Well, not exactly. We hope they become apprentices but for now they are just helping out around the shop.
This is an important part of the process. It allows both the mentor and the mentee to get used to each other. To learn what working in a tattoo shop entails. To see if it fits well for all parties.
I think we are off to a great start with these new shop helpers. They are very talented artists in their own right, and are both currently on display in the gallery portion of our shop!
Heres a little welcome greeting from them.
And make sure to follow them on social media if you arent already!
Hello Art and Sol Family!
My name is Phoebe. I am a painter, fiber artist, and zine-maker from Cottonwood, Arizona. It’s
my third year in Tucson, and I’ve come to love the desert here (especially during this beautiful
I’ve been helping out David, Johnna, and Molly for about a week now at Art and Sol. In this
short time, I’ve already seen the skill and talent of these artists shine in an atmosphere of
compassion, care, and dedication to art. I am very happy to be a part of Art and Sol, a tattoo
gallery that shares my values. This week I had the opportunity to hang my work in the gallery
alongside paintings and drawings by Karolina. Her work inspires me to create in new ways. This
is something I love about Art and Sol—being surrounded by other artists with diverse aesthetics
and skill sets is powerful and encouraging.
I look forward to learning more from David, Molly, and Karolina, and I look forward to meeting
you all during your next appointment!
“My name is Karolina Reyes and I’m a local creative with a practice which entails both painting and drawing (digital, and traditional)! I moved back to Tucson last year after a short stint on the East coast, but I’ve always considered Tucson home.Outside the shop, I am part of an arts collective and work in the non-profit sector, both being areas where I focus on growing community connections.
In the short time I’ve been helping out around the shop, I’ve been immensely inspired by Dave and Molly’s creativity and artistry, and Johnna’s ability to handle all the shop’s needs! I’ve also had the pleasure of working with Phoebe, the other newest member of the Art and Sol family, who brings about a whole different side of the arts as compared to my own. I look forward to growing with Dave, Molly, Johnna, and Phoebe in my adventure with Art and Sol, and meeting all of you at your future appointments!”