As many of you know, Martin Buechler has left for the summer, and we are unsure of a return date. Because of this, we have temporarily removed his portfolio to avoid booking confusion. He will be missed, and we hope he has a blast training dogs and experiencing the US!

Rob Beresford is currently out of town bettering himself as an artist, learning, and growing at the Explorer Tattoo Conference, and he will be back in the studio Thursday June 22, 2017.

We will be closed on the 4th of July, and re-open for normal hours on July 5th. 

Chris Garcia will be out of the studio July 5-21, and will be back normal hours July 22.

Lastly, Michael Truitt will be returning for a guest spot July 26-29, and we are stoked to have him back! Find a brief portfolio here.


Back in action:

Lorin Hay is joining us this week, Tuesday May 17 through Saturday May 21, and will be taking appointments as well as walk-ins. 

This may be the last time we get to see him in American for awhile, so get tattooed before he officially heads back to live in Germany!

Guest Artist

Today is Mikey Truitt's last day with us until next time! He's been awesome to have in the studio the last four days, and wish him luck on his Vegas adventure in a few days!

Here's a piece he did the other day, and remember to come catch him here til 8pm before he leaves!


Lorin Hay as officially left us indefinitely and headed to Germany. 

We wish him the best of luck, and he will be greatly missed! We look forward to seeing you in the near future, Lorin!

Check out some of the last pieces Lorin completed before heading off:

Studio Update, brought to you by Alley Bangarang:

Last night we had a first here at Red 5... actually it was just a first... 

Before closing, I had to (for the first time ever in 10 years of working in this industry) ask some clients if they lost their fishing lure... Yes, that's right... Someone left a fishing lure in our lobby by the bathroom door.
SO... If any of our awesome clients lost their lucky lure, let me know!


I want to say that I'm really proud to work with the crew we have here at Red 5. Our current staff is full of talent, and lacks the drama. Fun times, and great tattoos. So thanks Carl, Chris, Brett, Lorin, Matt, Stoll, Jason, and Martin. We're lucky to have such a great team here at Red 5, and will be sad to see Lorin leave for Germany!