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Join us for a Costume Party and Gallery Event featuring the artwork of local artist Charles Moesch.

Enjoy complimentary wine and great company.

Original oil paintings and signed prints available for purchase.

RSVP and for more information visit our Facebook Event page.



Join us in welcoming new full time resident artist Michael Evers.

Starting JULY 2019.  Find Mike on Instagram @mikeeversart319

Now booking!



Join us in welcoming new full time resident artist Josue Cortez.

Starting APR 2019.  Find Josue on Instagram @sidotattoo

Now booking!

new artist announcement

Join us in welcoming new full time resident artist Edgar Zavala.

Starting FEB 2019.  Find Edgar on Instagram @zavalagalleria

Now booking!

new artist announcement

Join us in welcoming new full time resident artist David Joseph Kline.

Starting FEB 2019.  Find David on Instagram @davidjosephklinetattoos

Now booking!

Chicago tattoo arts convention

Join Dark Water Studio and artists at the 10th Annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL March 22-24 2019.


Now booking resident artists Jose Perez Jr.,

David Joseph Kline, Edgar Zavala & Carlos Torre

and guest artists Drew Shurtleff & Daniel Armitage.

For more show information visit

Find Jose Perez Jr. at the Golden State Tattoo Expo in Pasadena, CA January 25-27 2019. For more information visit

upcoming conventions

Dark Water Studio and all of our artists will be attending

the Queen City Tattoo & Arts Festival in Charlotte,

North Carolina this October 26 - 28.  

Now booking appointments! Click below.


tony kelly

jose perez jr.

Carlos torre

gallery event

Friday, May 11th: 7 to 10pm

Check out the highlight video from our live art fusion event. by Jose Perez Jr. and Tony Kelly.

Join us for a gallery event and open house featuring original art by new resident artist Tony Kelly. 


Live art fusion painting by Jose Perez Jr. and Tony Kelly.


Enjoy complimentary wine and great company.


Original artwork available for purchase.


Tony Kelly joined the Dark Water family in April 2018 as our new full time resident artist. View Tony's portfolio and book a consultation and appointment at

Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention

March 23-25, 2018

Cheers to a successful weekend at the 9th Annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention by Villain Arts, held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  Check out some pics from the weekend below featuring artists Jose Perez Jr., Tony Kelly, James Brennan & Shawn Morrissette.  Congratulations to James Brennan on his 1st place Black and Grey award!!!

Masquerade Halloween Party and Gallery Event

October 30, 2017 

Thank you to all who came out to support our Halloween Gallery Event with featured gallery artist, Charles Moesch. 

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United Ink Tattoo & Arts Festival in New York

October 20 - 22, 2017

The Dark Water Studio crew had a successful weekend at the United Ink Tattoo and Arts Festival.

The crew ventured into Manhattan on Thursday night to Last Rites Gallery to visit with Paul Booth. 

On Friday, Jose Perez Jr. continued work on a nautical back piece on NY Tattoo Artist, Joe Rodriguez.  

James Brennan continued tattooing an Irish themed sleeve on his client, Dave.  On Saturday, James Brennan started a back piece on long time Dark Water client, Ryan.  Manny Abadi continued working on an elephant leg piece on his client Shane.  

Congratulations to Shawn Morrissette, who started and completed a Statue of Liberty/ Skull leg piece and won a 3rd Place Trophy for Black & Grey Tattoo of the Day.  Rich entered his tattoo from Dark Water guest artist Caleb Ledley, and took home a 1st place trophy in the Neo-Traditional category. We wrapped up the convention weekend on Sunday, with Jose Perez Jr. teaching a Advanced Black & Grey Tattooing Seminar and James Brennan starting and completing a ram skull rib piece.  

Cheers to a great weekend!