Luar Martinez aka Horimaru has been tattooing since 1994. Originally from Yucatan Mexico, Horimaru moved to the U.S. to broaden his tattoo technique, art and career. Horimaru, has also traveled back and forth to Japan in a span of 5 years. In Japan, he learned the timeless art of Japanese Tebori tattooing (traditional hand tattooing), where he was taught by world class Japanese tattooer, Horimasa. Horimaru, specializes in Japanese Tebori and Electric Japanese tattooing. Not only is Horimaru, versed in Traditional Japanese tattooing but also has a specialty in the art of Mayan & Mesoamerican designs. Along with being extremely versed in tattoo culture, Horimaru, has a great passion for the martial arts and practices Japanese Aikido & Iaido. He has owned and operated Ancient Ink Tattoo since 2004 and continues his mission to consistently produce world class tattoos, alongside his talented crew of artist.
Adam grew up in South Austin and lived here since the age of 18. He later moved to Portland, Maine where he learned the timeless, classic, American tattooing under the industry respected tattooer, Jaime Hodgdon; who owns and operates, Death or Glory Tattoo, in Portland Maine. Adam has since returned to Austin, where he has been tattooing since 2008. He has been part of the Ancient Ink crew as of 2012, where he specializes in timeless traditional Americana tattoos and classic one of kind paintings. When he’s not at the shop, he enjoys skating his ramp, painting and hanging out with friends. Come by and see Adam to pick up a beautiful, bold tattoo that will definitely stand the “test of time”.
Mark-Anthony is from El Paso Texas but moved to Austin in 2000 and lived here until 2006. He went back to El Paso to apprentice at Red Skull tattoo. Now a decade later he came back to Austin. Mark-Anthony went through a rigorous “old school” style apprenticeship and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Born in Austin Texas. Realism, color, black and grey and fine line tattoos.
Our address is 1801 S. 1st St.
We are located at the southeast corner of S. 1st & Annie St.
You can find parking at the entrance on Annie St.
Need help with directions?
Call us at (512) 444-3939
Ancient Ink Tattoo
1801 S. 1st St
Austin, TX 78704