1155 N. Main Street, Ste 8 Layton, UT 84041
801 497 9700

Host of the
Park City Tattoo Convention

Pioneer Day
Thursday July 24, 2014

Happy Pioneer Day Utah!!

We are open today, come see us.



artists
Monday July 21, 2014



How to become a tattoo artist
Wednesday July 16, 2014

My name is Christina Walker, this coming March will be 6 years that I have been working at Lucky Bamboo Tattoo Shop and December will be 7 years that I have been tattooing total.

I have interactions with a diverse array of clientele each week, and am asked similar questions each day.

Questions ranging from: what's the most painful tattoo I've had done, or if it is a common occurrence for clients to cry while getting tattooed?

While there are so many of these questions I could easily pick to discuss, I feel like two of the more commonly asked ones would be great for this initial blog:

 

How did you (or how does anyone) get into tattooing?

 

I must also add that this is only my experience, and my opinions. Which though are commonly shared within the industry, it is not the opinion and perspective of all.

 

Though I have not been in this industry long, A LOT has changed since I first got into tattooing. Being a tattoo artist (at least where I grew up in Michigan) wasn't the rich, glamorous, rock star, party life it's currently perceived as on these popular reality tv shows. It was more commonly viewed an underground/unpopular way of life, where there was mostly traditional style tattoos and even when I was 14/15 years old, perceived still as something more commonly meant for military members, bikers, inmates, band members and the random person here or there.

 

I have had a passion for art ever since I can remember, I was always looking at tattoo magazines and drawing images out of them. Drawing on friends and even myself, knowing that I wanted to be covered in them. Once I started getting tattoos, that was it, I was sold. I wanted to do this, I wanted to do tattoos and would do whatever it took to get my foot in the door and see if I was capable of such a trait.

 

At the time I went into the tattoo shop with my portfolio, I believe I had a lower half sleeve and some smaller tattoos on my feet already. (And really the only reason I mention this is because I have always found it odd when people with 1 or no tattoos mention wanting to be a tattoo artist. Never trust a skinny Chef right?) But I had accumulated and organized a portfolio of what I thought was my best artwork. Typically you build a portfolio of whatever medium you use that you feel best displays your artistic ability. Still being in high school I had many pieces from class and some artwork I referenced from tattoo magazines.

 

This is a portfolio of ARTWORK, bringing in some scratcher tattoos you did in your kitchen will only deter  an artist to apprentice you as most will not want to deal with a scratchers ego, or trying to unlearn bad habits.

 

You should also seek out the tattoo artist you would like to apprentice under, not what is convenient or cheap but who's work is impeccable and see if they would be willing to teach you. Just because you, your mom, or your circle of friends think you are a great at drawing doesn't mean someone will want to mentor you in an apprenticeship. Or that those skills will necessarily transfer to tattooing. If they don't think your portfolio is up to par, and see the passion and skill level required, you won't get an apprenticeship. I even get messages on Facebook about this where I tell people their art still needs improvement and they cop an attitude! Why don't you stay humble? Or don't ask for critique if you can't handle it!

 

That's the other aspect, apprentices can be frustrating and very time consuming for a tattoo artist, it's a lot of non existent free time devoted to another person and compensation is usually expected. Your are LEARNING a trade so yes, apprenticeships usually cost money.

(Which is surprising to some but it's the same as paying for school!)

 

Apprenticeships are usually a couple years but it's all dependent on when the artist feels the apprentice is ready to be an artist. The first while is usually a lot of bitch work (paying your dues) along with many hours of cleaning, errands, drawing, preparing stencils, and observing your mentor tattooing and asking questions.

 

2. Another common question:

 When just starting out, who do you practice on/Who's the first person you tattoo?

 

When you are an apprentice and your mentor sees fit for some practice it's generally yourself you tattoo first. It's almost a right of passage, inflicting on yourself first what you plan to do to others. At this point you are so excited to finally do a tattoo after all your months of (hopefully) hard work and effort you just pick some random design to get.

 

That's right, the first tattoo is done at a shop after your mentor sees fit, not with a cheap machine your homie gave you to practice with.

 

 After that, you usually have close friends and family that would be willing to get some apprentice tattoos done. Those eventually evolve into lower price apprentice tattoos and then after you're on the appropriate level you are charging full shop prices for your tattoos.

 

Industry standard for someone straight out of an apprenticeship would be $100 an hour. Quality tattoo work is priced according so beware cheap rates, you will get what you pay for!

 

-Christina Walker

artist at Lucky Bamboo Tattoo

 




Friday July 11, 2014

We recently shared this educational article about hand, finger, face, and white tattoos...


Hand/neck/finger/face tattoos and why I won’t do them on you.

I got a LOT of ‘asks’ about why I’ve decided not to tattoo the hands/necks/fingers/faces of my clients anymore, so rather than respond to each I’ll put a little something here. This is something I’ve been considering implementing for quite some time and a particularly negative experience the other day tipped the scales. This decision was based off of two major factors with many little reasons littered between them - Science & Society. I’d like to make it a point to say I am simply speaking for myself as a licensed tattoo artist in the state of Washington and in no way do I represent the thoughts/feelings of my industry as a whole.

Let’s talk Science

Tattoo ink remains a liquid underneath your skin, that’s how it is able to move/grow with you (any hard/raised parts of your tattoo are scar tissue) the ideal placement for this pigment is right between the epidermis and dermis, seems simple right? It’s really not. The tissue on your face/hands/feet is so thin it takes skill and practice to “float” the pigment in the perfect spot.

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Too shallow and pigment will fall out when your skin naturally regenerates, too deep and your tattoo will appear blurred, blobby, or permanently bruised. (Many people don’t realize this is also why only certain pigments will be bright on certain skin tones, your tattoo is under your skin, not on top. It also accounts for why white ink tattoos heal like shit) Either of those mistakes are easy for your artist to make, even an experienced artist can misjudge depth.

