☃️🎄CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS: TUES & WED 12/24 & 12/25
🥳🍾CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS: TUES & WED 12/31 & 1/1
WALK-INS on WEEKENDS ONLY by Emmanuel. First Come, First Served basis.
🗓Mike Aveno: BOOKS ARE OPEN. OPEN WAITLIST.
🗓Paydrow: BOOKS ARE CLOSED. OPEN WAITLIST.
🗓Emmanuel: Taking appointments for Feb and walk-ins.
🖋Powder Ombré Brows service by Cynthia
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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 apprenticed under, Jaye, the owner of Soulution Ink in Sacramento. He believed in me and my art. I consider myself a well-versed artist who can blast colorful pieces and black & gray work. I like the challenge of doing successful cover-up tattoos. Come in and checkout my portfolio. I would love to hear your tattoo ideas and reinvent your skin to tell your story.
BLACK & GRAY
Been drawing since grade school but never took it as serious as I do now. While studying graphic design in college, I began drawing more realistic portraits and started using the process as a form of meditation. I met Mike back in 2007 but didn’t pick up my first machine ’til Dec of 2013. I love tattoos that look so realistic that they make you want to pull in and observe all of the details. Most of my work is black and gray realism but I also do color realism. My apologies if I get sucked into your piece and zone out.
Art has always enthralled me; its charm and liberty possessed me from an early age when I'd draw in notebooks during class as a child, to exploring oil painting since 2012. I was first introduced to tattooing as a teenager; however, I'm excited to be re-entering the world of tattooing now with a passion for fineline. I look forward to creating tattoo works of art that are influenced by my work in oil painting, as well as with the influence of artists that have helped me find my own style. I can be quiet and philosophical, an optimistic nihilist if we must label it but as I've heard it said, "just because we're all doomed, it doesn't mean we can't have a good time."
CYN aka "BOSS LADY"
CO-OWNER/SHOP MANAGER/PMU ARTIST
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 decided to add a service to our growing business and attended extensive training for permanent cosmetics, specifically Powder Ombré brows. Wake up with Makeup! I consider myself a tattoo enthusiast I've followed big names in the industry before Instagram and Facebook ever existed. My 3/4 sleeve was done by Shige of Yellowblaze Tattoo Studio in Japan. 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!
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) ☝🏽Due to the smaller size of our shop and limited seating, we REQUIRE coming alone or bringing just ONE friend/family member (who has patience) with you for support. Artists never like to feel rushed because of an impatient person. And too many people in our studio causes a distraction to our other artists working.
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 - Saturday: 11am - 7pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm