Old Town Scottsdale Dame of the West Tattoo

Old Town Scottsdale's Premier Tattoo Shop


Welcome to Dame of the West Tattoo

Located at

7151 E 6th Ave Scottsdale AZ 85251

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Arizona’s premier Scottsdale tattoo shop, located in the heart of Old Town. Dame of the West Tattoo is a high end parlor providing you with a comfortable and friendly environment. With over 20 years experience and some of the best artists in the valley; we pride ourselves on producing the finest tattoos in Arizona. We specialize in various tattoo styles including American Traditional, large scale Japanese Irezumi, Black and Grey, and Single Needle; or create a custom piece of your own design with one of our talented tattoo artists. Come in or call today, see for yourself why we think Dame of the West Tattoo is the best.

Meet our artists

(480) 534-5843

Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are always welcome!

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Meet our artists

Jon Garber - Artist

Jon Garber - Artist

Josh Carter - Artist & Owner

Instagram @joshcartertattoo

A professional tattooer with over 20 years experience, Josh started tattooing at the age of 19 in Los Angeles, California around 1997. Early in his career, he worked in high volume street shops. Including places like Venice Beach and Hollywood Boulevard before transitioning into a more custom design oriented path. After a few years of exploring different genres of tattooing, Josh finally settled on making Japanese style tattooing his primary focus. View his portfolio here.

Jon Garber - Owner & Artist

Instagram @deadeyenone

After 15 years in the industry and over 20 years as an artist, I wanted to open a shop that would exceed clients expectations. Everyone is treated with the utmost respect and given a tattoo they can be proud of. My style is classic Americana or traditional. Simplistic yet expressive with bold outlines and a limited color palette, my designs are representative of tattoos from the 1800's. Strength and timelessness are captured in my pieces. View Jon’s portfolio…

Josh Carter - Artist

Josh Carter - Artist

Devin Bennett - Artist

Devin Bennett - Artist

Devin Bennett - Tattoo Artist

Instagram @devinbennett_tattoo

My focus is on black and grey tattooing. I try to create a feeling of form, emotional atmosphere, and refinement in my projects with fine attention to detail in each stage of the working process. For me, the most important aspect of my art is maintaining mental presence throughout the working process, and cultivating a sense of circumspection. View Devin’s portfolio here…

Fernando Mardo - Artist

Instagram @fernofthewest

Fernando “Fern” Mardo is an accomplished artist and tattooer who specializes in the American Traditional style. Before beginning his tattoo career 9 years ago, Fernando spent 12 years of his youth focused on perfecting his craft of graffiti and painting trains.Fernando enjoys traveling the world, the perfect pair of Vans, and being as meticulously clean as Danny Tanner! Fernando is available to help you accomplish your tattoo vision. View Fern’s portfolio here …

Fernando Mardo - Artist

Fernando Mardo - Artist

Leo Galaz - Artist

Leo Galaz - Artist

Leo Galaz - Artist

Instagram @creep_reaper

My name is Leopoldo “Creep Reaper”Galaz. As a first generation American, I grew up heavily influenced by Chicano art. My tattoos are a mix of bold black work and intricate fine line. Born and raised in Mesa, Arizona the son of two immigrant parents, Mexican culture is all I knew. Hip hop and hardcore punk rock were later introduced into my life and is how I was first introduced to tattoo culture. I got my first tattoo at the tender age of 17, straight edge x’s down the side of my leg, I was hooked. I started my tattoo career in early 2018 here at Dame of the West under the tutelage of my mentors and shop owners Jon Garber and Josh Carter.

View Leo’s portfolio

Morgan Gatekeeper - Artist

Instagram @morgangatekeeper

My name is Morgan Gatekeeper, I’m an Arizona native who’s had the pleasure of tattooing for a little over 6 years. I specialize in both large and small scale geometric work as well as various floral tattoos. I’ve always grown up being nurtured as an artist and am well versed in several different mediums so my transition into the tattoo world was very natural at a young age. I attended the Art Institute of Colorado prior to beginning my journey as a tattooer. I continuously strive to give my clients the best experience possible on both a design and comfort level.

Joshua James - Artist

Joshua James - Artist

Morgan Gatekeeper - Artist

Morgan Gatekeeper - Artist


Joshua James - Artist

Instagram @Joshuajamestattoo

Originally from Palm Beach Florida I made the move to Arizona at a young age where I was quickly inspired by graphic novels, comics, and character concept art. I began drawing and painting at a young age and began tattooing in the UK in 2016. I love neotraditional, traditional, and ornamental styles of tattooing but am always looking to learn and grow in my craft.

I love occult imagery, and was heavily inspired by the art of Todd McFarlane and the spawn series at a young age. Manga, anime, and gaming inspired my art over the years and I am always up for referencing them in tattoo form. I look forward to honing my skills with everyone here at Dame of the West for the foreseeable future.

