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The Ascending Koi Family

The friendly and talented team, mixing the best of the tattoo world with amazing customer service

The Go Team!

At Ascending Koi, the women are the driving force that run the show

Trevor ‘Rove’ Jameus

Senior artist here at Ascending Koi, Trevor is a master of watercolor and freehand tattoos

Unusually affectionate staff

We guarantee nobody will be smooched or hugged without their explicit consent

Who is that masked man?

Mysterious Masked Stranger seen with potential accomplices Erica and Marie

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Jason O'Connor

Artist

 
 To some it’s all just “tribal”. Urban Tribalism is what Jay calls his art and it’s a mix of global cultural art and modern urban art. To some, it’s all just tribal but to him, it’s part of his life and travels. To others it’s broken down into sub categories like Neo-expressionist and Primitivism. It includes geometry, pointillism, henna style, Polynesian, Melanesian, mixed with text and cool stuff. It’s meant to flow and accent the body while fulfilling a personal meaning. Jay is an artist that works in many mediums, tattooing being one of his favorite. Although he is not at the shop full time, he does take on clients looking for the type of art that is his specialty. Artists that he looks up to are: Paul Gauguin, Risk Rock, Jean-Michel Basquiat (other than his people at AK). He has been a part of Ascending Koi since day one and considers the shop and the people in it as part of his family. Oh yah, he can draw other stuff too…like dragons and shit.
 
 
 
 
 

Reviews

I got my first tattoo done by Erica, and it was such a good experience! I was super nervous but she was very understanding and just chatted with me. The tattoo looks ...
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I was in to see Rob this past weekend. Rob is an excellent artist and is also an interesting person to talk to. The whole session was about 3 hours, but certainly didn't ...
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I had an awesome experience at ascending koi! From the very first phone call, to the appointment and everything in between it was a very positive experience. The ...
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The Vibe at Ascending Koi is inviting clean and relaxed. You are greeted with a smile and service that I have never encountered in a tattoo shop. Not only are ALL the ...
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Super welcoming! Really good vibes. Artist really made an effort to work with my ideas and I could tell everyone loved the work they were doing. Really happy with the ...
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