My name is Joshua Ellis. Originally from the beautiful area near Asheville, NC, I was primarily raised in south central VA. I have also lived in IN, IL, CO, GA, and my favorite city of all…Austin TX. I have traveled extensively through many amazing experiences from random jaunts to rural Mexico to vastly informative guest-spots to more-than-memorable hitch-hiking excursions.
I have been graced with very well rounded family; an artistic and culturally encyclopedic mother and an old-school, punk-rock father with degrees in wildlife biology. I grew up caring for native and exotic wildlife and have a strong interest in travel, natural-science, history and culture which highlight my favorite subjects in both tattoo and “traditional” art. My stylistic preferences could only be described as eclectic.
With two and a half years of formal training in art and design and over twenty years of freelance painting and illustration, I feel very well rounded in my artistic expertise. I have been tattooing for approximately 10 years and have had the honor of working with and learning from such amazing artists as the amazing Max Egy, Jessy Sweeny, and Amber McCarty, to name just a few…and of course the remarkable crew here at Unique Ink.
Having just recently moved to the Jacksonville area, I look forward to all the new meetings and the opportunity to fulfill the personal visions of my clients. Many thanks.