TOMAS ARCHULETAHailing from Colorado, the owner of True Fit Tattoo Studio built his career brick by brick. It was 16 years ago when a young Tomas first picked up a tattoo machine, being a lifelong artist with a rebellious spirit, it was love at first sight. After working in shops such as 'Thick As Thieves' in Denver, Co and Seattle's 'Slave to the Needle', Tomas had worked with tattoo masters as he was on the fast track to become one in his own right. With a lifetime of artistry up his sleeve, his tattoos more than stood out and people definitely noticed. He moved to San Diego in 2009 and built a loyal and dedicated clientele through consistently putting out stunning tattoos and being one of the most genuine and professional tattooers in southern California. Tomas co-owned a tattoo shop before an opportunity arose to create his brain child: True Fit Tattoo Studio. The walls are adorned with his strikingly beautiful and complex paintings, which he often takes commissions to create. At this point in his career, Tomas is about large scale pieces which is evident from the painted Japanese bodysuit that hangs above his station. Back pieces, full arm and leg sleeves, as well as flawlessly executed portraits fill his extensive portfolio. If you are in the market for your very own Archuleta piece, his favorite styles are Japanese, Americana, and both black & grey and color Realism. The Tattoo Master is usually booked a few months out, but ask any of his clients if it was worth the wait and they will undoubtedly say YES!
Vanna DamlongVanna Damlong started working for True Fit Tattoo in 2018 and quickly became a client favorite, which is no surprise since Vanna is an amazing artist and also one if the friendliest people you will meet. He has had a love for art from a very young age, starting with drawing anime he, then moved into Tattoo style art. His main focus in tattoos is American traditional and Japanese art. Vanna is very talented at both black and grey and vibrant color. He brings a lot of fun to the shop and on any given day you can hear him playing guitar on his breaks between tattoos. He is always learning and perfecting his art and tattoos by mastering many different mediums. You will be sure to have an amazing professional tattoo by Vanna and also have a fun time while in his chair.
JOHNNY ROSEIn 2009 Rose manifested his dream of learning to tattoo, it was six years later that Tomas Archuleta met the bearded gentleman with an artistic gift and enthusiastic work ethic. Originally from Colorado, the Navy veteran was stationed in San Diego and fell in love with the region. Rose traveled the world before settling here and taking on his best role yet: a loving husband and father. His immense amount of life experience is reflected in his calculated and eclectic tattoo creations. Rose gets most excited with nerdy, unusual, and occult ideas from clients and brings them to life. All military members past and present can find themselves at home in his chair.
Jovan RiveraJovan has been tattooing for 6 years, his preferred style is Black and Grey. Born in San Diego and being of Native Mexican descent he has a real love for Chicano , Day of the Dead Cultura, and Mexicano traditional artwork. His specialties include tattooing beautiful faces, Realism , Portraits , Script and dark Black work. Outside the studio Jovan loves to skateboard and like the rest of the crew is big into painting and music . Sitting in his chair you find him to have a very gentle calm bedside manner, but you may be surprised he is very quick with the jokes . Joining True Fit Tattoo in the midst of a pandemic he added a style of artwork and talent for black and Grey we have been looking for.
JIMMY SHEETSJimmy Sheets made the move to True Fit Tattoo from San Francisco where they started their Tattoo career. Bringing the past to the present their passion is reviving and revamping traditional tattoo styles to reflect our current time . Jimmy’s work is colorful, bold and oh so custom, just like the experience you will have in their chair he definitely takes you back in time with his amazing 70’s style. Being from Michigan and traveling most of middle American Jimmy has a nice warmth about him that’s really fun to be around . Jimmy loves small fun custom pieces but also rocks big traditional back and chest pieces as well as sleeves. True Fit is excited to have an artist that is well on his way to be a modern traditional Americana staple.
BROOKE KESINGERBrooke Kesinger, also known as Celestial Faun Tattoo, started tattooing here in San Diego after graduating from UCSD with a bachelor's degree in Visual Studio Arts. Influenced by a family of artists, she has been following her passion for creating since she was young. Her favorite style is Neotraditional, with it's vintage flair, elegance, and illustrative quality, but she is proficient in other styles as well, such as American traditional, fine line, ornamental, and painterly realism. After years of being a henna artist, Brooke has a keen ability to take ideas that folks can't quite explain and turn them into the perfect piece. When she isn't tattooing, Brooke explores her love for fashion, antiques, fantasy, folklore, and silver screen cinema.