Travis Luckhurst

About

Travis

Owner and Tattoo Artist

I’ve been an artist ever since I can remember, and I have been tattooing for over ten years. It started with comic book art. I saw my first tattoo on someone’s body when I was 8 years old and was surprised and floored that art could be placed permanently on someone’s body.

Flash forward to when I was 22, I moved to Washington State to help my dad get off meth. We were poor, so I started drawing up “tattoo flash” I was going to sell to tattoo shops - an immediate way to make money with my art. Many shops turned me down, and then after a bunch of no’s, the final shop offered me a short lived apprenticeship in exchange for some of my sheets of flash.

That apprenticeship lasted only a couple months because I couldn't afford it. Working odd jobs was how I survived. I bought my first old school tattoo set up including a tattoo machine, power supply, needles, and a one four flat tube. As soon as I made those first tattoos, I had a line out of my trailer door.

Fast forward 18 years and I’m still tattooing! I opened Axiom Tattoo in 2018 and have truly found my happiness owning and operating this tattoo shop.

Tattoo Style

Neotraditional

Tattoo Minimum

$60-100

First Tattoo

Wu Tang Symbol with skulls

Song on Repeat

"I Don't Want to Wait in Vain" by Bob Marley

Guilty Pleasure

Sugar and caffeine