Ink Couture Tattoos St. Mary's location is home to world-renowned award-winning tattoo artist, Josh Herrera, where he also serves as shop Manager. Most recently hailing from California, Josh has trained and tattooed in Japan, Thailand, Guam, and Hawaii. His commitment to excellence is demonstrated in his large-scale tattoo work. Although a master of numerous styles, Josh is particularly renowned for his Japanese, authentic traditional Polynesian, black and grey and color realism, geometric linework and mandalas.
How long have you been tattooing professionally?
11 years. I love to give people beautiful artwork they can wear and providing a personal touch to that special artwork to make it unique and meaningful to them.
What inspired you into the art of tattooing?
It all started at the age of 18 on the Islands from Hawaii to Guam. I was looking at Tattoo Artist Magazine, flash, and other industry magazines and was amazed by all the beautiful wok from artists around the world.
Tell us about your preferred style of work.
I sure do enjoy doing fine-line black and grey, Japanese, traditional, and Polynesian tattoos: all of which attracted me into the tattoo industry. Other styles I'm know for include neo-traditional and geometric tattoos.
What inspires you as an artist?
Everyone's stories touch me because there is always a special significance to their tattoo. To have the client be 100% happy with their artwork is the icing on the cake.
Why should someone pick you for their next tattoo/to be their artist?
If you want good positive vibes from the start to end and rest assured that I will always give the client all my passion. I do every tattoo like it's my last.