Our location :                         

7151 E 6th Ave.,Scottsdale, AZ 85251           

Shop hours :  Mon. - Sat. - 12pm - 8pm   -  Sunday -  12 - 7pm                      

Book an appointment  (480) 534-5843

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Client Testimonials

Yelp Reviews

Josh is awesome. My brother went in for his tattoo and I left getting one as well. Let's say I couldn't say no because my brothers turned out great!!! I 10/10 recommend!!!

Aleata P,Scottsdale

Josh, one of the owners, took me on a walk-in earlier today. I was asking to get a mountain range tattooed on my bicep. He gladly took me in and helped me design the perfect tattoo. He took about 30 minutes to do it all completely and was very fairly priced. The place was super clean and well kept. Awesome atmosphere and music. I'd reccomend them to anyone.

John R., san Francisco

Gave my husband an idea for a tattoo (I got the idea from a sock). Fernando tattooed him literally the next day and drew up one awesome piece! My husband really appreciated Fernando and his knowledge and support of the tattoos he currently has. I think the tattoo looks awesome! Oh and Austin is awesome. He was great at responding to my emails and very friendly!

Jasmine. Sacramento

I stumbled into Dame of the West last month after drinking my fair share of sake across the street and haven't looked back since. I met Fern just by walking up to the counter and explaining a piece I was trying to get that had been turned down by another shop down the road  

(for going against a "moral code" of tattooing). He listened to what I wanted, gave me advice without a lecture, and it was done the next day!

Fern is the 4th tattoo artist I've worked with and by far my favorite. His talent goes without saying, but I get the most compliments on his work out of all my pieces. I always ask him for his professional opinion on the pieces I'm getting and he is so helpful and knowledgeable. I really like that he's so great to collaborate with and doesn't take offense to changes I want to make. I got one of my pieces "upside down" and Fern let me know that traditionally it should face the other way. When I told him I really, really wanted it upside down he didn't judge or give me pushback. I hate when shops shut your ideas down right away because you're new to tattoos or want something they think is "stupid". Fern just has this really chill way of lending his professional advice without turning it all into his show.

As for technique, Fern is as speedy and light-handed as it gets! I have a hard time watching when I get my nails or a tattoo done, because I think it's so incredibly awkward to stare at an artist at work on me. So half the time I'm zoned out and then I hear him tell me we're all done and I'm like okurrrrr! The shop also uses this AMAZING adhesive wrap that stays on for days (even through the shower) and helps your tattoo heal so much faster. It's called Saniderm, and my last tattoo almost completely skipped the scabbing stage because of it.Fern is so easy to book/collab with, can't wait to keep working together on more!


Google Reviews

This is the first and only tattoo shop I've ever been to, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone. I went in knowing they had talented artists, but they're also all very friendly and fun to be around. The facility is clean, the location is great, and I couldn't be more pleased with my experience.

Josh Carter did my tattoo and he is great! I didn't keep track of how many hours my tattoo took (3/4 sleeve with chest panel), but it was definitely a lot of time spent with him and in the shop. Probably 5 or 6 visits, a few hours each time. Josh was always on time, professional, and fun to spend time with. I would trust any of the artists there without any reservation.

Jordan Nichols, Scottsdale

I recently got tattooed at Dame of the West by Fern. The shop was clean and comfortable. The vibe was very welcoming and professional - Fern, Max and Josh all provided a great experience. Highly recommend Fernando for any traditional style tattoos and Dame of the West in general!

Koral Kasillas

So I stopped in for a consolation on a tattoo last week, and was pleased with the professionalism and how pleasant the staff was at the Dame of the west Tattoo shop was. 100% recommend this shop!!! Got a sick Japanese inspired tattoo from Josh, great artist and love my new tattoo,  can't wait to add to it!

Anthony Giordano

Stellar work by all the guys here. Josh and Max are amazing and it shows in their work. They have a ton of experience in this shop and whether you're looking for traditional Japanese Irezumi, or you have an idea that you want to make a reality, the gang is great at visualizing & designing it and following through to ensure that it is exactly what is wanted.  Check them out for sure!

Karl Gast

I can't say enough about Josh and his crew here. Absolutely professional and courteous.  The work they did for me was top notch and admired by many. This was my first tattoo ever and they made me feel welcome and comfortable. I would not hesitate to send anyone here.

Jason Walz

Nice clean shop. Friendly staff. Me being very, very picky, I asked if I could place the two stencils on myself with a little help from the tattooist. He was very cool about it. Got two classic swallow bird tattoos. They came out exactly the way I wanted from the picture I provided. I would highly recommend this shop.

Daniel Walzman

I regularly travel from Nashville Tennessee just to get tattooed there. The overall vibe and experience is unparalleled! Whatever you’re looking to get done you will not be disappointed!

Mason Herron

This place is the best! From the time you walk in the doors you are greeted in a very friendly atmosphere, real down to earth people,kudos to Josh! He did my work. Very personal and comfortable environment and very cost friendly. Quality work all the way.

Mike Martin