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Still looking!!!!! This is a great time of year to make the transition, plenty of walk-ins to keep u afloat:) if u are a youngster looking to step it up, or a washed up old schooler(with a great additude) looking to pay child support:) this is your opportunity!! Great shop, super clean and professional:) contact me through email, with photos of your work, and and quick background on your experience. Thanks again DHUEY

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Whattttt!! DHUEY will be in California!!!! YES!! Travel dates, April 28th-May 2nd at @espi____ Mausoleum Tattoo, M4-6th @sandiegotattooinvitational , May 7th-11th @lefthandblack @lefthandblackstudio 👍😁

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Lainey Musil
· January 19, 2018
Jon was the bees knees! Friend and I decided last minute to get tattoos and Jon was able to accept us as walk ins. He helped us design some pretty simple tattoos that turned out great. He’s also quite... hilarious. We will definitely be back � See More
Abe David Winter
· September 19, 2017
What can I say about Paul... As far as the art and tattoo quality goes I can't really say I've ever seen better.. Finishing a project with him was bitter sweet, but like Paul and John say at the end ...of my last session, "you got plenty of real estate left, it's not goodbye, just see ya later"

Couple of awesome guys putting out some amazing work.
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Nick Luis Williams
· February 8, 2018
2nd tattoo there went for a Christmas present for myself for a Star Wars tattoo. Jon did a very good job absolutely love the tattoo. Very nice place, I would definitely recommend this place!
Benjamin VerGiesen
· September 23, 2017
Paul did an incredible job covering up a less than great tattoo that another "tattoo business" did on my leg several years ago. He is an amazing artist and was terrific to work with. From him drawin...g a custom traditional Japanese koi fish to him artfully transferring it to my leg I couldn't be more satisfied. A true professional! I came into his shop with an embarrassing tattoo and left with an incredible piece of artwork that I am proud of and will enjoy forever. Highly recommended! See More
Michele Emond Hubbartt
· December 7, 2017
Awesome!!! Paul was so nice and patient and it was a great experience with a great tattoo!! Very professional !
Randi Van Lanen
· January 29, 2017
Paul is by far one of the best tattoo artists I've ever had. Paul pays close attention to what your asking for, with a little guidance to get the best tattoo, and pays attention to detail in his art. ...His studio offers the comfort of real art, lots of talent and is very spacious. I would recommend Paul to anyone who is looking for a great investment of art on their body. I have received so many compliments on my sleeve so far and can't wait for it to be finished. See More
Joshua Paradise
· January 24, 2017
I had a great experience working with John. He did my first tattoo and created a laid back, informative, yet professional environment. His work is nothing short of impressive and when it was all said ...and done, my expectations were surpassed. Will recommend to everyone and will be back shortly. :-) See More
Cyndi Kellner
· February 7, 2017
Just got done with my first tattoo , Jon Gilbert did an outstanding job and was awesome to work with...Highly recommend him to anyone looking for a portrait or any other tattoo. His work as well as ...the rest of the staff at Katana is incredible !! Paul was a pleasure to meet as well and showed much interest in the work being done. Dean Kellner See More
Lisa Hartley
· July 7, 2016
Micah did an awesome job on my tattoo on June 29th 2016. Very nice shop and friendly people. Would recommend Katana for sure. I'll have to plan my next tattoo soon.
Ashley Ann
· June 14, 2016
Micah has done an amazing job with all of my tattoos!! Very professional and and his work is amazing! I receive compliments from people all the time! My whole experience has been top notch!
Kristy Pierce
· August 6, 2014
Did an amazing job on my fiance's tattoos! Fair price and excellent work! Would definitely recommend this place to my friends!
Tali Yashinski Despins
· October 4, 2015
Amazing tattoo shop. Extremely clean and spacious; Paul is a phenomenal artist, really pays attention to detail, and is a great listener when it comes to clients' wishes. I love showing off his work, ...I get nothing but compliments! Thanks, Paul! See More
Joseph Campbell
· January 8, 2016
Awesome tattoo shop!!!! Paul is definitely someone you'd want to seek out if you're looking for some good artwork.
Jacqualyn Brooks
· August 10, 2014
Paul is fantastic! He is professional and courteous with a great attention to detail so my half sleeve is coming along VERY nicely! Can't wait for final masterpiece.
Kelly Hagerty
· May 29, 2014
Awesome work and great artist! The only place for ink is Katana!
Laura Smith
· January 2, 2017
Jon, greatest artist we ever met. Did my son's first tattoo came out more amazing then I could have imagine. My husband and I already have appointments for ourselves! VERY CLEAN,VERY FRIENDLY OWNER AN...D STAFF!!!!!!! See More
Francisco Ayon
· September 30, 2014
Paul Is a badass tattoo Artist. Just started my sleeve and it's already looking great and it's just the outline!!! Plenty of compliments. Can't wait till it's finished!!!
Kristin Franklin
· August 31, 2014
Paul was recommended from his old tattoo parlor in San Diego. He is amazing!!!
Jamie Rae Lucas
· November 27, 2016
Thank u so much John for doing my tattoo I love it
M.j. Bessette
· March 13, 2014
Dude is super nice !!! A clean relaxed environment. I will definitely go back !!!!
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