Our Services: Learn about our tattooing styles

Click on each name to learn about each style. If you don’t see a specific style, don’t stress- we can do it! 

 American Traditional is known for its bold lines, bright colors, and iconic imagery like; pin-up ladies, mermaids, swallows and sparrows, eagles, military insignia, gypsy ladies, roses, anchors, daggers, and pretty ladies. Sailor Jerry, Ed Hardy, Bert Grimm and few others are known as the forefathers of this solid, timeless, and “old school” style of tattooing.

This evolved style of American traditional 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) alongside ukiyo-e — woodblock prints that were hugely popular among the merchant class at the time. Because of this, the icons found in this time-tested genre of body art come from the country’s age-old folklore, featuring tattooed heroes from the Suikoden and mythological creatures like dragons, kirins, and phoenixes. In short, every tattoo done in this style tells a story about Japans rich past, and beyond their dramatic smoke and wave filled appearance, this is what makes Irezumi masterpieces so powerful. 


Stylistically speaking, blackwork is a very broad categorical term. It applies almost any body art that’s created using solely black ink, but as you can imagine, a lot can be done with this versatile and striking color. Looking through blackwork artists portfolios, you’ll see everything from ancient sacred geometry to modern abstract ornamental designs to extremely detailed illustrative pieces. It is hands down the style where the most experimentation is currently occurring in the industry, and some of the work being produced today is absolutely mind-blowing. 


These works of art look more akin to something that could belong on a piece of paper or hanging in a gallery. A large variety of work can be called illustrative, and that is because there are so many techniques and art movements that inspired it! From etching and engraving, to abstract expressionism, and even fine line calligraphy, this style is extremely versatile. Many artists who work in this style will blend their own aesthetic with it to create a whole new style of their own.


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 obesely interested in carrying on art and lifestyle and attitude toward pride in work and keeping integrity in the work American Traditional. It could be a single image splashed with Japanese style background like waves or clouds or several large pieces intertwined with the Japanese style background. 

Professional Body Piercing

We are proud to offer professional, precise, and sterile body piercings by Matt Dycus. Matt has been piercing since 1995 and puts cleanliness and accuracy above all else! Come see Matt for your next piercing in North Dallas!

My wife had her nose pierced a few weeks ago. Everyone was very nice. Even got a quote on a Tattoo that others said they couldn't do. Will be going this Saturday to get it put on. Update: awesome job by Gilbert! I definitely found my tattoo place!

Justin R.

Matt did my nose piercing and he was GREAT!! From the young lady that greeted me first to some of the others in there..they were so nice. I didnt have to wait at all. Matt was so informative, sweet and he really helped me not to freak out. I will be back for my next tattoo. Keep up the great work you're doing!

Melissa P.

Andrea has done 4 of my 5 tattoos and all are great and every time I got in taken care of!

John M.

We’re ready when you are! Your work of body art is right around the corner.

Lone Star Tattoo


18804 Preston Rd.

Dallas, TX 75252

Call us: 972-964-8100

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