Lone Star Tattoo

With a sharp eye for detail and a personal touch, we bring your tattoo concept alive in a clean and sterile environment. We are fully licensed by the Texas Department of Health and maintain a perfect track record with them since opening our doors in 2005.

Being friendly and respectful to everyone that walks in the door is how we operate. We’re true believers in “The Golden Rule”.

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Premier Tattoo Studio in Dallas, TX

Here at Lone Star Tattoo, we pride ourselves on bringing expert, accurate, and professional tattooing of the highest caliber to North Dallas and the Dallas, Fort Worth area. Our artist’s styles and specialties range from Traditional Japanese Irezumi to American Traditional as well as a big focus on blackwork, black and grey, and fine-line, delicate work. We often get to tattoo some downright weird stuff and we love it, bring it on! Clean and crisp line-work, smooth shading, and solid color is what you will find in our family owned studio.

All of us here at LST take our tattoo and piercing careers very seriously and strive to exceed each client’s expectations. Tattooing is our way-of-life and each of us are thoroughly dedicated to our craft.  Reliable, thorough, and skilled are words our clients often use in describing what we do here.

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Japanese Irezumi Tattoos In Dallas

Traditional Japanese tattooing, aka Irezumi, originated during the Edo period (1603-1868). Mythological creatures like dragons, kirins, and phoenixes are common imagery of the Japanese tattoo style. Every tattoo done in the Irezumi style tells a story about Japan’s rich past, and creates an Irezumi masterpiece that is deeply powerful. Scroll down this page to watch ‘The Rite’, Scott’s short documentary about his Japanese Irezumi tattooing style and his tattooing philosophy.

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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.

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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.

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Tattoo Reviews & Testimonials

January 20, 2024

Josephine is a true artist! I just left the shop 2 hours ago. It took me 3 months to design and sketch my own tattoo. She made the tattoo look even better than what I sketched out on paper 🙏🥹. It means so much to me and represents my life and spiritual journey. Thank you so much Josephine and Scott!!!
William M.
January 10, 2024

Went to mark Novak. Excellent time and was able to draw up some customized traditional tattoos for me. The entire place is very clean and very friendly!
Matthew J.
December 19, 2023

Great and inviting staff, amazing atmosphere and they put their best work into the tattoo's. Nic was a chill man that was able to help me through the process of getting my first tattoo.
December 18, 2023

Leah was great! She was very responsive during the planning of our tattoos and was great to hang with while we sat in her chair. I was a little indecisive on the exact flower petals after I arrived for my appointment and she was very patient with me as she sketched a new design. Side note: She also happens so have fun little mini-food toys at her station, which we hadn’t seen before. After her explained them to us, we bought some for our daughter, who was so, so excited. Apparently she had been pining over them forever (I had no idea!). So we got brownie parent points b/c of Leah too 😆
November 27, 2023

As a first timer getting tattoo gives mixed feeling regarding needle and how it should look with the size of tattoo and tattoo modifications to look good, Nick did an amazing job with his suggestions and very precious about design and after care for keeping it with hygiene. Even provided phone number for any queries ☺️😊 Thank you Nick for wonderful art work.
Luanu'u M.
November 18, 2023

Leah, Cassie and Jacqueline were wonderful Great vibe, excellent artists. Made us feel comfort from start to finish. Texted tattoo photo ideas and came out so good. It's off Preston and George Bush turnpike. Small parking lot. They accommodated even walkins from what we saw. Highly recommended!
November 16, 2023

I went with my mom for her tattoo appointment with Josefhine. She was great and worked with my mom to create the tattoo she'd been envisioning.
John W.
November 3, 2023

Working with Scott was a wonderful experience. From the start of the process he was enthusiastic, and he always made me feel excited for my next session. At each session I never felt pressured to talk and he would let me sit and focus on the experience. If I did want to talk, he was always open to listening. On top of his technical abilities, he has the incredible talent to take the ideas that are given to him and make them better. I never would have imagined my tattoo becoming as beautiful as it did. For anyone that is looking for someone to do their next tattoo I can’t recommend Scott enough.
Sean M.
October 11, 2023

Amazing artists, amazing shop, amazing customer service. I came here with a larger yet apprehensive goal to get a sleeve done, however after such a comforting and collaborative briefing with owner Scott Cooksey I was put right at ease and knew I was in the right place. Upon my initial email inquiry, I was greeted with open arms about my request for such a large piece. I was given options on artist as well as guided in the right direction for my best course of action between artwork and scheduling. Ultimately I landed with Scott to achieve the Irezumi (traditional Japanese) piece I wanted. Scott was not only open to any and all ideas, but especially helped guide me in the artistic direction that fit my preferences best. Throughout the entire process it's been an incredible experience, from the friendly greetings at the front door to the (painful) yet fun sessions with Scott, I feel like I've developed a personal bond with Lonestar and will continue to come here for any and all future pieces. 100/10 rating, definitely book here for your next tattoo.