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Hailing 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!
Growing up in a small town in Texas, Gabriel discovered his love for art at a very young age. He briefly studied tattoo in the lone star state before making his way to California and plunging face first into the tattoo industry. Armed with talent and a drive to make his mark on the world of tattoo, he earned his spot as a Lead Artist at True Fit Tattoo Studio. If there is a technological advancement in the industry, better believe Gabriel will be utilizing it as he always has the newest and most accurate tools in his arsenal. Gabriel has a meticulous attention to detail paired with over 15 years of experience that gives his tattoos a serious "wow" factor. He is often sought out for his bright, bold colorful pieces but will knock an intricate black & grey realism piece out of the park.
Born and raised in San Diego, James is a native Californian who began his tattoo career by apprenticing at True Fit Tattoo Studio under Tomas Archuleta. He helped to build out the studio and has been with True Fit Tattoo since the beginning. With expert mentorship under his belt, James quickly forged his own standing as a professional and very skilled tattooer. Bold and perfectly precise pieces with the cleanest lines you can find are what to expect from James. His love for his wife and daughter fuel his fire and passion to create. Custom lettering, Mandalas, and Traditional style tattoos are his favorite projects to take on.
In 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.