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At Earth Altar Studio, we love to genuinely connect with each and every one of you, creating a lasting, collaborative relationship. Our team is a collection of multi-talented artists working together to create a top notch experience for you.


Learn more and see portfolios by clicking a photo!



Intuitive Artist & Owner  ·  She/Her

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Justine Almaraz is the owner and lead artist at the Studio. She is an intuitive, abstract artist (and the kindest soul we've ever met). Painting and Tattooing allow her unique style to fill each collaborator with the pure strength and peace of joyful life.


Her intuitive creativity began to develop in childhood and it is her spiritual connection to the divine that inspires her artwork. Learn more about her intuitive tattoo process here.



Custom Artist  ·  She/Her

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Vickie is originally from Taiwan and came to United States for Art school. When she made the move to LA her path took a wonderful turn.

She found Earth Altar and fell into the world of tattooing. Her favorite part about being a tattoo artist is that she gets to work with different clients and listen to their unique stories. It is a job that's all about connection. Her personal style is gentle and botanical. She loves every moment of the collaborative and creative experience that is tattooing.

A Portrait of Siobhan


Custom Artist  ·  He/him

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Siobhan ( /SHaˈvän/ ) has this illustrative minimalist style that we were instantly in love with. He received his BA from UCLA after studying painting and art history, and, now he's excited to get to know you all and collaborate on some amazing art.


He really feels the power of the special connection when he creates a piece with someone for them to wear forever. He loves stretching his style to help embody all the new and unique ideas you have.

A Portrait of Mari Nickl

Custom Artist  ·  She/Her

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Mari is our beloved dark angel. A hapa girl, born and raised in a small town in Hawaii, she loves adventure, art, the ocean, and everything in between. She's explored every part of this industry and has a special respect for traditional style, complimented by a passion for melding this classic influence with the contemporary. When it comes to tattooing, she is finally developing her own hand at the craft under the guidance of her mentor, our owner Justine.



Custom Artist  ·  She/Her

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Emma specializes in black and grey illustrative tattooing. She is  inspired by plants and flowers and anything that nature creates. She also loves collecting out of copyright vintage illustrations from books and databases, and using those as inspiration and reference for many of my tattoos.

While she is not tattooing, Emma enjoy making art in other mediums, especially oil paints and graphite.



Custom Artist  ·  She/Her

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Jessie is from Chicago and moved to Los Angeles in 2021 to pursue her career on the West Coast. She is a lifelong artist and began working in the tattoo industry in 2014. Shortly after, she got her start with tattooing by eyebrows and has since then evolved her craft into other forms of creative tattooing. Her work involves a lot of custom pieces, including pet portraits, flowers, and plants, and she loves the relationship that builds between the client and artist!


In her free time, she enjoys cross-stitching, drawing, and enjoying all of the outdoors Southern California has to offer!

Check out her personal website here

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