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Compliance Actions - Tattoo and Body Piercing Studios

Compliance/Disciplinary Actions are taken by regulatory authorities in response to a violation of the law or rules. Different kinds of actions may be taken depending on the severity of the offense, the history of previous violations, efforts made to correct the violation, the harm to the victims, the likelihood of a repeat violation, and other matters related to each particular case. These actions are taken to protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Texas.

For enforcement questions or concerns, contact:

Jaime Wise
Phone: 512-834-4510

Penny Ravnell
Phone: 512-834-6785

Ademola Olufemi
Phone: 737-218-7074


Tattoo and Body Piercing Studios Disciplinary Actions - 2 years
NameLicense NumberCity of ResidenceAlleged ViolationDisciplinary ActionDate of Action
Francisco Flores
d/b/a Cowtown Tattoo Lounge
 1005049 Fort Worth, TX  25 TAC §229.406(j) Agreed to pay $1,500  9/23/22 
Aaron Garza
d/b/a AG Studios
 1006849 Kerville, TX  25 TAC §229.406(c) Acceptance order: $3,000 9/19/22
Renegade Ink LLC
d/b/a Renegade Ink
 1005032 Fort Worth, TX 25 TAC §229.403(e)(1), 25 TAC §229.406(j) and25 TAC §229.408(b)   Default order: $5,000  9/15/22 
JH2 Enterprises LLC
d/b/a Infinity 13 Studios
1000753  Farmersville, TX  25 TAC §229.408(b) and 25 TAC §229.407(f)  Agreed order: $3,600 9/1/22 
Melissa Nayola
Bella Vita Lashes
1003265Laredo, TX25 TAC §229.406(c), 25 TAC §229.401(d) and HSC 431.112, 25 TAC §229.406(j) and 25 TAC §229.407(d)Agreed to: $4,000
8/9/22
Ink Life DFW Inc1001168North Richland Hills, TX
 25 TAC §229.407(d) and 25 TAC §229.407(f)Agreed to: $2,500
8/1/22
Ritual Tattoo Co, LLC.
1005170
Houston, TX
25 TAC §229.406(c), 25 TAC §229.406(h) and  25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.408(b)
Agreed to $1,0005/26/22
Juan Arvizo, d/b/a Atak Tattoos 2
1006096
Laredo, TX
25 TAC §229.406(c)&(d), 25 TAC §229.401(d), 25 TAC §229.404(f) and 25 TAC §229.406(j)
Agreed to $1,100
5/19/22
Dylan Gibson, d/b/a Salt of the Earth Body Piercing
1001675
Tyler, TX
25 TAC §229.404(b), 25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(a), 25 TAC §229.407(f) and  25 TAC §229.407(d)&(h)
Agreed to $1,200
5/19/22
Mario Salazar1006233
Mercedes, TX
25 TAC §229.406(c), 25 TAC §229.404(j), 25 TAC §229.404(f), 25 TAC §229.408(a)&(b), 25 TAC §229.406(j) and 25 TAC §229.406(h)
Agreed to $1,4005/12/22
Mike Oviedo
d/b/a Adorn Tattoos
1000430 & 1001440
Humble, TX25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(f) and  25 TAC §229.408(b)Agreed to $6004/28/22
Sawyer Thomas, d/b/a Pops Tattoo Parlor10003342
Pantego, TX
25 TAC §229.407(f) and , 25 TAC §229.408(b)
Agreed to $400
3/23/22
Love-N-Hate Tattoo Studio Inc.0054921Lewisville, TX
25 TAC §229.403(d)(3), 25 TAC §229.405(c) and 25 TAC §229.402(19), 25 TAC §229.408(b), 25 TAC §229.404(c), 25 TAC §229.406(b) and 25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(a), 25 TAC §229.407(f),  25 TAC §229.407(g) and 25 TAC §229.408(c)
