Mark VanNess is a 19 year veteran Tattoo Artist working in Austin, Texas specializing in "west coast style" tattooing - merging bold, vibrant colors with intricately detailed, dynamic illustrations. His style is distinctly his own, but Mark's versatility is what stands out most amongst the crowd. Known for his down-to-earth attitude, Mark is a skilled tattooer willing to bring his clients ideas to life through well thought out compositions molded by his understanding of the complexities and geometries of the human body, his expansive creativity, and his many years of experience. He is well known for his free-hand technique (drawing directly on the body) which enables him to be extraordinary successful with cover-ups. Mark is passionate about creating incredible tattoos in an inviting and comfortable environment and prides himself on his ability to really hear what clients are looking for through open conversation.