Owner/Artist Mike Pesterre saw an opportunity and seized it; after apprenticing at Simi Valley Tattoo under previous ownership, he found out that it was for sale and took it upon himself to start Simi Valley fresh through his own vision. By bringing in talented and versatile tattoo artists that specialize in a variety of styles, Pesterre is able to concentrate on his own forte’, traditional tattooing with basic principles; bold lines and timeless, solid color schemes.
Jose “Spine” Villegas has been tattooing for four years; his nickname comes from his experience as a graffiti artist. Spine’s tattoo style leans towards neo-traditional and new school, though he is able to tackle anything his clients throw his way. Tyler Whitlock, tattooing for three and a half years, is an emerging realism and bio-organic expert with an affinity for vibrant color and bold saturation. Mike Durst has only been tattooing for a year, but has already established himself as a talented color bomb and bio-organic tattooer as well.
Not only does Simi Valley Tattoo provide award winning tattooing, but they are a full service piercing, scarification and body modification center. Resident body mod expert, James, has over 17 years of professional experience in sterile, safe and professional piercing. From ear cutting to tongue splitting, scarification to silicone implants, James is able to execute his craft with safety, precision.
Though relatively young, the Simi Valley Tattoo crew has become one of Ventura county’s premiere tattoo destinations as a result of their quality work, ambition and professionalism. Check them out at 1226 East Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, California.