"What about all those rad hand/finger tattoos I see on tumblr that look absolutely awesome?" yeah, like white ink tattoos these pieces typically look fine right at first, what you should be looking for is how these turn out when they’re healed. The tattoo below was well done, if I was this artist I’d be proud of my work, but then look at the healed picture. This is an extremely standard outcome in the finger tattoo epidemic you’re all obsessed with.

Too shallow and pigment will fall out when your skin naturally regenerates, too deep and your tattoo will appear blurred, blobby, or permanently bruised. (Many people don’t realize this is also why only certain pigments will be bright on certain skin tones, your tattoo is under your skin, not on top. It also accounts for why white ink tattoos heal like shit) Either of those mistakes are easy for your artist to make, even an experienced artist can misjudge depth.

"What about all those rad hand/finger tattoos I see on tumblr that look absolutely awesome?" yeah, like white ink tattoos these pieces typically look fine right at first, what you should be looking for is how these turn out when they’re healed. The tattoo below was well done, if I was this artist I’d be proud of my work, but then look at the healed picture. This is an extremely standard outcome in the finger tattoo epidemic you’re all obsessed with.

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Any artist worth his salt will sit you down before your hand/neck/finger/foot tattoo and not only explain the societal repercussions but the limits we are bound by when it comes to your body healing the art. You should be warned about the frequent touch-ups you will need throughout your tattoo’s lifetime and take those into consideration. Do you have the time/money to take a few days off work to stay off your feet or try not to use your hands?

Something I’ve personally struggled with and know so many other artists have had problems with (and the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back recently) is that I always lecture these points, but often clients will still come back irate that their tattoo healed rough. They want someone to blame and they often want their money back because their tattoo didn’t come out how they imagined (how they saw it on tumblr) this isn’t my fault but becomes my problem. Big time. Irritation, infection, fallout and blowout are all very typical on those types of tissue. Usually your artist will offer 1 free touch-up on their work, after that you should expect to pay to have it gone over.

The responsibility doesn’t solely fall on your artist to warn you though, it is our jobs as professionals to try to guide you to the best tattoo but in the end if you’re getting tattooed you’re an adult and the research/repercussions are yours to deal with. Know the location you want to get tattooed, know your artist and their capabilities (like I said, not just anyone should be tattooing necks/hands/fingers) and listen to THEIR aftercare advice since it’s THEIR work you are healing. All in all you get the tattoo you deserve.



Let’s talk Society.

Now we can talk about the obvious. Employment - does not only your current job but your desired lifetime career allow visible tattoos? No this does not mean “I work at Taco Bell and they don’t care.” unless your life plan includes working at Taco Bell for the long haul, THINK TOWARD THE FUTURE. TATTOOS ARE FOR FUCKING EVER. What is the dress code for your career? How do you think hand/neck tattoos effect you applying for a business loan from a bank?

Law Enforcement - you have your neck tattooed? Congratulations you are now an object of interest for every cop you walk past. Police will stare down your tattoos checking for gang/criminal imagery and excuses to fuck with you, because lets face it, cops are typically bullies and assholes (not all…. but most). You may notice routine traffic stops are no longer so routine as well. I sure did.

Living Arrangement - You and another person put in an application to rent an apartment… think the little old lady landlord wants to rent to the tattooed sideshow or the normie? My friend is a husband and loving father of 2, when he moved to this state from another his wife’s landlord sent 2 men to ‘bounce’ him from the apartment when he had been on the lease/paying the rent all along because she would have never rented to him knowing he looked like that. (Same man was not allowed on the PTA at his kid’s school because of his tattoos and I’ve never met a more awesome dad)

Culture - Though tattoos are now more widely accepted than ever before in modern times there are still PLENTY of folk happy to assume you are a prostitute, drug dealer, or gang banger because you like to wear your art, and you’re more likely to draw these negative assumptions with hand/head/neck/face tattoos. That’s just a fact. Are you the kind of person who can handle these kind of shitty stares and snickers on a near daily basis? What is the culture like where you live? I live in the most liberal neighborhood in Seattle and still overhear “nice neck tattoo, have fun making minimum wage the rest of your life” and the like. Lots of people stare, but you can tell which ones are doing so out of disgust/disdain and sometimes you just wanted to buy some milk without being judged as a human being. The just as horrible flipside to that is having a permanently visible tattoo means every fucktard that ever got/wanted a tattoo will feel the need to approach you in public and tell you about tattoos they want, invade your personal space by touching your tattoos, or remove their clothes to show you theirs (when you didn’t ask) and let me tell you right now if you are that dude tattooed people FUCKING HATE YOU. Like I said, sometimes you just want to buy some milk and get out of the grocery store without seeing Johnny Whitetrash’s ass crack when he lifts his shirt over his head to show you his hatchet man tattoo he got in Craig’s kitchen. But this will happen to you. A lot.

There are plenty of tattoo artists that don’t give a single shit how the work they put on your will effect your life, unfortunately/fortunately I’m not one of them, I’m not gonna put some stupid shit on your neck for the rest of your life so I can make $50, and if you’re hell bent on doing it no matter what I say to dissuade you you’re going to go to another shop and have it done. And you know what? That’s fine. That means I don’t get the email/phonecall crying when you want it covered cuz Melanie broke your heart or your finger tattoos look like bird shit.

It’s time for the body modification industry to reclaim control of the work we put out there and put an end to shitty inner finger tattoos, 18y/o kids getting their throats tattooed, girlfriend’s names on your neck, and white ink bullshit fake tattoos. Does a single artist make a difference? As a whole probably not, but it makes a huge difference in my professional life and hopefully the people I turn away will think a little harder about the piece they’re about to have done.

So that’s that, I could probably double this list but I feel like this rambled on enough. Hope it helps people see my point of view, and also get some insight to why an artist might turn you down for a tattoo you have in mind.

source - http://electricalivia.tumblr.com

 



Jared in Mass
Tuesday July 08, 2014

Reminder that Jared is doing a guest spot at Off the Map in Easthampton, Massachusetts this week and still has a few openings. Let us know if you want to get scheduled!!



