’s not the type of artist who is going to pass on the chance to make someone’s unique design. Just take a look at a couple of his past creations and it becomes clear why he is loved by all of his clients. Aries can be found at All Sacred Tattoo Studio, located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.