Lost Edge tattoo studio hires only the best black and grey tattoo artists and we train them in our own fine art process, with the superior tattoo ink and cutting-edge tools and techniques, based on years of experience in the industry tattooing thousands of clients at some of the best tattoo parlors in the world.
Each of our tattooers has trained with the top tattoo artists, painters, and other fine artists in multiple creative media across many tattoo styles.
They’ve undergone rigorous tattoo apprenticeships. They’ve attended hundreds of tattoo conventions and done dozens of guest spots. They’ve been trained in bloodborne pathogen prevention, how to prevent cross-contamination, and methods of rigorous sterilization techniques for their tattoo machines. And they’ve distilled the expertise of the masters they’ve worked with into their own tattoo art.
These artists will honor the vision you have for your tattoo and handle it with care and precision to extract the essence of your idea and merge it with Lost Edge’s unique blend of photorealism and surrealism.
100% custom designs. The best tattoo aftercare. Catering to art and tattoo lovers looking for something exceptional, whether it’s your first tattoo or your 50th.
Experience tattooing, elevated, with the best tattoo artists in Austin, based at innovative studio Lost Edge.
Cory James has been a tattooist for a dozen years with over 15,000 hours of tattooing experience and specializes in blackwork ink tattoo styles.
His artistic experience began in photography where he could capture people, nature, and reality in novel ways. He transitioned from taking photographs to bringing old photos back to life on the skin through portraiture tattoos with unparalleled fidelity to the source – one of the reasons many clients consider him the best portrait tattoo artist they’ve ever used.
Cory moved to Austin from Milwaukee in 2013 to immerse himself in a culture inspired by art and tattoos. This was one step among many taken to shake up and elevate his craft.
Today, he’s working to create the best tattoo shop in Austin and beyond, featuring cutting-edge care products from his own tattoo aftercare company, amenities and comforts unrivaled at even the best tattoo parlors.
He travels the world learning from masters of craft in various art forms, from tattooing to classical alla prima painting, while sharing his learnings on art production and business with other artists and creatives. Whether it’s a tattoo convention or a master-level drawing class or figure painting workshop, Cory lives to expand his art gallery and share his talent with the world while helping other creatives succeed in their craft. In 2014, Cory was recognized as one of the “best tattoo artists” in Austin, cementing Lost Edge as one of the premier tattoo studios in the city.
Appointment only, no walk-ins