11/24/2021 - Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 We are closed Thurs, 11/25 and Friday 11/26.
MIKE'S BOOKS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. BOOKED SOLID THROUGH MAY 2022.
LALO'S BOOKS ARE OPEN. BLACK AND GRAY PHOTO REALISM PROJECTS ONLY. NO PHONE CALLS. EMAIL OR CONTACT VIA WEBSITE.
APPOINTMENT ONLY! CONSULTATIONS ALSO REQ APPT
PLS DON'T COME TO THE SHOP IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN APPT
🚫 NO WALK-INS
😷MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED
🚫PLS DON'T BRING A GUEST. LIMITED SPACE.
🚫WE DO NOT TATTOO FINGERS, HANDS, FACES, NOR NECKS
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. Swing by and visit our studio. Let's collaborate and bring your tattoo ideas to life.
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"
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. My business savvy and Mike's talents along with our PASSION for art & tattoos were the perfect combo to open our own tattoo studio. Welcome to MARS Ink!
I specialize in black and gray photo realism
MEET THE TEAM
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. COUNTY HEALTH DEPT ORDER POST COVID.
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?
Visit our friends at:
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