Jo Ann

Known for her black and grey portraits, stylized realism, and classic pinups, Jo Ann Atwood has been tattooing professionally for over 15 years. 


From the very beginning, Jo Ann was always involved in art. At the University of California in Berkeley, she became more certain than ever that she wanted to pursue fine arts as a career. .

Like many new wave tattoo artists, she had been to art school. But she also learned to do things the old-fashioned way, using hand-drawn stencils and making her own needles. “I’m glad to know how to do those things even though I don’t need to anymore.”


To inquire about a tattoo, contact Jo Ann with your ideas at the shop or via Instagram DM at @JoAtwood.