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14757 Bear Valley Rd. | Hesperia, California
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Ryan Mullins - View Tattoo Gallery - View Art Gallery Email Artist

Ryan Mullin Tattoos

 

With Integrity, iron will and perseverance, Ryan Mullins is taking the scene by storm . Tattooing only since 2010 he has already inspired and motivated Tattooer's and Painters  from around the globe.  Living a drug free Straight Edge lifestyle his hard work and dedication to his art is definitely reflected in the amazing drawings and paintings that he produces. Tattooing has become a rite of passage to him and become second nature, he strives for excellence and puts 100% into everything he creates. The heart of a lion and his positive attitude has already makes him one of the elite group of artist that will surely influence many for years to come......

                                       Forwarded by-Aric Taylor 


Mike Riedl - View Tattoo Gallery - View Art Gallery Email Artist

Mike Reidle

I was born on Guam

I’m a ball of energy

I was raised by a pack of cigarettes

My favorite color is dark purple

My favorite food is Wahoo’s fish tacos (There is a framed 8X10 photo of me on their wall)

I have an 8 year old son

I am Mom and Dad

I can live out of a backpack for months

I’m a princess

I love to make people laugh

I’m hairy like animal

I think Abe Lincoln lied so much people talked shit behind his back and called him honest Abe

I hate small dogs but enjoy hot dogs with sauerkraut

I have a secret identity...

I used to be a rapper, I got offered two record contracts

I don’t lie

I don’t have a filter

My mind is always in the gutter

I hate the heat but love summer because girls dress trampy

I love love love the rain, it makes me smile

I watch romantic comedies and feel warm and mushy throughout the film but then get angry that I’m alone at the end

I could be a millionaire and miserable owning my families business but I chose to be happy doing what I love instead

I brush my teeth with two toothbrushes at a time.


Brent Olson - View Tattoo Gallery - View Art Gallery Email Artist

I swore I would never take on another apprentice. People would come into the shop sometimes by the handful looking for a place to get their start. It didn't matter who it was or how good they were, it could have been Da Vinici himself, and I still would have said no. Then I meet this young kid with a mohawk and right away my answer was, "Nope!! Sorry dude, I'm not taking anyone!" He convinced me to at least look at his stuff, so I did, and honestly I was even less impressed, and my answer was still "Nope! "Then something interesting happened, Brent responded with "Ok, I know you said no, and you’re not interested but can you give me a few pointers on how I can better myself and my art work?"  I was kinda of blown away by this. Here I was, shattering this kids dreams, and instead of walking out with his head down, he asked me for help. So I went through his book and we picked a piece he was proud of, I gave him some tips and sent him on his way. He held his head high and walked out with excitement.  To my surprise, two days later Brent walked back in with the changes he made to his proud piece of art and asked for more advice. So I gave him more tips. A day later he was back with even more changes, this went on for about six months or so. The kid was relentless. He asked me if he could just sit there and draw while I worked and that way if there was anything he needed to change, he could do it right there. I remember going home and thinking to myself, "Wow this dude never heard the word no come out of my mouth that day I turned him down. Why not make this official and give him the real apprenticeship he deserves."

Brent's work now speaks for itself, there's not much words can say; because when you look at his work, your sometimes left speechless. Brent started his tattoo career nearly three years ago. Though he has only been tattooing for two years now, Brent has been able to do things in two years that has taken other's a life time to achieve. Yes Brent started his apprenticeship with us but we can't take all the credit. Brent's hard work, persistence, and dedication has made him the person he is today. There have been numerous people that come and go in this shop, some of the best out there, but there's something about Brent that separates him from all the others. I have never seen someone grow like he has. With Brent's confidence, passion and open mind his possibilities are endless. With all the talented artist around him and his humble approach to life Brent will become one of the biggest names tattooing has ever seen. I couldn't be more proud of Brent. Everyday day he blows my mind and leaves me lost for words. Those who think of greatness and surround themselves with greatness, can become only one thing, GREAT!!

