San Diego native Tyler Bloomingdale started his career in Tattooing while working as screen printer late in 2002. With a strong understanding in Digital Design and a close friend working as a body artist it was nearly unavoidable he would try his hand as a body artist as well. Within a few short years he attended Grossmont College where he received his Art Degree while holding a job Tattooing full time. In his career he has done everything from being a tattoo shop owner and shop consultant to traveling the nation seeking understanding of the styles that different areas provide. Always seeking knowledge and masterful in his craft Tyler considers himself a student to art as a whole and stays open to the belief that even a child can have artistic wisdom to teach. From the beauty and romantic stylings of Japanese Tattooing to the tired and true traditions of the Americas Tyler has his own twist and flare that makes his style it’s very own. Whether it is color or black work you are seeking he is always looking for the next challenge and is interested in the people he is working with to portray his artistic stance. A favorite quote, “I am only as good as my last tattoo”, exhibits his humble nature and in his hopes expresses his hunger for knowledge, truth and a place amongst the greats this industry has provided.
I am Jared Preslar and I began tattooing professionally in 1997, I hungered to be a tattoo artist from the age of 12. Art was always my passion, I loved to draw from a young age and later began to oil paint. I immediately fell in love with this medium and it has influenced my tattooing greatly. I have Jeff Gogue to thank for his time and sharing of knowledge, technique and experience, I may have never picked up an oil brush had it not been for him. Some of the artists whom have influenced my tattooing over the years have been Filip Leu, Guy Aitchison, Horiyoshi III, Shige, and Jeff Gogue to name a few. I have spent quite a few years traveling around the world, meeting and tattooing some very amazing people that of which I'm grateful for, I am however settling down from travel and am really focusing on refining/redesigning my art at this point. I am constantly focused on growing as an artist and as a person although I have a long way to go I have very high aspirations.