Welcome to Mohave Creative, your premier tattoo and piercing destination in Southern California. Our goal is to give you the ultimate tattoo experience, combining expert design and flawless body artistry to bring your vision to life. Our team of highly skilled artists, led by Jonny Ocean, are dedicated to delivering excellence with every tattoo. Come see why Mohave Creative is the top choice for those seeking the very best in tattoos and piercings.

Meet Our Team

Welcome to Mohave Creative, where you’ll experience a warm and welcoming atmosphere fostered by our team of friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive individuals.

Take a moment to explore their profiles by clicking on their images below and get to know them better.

Founder, CEO & Tattoo Artist

Jonny Ocean

Jonny Ocean is an accomplished tattoo artist with 20 years of experience. He is based out of Los Angeles, California, and specializes in in realism and surrealism, in color as well as black and grey. His masterful, highly detailed work can be seen on many of Hollywood's musicians, actors, and celebrities. His tattoo studio, Mohave Creative, located in the West LA neighborhood, duals a video production space. His clients appreciate the mellow and inviting vibe.

He is an entrepreneur who has owned six tattoo shops. Three of his shops were located in Washington D.C., one situated in the prestigious Dupont Circle district, another above the trendy Current Nightclub, and a third below the well-known Tattoo Bar. These shops quickly gained the reputation of being the hottest tattoo shops in the area.
Jonny Ocean opened his first shop in Los Angeles, Sacred Art Studio, nearly a decade ago, just off Hollywood Boulevard, and near the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater. There, he tattooed a robust clientele, managed stellar tattoo artists, and trained promising apprentices for more than five years.

Jonny Ocean has been collaborating with people in the music industry and film industry for almost eight years and has worked closely with actors, entertainers, rockers, and musicians. He has appeared on TV shows such as Fear Factor, cameoed in movies, and has been a guest on several radio shows. Further, he has worked as a guest artist in tattoo studios across the country from the East Coast to the West Coast.

Jonny Ocean is best known for his realism tattoos, both color, and black and grey, which include accurate, detailed portraits, unembellished depictions of nature, and three-dimensional masterpieces. People are always astonished by his astonishing ability to reproduce photographs of loved ones in the form of lifelike tattoos. Other styles he tattoos include neo-traditional, illustrative, watercolor, and fine line. He also performs coverups and touchups depending on the original tattoo design and color.

His background in graphic design and architecture greatly influenced him as a tattooist in both skill and style, and without a doubt contributed to his rise and record to become a highly sought out tattoo artist by aficionados nationwide.

It comes as no surprise that his high-profile clientele proudly displays his work in all forms, black and white, color, three-dimensional tattoo, full-sleeves, back pieces, and more, and return to his chair again and again.

Tattoo Artist


Milk has a way with turning your ideas into a reality. Just tell him what you want, and he will bring your creation to life.

Meet Milk, a talented and experienced tattoo artist at Mohave Creative Tattoo in Santa Monica. With a passion for the art of tattooing and a keen eye for detail, Milk creates unique and custom tattoos that tell a story and make a statement.

Milk's skillset ranges from traditional to modern styles, including realism, portraiture, watercolor, neo-traditional, and more. He is always striving to push the boundaries of his craft and deliver exceptional results to his clients.

At Mohave Creative Tattoo, Milk is part of a team of highly skilled and welcoming artists who are dedicated to creating a positive and comfortable experience for all of their clients. Come visit Milk and let him help bring your tattoo vision to life.

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Dean specializes in black and white tattoos, but will gladly throw in some color if needed.

Meet Dean, a versatile and skilled tattoo artist at Mohave Creative Tattoo. With years of experience in the industry, Dean has honed his craft to create stunning and meaningful tattoos for his clients.

Dean is passionate about all styles of tattooing, but he specializes in fine line, blackwork, and traditional styles. He takes great care to understand his clients' vision and work with them to bring their ideas to life.

At Mohave Creative Tattoo, Dean is part of a team of expert artists who are dedicated to creating a warm and welcoming environment for their clients. Come visit Dean and let him help you tell your story through a beautiful and meaningful tattoo.

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Chris prides himself on his excellent line work and his realism.

Chris has been working in the tattoo industry for many years and has developed a keen eye for detail and artistic expression. He is passionate about creating unique and personalized tattoos that tell a story and reflect the individuality of his clients.

Specializing in black and grey, neo-traditional, and fine line styles, Chris is committed to producing high-quality tattoos that are both beautiful and long-lasting. He works closely with his clients to understand their vision and bring their ideas to life.

As part of the team of expert artists at Mohave Creative Tattoo, Chris creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for his clients. Whether you're looking to get your first tattoo or add to your existing collection, Chris is dedicated to providing a comfortable and professional experience. Visit Mohave Creative Tattoo and let Chris help you express your unique style through a stunning and meaningful tattoo.

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Diego specializes in black and grey ink and has been tattooing for 8 years.

Diego is an accomplished tattoo artist specializing in black and grey realism. With eight years of experience in the industry, he has established himself as a leading artist at Mohave Creative in Santa Monica, CA.

