Disciplinary actions: Tattoos, body piercing, and body art

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

September 2017

Lit Fuse Tattoo (Marco Hernandez) — Olympia

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

Sal de Belleza Maximina (Ofelia Sivincha) — Burien

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct.
  • Action: Fined $500.

August 2017

Inkwells Studio (Abram James Nelson) — Bremerton

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

Not Guilty Ink (Branden Norton) — Vancouver

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

Not Guilty Ink (John Forsyth) — Vancouver

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

Tattoo Technique (William Burgess) — Bremerton

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

3 Layers Deep Tattoo (Benjamin Adam Marshall) — Federal Way

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

Lucky Lady Tattoo (Francisco Garcia) — Ferndale

  • Finding: Unlicensed artist operator, unlicensed artist shop
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

American Dragon Tattoo (Marco Hernandez) — Olympia

  • Finding: Safety and sanitation violations, unlicensed artist shop.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

Industry Tattoo (Joshua Nolan Hathaway) — Bellingham

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

July 2017

Thicker Than Water Tattooing (Jeffery Byrum) — Longview

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

Forte' Mobile Tattoo Service (Aaron Carter) — Vancouver

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

Dragonfly Tattoo & Piercing (Keith Austin Sharer) — Vancouver

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

Metallic Mayhem Piercing (Steven David LaRue) — Oak Harbor

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

The Bond Tattoo Society (Jami Cassandra Bond) — Vancouver

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

Betty Jeans 63rd Street Tattoo (Jessica Lee Marx) — Everett

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

Black Tiger Tattoo (Blake Thomas Kennedy) — Seattle

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

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.

Past disciplinary actions

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

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