Istari Studios is pleased to announce that WE HAVE MOVED! Our new location is just a few blocks from our old shop at 711 E 9th St. right next to Ace Hardware in the Henry Electric Building. The new space is twice as large, featuring a separate lobby, an art gallery, and more private stations for each artist.
A well rounded artist, Jim has won several awards in a variety of categories. His favorite tattoo styles are floral, portraits, Aztec/Mayan and Japanese. The art he does reflects his belief that each tattoo should fit the person it is tattooed on. He focuses on making sure every piece he does is solid, smooth, bright, and flows with the area of the body where it is done.
My style would be best described as surreal illustrations with a twisted outlook on modern life. I am influenced greatly by cartoon culture. I am drawn to antique, aged textures and traditional styles of line work. My artwork is a natural flow of my creative process and the characters/ creatures show this through their expressions and tones.
Self-taught artist born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. An Artist before a tattoo artist, with a passion and love for both. Style consists of a strong graphic influence, hard blacks stencil-esque portraits, mixed with modern surrealism . Although, I do I love clean lines, color blending and traditional black and grey art.