News: Catch me next at the Ashville Tattoo Fest, March 14-17, 2013

About Me

Hi my name is Tony Olivas.


I'm originally from Tucson Arizona. I have been tattooing 40 years as of November . I started tattooing when I was 15. My brother Henry got me started. In 1989 I worked in Panama City Beach for Adam West at Dixieland Tattoo. Then I went to work for Jerry Riegger at Ancient Art. Jerry is the one that taught me how to make needles and build Tattoo machines. He is one of the best machine builders in the tattoo industry, and I owe him SO much for my career because he believed in me. My mentors are Brian Everett, Jack Rudy, and so many more. I love the art of TATTOOING


I'm the owner of Sacred Heart Tattoo Inc. in Atlanta Georgia. I founded Sacred Heart Tattoo in since 1994 . The flagship shop is in Little Five Points [Atlanta Georgia], and my partnered shop is in Norcross Georgia. I'm very blessed with my crew (familia) at both my shop. You can check them out by going to


I recently started painting (again) about a year ago in color. I'm known for my Black and Gray tattooing. I dont do much color tattooing anymore and I'm fine with that--"f!@# color" [ha ha].


I'm a father of 3 sons, James-24, Slade-6, and Colt-4. They are my life. I dont know where I would be without them. Slade and Colt keep me level headed, and i thank GOD for the three of them.


So on this site I have my tattoo machines, art prints and other stuff for sale.


Well thanks for taking the time to read about me and my life. GOD BLESS and remember, "When in doubt shade it out."


Tony Olivas


p.s. THANKS Jose Olivas For making this all happen. Love you.