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

At Mohave Creative, enjoy a relaxed and inviting environment with our friendly, knowledgable, and supportive team. Click on their images below to read their bio.

Founder, CEO & Tattoo Artist

Jonny Ocean

Even as CEO and owner of the business, Jonny still tattoo's clients on a regular basis.

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

Diego 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, Diego is part of a team of expert artists who are dedicated to creating a warm and welcoming environment for their clients. Come visit Diego 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.

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



Vanessa is licensed and specializes in all types of body piercings, and tattoo removal.

Meet Vanessa, the licensed piercer and tattoo removal specialist at Mohave Creative Tattoo. Vanessa combines her passion for body modification with her commitment to professionalism, safety, and client satisfaction.

Vanessa has extensive training and experience in body piercing and tattoo removal. As a tattoo removal specialist, she is dedicated to providing her clients with a comfortable and safe experience using the latest laser technology to achieve the best results.

At Mohave Creative Tattoo, Vanessa uses only high-quality, sterile equipment and follows strict hygiene and safety protocols to ensure a safe and healthy experience for her clients. She takes the time to educate her clients on proper aftercare and maintenance to ensure the healing process is smooth and successful.

With a warm and welcoming demeanor, Vanessa creates a friendly and inclusive environment for her clients. Whether you're looking to get a piercing, a new tattoo, or remove an old one, Vanessa is committed to making your experience at Mohave Creative Tattoo a positive one. Visit Vanessa today and achieve your desired body modification with safety and professionalism.

Tattoo Artist


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.

Friendly, Professional, and Clean Atmosphere.

“I recently got a tattoo from Jonny at Mohave Creative and I was blown away by the level of cleanliness, comfort, and hospitality! The shop is beautifully designed and the atmosphere is so inviting. They went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable throughout the entire process. I couldn't be happier with my experience at Mohave Creative.”

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Friendly and Welcoming Artists and Atmosphere

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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