Lone Star Tattoo

At Lone Star Tattoo we pride ourselves on bringing expert tattooing of the highest caliber to North Dallas. Our resident artists and guest artist’s styles range from American Traditional and Japanese tattooing, to fine-line and delicate, to the downright weird! Being friendly and respectful to everyone that walks in the door is just how we operate. Take some time to check out our gallery- (if you don’t see the style you’re looking for in our gallery section, that doesn’t mean we don’t do it) contact us and we’ll start working on something great for you!

American Traditional Tattooing

American Traditional is known for its bold lines, bright colors, and iconic imagery like; pin-up ladies, mermaids, swallows and sparrows, eagles, military insignia and much more! 

Neo-Traditional Tattooing

This evolved style of American traditional tattooing employs vibrant colors with an illustrative edge often incorporating morphed animals along with floral patterns. Neo traditional is a very broad term and can be interpreted in many different ways.


Traditional Japanese tattooing aka Irezumi, originated during the Edo period (1603-1868). Mythological creatures like dragons, kirins, and phoenixes are common imagery of this style. Every tattoo done in this style tells a story about Japans rich past, and creates a Irezumi masterpieces that is deeply powerful. 

Black & Gray Tattooing

Stylistically speaking, blackwork applies to almost any body art that’s created using solely black ink, but a lot can be done with this versatile and striking color. Looking through the rich history of blackwork, you’ll see everything from ancient sacred geometry to modern abstract ornamental designs to extremely detailed illustrative pieces that are shaking today’s industry.

Illustrative Tattooing

A large variety of work can be called illustrative. From etching and engraving, to abstract expressionism, and even fine line calligraphy, this style is extremely versatile. Many artists who work in this style and will blend their own aesthetic with it to create a whole new style of their own. 

Texas Style Tattooing

A predominately color style that blends American Traditional, Traditional Japanese, humor, and bold imagery into a solid and cohesive work. Brought about by a very small handful of Texas tattooers in the late 1990’s this style set the stage for the next generation of tattoo artists. 

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Lone Star Tattoo Services

Click the button below to get an overview of how and what we do- from ink to sanitation, to piercings and aftercare.

Meet Scott Cooksey, Owner of Lone Star Tattoo

Scott Cooksey began tattooing in 1995. In the early days, Scott tattooed in shops in Dallas’ Deep Ellum and downtown districts. Scott quickly fine-tuned his skills and moved up the ladder in the Dallas tattoo scene. Before opening Lone Star Tattoo in 2005, Scott spent part of each year on the road traveling to other tattoo shops around the country as a guest artist and attending tattoo conventions.

Our Approach to Tattooing is Simple

We take the time to learn what each customer wants to create, and then turn it into a design that suits your style and needs.  

Tattoo Testimonials & Featured Clients

I highly recommend this place! Andrea did a great job on my tattoo, it looks better than the example I gave her. And Milan was so patient with my daughter who was getting her first tattoo and doesn't do well with pain.

V. Sullivan

Scott Cooksey is an amazing tattoo artist. My left arm sleeve turned out great! Also, he was super cool to deal with. He also was very responsive to texting and always got back to me quickly. I appreciate everything Scott! Thanks a million. Hope to get some more work done in the future.

Michael I.

Matt did a fabulous job on my double nose piercing. I will definitely be back.

Alison G.

Lone Star Tattoo


18804 Preston Rd.

Dallas, TX 75252

Call us: 972-964-8100

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