Tattoo Artist ~ TJ R.
Hours: Mon 11-4 | Tue 12-9 | Wed 11-7 | Thu 11-4 | Fri 11-7 | Sat 12-9
I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember, having grown up on a steady diet of cartoons, comic books, monster movies, and rock 'n' roll. As a kid and a teenager, I made my own comics and fanzines, and did art for local metal bands. After attending the UW system and FVTC and ending up with an AD in printing and publishing, I spent 6 years as a graphic designer. In 2003, I made a career change and began my journey into the world of tattooing, making art my number one priority again. In 2007, having spent four years at a shop in Menasha, I nervously approached Oshkosh Tattoo shortly after they opened and was hired on the spot, and have been here ever since!
I love being versatile and working in all styles; my favorite types are colorful, cartoony pieces and pinup girls, although I equally love black and grey realism and traditional styles as well. When I'm not tattooing, I love illustrating and painting, collecting records and retro videogames, traveling, and going to movies, concerts, and burlesque shows. I have a gorgeous wife and two kids, two dogs, and two cats.