The Elm Street Tattoo Family
Elm Street Tattoo is owned by Oliver Peck and Dean Williams, two well known tattooers in the industry. They have a staff of 10 tattooers working full time between the street shop at 2811 Elm and the private studio at Heart in Hand Gallery.
All artists have been hand selected by Oliver and Dean and are of the highest quality. These artists specialize in many styles of tattoos including American Traditional, Black and Gray, and Japanese. Each artist has a style of their own which can be seen on their profile along with appointment and contact information.
Oliver Peck, judge of Ink Master, is an artist whose whole life revolves around tattooing. He is co-owner of Elm Street Tattoo in Dallas, TX and the owner of True Tattoo located in Hollywood, CA.
I enjoy the purity, truth, and boldness of TRADITIONAL AMERICAN and TRADITIONAL JAPANESE TATTOOING. These types of tattooing employ almost mathematical laws ensuring that each tattoo is a success. To a TRADITIONAL TATTOO ARTIST, your tattoo is not an experiment to exercise the artist’s ego. It is a permanent emblem on your skin which should be TIMELESS, PERSONAL, and POWERFUL.
Joe focuses on American Traditional, Japanese, and Black and Gray tattoo styles. He has been a tattooer at Elm Street Tattoo since 2012. Now he primarily tattoos out of the private studio at Heart in Hand Gallery.
Matt Van Cura
Matt Van Cura is a tattoo artist that has been tattooing professionally since 2001. His life-long experience as an artist has taken him across the globe, studying the endless facets of tattooing along side some of the greatest tattooers in the world.
Chris Erickson has been tattooing with the Elm Street Tattoo family for over a decade of his twenty year tattoo career. He is known mostly for his large scale Japanese work, but is also proficient in all styles of tattoo art. Currently he works mostly by appointment out of the main Elm Street shop and Heart in Hand Lower Greenville.
Afton is a native Texan who has worked as a professional body piercer with more than twelve years experience. She has previously owned two piercing studios in both Corpus Christi and San Angelo, Texas as well as a private cosmetic tattooing studio in Austin, Texas. With three licenses in Intradermal Micro-pigmentation and Microblading, she is looking to provide clients with the most natural looking results. Her specialties include eyebrow microblading, eyebrow shading, freckling, hair restoration and areola restoration.
Mark Galvan has been at Elm Street Tattoo since 1999. He is a flexible artist with a wide range of specialties, but his sweet spot is in script writing. When he’s not tattooing you can find him hitting up the park with his BMX bike or eating ice cream with his kids.
Born and raised in Southern California, Bryan Black is an up and coming black and gray specialist at Elm Street Tattoo. He practices American Traditional, semi-realism, and realism in the black and gray palette.
Raised in Sacramento California, Jason was introduced to American Traditional in the early 1990’s. Working in classic street shops Jason has focused on tattooing most styles, favoring American Traditional, Black and Gray, Japanese, and coverups.
David has been a regular guest artist at Elm Street Tattoo for the past 5 years and has often considered it his second home. As of January 1, 2019 he will begin his 10th year tattooing and his residency at Elm Street Tattoo in Dallas, Texas.
Sasha moved to Dallas from Albuquerque, NM in 2018 to work at Elm Street tattoo and Heart in Hand Gallery Lower Greenville. She is proficient in many styles of American Traditional based tattoos.