Next week
Thursday July 03, 2014

We are closed tomorrow for the 4th but will be back in all weekend! Next week we have guest artist Haylo visiting and she still has some openings. Contact us to get scheduled and check out our Facebook page for her portfolio.

 



Holiday weekend
Thursday June 26, 2014

Next weekend is the 4th of July weekend and we will be closed on the 4th but still have openings the rest of the weekend! Contact us to get scheduled for your next tattoo.

Have a safe and happy 4th!



Jared at Off The Map
Wednesday June 18, 2014

Jared will be traveling to Off the Map Tattoo in Easthampton, Massachusetts next month 7/6-7/12 and still has some openings. Contact us to get scheduled!



Guest artist Angelo
Tuesday June 10, 2014

We are happy to announce we will be having guest artist Angelo Fernandes here next week from Boston! June 16-19. Give the shop a call or stop by to get scheduled while he is here.



Fathers Day
Friday June 06, 2014

Father's Day is next weekend, come pick up a GIFT CERTIFICATE for the Dad in your life, a cool flask set, a Lucky Bamboo hoodie, t shirt, or some new art for the walls. 



Upcoming events
Tuesday June 03, 2014

We have a couple of events we will be participating in coming up this month. The first is an art show being held at the SpringHill Suites on June 10th from 5:30-8:00 pm. Some art done by our artists will be on display and available for purchase so come check it out!
SpringHill Suites Salt Lake City Airport
4955 Wiley Post Way
Salt Lake City

The second is a car show being held at Good Times Saloon on June 21st from noon - 4pm. We will be offering some gift certificates and merchandise as prizes. There will be food and beverages available. The car show area is open to all ages.
Good Times Saloon
641 W 600 N
Layton



Military and tattoos
Friday May 30, 2014

A couple of weeks ago we mentioned a news story that was done at the shop about the new military regulations. The story aired today on ABC4 and here is a link to it...

 

http://www.good4utah.com/story/d/story/army-members-running-out-of-time-to-get-tattoos/20826/7v005xbDWEexIVhOi9AxrQ



Tattoosdays
Tuesday May 27, 2014

On Tuesdays we post drawings on Facebook that are up for grabs as a tattoo, along with approximate pricing. Contact us if you would like to make one of these your next tattoo. Once it's taken by someone, it's gone!

 



Jared's travels
Friday May 23, 2014

Jared next trip is Off The Map tattoo in Easthampton, Massachusetts. He will be there 7/6-7/12, contact us to get scheduled!

 



News story
Monday May 19, 2014

ABC 4 news was at the shop over the weekend filming a story about the new military regulations regarding tattoos. We had 3 military people getting tattooed at the same time and they interviewed a couple of them. The story might air tomorrow 5/20 but keep at eye on our Facebook for the exact day and time.



Hoodies & Beanies in stock
Thursday May 15, 2014

We have hoodies and slouch beanies back in stock now, as well as new black ones, for anyone who was waiting. Available in store on the website.



Tattoo removal
Friday May 09, 2014

We have started doing tattoo removal here called Tattoo Vanish. It is an all natural, non laser method! The ink eraser is applied onto the open skin and immediately starts bonding with the tattoo ink and pulls them to the surface and into the natural formation of a scab on the skin. The scab will be saturated with the ink from the previous tattoo procedure, so when it falls off the ink is removed. This does take multiple procedures depending on the tattoo. If you are interested in having removal done give us a call to schedule a consultation.



Guest artists
Monday May 05, 2014



Grants Pass
Thursday May 01, 2014

Jared will be at Off The Map Tattoo next week on 5/9 & 5/10 in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Contact us to get scheduled!



My Five Wives
Monday April 28, 2014

The My Five Wives episode aired that last night featured Brady getting tattooed by Jared at Lucky Bamboo!! Check it out on TLC, episode "All We Need is Love". This tree tattoo represents Brady's family of five wives and 24 children with the branches and leaves.  It was fun having Brady and the TLC crew at the shop for a couple days.  We will post a link to the episode when we get one.



Mothers Day Specials
Thursday April 24, 2014



TLC My Five Wives
Monday April 14, 2014

Some of the Lucky Bamboo staff recently got to meet Brady from the show My Five Wives!

Tune in to TLC on Sunday to see what happens.

 

 



Jared's trips
Thursday April 10, 2014

Jared still has several trips coming up this year, contact us to get scheduled for any of them.

* Also New Zealand 11/28-11/30



DVD
Monday April 07, 2014

The Death in Bloom DVD is finally here!!! Thanks to everyone who ordered months ago and have been patiently waiting. We had some production issues and ended up switching companies completely. But it is done and even better! Available to order in the online store.

This multiple DVD set goes through the process of an entire tattoo of a rose; everything from reference, color isolation and selection, machines, needles and execution of the tattoo.



Pineapple's birthday
Thursday April 03, 2014

This coming Tues the Lucky Bamboo crew will be out celebrating Pineapple's birthday at Brewskie's in Ogden with some karaoke and drinks. Come hang out with us! 

join our Facebook event page



Aerialympics
Friday March 28, 2014

Lucky Bamboo is proud to be a sponsor of Kairos Annual Aerialympics on April 18th at the Peery's Egyptian Theater! With over 40 competitors that will showcase their skills on the aerial apparatus of their choice: trapeze, lyra, hammock, silks, and pole. This adventurous evening will have spectators in awe from all the spinning, bending, dancing, and dropping!

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online or at the door.



Check out our friends Kairos Fitness



Guest artist
Monday March 24, 2014

We are excited to announce that we will have guest artist Dave "The Head" Hoffman in the shop from April 16-19th. Give the shop a call to discuss your ideas and get scheduled. Check out his portfolio on our Facebook page.



