Everybody Loves Everybody Tattoo
401 N. 300 West
Appointment only (temporarily)
Everybody Tattoo embraces whimsical, contemporary and uncommon tattoo artistry. With the goal of showcasing self-taught artists, the tattoos from Everybody Tattoo are flowy, avante-garde designs that seem like they came out of a dream rather than a traditional tattoo parlor. Each artist at Everybody Tattoo carries a trademark style and their own sought-after flash tattoos, as the shop prides itself on being a one-of-a-kind shop and an inviting atmosphere for clients of all backgrounds. For Owner Victoria Lee, maintaining a welcoming and inclusive space and catering to the originality of the in-house artists are some of the top priorities for Everybody Tattoo.
Everybody Tattoo’s artists usually tattoo their own flash designs and artwork rather than creating custom work based on clients’ commissions. Because of this, Everybody Tattoo’s clientele are loyal to the shop and its distinctive artistry, affirming experience and notable customer service (the online reviews from clients are overwhelmingly positive). “[The] majority of the tattoos we produce are our artists’ original art,” says Lee. “While some of our artists’ offer custom work, most of us focus solely on our flash.”
“We are also unique in that we are a shop of female and nonbinary, self-taught tattoo artists.”
For Lee, Everybody Tattoo’s focus on each artists’ special and individual work caters to clientele who want more contemporary tattoos that will not be found on anyone else, as well as a safe, expressive space to patronize. “We are also unique in that we are a shop of female and nonbinary, self-taught tattoo artists,” says Lee. “Our clients have been appreciative of the type of space we [are] trying to create.” The eye-catching flash and quirky artwork, along with events and giveaways on their illustrious Instagram page, have fostered exponentiating interest in the shop.
Established in 2019 by artist Gheybin Comish, Everybody Tattoo has been a rare studio in offering new opportunities for self-taught artists and creating a safe space for their clients. Since Lee took over ownership of the shop in early 2020, she has kept the focus on highlighting Everybody Tattoo’s eclectic artist base as well as an accommodating, affirming atmosphere for their clients. “Our styles are unique to each artist!” Lee says. “Devin Lindsey’s work is fun, illustrative and whimsical. Hallie Rose Taylor’s work is transformative and symbolic in nature. Logan Law’s work is surreal and dreamy! My work is driven by all things nature, featuring fine-lines and touches of color.”
“Although we are not as busy as we have been in the past, I’m just grateful that we are still here and for our wonderful clients who have supported us through this.”
Lee’s illustrative style is reflected in her tattoo work, which seems to evoke a watercolor quality with delicate, fine lines and nature-based, minimalist subjects. Her inspiration often comes from the other small business she runs, selling original art, stickers and jewelry as @painting.sheep on Instagram. “I did a tattoo of a couple of strawberries from a sticker design I made and a sheep based on a watercolor painting I did,” says Lee. “Those really make it feel like my work has come full-circle, so I’ll never forget them.” For Lee, each tattoo is a learning experience. She plans on sharing some state-bird and flower illustrations soon as prints for her Painting Sheep shop, as well as flash tattoos.
Despite being a newer studio in Salt Lake City, Everybody Tattoo has maintained their business during COVID-19 by being appointment-only (for the time being). The Everybody Tattoo Instagram page often features monthly events at which the shop focuses on a theme and each artist creates flash based on that theme. However, since early 2020, Everybody Tattoo has focused on mostly virtual events, including tattoo raffles and virtual pop-up shops, which has helped keep interest in the shop alive.
“Luckily, we are able to control our working environment more than other businesses … Our main focus is to remain open through the pandemic,” says Lee. “Although we are not as busy as we have been in the past, I’m just grateful that we are still here and for our wonderful clients who have supported us through this.” Lee’s goals for Everybody Tattoo’s future are to return to hosting in-person events and bringing in more self-taught artists, once it is safe to do so.
“Our goal is for both the artist and client to be happy with their piece.”
With Everybody Tattoo limiting the amount of people in the shop, Lee suggests that those interested in the shop get to know each artists’ style and art. Everybody Tattoo does custom work as well, infused with each artist’s flair. “Our goal is for both the artist and client to be happy with their piece. So before taking on a custom piece, I first decide if I am the right fit for what my client is hoping for stylistically. If I feel I am well-suited for their idea, I will draw up a sketch and collaborate with them from there,” says Lee. Everybody Tattoo is located at 401 N. 300 West in Salt Lake. Their Instagram page,
@everybodytattoostudios, lists each artist’s Instagram page, as well as their flash, events and FAQ.