Ms. Ting (Zhou Dan Ting) was born and raised in a small town in Heilongjiang in the far north east of Harbin, China. She started tattooing in 2001, opened her first tattoo shop Wenyifuxing in 2003 (Harbin, China) and due to her phenomenal work she was named “China’s First Lady of Tattoo” by CNN. In 2007 Ting moved to Shanghai, China and opened Shanghai Tattoo which remains one of Shanghai’s top tattoo shops to this day. She has now moved on internationally, opening the 2nd Shanghai Tattoo location in Folsom, California USA.
Ting has had an exciting ride to become the tattooist she is today, as everything that influenced her was not “normal” in China – the music, the art, the tattoo culture were all things she had to go out and find by herself. Ting is an avid traveler, guesting at tattoo shops and conventions across Asia, USA, Europe, Australia with Mexico, India, Canada on her radar for the future. A keen animal lover, Ting also has aspirations to have a smallholding with her own chickens, dogs, cats she can bring into the family.
Specializing in black and grey / color photo realism, Asian traditional, brushed style Chinese calligraphy / Asian style art, Ting tends to focus on larger pieces such as full sleeve arms / legs, full back pieces, torso pieces, chest pieces, etc. but can still create simple smaller portrait work no problem. Her very favorite kind of tattoo involves gory horror imagery, but she is also happy to draw on her roots with traditional Chinese themes.
Tayler Wooten – A self-taught artist from Southern California. A child of the 80’s and 90’s who was heavily influenced by comic books, album covers, and classic skateboard decks of the era. Tayler specializes in euro Japanese/traditional, irezumi influences.
Tayler started working in his teens as a shop helper in Southern California from 95 to 98, Learned a lot about the trade,then after a 12 year hiatus, he started tattooing again full time in Seattle 2009.
I was born and raised in California, from the Central Valley to the Bay Area, and currently now in Folsom CA. I have always had an interest in art .Some of my first memories of drawing were trying to draw comic book characters, such as Spider-man and Spawn.
Although I didn’t think I would be an artist professionally, until my early twenties, when I was in the US Navy. I discover my passion for art while I was stationed in Japan. I started tattooing for fun as a way to de-stress from the military life. From that point on I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life as an artist.
After the Navy I spent four years at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, which gave me the foundation to become a professional artist.
Now, I am proud to be part of the Shanghai Tattoo family.