Opened up in February of 2012, Madball Tattoos has spent the last year and a half operating a custom three man shop in Carson, CA. Cyril “Madball” Gomez found that opening his own shop was harder than he imagined it to be, but once he found Michael “Tuna” Martinez, and most recently, Joey Jimz, he realized that their creative synergy would make their tattoo shop thrive.
Their work ethic and chemistry is undeniable. When not tattooing, Tuna is always honing his artistic skills, be it painting or designing his own flash and Joey is fine tuning his drawing skills. Every Wednesday night, Madball hosts a “paint night”, where they welcome local artists and fans to join them in a night of creativity and art at the shop. There is a mutual respect when it comes to tattooing; they feed off each other's creativity and are always looking for ways to improve and make the shop better.
Madball himself is a Japanese, portrait, and black and grey master, while Tuna primarily works with color and more traditional tattooing and Jimz brings an illustrative dynamic to the team ; it’s their opposite yet similar styles and reverence for their respective talents that keeps Madball Tattoos running well and delivering awesome tattoo work to the Carson faithful.
As ambitious as they are talented, Madball Tattoos has set the bar pretty high for the future. With continuous hard work and focus, they plan on taking their art to the next level, rising in the ranks of southern California tattoo shops; with experienced tattoo artists, sterile environment and quality tattooing, and an open, familial atmosphere, Madball, Tuna and Jimz will surely accomplish their goals and then some.
Madball Tattoos is located at 1335 East Carson St, Carson, California, be sure to check out their profile and browse through the artist’s awesome portfolio.