Rick Valdez is the artist and is considered one of the best in the state.
(Discalimer: I went to art school with him) :)
RE Mee: 'good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good...."
I can vouch for that. My first tattoo cost ten bucks, was done with a walkman motor and a paperclip. And a lot of Canadian Mist. Eh, I was 18 then though so..