Aftercare
Thursday March 20, 2014

If you have not been into the shop recently you may not know that we use an aftercare product called Saniderm. It is a breathable protective bandage used to cover the tattoo to keep it clean and allow it to heal twice as fast. It does this by keeping the body's natural fluids and enzymes locked in to prevent scabbing. The first piece is applied when you leave the shop and you apply a second piece at home and keep it on for several days. They are flexible and waterproof, and the best part is no more blood and ink all over your clothes and sheets and no more applying ointments and lotions several times a day!  Only the best in aftercare products for our clients here at Lucky Bamboo Tattoo.



Jared's schedule
Monday March 17, 2014

In order to better manage his schedule right now, Jared is not currently taking on any new clients unless it is for a larger piece. He would like to thank all of his existing clients and looks forward to working with new clients again in the future. Larger designs such as sleeves, backpieces, chest pieces and any photorealistic piece are still being accepted for consultations. Call the shop to discuss and get scheduled. 



April Art night
Thursday March 13, 2014

Every first Thursday of the month we have art night at the shop, FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!

We paint and draw and welcome anyone to come join us with their own art supplies. This month's art night it is Thursday 4/3 from 6:30-9:30pm at the shop. Come join us!
Please bring your own art supplies.

Event page



New Zealand
Monday March 10, 2014

Jared has just announced that he will be at the  New Zealand Tattoo & Art Festival on 28, 29 & 30 November! Contact the shop to get scheduled. 



Pacific Ink & Art Expo
Thursday March 06, 2014

Jared and Christina will be joining the Pacific Ink & Art Expo in Hawaii again this year!

Contact us to get scheduled.

info@luckybambootattoo.com



Art night
Monday March 03, 2014

Every first Thursday of the month we have art night at the shop. FREE and open to the PUBLIC!  We paint and draw and welcome anyone to come join us with their own art supplies. This month's art night it is Thursday 3/6 from 6:30-9:30pm at the shop. Come join us!

Event page

 

 

 



Jared's trips
Tuesday February 25, 2014

Jared has a couple guest spot's coming up soon at Off the Map Tattoo in two locations.

5/9-5/10 in Grants Pass, Oregon and 7/6-7/12 in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Contact us to get scheduled!

 



Instagram contest
Wednesday February 19, 2014

Our recent Instagram contest was alot of fun! Clients posted a picture of their tattoo they had completed at Lucky Bamboo in 2013 and the one with the most votes won a $75 gift certificate to the shop! We appreciate everyone's participitation and will have another fun contest soon. Here is a picture of our winner, Brody, with his roman numeral tattoo and a few of our other entries.



Valetines Day Tattoos
Friday February 14, 2014

We are doing Valentines Day theme tattoos all weekend Fri - Sun. Three sheets of designs to choose from, $50-100. Come get one!

 

check out our Facebook event page for more info



Seminar
Wednesday February 05, 2014

Jared will be giving a seminar at the Evergreen Tattoo Invitational in Springfield, Oregon in a few weeks. Register in the online store.




Valentine's Day specials
Monday January 27, 2014

 

Valentine's Day is around the corner... now through 2/14 all LBT merchandise will be 14% off!

And because we want to share the love, if you purchase a gift certificate for $40 or more for someone else, you will receive a $14 one for yourself!

All available to purchase in store or online in the store.

We will also be doing some love and "anti-love" tattoos for special pricing on Valentine's Day so keep an eye out for that!



Instagram contest
Thursday January 16, 2014

Lucky Bamboo Instagram contest now through 2/14.

Ready, set, go!



Guest artists
Wednesday January 15, 2014



Pineapple
Monday January 06, 2014

We are excited to have guest artist, Pineapple, in house for the next few weeks. Take a look at his work on our Facebook page or in the shop, and call us to get scheduled.



Evergreen Tattoo Invitational
Friday January 03, 2014

Coming up in Febuary, Jared will be traveling to the Evergreen Tattoo

Invitational in Springfield, Oregon. Contact us if you would like to get

scheduled. He will be in the UK and in Grants Pass, Oregon in

January and still has openings for both.



Tattoo Freeze
Thursday December 26, 2013

Jared will be in the UK next month! Contact us to get scheduled.



Gift certificate sale
Monday December 23, 2013

GIFT CERTIFICATE SALE!! Hopefully you're done with your holiday shopping but if you're stumped on a gift, get someone a gift certificate for a new tattoo. TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY get a $75 g.c. for only $50 and a $150 g.c. for $100. In store or online. Happy Holidays from Lucky Bamboo.

**sale excludes tattoos by Jared **



Tattooing From Life-Death in Bloom
Sunday December 22, 2013

PRESALE-Instructional DVD for Tattoo Artists only! After many emails, messages etc. I decided to make an instructional DVD for Tattoo Artists going over my entire process and my approach to tattooing. This is the first DVD of a series, I decided to start with a rose as it is more simple since there is only one color yet different shades and tones of this color. This has a run time of about 5 hours and is 3 discs, I cover a lot in this multiple DVD set! Everything from reference, color isolation and selection, machines, needles and execution of the tattoo. This is regular speed footage of me doing this tattoo. . Way excited.!  Thank you very much to Fusion Ink and TattooNow.com for your continued support and sponsorship! Buy the DVD here - luckybambootattoo.bigcartel.com


 

 



Tattooing from Life DVD
Friday December 20, 2013

Get Jared's Tattooing from Life DVD on presale now! This will be on Sale for all Presale orders until after Christmas then it will go up from $80.00 to $100.00. It goes over his entire process and approach to tattooing and is the first DVD of a series; starting with a rose. Everything from reference, color isolation and selection, machines, needles and execution of the tattoo. Real time footage of him doing the tattoo.


http://luckybambootattoo.bigcartel.com/product/tattooing-from-life-dvd



Holiday specials
Wednesday December 18, 2013

Check out our current holiday specials




Friday December 13, 2013

Call or email to schedule with Jared in Oregon next month



Friday the 13th
Monday December 09, 2013

This Friday we will be doing Friday the 13th tattoos for $50-100 depending on size/design. Watch our Facebook page for the designs to choose from.

www.facebook.com/luckbambootattoo

 



Black Friday Deals
Tuesday November 26, 2013

 

Purchase a $100 gift certificate, get $50 free

All Lucky Bamboo clothing and logo merchandise will be 15% off

Jared and Christina's prints in the shop will be 20% off

 

All offers mentioned above will be Fri-Sun

Logo merch and g.c.'s sold online or in store

Prints in store only

 

 



Current positions
Wednesday November 20, 2013

Lucky Bamboo Tattoo is currently looking to fill the following positions:

-Weekend receptionist

-Piercer

-Experienced artist with 5 years or more experience

 

Come join our talented team at our appointment based custom shop. 

