Where is Arthouse Tattoo located?

We are the original Arthouse Tattoo studio in the United States at 15409 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78717.

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What is a custom tattoo?

A custom tattoo is a one-of-a-kind piece of body art that an artist designs specifically for an individual client. Rather than picking a pre-made design or flash art off the wall, the client collaborates with the tattoo artist to create a personalized design that aligns with their unique vision and style preferences. The custom tattoo process typically starts with a consultation, where the client shares their tattoo idea and any reference images with the artist. The artist then takes this input and creates a bespoke design tailored to the client. This allows for a tattoo with special meaning to the individual and showcases the artist’s particular style. At ArtHouse Tattoo, our skilled artists specialize in custom tattoo design across various styles, including Japanese, blackwork, American traditional, illustrative, and more. We take pride in crafting distinctive tattoos that our clients can cherish as works of art on their skin. Reach out to us to start bringing your custom tattoo vision to life.

What type of custom tattoos do you do?

As a custom Tattoo Studio, we design a wide variety of artistically inspired tattoos. We’ll consult with you to understand what you’re looking for and provide input based on guidance and experience. Here are just some of the tattoo types we can design for you: Armor Tattoo, Back TattooBiomechanical TattooBlack and Grey TattooBlackwork TattooCeltic TattooChest TattooColor TattooCoverup TattooCustom TattooDotwork TattooDragon TattooEgyptian TattooFantasy TattooFusion TattooGeometric TattooGraphic TattooHalf Sleeve TattooIllustration TattooJapanese Floral TattooJapanese Koi TattooJapanese TattooKnight TattooLarge TattooLeg TattooMen’s TattooNeotraditional TattooNorse TattooShoulder TattooSkull TattooSleeve TattooTraditional Americana TattooUpper Arm TattooWomen’s Tattoo and Woodcut Tattoo.

What is the process for getting a custom tattoo?

The first step is to schedule a consultation with us. During the consultation, we’ll discuss your tattoo ideas and look at any reference images you’ve collected that show the style you’re looking for. We’ll then create a custom tattoo design based on your vision. Once you approve the design, we’ll book your tattoo appointment.

Which locations do you serve?

We’re based in Austin, TX and serve clients from locations all over the state including Austin, Brushy CreekBudaCanyon CityCanyon LakeCedar ParkColonyDel ValleGeorgetownHighlandHuttoJollyvilleKyleLakewayLeanderLockhartMckinneyNew BraunfelsPflugervilleRound RockSan MarcosTaylorWells BranchWest University and Williamson.

What is the studio like?

ArtHouse Tattoo offers a private studio feel in Austin, TX. We prioritize providing a safe, protected environment for our clients. The studio is fully artist-owned and operated.

What is a cover-up tattoo service?

A cover-up tattoo service is when a tattoo artist works with a client to create a new custom tattoo design that incorporates, disguises, or completely conceals an existing unwanted tattoo. There are many reasons someone may seek out a cover-up, such as being dissatisfied with the original tattoo, the tattoo not aging well, or simply outgrowing the style or meaning of the ink. At ArtHouse Tattoo, we can evaluate your existing tattoo and collaborate with you to strategize the best approach for a cover-up. This could involve redesigning and transforming the original tattoo into a new artistic creation or completely masking it with a new design. Factors like the original tattoo’s size, colors, and placement will help determine what’s possible for a cover-up. Here is our blog post with a guide on all you need to know about cover-up tattoos.

What aftercare do you recommend after getting a tattoo?

Proper aftercare ensures your new tattoo heals beautifully and maintains its vibrancy. At ArtHouse Tattoo, we provide detailed instructions to help guide you through the aftercare process.

For the first day, we recommend leaving the bandage your artist applied on for 2-12 hours, depending on the size and placement of your tattoo. After removing the bandage, gently wash the tattoo with clean hands using fragrance-free soap and warm water. Allow it to air dry, or pat it dry with a clean towel. Then, apply a thin layer of the provided aftercare ointment or an unscented, hypoallergenic moisturizer. For the following 3-6 days, continue gently cleansing your tattoo 1-3 times a day and applying a thin layer of moisturizer. Avoid soaking the tattoo, wearing restrictive clothing over it, or exposing it to direct sunlight. You may notice some peeling, flaking, and itching during the healing process, but it’s important not to pick or scratch the tattoo. After 3-6 days, moisturize 1-2 times daily for 1-2 weeks or until your tattoo is fully healed. Continue protecting it from the sun even after healing by applying sunscreen when needed.

If you have any concerns during the healing process, please get in touch with us. We’re always happy to guide you to ensure the best possible healing experience and tattoo results. Here is our official guide to tattoo aftercare.

What is the mission of ArtHouse Tattoo?

At ArtHouse Tattoo, we aim to redefine the tattoo experience by creating a warm, inviting environment where clients can feel at ease and collaborate with our artists. We believe getting a tattoo should be a unique, meaningful experience, not a daunting or intimidating one. Our studio is built on trust, communication, and artistry. We take the time to listen to your unique story and what you want to express through your tattoo. Whether you come to us with a clear vision or just an inkling of an idea, we’ll work closely with you to refine the concept and design a one-of-a-kind piece of art that represents you.

Every artist at ArtHouse Tattoo is carefully selected for their exceptional technical tattooing skills and genuine passion for the art form. We value creativity and innovation and continually push ourselves to deliver our best work on every tattoo, big or small. At the same time, we prioritize your comfort and safety, upholding the highest standards in our tattooing practices and studio environment. Ultimately, we aim to forge long-term relationships with clients built on trust, artistry and shared appreciation for tattoos. We consider it an honor to play a part in your story and create wearable art you can treasure for years. That’s the ArtHouse Tattoo difference, and we’ve provided more information on this page about the ArtHouse Tattoo mission.

What is the best custom tattoo studio in Austin?

The best custom tattoo studio in Austin is ArtHouse Tattoo, founded by experienced tattoo artist Mike Metaxa.