Owner Jedidia Reid began his tattoo career in Corpus Christi, TX in 1999 after working for several years as a piercer at Forever Art Tattoo. In seeking personal deliverance he moved here to San Antonio in 2003 and began working at Dandyland Tattoo. When Jedidia decided to be a shop owner, he tried to buy several tattoo studios which were in disrepair. After attempts fell through, the perfect spot came up for lease, which had previously been a tattoo/piercing shop named Backbone for 12 years. He officially opened Element Tattoo in May 2006 after several months of renovation. It was a small shop at the time that housed 4 tattooers. Over the next year the shop blew up and doubled in size. In the summer of 2008 Element Tattoo had an electrical failure and caught fire in the night. It was a long hard road to rise out of the damage the flames had left. The Element crew pulled together and succeeded. In the manner of perseverance over failure, we hope to be here for many more years.