Toby is at the Shop Monday-Friday
To schedule text Nisha: 415-370-1298
Toby's wife Nisha schedules all of his appointments and is generally a better point of contact. Please don’t wait for Toby to answer you ;)
You start with a FREE consult for bigger, more complicated pieces, or cover up’s and then Toby's workflow is:
He will draw your tattoo design when he sees your name coming up on his calendar. He will draw up a rough sketch if you schedule an art check (for large projects only) and then he will draw the more detailed design close to your scheduled tattoo appointment.
He likes the content to be fresh. His favorite is drawing the "stencil" right on to your skin. If you are up for that, let him know at your consultation and you can usually get a sooner appointment time (no waiting for drawings)!
To get him started on your project, schedule an appointment!
For more info regarding pricing & how our tattoo shop works please see the SHOP INFO page.
Toby has been tattooing since 2010. He started his tattoo career in the Bay Area and then moved with his family to continue this profession in Portland. Toby started his passion for art in Southern Oregon, as a graffiti artist when he was a teen. Between that art form and this one he has taught art to children, done graphic and interior design, painted, drew, sculpted, carved, and etched, among so many other art related endeavors. He has had his sculptures featured at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada, at the "Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest Award Show" and on the "Queen Latifah Show".
Toby said he enjoys tattooing because, "I love working with and creating artwork with other people. I've created artwork in many other forms but this one is more lasting and personal." Toby has done most styles of tattoos but can't choose a favorite. "Any and all" is what he likes, though the other artists have called him, "the script master of the shop" and "the cover up King". Toby stays busy between his art, his family and participating in his own, as well as his wife's Tribal ceremonies. It's hard to balance it all, but Toby's passion and dedication to his Art shows in every tattoo he does.
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