Who the Hell is Nikki Jo?

Nikki Jo At Gully Cat TattoosI’ve been tattooing since the age of 17. On Valentines Day¬† 2003 I started my apprenticeship and my entire life changed. I was young and had a lot to learn about tattooing and life, which soon became one in the same.

The deep dark piney woods of Longview, Texas is where the journey began. I worked for my first shop for 3 years, but Rikki Bailey’s Garage Art Studio is where I learned about the world, history, politics, and finesse of tattooing. After 4 years, I decided I needed a change and 2010 made the move to Austin TX. I worked on 6th st for a while before making my way to Gully Cat Tattoo, where I plan to stay for a while. Though I still enjoy doing frequent guest spots at Garage Art Studio.

I enjoy doing large color pieces, somewhat traditional or neo-traditional. Although I do a lot of color I do enjoy doing black and grey as well . I don’t do realism portraits of people, but I love doing pet/animal portraits. I also do cover-ups.

I prefer to work by appointment, but will do walk-ins when I can. Feel free to come by the shop at 2006 S 1st St. – Austin, TX 78704 or email me.