Owner, and artist Dustin Schild founded Studio 42 in January of 2008 with the vision of an artist collective shop that would focus on quality work and put customer care first. Today 42 thrives with a tight knit group of artists who feed creatively off one another, and share the same goals. Dustin started professionally tattooing in 2002, and began building beautiful, powerful tattoo machines in 2014. Inspired by European traditional artists, Dustin’s unique, thoughtfully designed tattoos, fuse traditional and neotraditional style, and are paired with beautiful limited color palettes. In addition to years of bountiful experience and a refined knowledge of tattooing, Dustin also has a deep respect for, and ability to build tattoo machines. With a machine building workshop behind his tattoo studio, if you don’t find Dustin inside Studio 42, you can guarantee he’s not far away tinkering, designing, and building beautifully handcrafted, hard hitting tattoo machines. It’s clear right away, Dustin is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to any aspect of the art of tattooing. With refined abilities in watercolor, graphic design, color palettes, and draftsmanship, Dustin absolutely has what it takes to create gorgeous custom tattoo work. Foul mouthed, no bullshit takin’ Dustin takes customer care very seriously and will go out of his way to make each and every person that comes through the door leave satisfied.