Disciplinary actions: Tattoos, body piercing, and body art

For details about many of these disciplinary actions, please see Search business and professional licenses.

May 2017

Black Mast Tattoo Co. (Brian Rio) — Greenbank

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Aaron Weaver — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Mike McGilicuttie — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

April 2017

Kaos in Control (Justin Malangoni) — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Luxe Lashe (Jessica Thi Nguyen) — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Sorry Mom Ink (Alyssa Craig) — Olympia

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Sorry Mom Ink (Gina Niemi) — Olympia

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Coffinbirth Tattoo (Garrett Adderley) — Shelton

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Kraken Piercing (Kristopher Michael Tarnow) — South Prairie

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Kraken Piercing (Vanessa Julia Lutz) — South Prairie

  • Finding: Aiding and abetting unlicensed activity, unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

March 2017

Northwest Artistry (James Michael Marohl) — Longview

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Dangerous Designs Company LLC (Daniel McGrew) — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Tattoos by Nando (Fernando Munoz) — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

3D Eyebrows Semi-Permanent Make Up (Dung My Tong) — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Self Expressions Body Art Studio (Wes Covington) — Kennewick

  • Finding: Aiding and abetting unlicensed activity.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Self Expressions Body Art Studio (Gustavo Ramirex) — Kennewick

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator.
  • Action: Fined $500.

February 2017

Adam Johnson Ink (Adam Johnson) — Gig Harbor

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Seventh Viel Tattoo (Matt Cowell) — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Not Guilty Ink (Christopher McClure) — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed operator.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Living Skin Tattoo (Jonathan Tylor) — Spokane Valley

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $500.

January 2017

Everett Tattoo Emporium (Peter Alexander Stevens) — Everett

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist shop, aiding and abetting unlicensed activity.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Everett Tattoo Emporium (Craig Allen Wolfla Jr.) — Everett

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Maximus Fantasy Salon (Hilda Prieto) — Yakima

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $500.

November 2016

Megan Nicole Yerbich Welch — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $1000.

October 2016

Tattoos by Tyson (Tyson Allen Frasier) — Spokane

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined: $1000.

3D Eyebrows Semi-Permanent Makeup (DungMy Tong) — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Lacey's Finest Tattoo and Piercing (Marco Antonio Hernandez) — Lacey

  • Fined: Unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $500.

September 2016

Tranquility Tattoo & Apparel (James Marohl) — Kelso

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Backdoor Medicine Collective (Katherine Rita) — Olympia

  • Finding: Unlicensed operator, unlicensed salon shop.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Lit Fuse Tattoo (Marco Antonio Hernandez) — Olympia

  • Finding: Aiding and abetting unlicensed activity.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Lit Fuse Tattoo (Aaron Villanueva) — Olympia

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Lit Fuse Tattoo (Dustin Wengreen) — Olympia

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Sinister Tattoo Studio (Daniel John Quitugua Mendiola) — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $500.

August 2016

Angel Body Piercing (Bobbie Lynn Larreinaga) — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined: $1500.

June 2016

Mystic Tattoo Parlor (Lynn Gosnell) — Mukilteo

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined: $500.

The Wizards Hand (Alexander Lopez) — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined: $500.

Past disciplinary actions

If you're interested in earlier disciplinary actions, email: plssunit@dol.wa.gov.

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