- Mike Demasi - Art Junkies Tattoo


Gary Dunn - View Tattoo Gallery - View Art Gallery Email Artist

Gary Dunn @ Art Junkies Tattoo Studio

My name is Gary. My friends are sweet.  I like guns. I paint like a machine. I have sex with ladies. I have a kid. I party. I party. I party.....

- @earthgrasper


Tim Mcevoy - View Tattoo Gallery - View Art Gallery Email Artist

Since the first time he held a tattoo machine in 2001, he has never stopped his ever-growing hunger and ambition for the art of tattooing. Applying an arsenal of weaponry to his tattoo trickery, he is one of the best and most versatile artists I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Together with his confidence and characteristic fueled style you will find yourself honored to have such a timeless piece of artwork from a well respected friend and mentor. So that being said, I introduce to you... Tim McEvoy

- Aric "Darkhorse" Taylor


Mario Rosenau - View Tattoo Gallery - View Art Gallery Email Artist

Mario Rosenau

Mario and I started Art Junkies tattoo over ten years ago, I'm  blessed to have such a good friend In my life the two of us have been through our fear share of ups and downs. But I couldn't be more thankful for everything Mario has done and continues to do for me. Thank you buddy I'm truly thankful and grateful for our friend ship.

Mario like myself and many others are dreamers, but the difference between Mario and everyone else is  Mario makes those dreams a reality, this guy works his ass off he's always doing something and has something going on.

Some call Mario a 'Mad Sentience' but I call him a brother.

Mario's growth in the tattoo industry is like no other Mario is a people person always putting others first. You will never hear the word NO come out of his mouth, if it's something Mario doesn't already know or understand Mario will find a way.

Mario is always thinking of ways to improve himself as an artist, in doing so he has not only made change in himself he as changed the entire tattoo industry. If it wasn't for Mario inventive way of thinking  we would all still be sticking on our stencils with deodorant. Mario's Stencil Stuff products have forever changed the way every tattoo is done today.

I've have been honored to see Mario's growth from every stage in his career from his first tattoo he did to the tattoo he did yesterday. Mario can tattoo anything and anything he'll tattoo.  With all the success he has had I can honestly say  Mario's future is even more promising his tattoos have become apart of him, and the style he has been developing for the last 10 years is defiantly unique and his own. With his artistic vision and his ability to create Mario's tattoos will always be seen as some of the best.

I wait with excitement to see what Mario comes up with next.


Mike Demasi - View Tattoo Gallery - View Art Gallery Email Artist

Mike Demasi

Yoda, the nickname awarded by some of Mike DeMasi’s closest friends, is much more like the fictional character than one would think. I first met mike in 2000, he had been tattooing for barely a year. Early on you could tell there was something very different about him. He was humble, quite and a student of his craft. Mike had a desire to be great but did not have greatness around him to learn from, so he set out on his own to find it. We opened Art Junkies Tattoo Studio at the end of 2001, a place, where as Mike would say, would be different and a place of learning. Over the next few years a movement happened within the tattoo industry, a revival if you will in the way tattoos was looked at. Color portraits had become huge and some of the industries biggest names had come through the shop. The student had become the teacher and the teacher had become the master. Mike would argue this statement that he is still the student trying out new things, trying to make himself better, but one does not give yourself the title of master, it is your peers that do. Mario Rosena Co-owner Art Junkies Tattoo Studio


Big Gus - View Tattoo Gallery - View Art Gallery Email Artist

 

Big Gus was born and raised in the streets of Los Angeles. His mother was an artist and would always encourage him to draw, paint, and trace as a young child. Big Gus’ mother gave him his first set of paint brushes at the young age of 5 years old. He was only in kindergarten and already painting along side his mother. Unfortunately his mother passed away when Gus was just 19 years old. All though  she is not around any more, her artistic influence on her son still lives on today.


