Compliance Actions - Tattoo and Body Piercing Studios

Compliance/Disciplinary Actions are taken by regulatory authorities in response to a violation of the law or rules. Different kinds of actions may be taken depending on the severity of the offense, the history of previous violations, efforts made to correct the violation, the harm to the victims, the likelihood of a repeat violation, and other matters related to each particular case. These actions are taken to protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Texas.

For enforcement questions or concerns, contact:

Jaime Wise
Phone: 512-834-4510

Penny Ravnell
Phone: 512-834-6785

Ademola Olufemi
Phone: 737-218-7074

Tattoo and Body Piercing Studios Disciplinary Actions

Name

License Number

City of Residence

Alleged Violation

Disciplinary Action

Date of Action

Ronald Fowlie
d/b/a Tattoo Nation

0103882

Corpus Christi, TX

25 TAC §229.404(c)

Default order: $5,000

11/21/22

Ronald Fowlie
d/b/a Tattoo Nation

0103882

Corpus Christi, TX

25 TAC §229.407(f) states, 25 TAC §229.407(d) and TAC §229.407(h)

Default order: $5,000

11/21/22

Justin Headstone
Renegade Ink LLC
d/b/a Renegade Ink

1005032

Haslet, TX

25 TAC §229.403(e)(1) and  25 TAC §229.406(j)

Default order: $5,000

11/21/22

Francisco Flores
d/b/a Cowtown Tattoo Lounge

1005049

Fort Worth, TX

25 TAC §229.406(j) 

Agreed to pay $1,500

9/23/22

Aaron Garza
d/b/a AG Studios

1006849

Kerrville, TX

25 TAC §229.406(c)

Acceptance order: $3,000

9/19/22

Renegade Ink LLC
d/b/a Renegade Ink

1005032

Fort Worth, TX

25 TAC §229.403(e)(1), 25 TAC §229.406(j) and25 TAC §229.408(b)

Default order: $5,000

9/15/22

JH2 Enterprises LLC
d/b/a Infinity 13 Studios

1000753

Farmersville, TX

25 TAC §229.408(b) and 25 TAC §229.407(f)

Agreed order: $3,600

9/1/22

Melissa Nayola
Bella Vita Lashes

1003265

Laredo, TX

25 TAC §229.406(c), 25 TAC §229.401(d) and HSC 431.112, 25 TAC §229.406(j) and 25 TAC §229.407(d)

Agreed to: $4,000

8/9/22

Ink Life DFW Inc

1001168

North Richland Hills, TX

 25 TAC §229.407(d) and 25 TAC §229.407(f)

Agreed to: $2,500

8/1/22

Ritual Tattoo Co, LLC.

1005170

Houston, TX

25 TAC §229.406(c), 25 TAC §229.406(h) and  25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.408(b)

Agreed to $1,000

5/26/22

Juan Arvizo, d/b/a Atak Tattoos 2

1006096

Laredo, TX

25 TAC §229.406(c)&(d), 25 TAC §229.401(d), 25 TAC §229.404(f) and 25 TAC §229.406(j)

Agreed to $1,100

5/19/22

Dylan Gibson, d/b/a Salt of the Earth Body Piercing

1001675

Tyler, TX

25 TAC §229.404(b), 25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(a), 25 TAC §229.407(f) and  25 TAC §229.407(d)&(h)

Agreed to $1,200

5/19/22

Mario Salazar

1006233

Mercedes, TX

25 TAC §229.406(c), 25 TAC §229.404(j), 25 TAC §229.404(f), 25 TAC §229.408(a)&(b), 25 TAC §229.406(j) and 25 TAC §229.406(h)

Agreed to $1,400

5/12/22

Mike Oviedo
d/b/a Adorn Tattoos

1000430 & 1001440

Humble, TX

25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(f) and  25 TAC §229.408(b)

Agreed to $600

4/28/22

Sawyer Thomas, d/b/a Pops Tattoo Parlor

10003342

Pantego, TX

25 TAC §229.407(f) and , 25 TAC §229.408(b)

Agreed to $400

3/23/22

Love-N-Hate Tattoo Studio Inc.

