meet our team
Born into a military family, he moved a handful of times before finally landing in Texas. Sean has a beautiful family with his wife Sam and their 3 kids, happily holed up in Aledo. He has always had a love for creating art. Whether it was drawing or making things from cardboard, he has always had the vision. At a young age he developed a love for hockey and baseball, pushing him to always try his best. Skateboarding was a major part of his teenage years, expressing himself in yet another form of art. It wasn’t until his twenties that he started to develop an interest in tattooing. He has always enjoyed the art style of cartoons and anime and those have become his favorite styles to tattoo. He is a nerd through and through. He has a well rounded portfolio and will tattoo just about anything confidently. He loves bold linework and saturated colors.
Ariana was born in Decatur, Texas, but moved to Weatherford where she’s lived for majority of her life. Shortly after she graduated from WHS in 2019, she enjoyed personalizing herself through piercings and jewelry. She quickly developed an interest for piercing in itself, which has blossomed into a deep passion where she’s consistently continued her education and knowledge. Some of her favorite activities include connecting with her clients, frequenting concerts, and skydiving.
Tanner Mangum was originally born and raised in Modesto, California and moved to Texas in 2016 to be closer to family. During his late teens his passion for art transformed into a passion for tattooing. Fascinated by the diverse cultures and history of tattooing around the world, he embarked on a self-taught journey of learning to tattoo. His preferred styles are Japanese/traditional Americana, and stipple dot work. He loves bright bold color work as well as black and grey. His main goal when tattooing is creating a piece that will last and age the best while making the customer feel comfortable and happy.
Pinky was originally born in San Jose, California. He moved to this area from Washington about three years ago with his soon to be wife and two daughters. Dedicating his life to tattooing was life-changing for him. He is passionate about improving his skills and artwork. He is a self-taught artist of 8 years and his strengths are watercolor style, fine line work, white bombing, and black/grey work. In his free time he loves spending time with his family whether they are doing something together or just at home. He's happy as long as he is with his family!
Sam loves to pierce and has the biggest heart for her clients. After spending 9 years as a professional makeup artist, she found herself working in a tattoo shop in Parker County. She was immediately drawn to the artistic environment and found herself easily able to connect with the clients and understand their needs. Her experience with makeup helped her tremendously during her piercing apprenticeship. Her ability to find the most aesthetically pleasing placement on all different faces, ears, and bodies shined, early on. Her attention to detail, dedication to always giving her best, and her commitment to continued education quickly made her a highly sought piercer in DFW. Sam is known for making her clients comfortable. She places herself in their shoes, to ensure they feel heard, understood, and confident in the process of being pierced and also in taking ownership of their aftercare. Clients always comment on her willingness to explain procedures start to finish, answer questions, and always make herself available for follow ups. Sam specializes in PEOPLE. Her desire is to make the 80-year-old grandmother or 45-year-old mom, equally as at home in her shop as the 20 something or teen. Everyone is welcome in her room. As a dedicated Mom to her INCREDIBLE children, Sam is known for her work with minors and children under 10. She has spent a great deal of time developing her own system for piercing little ones. She encourages parents to meet with her before taking the plunge for their kid’s first ear piercings, so that the experience is a positive and empowering one for the family as a whole. Sam works on the children of and is the recommendation of some of the most highly respected pediatricians in Parker County. She will spend any amount of time with your child, helping them to harness their power over their fears, when its something they truly want to do. Ear piercing can be one of our first opportunities to conquer our anxieties and leave with something we can forever cherish, when done with the proper care and patience. Sam strives to give the highest quality jewelry choices, care, and experience to each client she has the opportunity to touch. Most clients leave her room, having made a forever friendship. Sam has also been featured in Fort Worth Magazine showing that her accomplishments extend throughout the DFW area.
Ren was born in Arlington, Tx but grew up in Weatherford! Their passion for art started at a very young age, and continues to this day. They took art in school and won many awards for their artwork and photography. They love creating pieces for their clients that they can love forever. Ren started out as a client at Elevated then became the apprentice. They apprenticed for a year and a half and has now been tattooing full time for 2 years. They love tattooing color, bold lines, and stipple shading. When not tattooing they enjoy reading, photography, painting, and spending time in nature or at museums.
Chad was born and raised in Southern California. He has been doing graffiti for over 20 years and tattooing for 12 years. He got his start in tattooing when he moved to Texas. Chad loves doing black & grey, floral, traditional and lettering. Chad is living the dream in Parker County with his beautiful wife Bridget, son Ryan, and daughter Serenity. Contact Chad directly by calling 817-717-5058 or message via social media.
Kyzer was born and raised in DFW, starting out his tattoo journey at Elevated in 2022. Kyzer has apprenticed at Elevated and recently graduated to a tattoo artist position. An artist since a young age, he focuses in traditional style tattoos and imagery. In his free time he enjoys hiking, going to DIY shows, playing guitar, watching movies, as well as collecting punk, metal, and country records.