JJ OHLINGER

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I have been making art as long as I can remember. I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska moved to Greenville, South Carolina as a teenager, and earned a degree in Scientific Illustration from the University of Georgia. After college I moved to San Francisco for several years, working as an illustrator for the Grateful Dead, After Jerry’s untimely demise, I transitioned to web design and development.

In the late 90s I moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where I owned a graphic design and web agency while also maintaining a painting studio on King Street, hosting art shows and also getting my work out to other galleries and museums. In 2006, I moved back to Greenville, South Carolina and devoted myself full time to painting and teaching art classes.

A few years ago I decided to try my hand at tattooing. I approach it as another medium for creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art. I wanted to see if I could translate illustration and painting techniques into tattoo form. My favorite thing about making tattoos is that every single one is a collaboration between me and the person who wears it. I love helping people to express themselves through tattoos and enjoy the challenge of bringing a fine art style to the process, creating art you can wear.

Which brings us here, to the next logical step. My wife and I decided it was time to open our own tattoo shop. Ready for a change from the hot and humid South, we set our sights on Salt Lake City, UT, and opened Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo in October, 2016. We are located in the heart of the Sugar House neighborhood, a walkable, unique part of the city that is known for being a haven for artists and rebels of all stripes. We are excited to be a part of our community and look forward to serving the tattoo needs of the greater Salt Lake area for many years to come.

 

Geometric Brush

Geometric Brush

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Spaceship

Spaceship

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Sleeve

Sleeve

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Bird Sleeve

Bird Sleeve

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Armpit Moth

Armpit Moth

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Sleeve

Sleeve

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Whale

Whale

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Fishing Lizard

Fishing Lizard

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Sleeve

Sleeve

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Geometric

Geometric

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Dog portraits

Dog portraits

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Norse sleeve

Norse sleeve

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Space

Space

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Booby on booby

Booby on booby

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Floral Sleeve

Floral Sleeve

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Sleeve view 1

Sleeve view 1

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Sleeve view 2

Sleeve view 2

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Sleeve view 3

Sleeve view 3

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Flower shoulder

Flower shoulder

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Secretariat

Secretariat

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

sleeve

sleeve

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Octopus

Octopus

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

zen eyeballs

zen eyeballs

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Colorful flowers

Colorful flowers

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Death

Death

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Terrapin Station

Terrapin Station

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Sleeve

Sleeve

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Bee and flowers

Bee and flowers

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

2020

2020

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Jerry

Jerry

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Jokers

Jokers

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Octopus

Octopus

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Cat

Cat

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Grateful Dead Side Piece

Grateful Dead Side Piece

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Grateful Dead Sleeve

Grateful Dead Sleeve

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Shoulder Peony

Shoulder Peony

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Butterfly cover up

Butterfly cover up

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Bosch half sleeve

Bosch half sleeve

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Drink til Extinct

Drink til Extinct

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Rat head rework

Rat head rework

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Peonies

Peonies

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Protea

Protea

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Monkey on Your Back

Monkey on Your Back

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Three-legged Cat

Three-legged Cat

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Mucha Grateful Dead Mashup

Mucha Grateful Dead Mashup

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Octopus

Octopus

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Cowboy T-Rex

Cowboy T-Rex

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Chest Peonies

Chest Peonies

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

So Many Flowers

So Many Flowers

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Trees

Trees

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Fungus and Ferns

Fungus and Ferns

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

Sleeve based on The Alchemist

Sleeve based on The Alchemist

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo

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PROHIBITION INK  CUSTOM TATTOO   1991 S 1100 E  Suite C  Salt Lake City, Utah   (801) 485.2294

Floral Sleeve

by JJ Ohlinger Prohibition Ink Custom Tattoo