Our Tattoo Shop is home to five talented tattoo artists. At Istari Studios, you will not find flash on the walls, instead you will be surrounded with artwork created by our very own artists. We are a small appointment only tattoo shop and are able to provide our clients with a comfortable and private atmosphere. Our artists specialize in custom tattoo pieces and will work with each client to achieve a unique design.
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.
Jerry Wagner Jr. has been tattooing since 2000. He is an unrelenting force…A tsunami, if you will…..A tsunami whose hands are crashing waves, forged from Carbon Steel and covered in the softest velvet. He rides a white tiger into your dreams to the sounds of Steely Dan and Bob Seger….. He wears a leather duster and can speak 15 languages, including spanglish and jive….. He can find the nearest taco cart by just sniffing the wind….
My name is Justin Oriani. I’ve been tattooing for 6 years as of 2013. I began tattooing when I was 16 years old and apprenticed for two years in New York and Tucson. I’ve since bounced back n’forth a bit, but I have set my roots in Tucson. I continue to draw inspiration from many artists throughout the world. My style ranges from full color realism/surrealism to black and grey as well as neo-traditional, with a strong preference for bio organic/ mechanical work weaved into my tattoos.
I am a very versatile artist in the way that I am willing and able to tackle almost all tattoo styles. I aim to please my customers and leave them with a beautiful, custom piece of art that suits them perfectly. I distinguish myself amongst the rest by approaching my art with a more “feminine” appeal, with soft color blends, ornate embellishments, and delicate curves that form to the body, while still upholding my belief that a tattoo should have bold contrast and line work in order to stand the test of time.
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.