My name is Justin Graves and I have been tattooing since September of 2016. It is something that has literally changed my life and I am forever grateful to anyone who has received a tattoo along the way.
I started tattooing in Bakersfield Ca. and soon after moved to Tacoma Wa. While tattooing In Tacoma for a year I received an offer at a shop in Long Beach Ca. I moved to Southern California and got to experience tattooing in a whole new light.
I like to refer to these years as “college” of a sort. Not only was I exposed to so many various styles of tattoo art, I also got to see and work along side painters, illustrators, graff artists and Animators. I also was able to learn more about tattooing and it’s history which is something I think I will always love. But although I enjoyed being in Southern California, I really missed the PNW, so I moved back in the summer of 2019 and have been working at Flaming Dragon ever since.
I like to do all sorts of tattoos but typically enjoy doing bright bold traditional and neo-traditional tattoos.
If you’d like to see more of my work, check out my Instagram @gravestattooer. (https://www.instagram.com/gravestattooer/)