Agreed to $1,7253/9/22
Rosa Laura Contreras
d/b/a Laura Beauty Salon & Permanent Makeup
1004262
Brownsville, TX
25 TAC §229.407(d), 25 TAC §229.407(h), 25 TAC §229.407(f) and  25 TAC §229.407(g)
Agreed to $800
2/25/22
Jeremy Anderson
d/b/a Kustom Ink Tattoo Studio
1005033 and 1000966
Corpus Christi, TX
25 TAC §229.407(d)&(h), 25 TAC §229.407(f), 25 TAC §229.401(c)
Agreed to: $600
2/23/22
Jesus Cruz
d/b/a Hub Citys Finest Tattoos
1005043
Alice, TX 
25 TAC §229.401(c) and HSC §146.018, 25 TAC §229.406(c), 25 TAC §229.406(i), 25 TAC §229.408(a), 25 TAC §229.404(b), 25 TAC §229.404(c), 25 TAC §229.404(f), 25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(d) and25 TAC §229.407(i) 
Agreed to: $2,300
1/18/21
Dominic Charcas
d/b/a Special D Ink
0084881
Rosenberg, TX 
25 TAC §229.407(d)
Agreed to: $900
12/29/21
Platinum Tattoos & Body Piercing LLC
0013971
San Antonio, TX 
25 TAC §229.407(d) & (h) and 25 TAC §229.407(f)
Agreed to: $500
12/29/21
Alex Trufant & Aubrey Trufant
d/b/a Trufant Bros Tattoo
0083630 & 1001608
San Angelo, TX 
25 TAC §229.404(f), 25 TAC §229.406(j) and 25 TAC §229.408(a), 25 TAC §229.408(b), 25 TAC §229.408(c), 25 TAC §229.407(d).  25 TAC §229.407(i) and   25 TAC §229.409(m)   
Agreed to: $1,600
12/29/21
Sonny Aguilar
d/b/a Uprock
0013916
Midland, TX 
25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(a), 25 TAC §229.407(d) and  25 TAC §229.407(f)
Agreed to: $900
12/23/21
Myra T. Barrera
d/b/a Deadly Ink Tattoo & Piercing
1005368 & 1001498
Rio Grande, TX
25 TAC §229.406(c), 25 TAC §229.404(c), 25 TAC §229.404(f), 25 TAC §229.407(a)  and  25 TAC §229.407(f)
Agreed to: $1,200
11/29/21
Alejandro Cantu, d/b/a Seven Souls Tattoo Studio
1002392 & 1001001Richwood, TX
25 TAC §229.406(j) and 25 TAC §229.404(f)
Agreed to pay: $400
11/8/21
Landon Joseph Williams
File 12062
Needville, TX
HSC §146.002 and 25 TAC §229.401(c), 25 TAC §229.406(c) and 25 TAC §229.404(a)
Agreed to pay: $700
11/2/21
Lunex Investment Co., d/b/a Yellow Jacket SFD Co.
1001271Houston, TX
21 CFR §123.10 and 21 CFR §123.11(b)(5)
Agreed to pay: $5,000
10/28/21
Cagaji Inc., d/b/a Banyan Foods Co.
0032466
Houston, TX
25 TAC §229.219(c)(1), 25 TAC §229.220(2)(C)&(D), 25 TAC §229.220(6), 25 TAC §229.221(a)(1) and 25 TAC §229.222(b)(8)
Agreed to pay: $24,375
10/26/21
San Juanita Chapa
d/b/a Velvet Spa Salon
0109378
Pharr, TX 
25 TAC §229.401(d), HSC §431.112(a)(1), and HSC §431.112(e)(1) and 25 TAC §229.407(h)
Agreed to pay $400
10/14/21
Zale Delaware Inc.
d/b/a Piercing Pagoda 46
0087665
Victoria, TX 
25 TAC §229.404(f) and 25 TAC §229.405(b), 25 TAC §229.405(g) and 25 TAC §229.408(c)
Agreed to pay $ 600
10/8/21
Graciano Alvarado
d/b/a House of Tattoos – Pharr/San Juan
1005675
McAllen, TX
25 TAC §229.406(c)
Agreed to pay $400
8/19/21
Eddie Garcia
N/ADayton, TX
25 TAC §229.405(e)
