• "Bold simplicity is the keynote to good design"
    Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins

  • "You must understand the feeling of originating as
    opposed to imitating" Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins

  • "In all ages, far back into prehistory, we find human beings
    have painted and adorned themselves." H.G. Wells

  • "Show me a man with a tattoo, and I'll show you
    a man with an interesting past" Jack London

Featured Ink

  • BAD F*****G ASS MAN! That’s what I said and will always say about everything Ryan has to offer.  He takes tattoo “art” to a new meaning.  I absolutely dig my pieces!

    Jeff D
  • Your artistic talent and compassionate nature
    make the world a more beautiful place.
    So, thank you.

    Zenaida N
  • For those looking to get a tattoo please people don’t go to a shop because it’s convenient… Do your research! Let me recommend Ryan Willard…he and the artist that work for him show that they are real tattoo artist!!

    Valerie S

Recent News

Certifiably Green Denver

Posted in - Announcements & Shop news
on April 30th 2013

Today, Marion Street Tattoo and Gallery became the first, and only, tattoo shop in Denver to become Green Certified! We worked diligently with the folks at the Department of Environmental Health to complete this program and we encourage any of our fellow Denver, small-business owners to participate. It’s definitely worth your time and it helps …

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New Beer Coasters!

Posted in - Announcements & Shop news
on March 20th 2013

Friends! Our new beer coasters have arrived. If you, or anyone you know, owns or manages a local restaurant/bar and would be willing to slang these coasters around your establishment for us, give us a shout at the shop! We’ve got stacks and stacks and stacks to cover the city with! Cheers!

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New Website Launched!

Posted in - Announcements
on January 15th 2013

Attention everyone! We’ve launched our new website. This will be the primary hub for all things Marion Street Tattoo. Check it out!!



Your friends at Marion Street Tattoo & Gallery

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Ryan Willard

I was born and raised near Detroit, Michigan and owe a lot of my interest in tattooing to Terry “Tramp” Welker, owner of Eternal Tattoos and Matt Jones of Kleen Sting Tattoo. When I was 16, I got my first tattoo. It was then, I decided tattooing was for me. I started tattooing in Grand Junction, CO. Art has always been a passion in my life and now that art is my job. I couldn’t be happier. My main goal in tattooing is to translate the idea of the client into a tattoo piece that will look beautiful on skin and will be an original piece of artwork. I also want to insure that the piece will hold up over time. I love what I do and each piece is important to me. The experience of my client needs to be a very positive one. For someone to choose me to tattoo a permanent piece of art on their body is a big responsibility and an honor and one that I do not take lightly. My work is extremely important because it is a representation of me as an artist and a representation of the ideas and personality of the client. Having a personal connection with clients and making their vision become real makes this process very rewarding and I feel very fortunate to have found tattooing as a career. I look forward to new opportunities to translate peoples’ ideas through the medium of tattooing and expanding myself as a person and an artist.

Love's Fun

  • Tattoo
  • Painting
  • Posters
  • Skateboards

Nate Stephens

I'm a Colorado native and my interest in art and tattooing began in my early teen years. I began getting tattooed as soon as I could and this has continued ever since. After college, graduate school and a brief four year stint in the corporate world, I decided I needed to pursue my passion. I needed to be happy. Tattooing is that passion and happiness for me. I apprenticed under Ryan Willard, here at Marion Street, beginning in June of 2012. Each day I strive to learn and grow as an artist and further my tattooing ability. Being surrounded by the talent and leadership at Marion Street helps this happen on a daily basis. I love tattooing and what it means for each client that comes into the shop. I look forward to each tattoo opportunity and helping each client's vision become reality.

Ain't no party like a west coast party!

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Traditional Flash
  • Football Discussions

Brandon Huckabey

Brandon comes to us from Kansas City via Salisbury, Missouri. He is a former high school art teach with a fine art background. He has a passion for tattooing and portrait painting. He began has apprenticeship under Ryan Willard in September 2012 and has been a part of the Marion Street Tattoo family ever since.

That's what I'm talkin' bout!

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Oil Painting
  • Portrait Painting

Mike Beard

I began my career as a tattooer in 2008. I enjoy learning more and more everyday about different styles of art and meeting the people that make it all possible. I have met so many interesting people because of tattooing and I hope to make every tattoo I do a very memorable one for them. I owe Sirris Slay of Ink Therapy Tattoo a debt of gratitude for bringing me into the industry that has changed my life. I tattooed in Arizona for the entirety of my career and have recently been welcomed to the Marion Street Crew. I am excited to call Colorado my home and I look forward to many more years of tattooing and making artwork for the people of Colorado.

Making Dreams Come True

  • Realism
  • Black and Grey
  • Inappropriate Comments

Darin Roth

My favorite thing about art is that I can do anything I want with it. The options are endless, no two things are the same, and there is no end to the pursuit of perfection. I have been tattooing since 2015 and I fall in love with it more every day.

Get in touch

We're excited to chat with you about your needs, wants and desires. Feel free to give us a call or swing by the shop so we can get to know each other. Walk ins are always welcome! We're sure you'll love what we have to offer, so let's get together!

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