I am Jake Steele.

Pursuing meaning through art.


I’m an award winning artist with over 8 years of experience across the United States. I’m dedicated to creating perfection and bringing my client’s vision to life.

Tattoo Portfolio

Painting is my passion. I consistently strive to better my craft. My main focus is realism oil painting. I paint what I love and hope to share my work with you!

Painting Gallery

I participate in many international and United States based tattooing events and conventions with thousands of satisfied customers.

Travel Schedule

My passion is bringing my client's ‘vision' to life

I would love to discuss collaborating on your next project.
Click the button below  to contact me about your next tattoo or to commission a custom painting.


What I Create

My tattoo style specialty is portrait realism, but I enjoy all aspects of tattooing and will work with you to make sure your next tattoo is immaculate in both style and execution.


Large portrait pieces that mimic real objects or people as much as possible. Fine shading and detail, this tattoo style will take the longest and is the most difficult to pull off well


The traditional style is known for its bold lines, bright colors, and iconic designs like roses, anchors, and gorgeous lady heads. These tattoos are the easiest and fastest with the least shading.


Cartoonish and wacky, featuring caricatures and other exaggerated figures. If you’re the sort of person who likes their body art injected with the spirit of Ren and Stimpy, then this comic style is for you


This style looks to mimic Renaissance painters using watercolors, as if rendered with a brush dabbled in watery pastels. This is a very difficult tattoo style and not all designs will look good in this style

The Tao of Jake

““My people are my life. I am truly blessed and humbled by the love I’ve been shown with my tattooing. I consider my clients my family. I was raised to treat others the way I would like to be treated so I make it a point to welcome everyone into my tattoo family.”

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Behind the Tattoo

I continually try and push the limits of my craft and I am blessed with clients that let me showcase my love of tattooing

Star Wars Sleeve

This was one of the most challenging but rewarding pieces of my career.

Fish Themed Sleeve

Color realism for an angler whose passion is worn on his sleeve.

Traditional Mayan Knife

A great project for a great client representing sacrafice and pain. This one hit home to me.

Watercolor Parrot

This project stretched my skillset and I loved the light linework difficult color blends we did

Pokemon ‘Charizard’ Giveaway

This is one of my favorite ‘giveaway’ pieces. Growing up I loved Pokemon and was happy to be able to recreate some of that here.

Realism/Abstract Wolf Mashup

I have the best clients in the world. Most artists get roses and anchors, my clients bring me opportunities like this

Client Testimonials

Don’t take my word for it – here’s what my clients say:

Jake is the only person that I will let tattoo me. Not only is he an immaculate professional, his positivity and humor make the tattoo session fun and less painful.


Star Wars Sleeve

Other artists turned me away because i wanted a fish themed sleeve. Jake took that idea and created a masterpiece on my arm. I can’t thank him enough for his dedication to the craft and willingness to work with me.


Fish Themed Sleeve

I mean, look at it. This is an amazing tattoo from a super cool dude. Jake Steele is the man and I can’t wait to sit with him again for the batman piece we have in the works. <3 you Jake.


Joker Portrait

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