Tattoo-FX is the home of life like Tattoo-able Products by Jess Cavazos and is located at Black Lantern Tattoo!

Black Lantern Tattoo Hours

Monday through Sunday

2:00pm – 10:00 pm

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Our silicone products are tattoo-able!  Check out the gallery for examples!

Some of my latest works

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Ink and Art Tattoo Expo

Sep 30 - Oct 02
Galveston, TX


I’ve been a part of this industry tattooing for over 12 years and along the way multiple products have come and gone to simulate skin for both practice and cool display art. Well in that time I have finally found one product that tattoos with ease and most closely simulates working on a real human. The work Jess Cavazos is doing is second to none in the synthetic skin market and his unique applications of using the sphinx cat and other designs he’s sculpting up not only make this an invaluable tool but super fun to work on!Josh Payne
As an apprentice, working on inkenstein has been a fun and easy way to practice new techniques. It’s smooth texture takes ink extremely well and can’t wait to work on it some more!Aleah Lauren
I saw a fellow artist tattooing a Sphynx from Jess, and right there I knew I had to have one. I’ve tattooed on a few other fake skin/practice skin pieces before, hands, feet, etc. But the cat looked so real and had so much potential to do super fun tattoos on. When I received my Sphynx, I planned out a few things to tattoo on it, and so far I’ve had a blast doing it. The skin tattoos so well, and cleanly. After posting a few pictures of the cast on my instagram I even got a few threats that animal control should be called, because it looks so real. Seriously if you want a great piece to practice out develop your skills on, maybe just make some great artwork, or have a conversation starter in your shop. Look into getting one of these piecesJerred Kincaid

5230 Kostoryz Ste B
Corpus Christi, TX 78415



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If I cannot currently take on your project, would you like me to forward your information to a fellow artist?

Please indicate what location you would like to get tattooed at? Black Lantern? Tattoo Convention?

Is this your first tattoo?

Do you have any medical conditions that may affect sitting for a long tattoo session (more than 4 hours) such as but not limited to, bad back, bad hip, twitching?

Do you have or have had any medical conditions that may or may not affect the healing process of your tattoo such as but not limited to HIV/AIDS, Lymphatic Cancers, HEP-C, Psoriasis, Diabetes, allergies to any previous pigments used, metals, Vitamin E, Bactine?

Where and how big?

Please attach clear, straight on photos of the area to be tattooed with a visible tape measure indicating the:

• Length of the entire body part where the tattoo will be located (not just the area to be tattooed) and the

• Width of the entire body part at the top, middle and bottom? Hands and feet do not need middle width.

It is better to have someone else take the photos in order to get the correct angle. Please understand that portraits and some other concepts may only work well in specific areas due to the direction they may need to face and the size they may need to be in order to maintain longevity.

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Do you prefer color, black & grey, both, or whichever I think may work better with the concept?Please understand that some concepts may work better in one format over the other but I'm happy to help if undecided.:


Some concepts (like a portrait of Grandpa) are very straight forward, while other concepts may entail a lot of research and design (like a full color, highly rendered, realistic fantasy dragon sleeve). In order to maintain artistic freedom and create the best designs I can, it is important to be able to describe the concept of your tattoo in only a few words or a couple of sentences or even a basic sketch. If you need more than a couple of lines to describe the concept of your tattoo, then you may be trying to put too much into one tattoo and it would be better to start with 2 of those ideas first. If you feel that this is simply not enough to convey your idea or that you really need to speak to someone in person, or that you really need to be able to go back over the initial design and possibly make changes, then I’m probably not the tattoo artist for you. And that’s not a bad thing! Each tattoo you get is certainly something to be cherished and I want to make sure that you get the best artist for your concept. If you are open to me doing the type of art that I tattoo best, then just letting me do my thing will get the best tattoo I can give. If this is just way too scary then an artist that is more available for in person consultations and has the openness in their schedule to make that happen, will certainly be a better match for you. Again, I am more than happy to forward your information to another artist in my studio that may be able to accommodate. With that in mind, I do love to tattoo Portraits, Pinups, Horror, Realism and Lots of Detail! (I don’t like to tattoo much traditional, Japanese, tribal, black graphics or racist & politically negative tattoos).

Briefly explain what you would like to get tattooed?:

If you would like a straight forward portrait of someone or a re-creation of something else very specific such as painting, please attach CLEAR – NON BLURRY – HIGH RESOLUTION - reference photos, which have not been taken with a cell phone. Please understand that I will not re-create a copy of any other tattooer’s art or tattoo’s and that due to copyrights am unable to re-create some artist's works without permission. However, I am more than happy to use these as inspiration and concepts for totally new designs when that is the case.

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