THE CREW!
"Mugsey" AKA "Mugzilla"

Comedy Relief.  The funniest dog I've ever owned.  Born May 2006, Mugsey is a pure bred
Boston Terrior.  She loves chasing the ball, and is a notorious dragon slayer, purple chewie
ones of course.  
"Alexander"  AKA "bug" or "Dander"
Greatest kid in the world.   He's successfully graduated from high school and is now attending
college!!!!  He is working with the welding program at SRJC.  Can't wait to see what he does!
"Donald"
Owner/Shop Manager
He's the "Big Guy" that helps to run the show.  He takes appointments, answers the phone, and makes
all of us lunch.  He puts all the crap into the computer to keep the business running.  He's part of the
sterilization team, sets up, cleans up, cleans the shop, and is responsible for keeping my sanity.  He runs
the errands around town, and is the main driver for team Inky Cells.  He's the man we all yell for when we
need help.  He's also a great husband and friend that's stood by my side for the past 27 years we've
known each other, and the 26 years we've been married.  He's a walking encyclopedia for motorcycle
information, a huge Raider fan, and will talk your leg off if you need to be distracted because the tattoo
hurts too much.  If I can't help you, then Donald can.  If Donald can't help you, then you're shit outta luck.  
"Dana"  Owner/Tattooist.  AKA "Inky"

I'm the one that does all the art in the shop.  I draw all the tattoos.  I tattoo everybody that comes into the shop.  I'm the official
photographer for the shop, and  I'm also in charge of sterilizing, making needles, setup, clean up, placing orders for all the
inventory, organizing the appointments, cleaning the shop and the bathroom is always cleaned for you by yours truly.  I vacuum
and mop the floors.  The Lysol cloud that frequently spills out of the shop is my doing.  99% of the art on the walls is mine.  Then
lest we forget that I get to be a Mom and a Wife!

So, that's all of us.  2 people really make it happen around here, and Alex reminds us that we have to have a home life.  If you
are surprised that you have to wait for 2 months for your tattoo, just remember the list of goodies that we have to do to get
ready for each and every customer.  Donald and I can only do so much in a day, but when you do get tattooed, we try to make it
the best experience we possibly can.  I think we provide some of the best tattoo work in Northern California, but I think I'm a bit
partial!  

We are expensive, we are back logged, but we are worth it!  ( I love the Yelp review that
quotes this.  This isn't a discount process.  This isn't a discount business.  Your health and
safety won't be compromised to save money.)
We are a professional,small business that truely
produces something made in America and made by
hand.  Colored pencils, graphite pencils, sharpies,
paper, brushes, pigment and paint are at the center
of my world all day long.  Notice.....no computer and
no Photoshop program.  Everything that comes out
of Inky Cells is made by Dana's hands.  Yes it may
take a bit to get a drawing done, but it takes a bit to
actually make that drawing happen!  We are very
old fashioned, and we work as hard as we can.   
When you come to get a tattoo from Dana, give
yourself plenty of time on your tattoo day.  Eat
something before your tattoo.  Bring yourself a small
munchie.  There's no reason to rush thru this
process, and by all means, please think of this place
as being a sanctuary.  We are grateful for electricity,
but the rest of the technology is starting to become
distracting and irritating.  I don't have public WiFi
and I won't be offering it any time soon.  It doesn't
help the tattoos or make the tattoo process hurt
less.  Come and enjoy some time with us, and help
to create a wonderful moment in your life.  It's all
about what you put into it that makes all the
difference.