04/10/2022- Laser Tattoo Removal at MARS Ink is NOW available. Pls contact Cyn,RN via Contact tab or at firstname.lastname@example.org to setup a consultation
MIKE'S BOOKS ARE CLOSED. CHECK BACK IN NOV FOR 2023 DATES.
LALO'S BOOKS ARE OPEN. BLACK AND GRAY PHOTO REALISM PROJECTS ONLY.
APPOINTMENT ONLY! CONSULTATIONS ALSO REQ APPT
🚫 NO WALK-INS
🚫 NO ARTIST THAT DOES SMALL TATTOOS HERE
😷MASKS ARE OPTIONAL AS OF 3/10/22
🚫PLS DON'T BRING A GUEST. LIMITED SPACE
🚫WE DO NOT TATTOO FINGERS, HANDS, FACES, NOR NECKS
🚫WE DO NOT TATTOO ANTI-CHRIST, DEMONIC, OR SEXUALLY EXPLICIT IMAGERY
MARS INK TATTOO STUDIO
ALL CUSTOM DRAWN TATTOOS.
Welcome to the Red Planet! MARS Ink was once a distant dream that turned into a successful reality by 2 individuals who were passionate about art and tattoos, Mike and Cynthia. We are a clean, humble, and friendly tattoo studio. We truly care about our clients, and take the time to listen to their wants and stories behind each piece to make sure we exceed clients expectations from sketch to skin. Our studio does not tattoo faces, necks, hands nor fingers. We have a responsibility to our community and the youth who don't have their careers secured to be getting face tattoos. It is our company policy and you don't have to agree. We are not driven by the dollar. We are driven by passion, purpose, healing and helping. Contact us today. Let's collaborate and bring your tattoo ideas to life.
Celebrating 6 years in business as of 2/6/2022
I create, therefore, I am. I was born and raised in the Bay Area. Art is and always has been my passion. I am a former graffiti artist. My dream of owning a tattoo shop came true in Feb 2016 with Cynthia.
I am being selective of the tattoo projects that come my way. I want to focus more on my style of art and have the freedom and enjoyment to create pieces. I prefer color work, whip shading and geometric styles of tattooing. I am focused on larger scale projects only. I would love to hear your tattoo ideas and reinvent your skin to tell your story.
CYN aka "BOSS LADY"
CO-FOUNDER/SHOP MANAGER/LASER NURSE
Society tends to stereotype against people with tattoos. I want to break those stereotypes. We are NOT all gangsters, thugs or criminals. Actually, we're the complete opposite. We are God fearing, educated, professionals and entrepreneurs who put our FAITH & FAMILY FIRST.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, and I'm also a Registered Nurse. Since 2012, I've envisioned myself someday working and owning my own laser tattoo removal clinic along side a tattoo studio. I wanted to help my community get a fresh start on tattoo regrets or job hindrances. Although I don't own my own laser clinic (CA makes it difficult), I am partnered with an amazing non-profit, New Skin Tattoo Removal, whom I work as a Laser RN for, and now have a pop-up laser removal clinic in our MARS Ink studio.
My business savvy and Mike's talents along with our PASSION for art & tattoos were the perfect combo to open our own tattoo studio in our hometown of San Jose, CA. Welcome to MARS Ink!
I specialize in black and gray photo realism. Been drawing since childhood.
Hometown: Gilroy, CA.
MEET THE TEAM
Lalo Velasquez Jr.
Black & Gray Photo Realism
INSIDE THE STUDIO
BEFORE LANDING ON MARS
1) Please bring a valid photo ID w/ proof of age to your appointment. This is required.
*NO I.D. = NO TATTOO! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!*
CALIFORNIA LAW: YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD TO LEGALLY GET A TATTOO
NO PARENTAL CONSENT ALLOWED IN CA
2) 🚷NO GUESTS ALLOWED.
3) 🚫We love small children but tattoo shops are NOT the place for them due to safety reasons. We work with sharp needles and a high exposure to blood borne pathogens.
4) 🍗We highly recommend that you eat a nutritious meal before your appointment to prevent fainting/low blood sugar during your tattoo.
5) ☀️We CANNOT tattoo SUNBURNED skin! It is strongly advised to keep the area you will be getting tattooed out of the sun for 4 weeks. IF you arrive on your appointment date with freshly sunburned skin or in it's pealing phase, we will have to reschedule your tattoo appointment.
6) 🚗Parking is free. Bring your parallel parking skills with you bc we only have street parking.
Thank you for choosing MARS Ink! We look forward to seeing you on your appointment date!
*If you need to cancel or reschedule, please get in touch with your artist ASAP!
***DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE***
Remove wrap after 1 hour.
DO NOT RE-BANDAGE TATTOO!
Gently wash with UNSCENTED soap and water.
Apply thin layer of ointment (Aquaphor) in rice-sized increments for first 3 days. Very light sheen over tattoo.
DO NOT OVERSATURATE TATTOO!
After 3 days, switch to an UNSCENTED lotion (Aveeno).
Tattoo will scab. Allow it to fall off naturally in shower
DO NOT PICK/PEEL SCAB OFF!
Tattoo will itch.
SLAP IT! DO NOT SCRATCH IT!
Avoid direct sunlight & tanning booths for 2 weeks.
Avoid swimming in pools, lakes & oceans.
Avoid soaking in bath/jacuzzi/hot tubs/sauna for 2 weeks
Avoid excess sweating and working out for 5 days
Wear SPF30 sunblock after 2 weeks to protect life of tattoo
Signs & Symptoms of INFECTION including but NOT limited to: severe redness, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, elevated body temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site. Discharge from site may be green in color & foul in odor. __ *SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF ANY SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS OF INFECTION DEVELOP. Also notify Tattoo Studio of the problem and treatment plan by physician.
Do you need to remove or lighten
an old tattoo?
Pop-Up Clinic inside our studio
New Skin Tattoo Removal program is a non-profit that removes visible tattoos at a low cost for adults that may hinder them from gainful employment and a peace of mind lifestyle.
1884 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95128
Shop Line: 669-342-7101
TEXT ONLY: 408-508-9130
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED