Disciplinary actions: Tattoos, body piercing, and body art

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

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.

Lions Paw Tattoo & Gallery (James Walter) — Everett

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

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.

May 2016

Happy Tattoo (Benjamin Scott Wilson) — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist shop, safety and sanitation violations.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Boar Head Tattoo (Matthew Hamblin) — Spokane

  • Finding: Aiding and abetting unlicensed activity.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Boar Head Tattoo (Dwayne Nill) — Spokane

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

March 2016

The Odyssey Body Piercing & Tattoo (Shelly D. Brown) — Yakima

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

The Odyssey Body Piercing & Tattoo (Tyler Brown) — Yakima

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

Colville Tattoo Factory (Jason Gennaro) — Colville

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

January 2016

LST – Living Skin Tattoo (Geddy L Anderson) — Spokane

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $2,000.

LST – Living Skin Tattoo (Jonathan E. Tylor) — Spokane

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

Sandra Navidad — Yakima

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

Itat2to Tattoos and Piercing (Bradley Klein) — Vancouver

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

Lucky Lady Tattoo (Francisco M. Garcia) — Ferndale

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

December 2015

Sinister Tattoo Studio (Derick James Mendiola) — Vancouver

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

Sinister Tattoo Studio (Daniel Mendiola) — Vancouver

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

Past disciplinary actions

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

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