• "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

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  • 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

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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.

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 teacher 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


Sam, or Samazon, is a 6'5" and 7-year veteran lady tattooer. Currently living in the forests of the Rocky Mountains, she descends from the peaks daily to make tattoos on Colfax in Denver. Samazon draws inspiration from the early hand-drawn Disney films, as well as the Warner Bros and Don Bluth animators of the 80s and 90s, traditional Americana tattooers such as Bert Grimm and Sailor Jerry Collins, and all things strange and macabre. Specializing in bold lines, bright color, and soft shading, and in addition to the traditional style tattooing, Samazon focuses on Mehndi, mandalas and other meditative pattern-work.

Built to last and reasonably fast.

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Disney and Nostaglic Cartoons
  • Linework and meditative patterning
  • Watercolor and ink painting

Trevor Powers

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Watercolor Painting

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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