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Zennyo Ryuo







My client sat for three days at a convention to get this piece. Zennyo Ryuo is the rain-god dragon in Japanese mythology.

I had a three day session with Jon at a tattoo convention in Austin. I’ve been admiring his work for several years while I was living in Charlotte. It was serendipitous that I’d get an opportunity to work with him even after I moved to Austin.

I have not been disappointed with the results and am thrilled with how it’s healed. The color remains very vibrant. I’ve never healed using saniderm before and it was a beautiful experience.

And if you’re concerned at all about pain just know it’s a part of the process but that Jon is not heavy handed at all with his approach. In the areas where he could be gentle, he most certainly was. I’m honored to be a client. You won’t regret working with Jon. His art speaks for itself. Simply put he’s one of the best artists out there. And genuinely just a good dude too. Thanks for everything! Can’t wait to get started on our next piece! :)

Chris L.

Zennyo Ryuo
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Additional Works

  • I typically open my books once or twice per year. I will take around 15-20 new projects during this time. The more large scale projects I take, the less frequently my books will open.

  • I am usually booked out eight - twelve months in advance. When we book a project together we will scheudle all needed sessions at the time of the booking so you have a clear idea of your tattoo process.

  • I travel much less these days but sometimes you can find me attending a convention outside of North Carolina. Typically, you will be traveling to my studio for our sessions.

  • As long as it needs! Here's what that means: each project is tailored to the individual and can vary based on size, complexity, etc. For larger or more complex projects you can expect multiple sessions.

    Once we determine the specifics of what you're hoping to achieve, we can get a better estimate on how long your project will take.

  • Each project is a custom quote based on the size and compplexity of the piece. Once we've agreed on the price and scope of work we'll set up a payment schedule, complete a work agreement, and execute a deposit.

  • The short answer is no. The introduction of numbing products into the tattoo industry resulted in some of the weirdest heals I've seen in nearly fifteen years of tattooing. While it's not guarnateed you'll have issues, they are common enough that I choose to not risk it and potentially compromise the quality of the finished tattoo.

  • The verrrrry short answer is: sometimes. It depends on a lot of things - namely my schedule.

  • Clients have my direct contact information. If you want to send me a general inquiry (regarding a project, a convention, a guest artist residency, etc) please click here to send me a message.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a tattoo artist, I often receive inquiries from clients regarding their tattoos, pricing or the process of booking an appointment. To help address these common queries, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions.

If you have any additional inquiries, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

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