Gus has a bit of a dark past, growing up with a ruff crowd and getting involved with gang banging at a young age. He was always painting murals in the Los Angels Riverbed and showcasing his graffiti skills all around L.A. Some of the older OG’s saw his skills and sort of forced him to pick up a tattoo machine to ink up the homies. Big Gus began tattooing at the age of 14. He has been a self taught artist his whole life, all though paying close attention to those better then he was to improve on his skills as an artist. But he knew there was more out there for him then gang banging. He wanted to make sure his mother was looking down on him from above with pride. He started tattooing professionally at age 22 out of Distinctive Ink in Pico Rivera.


Big Gus began to attend tattoo conventions. He studied and observed all of the different styles and techniques. He became a fan of artists such as Jack Rudy, Joe Capobianco, Freddy Negrete, Paul Booth, Bob Tyrell and so many others. He saw that he could actually use his art skills to make a good living, to travel the world, and to meet other artists from all corners of the globe. He later became friends with these same artists that he looked up to. Some of the respected old school artists like CatFish Carl, Tony Olivas, and Rick Walters schooled Big Gus on the fact that tattooists honoring the traditions and respecting the legacy and talents of fellow artists were becoming a dying breed. He knew that he was part of a new generation of these artists, and it was part of his responsibility to keep these traditions alive.


Today Big Gus is a world class and world known tattoo artist. His popular style of fine line, Black and Grey-Photorealism graces the pages of Tattoo Publications in 40 countries. He has won over 300 awards, has his first book coming out soon, and has seen huge success with designs for clothing companies such as Sullen and Tribal. Big Gus is an inspiration to the troubled youth out there. He has sacrificed so much to get where he is now, and he lives a true West Coast OG success story. He is a blessed and talented individual, an extremely hard worker, and I am proud to have Big Gus as my friend.


Jeremy Co Owner of Sullen Clothing 


Scott Grosjean - View Tattoo Gallery - View Art Gallery Email Artist

Scott Grosjean’s first introduction to tattooing began when he received his first tattoo at age 14 by a recently paroled “veterano” straight out of prison with a home made tattoo machine. Scott’s love for getting his body tattooed became an obsession. 

During his late teen years and early 20’s Scott was a bassist to a local grind metal band, Point Blank, which played gigs throughout San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange County venues. Scott worked several dead end jobs which included construction and warehouse labor while trying to juggle his music band. Self taught, Scott started tattooing in the year 2000.

Most of Scott’s early pieces began with black and grey art which were influenced by artists such as Paul Booth. Starting his first tattoos in friends homes; Scott had a desire to expand and refine his skills and in the year 2004 he began working shop to shop through out the Inland Empire and worked his way to Orange County, to cities such as Fullerton and Huntington Beach. Making many great friends and meeting many artists Scott added more art to his own body from top artist within the industry which includes Kat Von D, Carson Hill and good friends Chris Burnett and Tim Trevino and the list goes on. 

Scott’s taste for body art has no limits. His art pieces commemorate family members while others display black and grey art and a bio mechanical back piece. Scott believes that a tattoo is not something one should pay little money for, “you get what you pay for.” 

To grow as an artist Scott strives to surround himself with other artist that had similar motivation so he could learn as much as possible. He knew and still knows that the best way to advance artistically is to surround him self with people who challenge him daily. Over the years Scott worked with a number of amazing artists but never found a place to call home. Long from where he first started Scott continues to feel motivated, determined and driven to succeed.

Having received an offer of a lifetime Scott has finally found a home. He can now be found at the Art Junkies Tattoo Studios working along side some of the best artist in the industry.   Scott feels that he has a lot to bring to the Art Junkies and knows that his skills will only expand his art skills to the next level. With all his experiences both personal and professional Scott finds that the sky is the limit and he believes he can accomplish anything he puts his mind to.


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