Email resume/portfolio to info@luckybambootattoo.com

 



Beanies and prints on sale
Saturday November 16, 2013

We have new skull cap and slouch beanies for sale!! Available in store or online. We also have more hoodies and men's t-shirts in stock, which make excellent holiday gifts!

 

 



Prints on Sale
Monday November 11, 2013

Jared's Mortal Coil and Celaphod prints (19.75"x 16") are 20% off now through the holidays. Available in shop and online.



Endangered Species tattoos
Saturday October 26, 2013

On Sunday, November 10th 2013, tattoo studios nationwide including Lucky Bamboo Tattoo, will be offering $50 animal related flash tattoos. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to charitable organizations that help animal preservation efforts local to the active studio.



Halloween Tattoos
Thursday October 24, 2013

We will be doing $100 Halloween tattoos on Halloween! First come, first serve. There will be several designs to choose from and we will have 3 artists available.



LBT Halloween Party
Friday October 18, 2013

Lucky Bamboo is hosting a Halloween party tonight at the shop. There will be costume contests, raffles, and refreshments. Come down and celebrate with us!



New artists and Halloween party
Tuesday October 08, 2013

We have 2 new artists at the shop now. Come down and take a look at Ian and Darlin's portfolios and talk to them about your next tattoo. We are also having a Halloween Party at the shop on 10/18 from 7-9pm. We will have raffles, prizes, and costume contests! Come hang out with us and meet our new artists.



Loyalty
Friday September 27, 2013

We have a new loyalty program on Foursquare! 10% off services at your third TATTOO appointment (consultations and touch ups do not count).

Be sure to check in on Foursquare!



Jared's Prints on Sale
Thursday September 26, 2013

Jared's 12x16 Mortal Coil and Cephalopod prints are 30% off until the end of the month! Use promo code "Lucky" online. They are also available in the shop, come pick one up.

http://luckybambootattoo.bigcartel.com/category/prints



Portland Tattoo Expo
Wednesday September 18, 2013

Onto the next!! Portland Tattoo Expo next month for Jared Preslar & Christina Walker.

They both still have openings, contact the shop to get scheduled. info@luckybambootattoo.com



Friday the 13th
Thursday September 12, 2013

Friday the 13th themed tattoos at the shop tomorrow!

 



Prints for sale!
Thursday September 12, 2013

We have prints out and for sale now in the gallery!  Prints by Jared & Christina, and some framed originals as well.



Hiring
Wednesday September 11, 2013

We are looking for a piercer to bring on. Email info@luckybambootattoo.com if you're experienced and interested.



Art gallery theme and prints
Monday September 09, 2013

We are going to have a different theme each month in our art gallery. This month's theme is SKULLS! Prints and some originals are for sale.



Art night
Wednesday September 04, 2013

Art night is tomorrow, Thurs 9/5, 6:30-10pm. This month's theme is Famous Monsters. Come join us and  bring your own supplies needed to work on your masterpiece. Space is limited so please RSVP on our Facebook event.



Hiring
Friday August 30, 2013

Lucky Bamboo is looking for some experienced artists to add to our team!



Art night
Saturday August 24, 2013

Lucky Bamboo will be hosting an art night the first Thursday of every month at the shop. Artists will be working on a different theme each month and anyone is welcome to come and join. Must RSVP on our event on Facebook, as space is limited. Bring your own art supplies.



Travels
Friday July 26, 2013

Lots of traveling going on around here recently ... Jared just got back from a painting seminar with Jeff Gogue in Portland, Oregon at Off the Map.

Check out this awesome painting he did while he was there

This weekend Jared and Christina leave for the Pacific Ink Expo in Oahu, Hawaii

and next month Darrell and Jared will be at the Paradise Gathering in Keystone, Colorado. Contact us if you are interested in getting an appointment!!



Gallery
Friday July 12, 2013

We are looking for art for our new gallery! If you have any you would like to submit to sell or showcase, contact us! info@luckybambootattoo.com



Upcoming conventions
Friday July 05, 2013

Take a look at our new Travel Dates section for upcoming conventions our artists will be at! Jared and Christina are doing the Pacific Ink Expo next month in Hawaii.  If you are interested in scheduling an appointment there email us at info@luckybambootattoo.com.



Hiring
Wednesday June 26, 2013



Open House
Thursday June 20, 2013

Our new expansion and art gallery are complete! We will have art for sale from our artists and other artists outside of the shop. Our open house was a sucess, thank you to all who came out.  We look forward to more events in the near future.

the LBT teamRaffle winners



Published!
Friday May 31, 2013

Lucky Bamboo Tattoo was recently featured in Scandinavian Tattoo Magazine! Check it out...



Hiring
Friday May 31, 2013

Lucky Bamboo is currently looking for a weekend receptionist, Saturday and Sunday 10-6pm.  Must be outgoing, friendly, have tattoos, and cash handling experience. Email resume to info@luckybambootattoo.com. 



New faces
Monday May 13, 2013

Lots of new changes going on at LBT lately, with the new hours and the expansion next door. We also have a couple of new faces at the shop.  Our new shop manager Rebecca comes to us with many years of office and managerial experience and most of her tattoos have been done by Jared.  We also have a new weekend receptionist, Angelika, who has a pinup tattoo done by Robert during his guest spot at the shop! They will be handling all of our scheduling so if you need an appointment give these ladies a call! 

