Expert Tattoo Artists in Dallas, TX
Lone Star Tattoo specializes in all tattoo styles but is more well known for our skills in American traditional and Japanese style tattooing. We’re also known for being a tidy and reliable establishment where you can get expert and accurate tattoo work. We pride ourselves on maintaining a sterile, well-kept environment where you can get a safe, clean, well thought-out, and well-crafted tattoo. Our customer service doesn’t stop at the front door, we take time to help you through the design, Tattoo and healing process. This is something we work very hard for and why our customers keep coming back!
Owner and Artist
Owner of Lone Star Tattoo, Scott Cooksey, began tattooing in 1995. In the early days, Scott tattooed at shops in Dallas’ Deep Ellum downtown nightlife districts. Early on, Scott became passionate and knowledgeable in the American Traditional and irezumi- traditional Japanese motifs. Intensely studying the tattoo masters like Horiyoshi III, Hokusai (Japanese painter 1760-1849), Sailor Jerry Collins, Bert Grimm and Don Ed Hardy, and being influenced by the likes of Austin tattooers Dave Lum and Chris Trevino. Scott fine tuned his craft of tattooing into what some call “Texas Style” tattooing. 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.
All the way from Sweden, Josefhine Cooksey is leaving her mark here in the Lone Star state! Josefhine went through a tattoo apprenticeship under her husband and mentor, Scott Cooksey. She’s best known for her traditional, elegant lady heads and floral pieces, but also really enjoys tattooing all things cute and colorful! Josefhine spends her free time hiking with her dogs, cuddling up with her kitties, working on her pottery, and throwing punches in Krav Maga class!
Born and raised in Texas, Cassie has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. She grew up and became a tattooer in 2020, and enjoys doing blackwork, whip shaded, traditional style tattoos! When she isn’t drawing, you can find her at a local Waffle House, or at home cuddling her kitty, Mercury! Cassie was raised as a child of deaf adults (CODA) and is fluent in American Sign Language. She has used her knowledge in the hearing-impared community to educate others in her spare time!
Leah enjoys doing whimsical, illustrative, black & gray tattoos. In the studio, you’ll find Leah working with her clients to create a personalized image that not only brings the client’s idea to life, but exceeds their expectations.
Joel Nichols, aka Nic
Joel’s been tattooing coming up on 15 years now. Black and grey realism is his main focus currently but also has a love for all tattooing styles. Gothic architecture, evil or creepy, demons, skulls, snakes, etc. you get the vibe. Joel has an incredible passion for tattooing large-scale black and grey realism / illustrative realism, fantasy realism, blackouts, and fine line tattoo work.
Dallas native, Cooper Hulstine, is a queer tattoo artist with a wide skill set and a niche for male and female pin-ups of all sorts. Cooper helps to create a safe space for queer folks and anyone that wants to show their freedom of expression through the art of tattoos. From pin-ups to funky colorful tattoos, Cooper hopes to continue to grow as an artist and person in the city he loves and grew up in.
Ari is a blackwork tattoo artist. Born and raised in Rhode Island, she moved to Texas last year. Ari’s favorite tattoos are blackwork tribal tattoos or large blackwork animals. When Ari’s not at work, you can find her spending time outside with her wife and dog Kellen.
Mark has been tattooing over a decade and is a firm believer in tattoos that last. His goal is your lasting happiness and will always work with you to get you the best tattoo for you. Always an optimist, you’ll enjoy your time hanging out as much as the tattoo you get.
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