Welcome to Ancient Art Tattoo
2108 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson Arizona 85711
Ancient Art Tattoo, Dennis Dwyer M.Div., national award winning tattoo artist, member of National Tattoo Association, awarded Best Tattooist 1981, 1983, Best Tribal, Most Realistic, Bob Shaw Golden Achievement Award, Best Tattooed Male. Member of the Alliance of Professional Tattooist, served as the Executive Director for ten years, received the Certificate of Tattoo Mastery, received an Achievement Award for the outstanding contribution to the profession to Tattoo industry. Experienced in teaching the best artists, it is the best tattoo shop by far, now with 43 years of experience, consistent in the same location for twenty three years and the first established tattoo shop in Tucson in 1976. In 1994 Tucson Weekly voted Best of Tucson Really Wearable Art. Check us out and decide for yourself if you want us to leave a "mark" on you.
Offering the best in permanent make up and cosmedic tattooing since 1988. Eyeliner and Brows that will last a life time.
At Ancient Art Tattoo, in Tucson, Arizona, we pride ourselves on creating amazing tattoos in a clean environment. All of our artists are trained and certified in blood-borne pathogens and use only clean, sterile equipment. We can create any tattoo you can imagine or, if you need help coming up with ideas, you can browse our thousands of designs or let one of our skilled artists create a custom design that's just for you. There's no tattoo we can't handle, be it large or small, traditional, new school, portraiture, realism, black and grey or vibrant color! And we don't just do body tattoos, we also specialize in permanent cosmetic makeup. Let us enhance your natural beauty with perfectly arched eyebrows and subtle or dramatic eyeliner that will last for years and years!
Shop Local! If you're a tattoo artist yourself and looking for an affordable place to buy supplies, we've got you covered. We sell everything you need to take your profession to the highest level – tattoo kits, quality needles, tubes, grips, power supplies, and some of the best machines on the market. Try one of Dennis Dwyer's trademark machines, built by hand and build to last for years. Remember, we are artists too here, and we only sell supplies that meet our own expectations for quality and durability. You can even order online 24/7 at www.PrecisionTattoo.com and take advantage of special internet pricing!
Ancient Art Tattoo History: In the early eighties, my good friend J. D. Crowe founded Ancient Art Tattoo in Virginia Beach, Virginia and we formed a co-op of artists under the same name with the purpose of promoting safe tattooing. I started tattooing in 1971 and opened my first tattoo studio in Tucson, AZ in 1976. During the nineties J. D. Crowe and I toured America, hosting 14 tattoo conventions known as “the Tattoo Tour.” We became the "Memory Makers" of that decade, bringing artists from across the country to share in what we dubbed the ‘art of giving’.
Precision Tattoo Supply came about in 1988 when I designed two tattoo machines "The Nail" and "Mad Max". We continue to offer reliable tattooing products including disposable tubes, needles of a varying sizes, tattoo guns, tattoo kits and other tattooing accessories. Again, our concern is that you will be able to get the most out of your tattoo experience.
Please enjoy exploring this website reading about my diverse interests and my travels to Japan, Israel and 14 other countries. Follow the links on the right side of the page about my personal beliefs, photo gallery, my journey to Israel and some of my sermons that I shared with others.
I am proud to be an American and believe in the US Constitution.
I am concidered as “Old School” which is the foundation, the core root of a moral center in which becomes a lifestyle entirely based upon respect for what people do in life. Dennis E. Dwyer, M.Div. 6/10/2011
I hope that you will visit my message from God. The link offers some inspirational thoughts, some of my sermons on the Gospel of John. I have been truly blessed to have lived a colorful life.