Respondent may return to regular work with standard precautions required
by the Department
8/10/21
Diane Castillo
d/b/a Nite Owl Tattoo Studio
1001355
San Antonio, TX
25 TAC §229.401(c), and 25 TAC §229.403(e)(1), 25 TAC §229.407(d)&(h), 25 TAC §229.407(h) and 25 TAC §229.407(f)
Respondent agreed to pay $700.00
6/21/21
Mohammed Ali Kherani
Thankslord Corporation
d/b/a Glam India Beauty Salon
1004489
Arlington, TX
25 TAC §229.406(b), 25 TAC §229.406(h), 25 TAC §229.406(j) and 25 TAC §229.408(b)
Respondent agreed to pay $800
6/14/21
Elias Gleason & Fereidoun Hajivandi
d/b/a Ink & Iron
1001550
San Antonio, TX
25 TAC §229.407(f)
Acceptance Order $200.00
6/7/21
Lovodges Heggins and Tavarus Tennyson
d/b/a Body Bang
1000114
Dallas, TX
25 TAC §229.401(c), 25 TAC §229.403(e)(1), and 25 TAC §229.403(e)(3), 25 TAC §229.406(j)
Respondent agreed to pay $1,750
5/26/21
Graciano Alvarado
d/b/a House of Tattoos
1002496 & 1001138
McAllen, TX
25 TAC §229.404(c), 25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(d)&(h), 25 TAC §229.407(f) and 25 TAC §229.408(a)&(c)
Respondent agreed to pay 1,000.00
5/26/21
Coven Crafted Ink LLC
d/b/a Coven Crafted Ink
1001383
Granbury, TX
25 TAC §229.407(f)
Respondent agreed to pay $200
5/25/21
Joshua Lynn Johnson, d/b/a Texas Tattoo & Company
1001120 & 1001408
Decatur, TX
25 TAC §229.406(b) and 25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(f), 25 TAC §229.408(b)&(c)
Respondent agreed to pay $6,000.00
5/10/21
Eddie Garcia
NA
Dayton, TX
Poses immediate threat to human health 
Emergency Health Order
6/18/21
Rebecca S. Barajas, Above Ground, LLC. d/b/a Above Ground Tattoo Studio
1002439
Brownsville, TX
25 TAC §229.406(c)
Respondent agreed to pay $400.00
4/21/21
Zac Presley, d/b/a A Better Tattoo
0086125
Lewisville, TX
25 TAC §229.407(f), 25 TAC §229.408(b) and 25 TAC §229.408(c)
Respondent agreed to pay $600.00
4/21/21
Devin Nunez, d/b/a Bella Vi Beauty
1005137
San Antonio, TX
25 TAC §229.406(j)
Respondent agreed to pay $200.00
2/1/21
Lorenzo Davalos, d/b/a Forever Ink Tattoo Studio1002631
El Paso, TX
25 TAC §229.404(c), 25 TAC §229.404(f), 25 TAC §229.407(h), 25 TAC §229.407(f) and 25 TAC §229.409(l)&(m)
Respondent agreed to pay $1,100.00
12/7/20
Prime Jewellers, Inc., d/b/a Paradise Spa
1001388
Fort Worth
25 TAC §229.403(e)(3), 25 TAC §229.406(e), 25 TAC §229.406(j) and 25 TAC §229.408(a)&(c)
Respondent agreed to pay $800.00
11/20/20
Angelica Montes/Manuel, d/b/a Fort Worth Tattoo Shop
1004222/1001320
Fort Worth, TX
25 TAC §229.404(h), 25 TAC §229.407(d) and 25 TAC §229.407(f)

Respondent agreed to pay $600.00
11/02/20
Benny Perez, d/b/a Con Safos Tattoo Studio
1002850
San Antonio, TX
25 TAC §229.407(d)&(h)
Respondent agreed to pay $300.00
10/15/20
Scott Klarer, d/b/a Mom & Pops Tattoo Shop
0087534
Big Spring, TX25 TAC 229.404(h),  25 TAC 229.407(d), 25 TAC 229.404(c), 25 TAC 229.407(f) 
Respondent agreed to pay $7,000.00
09/10/20

Last updated October 17, 2022