 



Lucky Bamboo Tattoo is Expanding.
Saturday May 11, 2013We are very excited to announce our expansion into the building next to us. We will be adding an art gallery along with a few additional private tattoo rooms so we can accomadate more resident and guest artists. We will be hosting art shows, art classes and will have painting for sale in the gallery!

New Studio Hours
Wednesday May 01, 2013

Its May 1st that means our hours have changed from 12:00-8:00 to 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.. We are still open 7 days per week. Hopefully our new schedule will be a positive change! Call us to schedule!! 801-497-9700



Jareds 12x16 Giclée Print on Canvas
Wednesday April 03, 2013

Jared has two of his oil painting prints for sale. 12x16 Giclée Print on Canvas. Limited edition numbered and signed. There are only 50 prints available. CLICK HERE and then click on prints! Get em while they last!




Busy Busy Busy
Thursday March 07, 2013

Summer is just around the corner! Be sure to schedule your tattoo appointment now so it will be healed and finished in time to show it off this summer :) Our amazing group of artist are booking out fast!! Give us a call at 801-497-9700 to get started on your next project. Also, don't forget Robert Mcneill has arrived as a permanent artist at Lucky Bamboo Tattoo. Stop by his gallery to check out some of his beautiful work! 



Robert Mcneill
Thursday February 21, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen, Robert Mcneill will be joining Lucky Bamboo in 2 weeks! We are so excited to bring Roberts talent to our shop :) If you haven't checked out Robert's work your missing out. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Robert give us a call at 801-497-9700. 

 



Shirts!!
Saturday February 16, 2013

We just added our new 2013 Studio T-shirts to our online store. Be sure to stop by our store and check them out! while your there take a look at all of our Ed Hardy Clothing on sale :)

 



Appreciation
Saturday February 09, 2013

Thank you to all of our clients who have already helped make 2013 one of our best years yet :) We are fortunate enough to have some amazing artist working at our shop including Robert Mcneill who will be joining Lucky Bamboo in March. Big things are happening this year thank you all for being a part of it!

 



Help Wanted
Wednesday February 06, 2013

We are currently looking for part time front counter help at Lucky Bamboo Tattoo. We are looking for someone to work on Sunday and Monday every week (16hrs). The front counter person would be responsible for answering all phone calls, scheduling appointments, ringing up transactions and cleaning the shop. Must have great customer service and be efficient with cash handling and scheduling. If interested please submit your contact information along with your resume to info@luckybambootattoo.com



Hoodies!!!!!
Tuesday February 05, 2013

Our Shop Hoodies have arrived! Be sure to pick one up online or at our shop :)

 



January Google Review Winner
Saturday February 02, 2013

Congratulations to Heidi Haddow. Heidi is the winner of our january Review and Reward Drawing :) Thank you to everyone who reviewed our shop last month! Remember, there are still many ways to win Gift Certificates to our shop. We have our Bumper Sticker Kicker, App Attack and Review and Reward programs. Bumper Stickers along with all other information regarding our programs can be found here at Lucky Bamboo Tattoo.



Merch Merch Merch
Wednesday January 30, 2013

Unfortunately, we have already sold the flask sets. However, we have more on the way! Also, our new studio hoodies and T-Shirts will be available online and in the shop next week. We are excited about all of our new merchandise, but don't forget we still have a large selection of Ed Hardy Clothing on sale at cost right now :)



Art Night!
Saturday January 26, 2013

We are hosting an Art Night Tonight! come out to the shop tonight at 8:30 Pm and paint with us. We have very limited supplies so please bring your own paint, brushes, canvas and any supplies you may need to create your next masterpiece. Click on the image below for more event information

            



Flask Sets, Clothing, Wristbands
Thursday January 24, 2013

We are excited to announce all of our new merchandise :) We just received a couple of new Lucky Bamboo Tattoo flask sets. The set includes a flask, four shot glasses and a funnel  all of which have our new logo on them. Also, we have our new Lucky Bamboo Tattoo silicone wristbands up for grabs at our shop and at our online store. Keep an eye out for new studio t-shirts and hoodies coming soon! Don't forget all of our selection of Ed hardy Clothing has been marked down to cost you can find all of the Ed hardy items along with all of the new items, artwork, aftercare kits and more in the store section.

 



Wrist Bands!!
Wednesday January 23, 2013

We have just received some awesome Lucky Bamboo Tattoo silicone wrist bands. You can pick one up online at our store or in shop. Check them out :)



Off The Map Guest Spot
Saturday January 19, 2013

Jared will be tattooing at Off The Map Northwest from February 5th - 9th. If your in the Grants Pass/Oregon area be sure to stop by and say hey. Oh and while your there be sure to get an amazing new tattoo from Jared :)



Art Night!
Saturday January 12, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen, Lucky Bamboo Tattoo will be hosting an art night on Saturday January 26th, 2013 at 8:30 Pm. We encourage anyone who is an artist or interested in art to come out and paint with us. We will be providing a space to paint however, we will not be providing any art supplies. So please come hang out and create some awesome art with us :)



New Merch!!!
Wednesday January 09, 2013

We are excited to announce some new products that will be added to our store in the near future! Keep an eye out for New Lucky Bamboo Tattoo Hoodies, Shirts and Wrist Bands. Also, we recently added Stickers and Ed Hardy Clothing. Our selection of Ed Hardy Clothing is on Sale for 50% OFF!  Remember, you can put down a Deposit on your Appointment, purchase Aftercare and Gift Certificates at the Lucky Bamboo Tattoo Store.



Congratulations
Thursday January 03, 2013

Congratulations to Lesa Gilgen. Lesa is the winner of our December Review and Reward Drawing :) Thank you to everyone who reviewed our shop last month! Remember, there are still many ways to win Gift Certificates to our shop. We have our Bumper Sticker Kicker, App Attack and Review and Reward programs. Bumper Stickers along with all other information regarding our programs can be found here at Lucky Bamboo Tattoo.



