I did my first tattoo over 16 years ago, when I was 18. I am happy to say I am still learn something new everyday. As owner of Indelible Tattoos it has been my pleasure to see the business grow from the excellent word of mouth referrals our many satisfied customers have given. I am so excited to embark on our new adventure as I expand our downtown space and add 2 new artists to our talented lineup. Each client, each work of art, each experience makes me a better tattoo artist. I am also a graphic designer and freelance scratchboard artist. I have been juggling these loves of mine for quite some time but I would not trade it for the world. The best feeling is when I meet a client to discuss their vision and I begin to feel a certain synergy as we work together to create a true piece of art. The clients become a part of the work and appreciate it all the more.
Steve has been an artist his entire life and tattooing since 1994. His portfolio displays the diversity of his talent: the subtle shading of black & grey work, lush colour pieces, graffiti style, tribal, celtic, precise lettering, human & animal portraiture and dazzling cover-ups (black is definitely not your only option). Steve creates custom pieces that are unique to the individual, and can reproduce (i.e. from portraits) with accuracy and sensitivity to detail. He is a successful acrylics artist as well and has premiered at international galleries from Scotland to the United States.
Artist Jason Calderone brings a distinctive artistic eye to his tattoo art. His works are inspired by the pin-up artists of the past as well as Japanese Tebori. From organic to animal/marine life to figurative (Hindu goddess, pin-ups and portraits), Jason designs tattoos that are alive with light/shadow and color.
Jason started his career in 1997 at San Francisco's Black & Blue Tattoo, first as an apprentice, then as an artist, gaining a solid foundation in tattooing. Since then, Jason has tattooed at a variety of SF shops, most notably with Laura Vida of Pacific Tattoo. Jason has toured as a guest artist, appearing at Blue Dragon in Phoenix, AZ; Original Skin in London, England; and 3rd Millennium in Worchester, England. In 2003, Jason decided to open a shop which focused on his own personal vision before coming to work at Indelible Tattoos in 2006.
Jason is also the lead singer in a popular local band and when he is not tattooing can be found entertaining at clubs such as Belly Up Tavern, Brick by Brick and Canes in Pacific Beach. In addition to his technical skills and artistry, Jason is also gifted with a warm personality and provides his clients with a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere throughout their tattoo experience.