David Meek – Owner
David has been tattooing since 2007 in Tucson Arizona. He started his apprenticeship in 2005 at The Tattoo Shop in Tucson and has worked with some amazing tattooers all over the country over the last 15 years. He is one of the most popular tattoo artists in Tucson and books 6+ months in advance.
David specializes in realistic large scale Black and Grey tattoos, portrait work and pop culture/Disney character pieces.
Known for his love of Walt Disney history and the creation of the entertainment empire, you can seriously ask him something about Walt and he will blow you away with the obscure things he knows!
David’s current rate is $250/hr.
Justin Winkler – Tattoo Apprentice
Justin moved from Florida to Tucson in 2003 after falling in love with the dry heat and monsoons of the Sonoran Desert. He graduated with a degree in Graphic Design in 2013 and has since been working in the field of design and drawing while rocking out to metal music and the occasional gangster rap/folk tunes.
A self proclaimed desert rat, Justin and his dog Duke spend their time hiking, backpacking, rock climbing and fishing. When he’s not in Tucson enjoying the outdoors, he’s probably in Florida getting back to his deeply Caucasian roots….. getting a sunburn.
Fascinated with the history and foundation of tattooing, Justin fought his way in the door at Art and Sol Tattoo with his impeccable floor sweeping abilities, landing himself an apprenticeship with David in 2022.
Feeling gratuitous? Shop Justin’s sweatshirt on our store where 50% of the profits of this design will go to Justin to fund all the equipment he will need to get started with his tattoo journey!
Ashley Hart – Resident Artist
ASHLEY’S BOOKS ARE CLOSED! AWAITING HER BABY BOY IN APRIL 2023!
Ashley Hart has been tattooing professionally for over five years. She loves the use of color in her work and specializes in custom Neo-traditional pieces or anything witchy.
After a lifetime of art being the driving force behind her creative expression, Ashley is a great artist to create a one of a kind tattoo bursting with color. Whether it be your favorite anime character or a witchy custom tattoo, Ashley would love to come up with a special idea for your piece.
Outside of tattooing, Ashley also enjoys creating unique paintings ranging from surrealist to more realistic or illustrative works of art. Often times mixing media and genres to create her own style which offer a sense of catharsis. She also has a love for crystals and anything magical and all sorts of arts and crafts.
Ashley’s current rate is $150/hr.
Terry Fields – Resident Artist
Terry Fields has been tattooing for eight years. During this time he developed an aptitude for colorful illustrative work. His favorite tattoo styles include: pop culture, anime, and creepy/ macabre styles.
As an Arizona native, Terry likes to take long rides exploring the roads on his motorcycle. You can also find him hitting up the local comic book store to stock up on the latest Magic cards and comics. As an avid movie buff, Terry is a treasure trove when it comes to discovering interesting and hidden gems.
If you are in the mood to get your favorite anime character, or maybe a favorite childhood cartoon character, Terry is definitely the artist to visit!
Terry’s current rate is $150/hr.
Molly Faith – Seasonal Artist
MOLLY WILL BE CONDUCTING PHONE CONSULTATIINS STARTING NOVEMBER 1ST AND REQUIRE A $100 DEPOSIT TO HOLD THE APPOINTMENT.
When Molly was six years old she suffered second and third degree burns on 25% of her body in a burn accident resulting in some serious scarring. A strong impression was then imprinted on her regarding the psychological and spiritual interconnectedness of the body and the stories it holds. Covering one of her scars, her first tattoo showed her the transformative and empowering gifts of tattooing.
Always an avid artist her side jobs were always face-painting at children’s parties and doing henna “tattoos” for friends.
At seventeen she was introduced to tattooing through the stories of Mike McDowell and at eighteen she began her apprenticeship at Fast Lane Tattoo. Continuing on as an artist at Fast Lane for another year and a half, Molly contributed her talents and began making a name for herself in the Tucson tattoo scene. After another year she was then invited to join Art & Sol.
Giving her clients pieces they love for a lifetime and illustrating the stories they want their bodies to tell is what inspires her. Sometimes though, a tattoo is just a tattoo!
Johnna Meek – Director of Heart
Johnna has been working behind the scenes of the tattoo industry for nearly 14 years supporting David’s passion for traveling, shenanigans and producing exceptional tattoos.
Opening Art and Sol Tattoo Gallery with her husband has been one of her proudest ventures as it has allowed her to finally work face to face with local artists, customers and tattooers alike.
A registered yoga instructor at 500 hours, when Johnna isn’t sitting behind our front desk juggling hats or wandering about the exceptionally clean studio without shoes, you can find her teaching yoga or attending a public class at YogaOasis.
Anna Dougherty – Studio Assistant
Anna is a creature of habit, hopeless book junkie, Disney nerd girl, and daughter of the universe, wholeheartedly believing that happiness lies in how much you’re willing to give of yourself to others in need. She has worn many hats over the years from wife, mother and military spouse to paraprofessional, volunteer non profit manager, to behavior therapist, but each new adventure in her life has stemmed from a need to give back to this shared community of ours.
She was drawn to Art and Sol because we have created an artistic space with no boundaries or judgement, and she appreciates our “all are welcome” vibe. She looks forward to being part of our tattoo family!