Welcome Robert!
Friday December 28, 2012

 

We have Big news! Robert Mcneill Will be joining us as a permanent artist in March. Robert has been tattooing since 1978 and is a fantastic artist both on skin and canvas. We are honored to have Robert working with us and look forward to his arrival. Keep an eye out for Robert Mcneill's work here on the website and on our facebook page. Mark your calendars and be sure to stop in to get tattooed by Robert in March. 

 



Happy Holidays!!
Wednesday December 19, 2012

Everyone at Lucky Bamboo Tattoo would like to extend our warmest thoughts and best wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. We have had such a great year, and are looking forward to 2013. Remember If your looking for the perfect last minute Christmas Gift, why not give the gift of art? we offer Gift Certificates in any amount. You can purchase Gift Certificates, T-Shirts, Prints and more HereYou can also stop into the shop anytime to purchase a Gift Certificate.



Nicole Miller!
Saturday December 15, 2012

We are honored to have Guest Artist Nicole Miller tattooing at Lucky Bamboo Tattoo this weekend! Sadly, Nicole will only be here one last day! However, she still has a few time slots available tomorrow. So if your looking for a Beautiful New Tattoo please give us a call at 801-497-9700 to schedule an appointment. In other news, Lucky Bamboo is celebrating our 5 year anniversary tonight at Lumpys Downtown In Salt lake City. The party starts at 9:00 Pm and Everyone is invited! We will be giving away Gift Certificates, T-Shirts and more. So please come out and enjoy a few drinks with the Lucky Bamboo Tattoo crew.



Our 5 year Birthday
Tuesday December 11, 2012

5 Years Ago Jared Preslar opened Lucky Bamboo Tattoo and since then we have had the opportunity to provide so many awesome clients with beautiful tattoos. We are so grateful and appreciative of our Artists and all of our clients who have helped make Lucky Bamboo Tattoo one of the best shops in Utah! With that being said we are celebrating our 5 year anniversary this Saturday at Lumpys Downtown. The party will begin at 9:00 Pm and we will be enjoying drinks and giving away Gift Certificates, T-Shirts and more! So please come out and help us celebrate. Lumpys Downtown is located at 145 Pierpont Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84101. For more information please visit our event page HERE

 



Rewards!
Saturday December 08, 2012

 

We would like to announce three new ways we are Rewarding Our Clients!  The first of the 3 new programs at Lucky Bamboo is our Bumper Sticker Kicker.It’s simple take a picture of your car with the new Lucky Bamboo Tattoo bumper sticker on it. Email the picture to us along with your contact information, and we will send you a $25 Gift Certificate! The Second program that we are proud to announce is our App Attack program. Download and Review our app, email a screen shot of your review along with your contact information and we will send you a $25 Gift Certificate! And the last program that we are proud to announce is our Review and Reward program. Write a google review about your experience at Lucky Bamboo Tattoo then email a copy of the review along with your contact information to us and you will automatically be entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate at the end of the month. Send all emails along with Contact Information to info@luckybambootattoo.com Also; all contact information should include Name, Address and Phone Number. 

 



Venue Change!
Tuesday December 04, 2012

Due to unfortunate scheduling events ( the venues manager having head up butt) we have been forced to change the Lucky Bamboo Tattoo 5 year anniversary celebration to Lumpys Downtown. However, the event is still on December 15th at 9:00 Pm. We hope to see everyone there :) For more information about the event Click Here!



Gues Artist Nicole Miller
Monday December 03, 2012

We are very pleased to announce our Guest Artist Nicole Miller! She will be tattooing at Lucky Bamboo Tattoo December 14th-16th. Call or stop in to make an appointment! 801-497-9700



Cyber Monday!
Sunday November 25, 2012

Many items will be highly discounted for our Cyber Monday Sale! Starts at Midnight! Check it out!  http://www.luckybambootattoo.com/store.html



Black Friday Sale
Saturday November 24, 2012

Attention Black Friday Shoppers:
Our Black Friday sale is running all the way through Sunday! When you buy a Lucky Bamboo Tattoo Gift Certificate worth $100 or more, you will receive another $50 Gift Certificate absolutely free! Or you can purchase online! http://luckybambootattoo.com/store.html
(Limit one per customer)



Announcement
Tuesday November 20, 2012

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Food Tattoos For Hunger Event! We had such great time donating to an amazing cause. That being said we would like to announce our next monthly event. Lucky Bamboo Tattoo invites everyone to help us Celebrate our 5 year anniversary. We will be celebrating at Inferno Cantina in Salt Lake City. The party will be on December 15th, 2012 at 9:00 Pm. We will be giving away t-shirts, gift certificates and much more! So please come out and help the Lucky Bamboo crew celebrate 5 amazing years in business. For more Information please visit our Lucky Bamboo Tattoo 5 Year Anniversary event page.



Live Broadcasting
Friday November 16, 2012

We are starting a new live broadcast this Saturday and once per week following. This is a great chance to see the tattoo process and ask any questions you may have! So check out our artist page to find out times and dates for our broadcasts. Lucky Bamboo Tattoo Live Broadcast Page



Food Tattoos For Hunger!
Wednesday November 14, 2012

Food Tattoos for Hunger is THIS SUNDAY! Starting at 12 Pm we will be offering $60 food themed tattoos until 8:00 Pm. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Feeding America. Remember this is a first come first serve event. You can find more information about this event by calling the shop at 801-497-9700 or you can check out our event page at FOOD TATTOOS FOR HUNGER FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE We are very honored to be participating in this event, please help us support a great cause while getting an awesome new tattoo!



