about me

I'm a Los Angeles based tattoo artist with a background in graphic design and fine art. After receiving a BA in Art from the University of Iowa, I spent several years doing graphic design for Artillery Magazine - a nationally distributed art publication. My love of art and graphic design later led me to tattooing. My tattoo style is influenced by American traditional and neotraditional tattooing. I also specialize in fine line and single needle tattoos. Book your next tattoo with me by emailing tattoos[at]! 

I tattoo by appointment at Outer Limits Tattoo in Long Beach, CA.

Follow me on Instagram @MelissaMartellArt

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