Owner of Altered Art, Erik Lawson, has been tattooing since 1988. In 1991, Erik was voted the second best up-and-coming artist in the country. A master at a variety of tattoo techniques, Erik specializes in portraits, sleeves, back pieces, and cover-ups. He enjoys working closely with each client to create their custom tattoo. Erik strives to continuously develop his talent to provide each person with the best quality services available.
Pappy began his tattooing journey in one of the most competitive markets in the country – Dallas, Texas. After developing a strong connection to the giants of tattooing’s past (Bert Grimm, Sailor Jerry Collins, Mike Malone, etc), his work began to reflect the love he has for the old school.
After a few years of tattooing in Dallas, Pappy moved to San Diego, California to work at the second-oldest shop in America. With the majority of this clientele being Navy and Marines, Pappy was able to utilize his traditional skills on a nearly daily basis.
Now that Pappy has returned to New Jersey, he’s ready to apply his historical knowledge and skills to your tattoos. Contact him on Instagram, or drop into the shop to plan your next tattoo!
Our piercer, Sharon Mower, has been piercing since 2000. Sharon is a skilled piercer who creates a comfortable, fun atmosphere. She will provide detailed instructions on how to care for and clean your new piercing and will patiently answer all your questions. Sharon has many happy clients who return throughout the years.
Corinna is a licensed medical esthetician and cosmetic tattoo artist offering permanent cosmetic services at Altered Art. With over 7 years in the aesthetics industry she is well knowledgeable and experienced with different skin types. Corinna prides herself in providing a professional and comfortable environment for her clients and helping them achieve their ultimate beauty goals.
Corinna completed her training and certification for cosmetic tattooing through Beau Institute of Permanent Cosmetics and is also a certified microblading artist through the Advanced Microblading Academy with Katie Dang.