In 2018, Jet Trevino, after a lifetime as an artist, and with the encouragement of many friends, began his professional tattooing career.
Tonya had tattooed on and off from 2012-2014 in West Texas and began again in 2019. Tonya holds an Associates degree in Accounting & General Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis on Marketing and minor in Business Management.
In the Fall of 2019, Jet & Tonya combined their passion and love for art and many years of business experience to open their own studio closer to home in Longview, TX.
In February 2020, Jet took home the first of many awards.
Long-time friend, Mitch Howie, mentored Jet in his apprenticeship. Mitch is also Lead Vocalist of The Dialectic. Jet had played bass with Mitch before beginning his tattooing career. Mitch joined our team as one of our Lead Artists and Body Piercer in 2020.
Keri Keenon, Licensed Cosmetologist & fiancé to Mitch Howie, joined in November 2020 to offer clients a wider variety of body art salon services including custom design nails, microblading, make-up artistry, waxing, PMU, etc. We have now added an additional PMU artist to our team, Stephanie Futch, since expanding the studio to a 3000 sq ft facility with 10 tattooing stations, 3 piercing stations, a larger lobby with salon booth and retail counter, a dedicated front of house staff to improve the customer experience overall.
Tonya took a leave of absence from tattooing in May 2021 for surgery and is now focusing on managing the business, retail gift shop, custom orders for jewelry, and apprenticing to pierce, as well as working toward her own Association of Professional Piercers membership and assisting all studio piercers in applying for membership.
The studio mission is to not only to share unique and beautiful art with the Longview community, but also to create and set a new industry standard of unparallled value for our employees, clients, and community.
We are strong supporters of body positivity & self care. We are proud to offer a wide variety of body art salon services and retail in a space that is safe, comfortable and welcoming to everyone.
We are so thankful for the support of the community, our family, friends and our team.
Here’s to many more years of growth and success for all of our artists!