Our new and Improved Review Program
Saturday November 10, 2012

We are starting our leave a review program/ monthly drawing again. We had bugs in the system before and we could never track down the winner. So if you'd like to participate then please click the link below to leave a review then email us at jared@luckybambootattoo.com with a copy of the review and your contact information. We will then draw monthly for a $50.00 gift certificate!

https://plus.google.com/108934684289655633000/about?gl=US&hl=en-US

 

 



New Prints Available
Saturday November 03, 2012

Jared has added some of his new prints to the Lucky Bamboo Tattoo Store! Stop by the store to check out Jared's prints along with all of the other goodies we have for sale. Also, holidays are just around the corner be sure to get your loved ones a Gift Certificate to Lucky Bamboo tattoo. 

 

 



Food Tattoos For Hunger
Wednesday October 31, 2012

Lucky Bamboo Tattoo is proud to announce along with an international collection of shops, will be hosting the Food Tattoos For Hunger benefit. This benefit will focus on raising money with shops doing “Food Flash”tattoos and artists donating their earnings on November 18th. Together with the public support, Food Tattoos For Hunger is going to do its part to help the millions struggling with hunger. According to the USDA, over 16 million children live in food insecure households. Our goal is to donate $150,000 to the support systems that serve those in need such as Kids Cafe, the Backpack Program and local food banks.



A lot of exciting news coming this next week and month!
Thursday October 25, 2012

We are very excited anout many new changes and events that we have coming up! Stay tuned the next week and month for many great and exciting things coming!! :)



The Park City Utah Tattoo Convention 2013
Tuesday September 18, 2012

We have exciting news coming soon about next years convention! Stay tuned as we are working all of the details!! The Park City Utah Tattoo Convention 2013! Click the link and like our page!!



The Paradise Tattoo Gathering
Sunday September 09, 2012

We will all be at the Paradise Tattoo Gathering September 13-16 2012! Email us for an appointment! We are very excited and honored to attend this Convention!



Jared @ Off The Map Tattoo
Sunday August 26, 2012

Jared will be tattooing at Off the Map Tattoo in Easthampton MA this October! Get at us for an appointment!!  http://www.offthemaptattoo.com/artists/Jared_Preslar/



The Shop App
Sunday August 26, 2012

You can now download our App for the iphone in the apple store!  CLICK HERE!!



The Park City Utah Tattoo Convention
Monday July 30, 2012Its here everyone! This weekend is the Park City Tattoo Convention! If you haven't checked out the website do it becuase we have amazing artists from all over the country and great entertainment! Don't miss out!! www.parkcitytattooconvention.com


Wednesday July 11, 2012

We will be doing a pinup contest at The Park City UtahTattoo Convention so anyone whom is interested register here!! Who will be the Park City Pinup Girl?? CLICK HERE



Tickets on Sale!!
Tuesday June 26, 2012

Passes for the Park City Utah Tattoo Convention are officially on SALE!!! For a limited time only!! Hurry and get em before the sale ends! CLICK HERE



The Park City Utah Tattoo Convention
Sunday June 24, 2012We are very excited for the Park City Utah Tattoo Convention coming up in August 2012 ! There will be much to see and do and amazing artists from all over the world! Tickets will go on sale at a discounted rate this week! www.parkcitytattooconvention.com

Hiring a Tattoo Artist!
Saturday May 19, 2012

Lucky Bamboo Tattoo is looking for an artist to join our studio! Please email Jared! Also be sure to check out the Park City Utah Tattoo Convention in August!



Free Gift Certificates!
Sunday April 15, 2012

Hello! We are now starting a Google review drawing monthly! Go to our profile on google, write a review about you experience with us and at the end of each month we will do a drawing for a gift certificate!   CLICK HERE!   And dont forget to check out the Park City Utah Tattoo Convention!



A lot going on!!
Sunday April 08, 2012

We are very excited as summer comes closer! We have a very busy and exciting year! Jared will be heading out to the UK to tattoo once again at Adorn Body Art Gallery, The Park City Tattoo Convention is then next in August followed by the Paradise Tattoo Gathering in September and last but not least Jared will be tattooing at Off the Map in October!



Park City Tattoo Convention
Friday March 16, 2012

Lucky Bamboo presents the Park City Tattoo Convention August 3-5 2012 featuring Jeff Gogue, Nikko Hurtado, and Keith Ciaramello.  

Check this out! It's going to be amazing!



Welcome Bobby Johnson
Sunday March 11, 2012We are excited to announce and welcome Bobby Johnson to the studio this coming Thursday, March 15th! Check out his work and get in his schedule before it fills up! 801-497-9700

Utah Tattoo Regulations
Thursday February 16, 2012

I think we are making headway with the Health Department while some officials are approaching this with open arms some are not so I hope we get some changes made soon. Its looking like we will which is exciting the board met today and will meet again in May and we will see. Check out the latest story!   CLICK HERE



New Stuff
Sunday February 05, 2012We are adding new stuff to the website like merchandise and more gallery pictures. Also check out our forum section on here at the top right. Thanks for visiting our site and Come see why we are being called the first tattoo shop of its kind in Utah and one of the the best tattoo shops in Utah!

Busy Year!
Tuesday January 24, 2012

We have a lot going on this year that we are very excited about. We have an awesome Utah tattoo convention for 2012 in Park City which is going to be amazing! There are many great artists coming out whom you can get tattooed by. Check out www.parkcitytattooconvention.com for more details. We will also have merchandise in our online store by next week! If you haven't been to our studio before then come on in and check out the best tattoo shop in Layton Utah!



Our Studio!
Friday January 20, 2012

At Lucky Bamboo Tattoo we are very much focused on providing top quality artwork along with great customer service! We realize that there are many different types of people getting tattooed these days and we do our best to accommodate everyone at our studio, providing a relaxed ambient environment and sterile procedures! Come see why we are being called the first tattoo shop of its kind in Utah and one of the the best tattoo shops in Utah!



Lucky Bamboo Tattoo is Live!
Friday January 20, 2012

TattooNOW is proud to have devolped and be hosting LuckyBambooTattoo.com!  Please be aware, we are still undergoing some tests so bare with us.  In the mean time, feel free to browse the website and contact the artists to schedule your next tattoo!




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