Element Tattoo

Since 2006

Element Tattoo has cranked out the baddest, raddest tattoos in San Antonio since 2006. In fact, tattoos have been crafted at this landmark location for 30 years. This world-class site is lauded for its meticulous cleanliness and commitment to a sterile environment.

At Element Tattoo, we wholeheartedly believe in our craft. We will guide you to the best outcome. Permanently marking your body is a big deal and should be taken seriously. Other shops/tattooers may say yes to anything and just take your dough, but caliber and longevity are essential to Element. Our values are quality over quantity.

Whether you have a design ready to go or you are looking for someone to take your ideas and turn them into reality, we’re here for it.

We currently have 8 award-winning artists skilled in a wide range of diversity in styles, who are committed to giving you a beautiful, precise tattoo that will stand the test of time. All of our artists are well-seasoned tattooers with many years of comprehensive experience.



General Manager


She attended The Southwest School of Art, and was the owner of a popular vintage clothing store for 12 years. She has a background in visual arts as well as small business consulting. Shelby is a fan of photography, sewing, travel, and shenanigans.


    • Black Flag
    • Viagra Boys
    • James Brown
    • Motor Head
    • Little Jimmy Dickens
    • Hank Williams
    • Black Sabbath
    • Little Richard
    • David Bowie
    • The Cure
    • T-Rex
    • Metallica
Headshot of Alec with crossed arms. Alec is a Tattoo artist at Element Tattoo in San Antonio.


Shop Assistant


Raised in Mobile, Alabama, Alec served as a military Explosives Military Working Dog Handler, where he completed combat deployment in Afghanistan. Alec holds a BA in Marketing, as well as a MA in Intelligence Studies. In his free time, Alec loves primitive camping, San Antonio’s Pearl area, and spending time with his wife and son.


    • Hank Williams Jr
    • Colt Wall
    • Tyler Childers 
    • Blake Sheldon 
    • Green Day 
    • Avenged Sevenfold
    • Asking Alexandria 
    • Only the Family 
    • Notti Osama 
    • Taylor Swift


Senior Shop Assistant


Lifelong San Antonio native, and has been with Element Tattoo for 14 years. Jason mans the front of shop when he is not playing with his punk band Shirley Temple. He listens to heavy metal and loves grub from Blanco Cafe.


    • The Cure
    • Typo-o-Negative
    • Faith No More
    • Black Sabbath
    • Phil Collins
    • Ratt Entombed
    • Morbid Angel
    • Obituary
    • Talking Heads
    • Judas Priest


Senior Shop Assistant


Megan is California transplant who loves all things sun, sand and surf. An avid tattoo collector, mixologist, and Mother, she is a published author. Megan works the front counter when she is not enjoying a live show.


    • Iggy azalea
    • Plain white t’s
    • Snoop dog
    • Sublime
    • Danzig
    • Paramore
    • Interrupters
    • Nikki Minaj
    • Reverend Horton heat
    • Johnny cash
Headshot of Louie Copia - Tattoo artist at Element Tattoo.


Content Creator


A San Antonio native, Louie is a damn good Cinematographer/Photographer. He has a liking for craft tequila, vinyl records and pampering his pet.


    • Vicente Fernández

    • The isley brothers 

    • Chet baker 

    • Duke Ellington 

    • Action Bronson 

    • Wu tang clan 

    • Henry Mancini 

    • Free nationals  

    • Lil tecca 

    • Gucci man

    • Livingston


Payroll Manager


Sarah is the resident money changer who moonlights as a freelance writer
and editor. Her tattoo process had a 23 year gap but she’s back on track after abandoning a corporate existence. Sarah likes to fish, appreciate art, and frolic in the desert.


  • James McMurtry
  • Alice Cooper
  • Butthole Surfers
  • Guy Clark
  • The Devil Makes Three
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • Michigan Rattlers
  • Guy Forsyth
  • Southern Culture on the Skids


Marketing Director


Nat, born and raised in Mexico, is a published author, veteran, mother, and entrepreneur. With expertise in marketing and design, she wholeheartedly embraces life and loves all things different and unique.


    • Dirty Orchestra
    • Virtuoso
    • Gorillaz
    • Sublime
    • Guns N’ Roses
    • Nine Inch Nails
    • Zoé
    • Beck
    • Massive Attack 
    • Eminem
    • Livingston