Browse Our Artists’ Portfolios

We are home to some of the Austin area’s best tattoo artists, with each having their own style and passion for their craft. To get a better feel of who may be the perfect artist for your next piece, take a look at their portfolios. Not only will you be able to evaluate which style may be right for you, but you can see completed pieces on real people. If you like what you see, you can always reach out to them for further information and booking.

Booking Time With Our Artists

Deciding on a tattoo artist can be challenging, particularly with artists like ours. Once you’ve made your decision,  however, all that’s left is to reach out to your chosen tattoo professional to begin the consultation and booking pro

Zac

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/photobomtom86 Booking for Tom is his email Tom171986@gmail.com

New Tattoo Aftercare

It is crucial that you take proper care of the art you’ve recently had installed onto your skin. In most cases, you’ll have a hard copy of your aftercare instructions, but we’ve listed some tips here as well so that you can keep your new ink healthy and healing right.

  1. You will leave the tattoo studio with your new tattoo bandaged. This will stay on for as long as your tattoo artist indicates will be necessary.
  2. After the bandage is removed, we generally suggest washing the tattoo twice a day with a fragrance free soap for the next two weeks
  3. Roughly 48 hours after getting your tattoo, it is advised to add a small amount of fragrance free lotion to the tattoo to prevent it from getting too dry or irritated for the next two weeks. The amount of times needed to apply can vary from person to person, but generally range from once or twice a day
  4. Avoid the sun, swimming, picking , scratching, and hot showers for at least two weeks. These can all fade the ink.

The Techniques & Styles

Here are some of the main techniques we use:

Black and Grey Shading

Shading is done with black ink and different techniques are used to create varying tones and depth. Experienced artists, such as those we have at Copperhead Tattoo and Piercing, are adept at creating smooth, long-lasting blends.

Lining

This is the technique used to draw the outline of the tattoo design onto your skin. A round grouping of needles is usually used for this process, and lines can vary from thin to thick, depending on the kind of needles used. A strong, consistently applied outline helps to preserve the integrity of your tattoo over time.

Coloring

The coloring process consists of applying color to the tattoo to achieve different visual effects and styles. Color tattoos tend to be a bit more time consuming, as they require thorough saturation in the skin. Color tattoos are more prone to fading with excess exposure to the Sun’s UV Rays, but this can be avoided by using sunscreen on your tattoos when in prolonged exposure to sunlight.