Welcome to Ancient Art Tattoo
2108 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson Arizona 85711
Thank you for visiting Ancient Art Tattoo Tucson and hope you will enjoy the colorful world of tattooing.
At Ancient Art Tattoo in Tucson, customer satisfaction comes first, our skilled artists are trained in blood-borne pathogens, ensuring your safety. We will create the perfect tattoo for you, just give us the idea, we will design it for you or we have thousands of designs to look at.
The past 40 years I have been a world-traveling professional tattooist, making over 40,000 “marks.” Served six years as Executive Director of APT (Alliance of Professional Tattooists), co-directed the Tattoo Tour for 10 years, and owned and operated Ancient Art Tattoo of Tucson for 25 years. Beside all of this I attend Phoenix Seminary.
Gina Dwyer has been doing cosmetic tattooing since 1987, offering eyeliner tattooing, and eyebrows. She has a masters in medicine and talented graphic artist. Cosmetic tattooing offers the freedom to always look your best, never worrying about makeup smearing or those moments when you are running late.
Ben Reiter: I have been drawing my whole life, as long as I can remember. In the year 2009 I started putting ink into skin during a time in my life while in prison, and after finishing my debt and being set free tattooing became my passion, and desire to change. I love tattooing and I certainly love all the different aspects of it, the culture, the people, and pressure of doing my best. Tattooing is now my life’s passion, which has caused me now to focus on how I can make a difference in a good way. I am honored to work with Dennis Dwyer. He gave me an opportunity to grow in this field, and I will always be grateful. I also thank God for keeping me alive long enough to let me do what I love to do.
Ancient Art Tattoo History: In the early eighties, my good friend J. D. Crowe founded Ancient Art Tattoo in Virginia Beach, Virginia and we formed a co-op of artists under the same name with the purpose of promoting safe tattooing. I started tattooing in 1971 and opened my first tattoo studio in Tucson, AZ in 1976. During the nineties J. D. Crowe and I toured America, hosting 14 tattoo conventions known as “the Tattoo Tour.” We became the "Memory Makers" of that decade, bringing artists from across the country to share in what we dubbed the ‘art of giving’.
Precision Tattoo Supply came about in 1988 when I designed two tattoo machines "The Nail" and "Mad Max". My wife Gina began making her own inks from scratch and we use these quality pigments in all our tattoos. We continue to produce safe, quality ink, and offer reliable tattooing products including disposable tubes, needles of varying size, tattoo guns, tattoo kits and other tattooing accessories. Again, our concern is that you will be able to get the most out of your tattoo experience.
There is a link to safe tattoo advice that will answer your questions about what to look for in getting a safe tattoo.
Please enjoy exploring this web site reading about my diverse interests and my travels to Japan, Israel and 14 other countries. Follow the links on the right side of the page that leads to pages about my personal beliefs, photo gallery my journey to Israel and page that has some of my sermons that I taught.
I am proud to be an American and believe in the Constitution. I have created a page for those who want to know more about what it means to be free.
“Old School” is the foundation, the roots of what we do and becomes a lifestyle entirely based upon respect for what people do in life. Dennis E. Dwyer, MDiv 6/10/2011
I hope that you will visit my message from God. The link offers some inspirational thoughts, some of my sermons on the Gospel of John. I have been truly blessed to have lived a colorful life.