Our Artist's

John Artis


John artist studied tattooing at G&G Tattooing in Willoughby Ohio under George Bielfelt, Ron Antonik, Tony "fingers" Hupcej, Toran and Mike Helms. His tattoo apprenticeship lasted only a few weeks before he was able to tattoo walk in clientele for money. Not long after John was traveling the states learning from all of the great up and coming artists who are legends of the industry now like Lyle Tuttle, Gill Montie, Brian Everette, Guy Atchison, Deano Cooke, Philip Lou, Adam West and many more who deserve mention. John has been tattooing for twenty years and is still learning new things every day. When asked about his travels Mr. Artist simply said "I made it my job to find the best in the industry and follow them." We say, enough said. "I believe that if you want something bad enough, there isn't anything you would not do to get what you want. I wanted to be one of the best around so I went out and found the premier tattoo artists of that time (All of those artists are now the leaders of the industry now) I got my education in fine art tattooing and tattoo etiquette at tattoo conventions while traveling around the country and in my travel's I got to know some of the best tattoo artist's in the world and had the opportunity to pick their brain about how to better myself in my profession."

Damian James


Damian has 20 years tattoo experience. Well versed in many styles, he has won trophies for his color portrait work. Prefers to draw your tattoo for you but can work with an image that you bring in

Chris Nelson


I started my apprenticeship in Aug 2009 at Flesh FX tattoos in Mentor Ohio. Started tattooing about 1 year in and recently relocated to the west side of Cleveland. I love to do full color and Asian inspired tattoos. The Japanese culture and all of its images is my life's study. Instagram (nelsontattoos216) facebook (Chris Nelson ) email ( nelson@truearttattoos.com ) email ( sk8stoic@yahoo.com )

Matt Minton


I started tattooing in 1998 and haven't looked back. I'll rock out to any style of art work but my favorite are pieces with lots of bold , bright colors or bold solid lines...nuff about me. To set up consultations or appointments with me call into the shop at 216-772-8288. You can email me reference material at mattm@truearttattoos.com

Marc Mclaughlin


Alphabet enthusiast. Born & Raised in Cleveland Ohio.Midwest writer specializing in “Handstyles” lettering.A Westcoast streets influenced type of lettering. Always handdrawn. Apprenticed under Damian James 2009’. Email or call the shop to setup a time.. IG @Lettersbymarc

Colleen Coffeen


Hi im Colleen. Started my apprenticeship under John Artis. I like doing black and grey work fine line and detail work. My days off are weds and thurs. Mon 3-10 Tues3-10 Fri3-12 Sat3-12 Sun3-10 If you'd like to make an appointment or talk about a design please email me colleen@truearttattoos.com or call the shop! IG colleencoffeentattoos

Tattoos by Medic


I have been tattooing professionally since 1997. I studied art at the Cleveland Institute of Art from 2001-2005. I enjoy tattooing many styles. I have an interest in tattooing biomechanical designs.

Kera Drevenak


Hi! I'm Kera the Receptionist for True Art Tattoos! Also, I am in the process of becoming a piercer apprenticing under John Artis! Call in for questions, to make an appointment or for a Counciltation and I will happily service you. True Art Tattoos is the highest rated Tattoo establishment in Ohio! PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR REVIEWS ON YELP, GOOGLE & YP

Betty Chrosniak


Name --> Betty! Receptionist here at True Art Tattoos! So grateful I have the opportunity to work for/with such great artists. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else! Call today and book ur appt. with the best artists in town!

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