John Slaughter is the shop owner. Born in Idaho, warrior dreamer, sun dancer, challenger, lover, artist, boss, father, shapeshifter, energetic, outdoorsman, scooter rider, husband, painter, taco eating, never gives up, fight to be amazing, friend, helper, considerate of others, helps others, teacher, vacationer, chef, loves to celebrate, extreme tattooist, Brah!!!
Vinny has been tattooing for seven years now. The majority of his work is american traditional but he has the skills to tattoo just about anything. One of his favorite things is drawing up custom fonts and lettering for his clients. When he isn't tattooing he's probably playing a show with his band "THE POTATO PIRATES".
Ben Granillo is a Colorado native who has over 7 years of professional tattooing experience. He is fun to work with and loves working with people to create the perfect tattoo. With his years of experience he can help guide you through the tattoo process from inception to a finished tattoo with beautiful results. He enjoys making strong, bold tattoos that are easy to read, such as traditional, tribal, Polynesian and Japanese. He also loves making beautiful floral tattoos and Colorado wilderness themed work. When he’s not at Tribe, he enjoys spending time with his family in the great outdoors! Please book a consultation with him to start the tattoo process or just come by and chat with him. He works Friday - Monday, open to close, every week.
Check out his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bengranillo_tattoos/
Connie has been at Tribe Tattoo since the start of her career. Even as a native to Colorado, you're more likely to find her staying true to the city limits instead of out in the wilderness. When she's not at the shop, she can be found logging away hours on her PC or on her never-ending quest to build up her bicycle.
Tanner grew up in Florence, Colorado, a small farming community between the Rocky Mountains and Arkansas River valley. He moved to Denver after high school to pursue an arts education with work interests in fashion. He graduated from the University of Denver in the spring of 2014, majoring in Fine Arts and double minoring in Marketing and Communications. He completed his tattoo apprenticeship at Tribe Tattoo and has now been with the shop for three years.
Bryce is our little Canadian friend. Bryce completed a 2 year apprenticeship with Tribe and has been tattooing as a tattoo artist for 2 years. He loves being challenged in all aspects of tattooing, but always has a blast doing neo-traditional or new school tattoos, incorporating bold lines and vibrant saturated color.
Kevin Seawell is a tattoo artist originating from Montana. He has been tattooing for 5 years. He loves tattooing and creating new designs. He loves tattooing black work designs, pointillism and dot-work. When he isnt tattooing you can find him playing bass.
Josh is a tattoo artist from Albany, NY. He has been tattooing for 5 years. Josh enjoys neo traditional style tattoos, bold line and bright colors. He also enjoys the style of black work and stippling. When hes not tattooing he's grabbing sushi or catching up on one of his video games.
Erik moved to Denver from Mexico when he was just a little tyke. Erik was Tribe Tattoos shop apprentice for nearly 2 years until recently when all his hard work moved him into Tattoo Artist. If Erik isn't tattooing you can catch him working on cars, airbrush painting or standing in line at Santiago's ordering his favorite burrito.
Violetta is a well rounded artist from Texas who made her way to Colorado about 4 years ago. She has been in the tattoo industry for 6 years and an artist all her life. She enjoys doing illustrative style tattoos as well as anything involving pretty ladies, animals, flora/fauna. In her spare time you will find her watching anime or playing video games but a hike is never out of the question!
***Attention Clients: Nicole will be tattooing here at the shop between July 22nd-Aug. 4th***
Kentucky raised and new to Denver, Nicole has been tattooing for 6 years. She enjoys tattooing floral and nature inspired designs, black and grey and color! Hiking, cooking and her dog Bailey are her favorite past times.
Taylor came into Tribe Tattoo to apprentice under John Slaughter as piercer and head manager. She is a Denver native. She has two kitties whom she absolutely adores and is a huge video game nerd. She hopes to expand her repertoire to the further outreaches of body modification. When Taylor isn't piercing or managing the shop you can catch her blowing bubbles in a bathtub full of skittles.
John Slaughter opened the doors of Tribe Tattoo over 14 years ago, and in that time he has had the honor of tattooing some of the biggest names in sports. John takes a lot of pride in putting big ink on big name athletes.
Chris "Birdman" Anderson
Al Harrington - Denver Nuggets
Chris Stewart - Colorado Avalanche
Gary Forbes - Denver Nuggets
Macho Comacho - Boxer
Peter Mueller - Colorado Avalanche
Scott Parker - Colorado Avalanche
Ty Lawson - Denver Nuggets
Adam Foote - Colorado Avalanche
Nate Robinson's State of Nate - Season 3, Episode 6 : Inked Up