Blackwater Studios

Blackwater Studios

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Mark Matias

My name is Mark Matias. I'm a tattoo artist from Dearborn Heights, MI. I began my career as an apprentice at Beyond Reality Tattoos in Wyandotte, MI in 2006. Two years later, I accepted a position at the same shop as a tattoo artist.

I've tattooed at Liquid Chaos, Artistic Superstition, Eternal Tattoos Eastpointe, and Kustom Kulture. Recently I just opened my new shop, Blackwater Studios, in Dearborn Heights where I currently am.

I specialize in black & gray, realism, and neo traditional. My favorite subject matter are dark imagery, portraits, skulls, roses, and animals.

I tattoo by appointment only and require a $100 deposit to book a tattoo.



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Kory Swanson

My name is Kory Swanson , I have been tattooing almost 14 years. Drawing all my life. If I had to say what style I am good at I would say “surrealism “.

Personally, I think (good) tattoo artists should be able to do all styles and types of art. I have been doing it a long time but I am still learning.

My hobbies are tattooing, drawing, painting, skateboarding, Footbag, dream catchers, creation in general if you would like to make a appointment with me please contact me below.



Color Gem Heart Color Octopus Color Spartan Coverup Color Flower Sleeve Flower Color Sleeve Number Two Full Color Sleeve
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Tara Downey

Hey! I’m Tara Downey, Professional Microblade & Make Up Artist. I have been in the beauty industry for 8 years. I graduated cosmetology school in 2010. I worked at MAC Cosmetics as a make up artist & manager for 6 years and left in August 2016 to open my own salon with my fiancé and expand my freelance make up business, MotorCity Cosmetics. I am looking forward to my residency at Blackwater Studios in Dearborn Heights where I can provide my clients with a private, professional, and sanitary setting.



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27255 Joy Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127