Diego's passion for tattooing is evident in his exceptional skill and attention to detail. His expertise lies in creating stunning black and grey designs that come to life with depth and realism. Each piece he creates showcases his dedication to his craft and his ability to push the boundaries of artistic expression.

Clients appreciate Diego's commitment to providing a personalized tattoo experience. He takes the time to understand their vision and works closely with them to bring their ideas to life. With his warm and approachable demeanor, Diego creates a comfortable and welcoming environment for his clients throughout the tattooing process.

Having developed a strong foundation in the art of black and grey realism, Diego continuously seeks inspiration to further enhance his skills. He stays up-to-date with the latest industry trends and techniques, ensuring that his work remains innovative and fresh.

If you're looking for a black and grey realism tattoo that captures your imagination, Diego at Mohave Creative is the artist to trust. With his exceptional talent, commitment to excellence, and dedication to customer satisfaction, he will create a unique and stunning piece of art that you can proudly wear for a lifetime

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Kat is a ten year veteran of tattoo knowledge.

With years of experience in the tattoo industry, Kat has honed her craft to create stunning and meaningful tattoos for her clients.

Kat specializes in a wide range of tattoo styles, including black and grey, neotraditional, and illustrative. She is dedicated to creating unique and personalized designs that reflect the individuality and vision of her clients.

At Mohave Creative Tattoo, Kat is part of a team of expert artists who are committed to providing a comfortable and professional experience for their clients. She works closely with her clients to understand their needs and expectations, and strives to exceed them with her exceptional artistic skills.

With a warm and welcoming demeanor, Kat creates a friendly and inclusive environment for her clients. Whether you're looking to get your first tattoo or adding to your existing collection, Kat is dedicated to making your experience at Mohave Creative Tattoo a positive one. Visit Kat today and let her help you tell your story through a beautiful and meaningful tattoo.

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Andri prides herself on her excellent line work.

Andri is a talented tattoo artist based at Mohave Creative, with a deep passion for nature and all its intricate details. Her unique style reflects her love for the beauty of floral fauna and bugs, and her artistic skills enable her to bring these elements to life on skin.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA, Andri has honed her skills in fine arts, which she now applies to her work as a tattoo artist. She has an eye for detail and excels in fine line work and shading, which allow her to capture the delicate intricacies of the natural world. Andri also has a flair for portraiture and enjoys creating realistic depictions of animals and people.

Andri is particularly skilled in black and gray tattooing, a style that allows her to create stunning monochromatic designs with subtle shades of gray. Her ability to manipulate light and shadow results in tattoos that appear three-dimensional and lifelike.

With her extensive knowledge of art and her dedication to her craft, Andri is a sought-after tattoo artist at Mohave Creative. Her clients trust her to create beautiful, unique tattoos that capture their individual styles and personalities. Andri's passion for nature and her exceptional artistic skills make her a standout in the tattoo industry.



Monique is our head piercer with a wealth of experience.

Tattoo Artist


Gabe is a tattoo veteran.

Friendly, Professional, and Clean Atmosphere.

Sammi TrinitySammi Trinity
18:30 28 May 23
Got my very first tattoo here and came as a walk-in. The staff were super nice and professional. I had Chris do my tattoo and even though it wasn't his style, he did a very good job at creating what I wanted. He also made me feel very comfortable since it was my first tattoo and was great at informing me what to do and how to take care of my tattoo. The place had such a great vibe and lots of amazing artists there and I would love to come back again some day to get another tattoo from them.
07:52 28 May 23
I got a tattoo here for the first time and from my experience the staff were all extremely friendly and highly skilled. I got my tattoo done by David and he did a fantastic job on my piece. It took about 3.5-4 hours to complete and he charged me for only 3 cuz he was really excited about the piece, he might have been more excited than I was. He was very light handed and from all the tattoos I’ve gotten this one was the least painful despite it being the most complex. I would a 100% be back for David to finish the rest of my sleeve
Kyle LittleKyle Little
07:38 23 Dec 22
Highly recommend Mohave Creative! My artist was Gabriel and he did an amazing job with my tribal design tattoo! The staff was great, the shop had a great vibe, and overall really enjoyed my experience here!
Kody GalanKody Galan
21:22 30 Mar 22
So glad I chose to go here!! I Absolutely love my tattoo. Emma was the first person I talked to and she was amazing, super helpful and had Such an awesome personality! She set me up with Gabe and I couldn’t have been happier with his work! It’s phenomenal! Such a skilled artist. Cody the other reception is the man! Super professional, knowledgeable and thorough on all the info I needed before and after leaving. A big thanks to everyone here who helped me along the way! Amazing artists and the best two receptionists I’ve came across anywhere.
Ivy AcostaIvy Acosta
01:31 23 Mar 22
I absolutely love my tattoo done by AB! They were extremely easy to talk to and I love their style of tattoos. They really worked with me to get exactly what I wanted and I never felt like I couldn’t speak up if I wanted to change something! Super clean work and it’s healing great.

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Our aim is to make you as comfortable and happy as possible during your tattoo experience.

Health and Safety is Our Top Priority

We care about your health and safety at Mohave Creative Tattoo. We continue to follow local and state guidelines always.

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Our expert artists specialize in all types of tattoos, and will work with your design to make sure it’s perfect.

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