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Michael Horton


Michael started tattooing at the end of his apprenticeship in 1998 and by the summer of 2000, he decided to go back to school for "graphic design". Finishing his degree in 2003, Michael took his artistic creativity full circle, and in 2004 he got back into the world of tattooing. After working as a tattoo artist in Pierce County for over 10 years, Michael decided to open Black Tortoise Tattoo Co. and bring his talents to the South Puget Sound.  Looking at his portfolio you can tell that Michael has an incredible talent for realism, portraits, and custom designs. Whether you desire full color or black and grey, Michael can transform your ideas into a one of a kind creation that you can wear proudly. Call him today to set up your next tattoo session or consultation appointment.




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