I moved to Austin from Milwaukee in 2013 to immerse myself in a culture inspired by art and tattoos. This was one step among many taken to shake up and elevate my craft.
My foremost influence remains my grandfather Fred Steffan. He was a sign painter and character artist in the ad industry in the ‘40s and ‘50s. Always larger than life in my mind, he left a trail of beautiful work in his wake. These brought a sense of accomplishment not only to him, but to generations of my family. I hope I can achieve a similar legacy to honor his memory.
I can't say enough good things about Cory's work. He did all of my tattoos. That raven with the womans face? Yeah, I wear that proudly every day. It's been a pleasure to see and then wear the amazingly creative designs he comes up with for me every time I go for another tattoo.
Cory James is an AMAZING Tattoo artist!!! I’ve been seeing him for over a year now, and he has made my idea come to life!!! Cory has always been very receptive to any amount of pain I’ve been feeling, and makes sure I’m ok after every break we take! I would recommend him to anyone looking for gray scale and detailed work.
Hit me up with questions or to book an appointment. Let’s make something unique together.