0054921

Lewisville, TX

25 TAC §229.403(d)(3), 25 TAC §229.405(c) and 25 TAC §229.402(19), 25 TAC §229.408(b), 25 TAC §229.404(c), 25 TAC §229.406(b) and 25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(a), 25 TAC §229.407(f),  25 TAC §229.407(g) and 25 TAC §229.408(c)

Agreed to $1,725

3/9/22

Rosa Laura Contreras
d/b/a Laura Beauty Salon & Permanent Makeup

1004262

Brownsville, TX

25 TAC §229.407(d), 25 TAC §229.407(h), 25 TAC §229.407(f) and  25 TAC §229.407(g)

Agreed to $800

2/25/22

Jeremy Anderson
d/b/a Kustom Ink Tattoo Studio

1005033 and 1000966

Corpus Christi, TX

25 TAC §229.407(d)&(h), 25 TAC §229.407(f), 25 TAC §229.401(c)

Agreed to: $600

2/23/22

Jesus Cruz
d/b/a Hub Citys Finest Tattoos

1005043

Alice, TX 

25 TAC §229.401(c) and HSC §146.018, 25 TAC §229.406(c), 25 TAC §229.406(i), 25 TAC §229.408(a), 25 TAC §229.404(b), 25 TAC §229.404(c), 25 TAC §229.404(f), 25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(d) and25 TAC §229.407(i) 

Agreed to: $2,300

1/18/21

Dominic Charcas
d/b/a Special D Ink

0084881

Rosenberg, TX 

25 TAC §229.407(d)

Agreed to: $900

12/29/21

Platinum Tattoos & Body Piercing LLC

0013971

San Antonio, TX 

25 TAC §229.407(d) & (h) and 25 TAC §229.407(f)

Agreed to: $500

12/29/21

Alex Trufant & Aubrey Trufant
d/b/a Trufant Bros Tattoo

0083630 & 1001608

San Angelo, TX 

25 TAC §229.404(f), 25 TAC §229.406(j) and 25 TAC §229.408(a), 25 TAC §229.408(b), 25 TAC §229.408(c), 25 TAC §229.407(d).  25 TAC §229.407(i) and   25 TAC §229.409(m)   

Agreed to: $1,600

12/29/21

Sonny Aguilar
d/b/a Uprock

0013916

Midland, TX 

25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(a), 25 TAC §229.407(d) and  25 TAC §229.407(f)

Agreed to: $900

12/23/21

Myra T. Barrera
d/b/a Deadly Ink Tattoo & Piercing

1005368 & 1001498

Rio Grande, TX

25 TAC §229.406(c), 25 TAC §229.404(c), 25 TAC §229.404(f), 25 TAC §229.407(a)  and  25 TAC §229.407(f)

Agreed to: $1,200

11/29/21

Alejandro Cantu, d/b/a Seven Souls Tattoo Studio

1002392 & 1001001

Richwood, TX

25 TAC §229.406(j) and 25 TAC §229.404(f)

Agreed to pay: $400

11/8/21

Landon Joseph Williams

File 12062

Needville, TX

HSC §146.002 and 25 TAC §229.401(c), 25 TAC §229.406(c) and 25 TAC §229.404(a)

Agreed to pay: $700

11/2/21

Lunex Investment Co., d/b/a Yellow Jacket SFD Co.

1001271

Houston, TX

21 CFR §123.10 and 21 CFR §123.11(b)(5)

Agreed to pay: $5,000

10/28/21

Cagaji Inc., d/b/a Banyan Foods Co.

0032466

Houston, TX

25 TAC §229.219(c)(1), 25 TAC §229.220(2)(C)&(D), 25 TAC §229.220(6), 25 TAC §229.221(a)(1) and 25 TAC §229.222(b)(8)

Agreed to pay: $24,375

10/26/21

San Juanita Chapa
d/b/a Velvet Spa Salon

0109378

Pharr, TX 

25 TAC §229.401(d), HSC §431.112(a)(1), and HSC §431.112(e)(1) and 25 TAC §229.407(h)

Agreed to pay $400

10/14/21

Zale Delaware Inc.
d/b/a Piercing Pagoda 46

0087665

Victoria, TX 

25 TAC §229.404(f) and 25 TAC §229.405(b), 25 TAC §229.405(g) and 25 TAC §229.408(c)

Agreed to pay $ 600

10/8/21

Graciano Alvarado
d/b/a House of Tattoos – Pharr/San Juan

1005675

McAllen, TX

25 TAC §229.406(c)

Agreed to pay $400

8/19/21

Eddie Garcia

N/A

Dayton, TX

25 TAC §229.405(e)

Respondent may return to regular work with standard precautions required
by the Department

8/10/21

Diane Castillo
d/b/a Nite Owl Tattoo Studio

1001355

San Antonio, TX

25 TAC §229.401(c), and 25 TAC §229.403(e)(1), 25 TAC §229.407(d)&(h), 25 TAC §229.407(h) and 25 TAC §229.407(f)

Respondent agreed to pay $700.00

6/21/21

Mohammed Ali Kherani
Thankslord Corporation
d/b/a Glam India Beauty Salon

1004489

Arlington, TX

25 TAC §229.406(b), 25 TAC §229.406(h), 25 TAC §229.406(j) and 25 TAC §229.408(b)

Respondent agreed to pay $800

6/14/21

Elias Gleason & Fereidoun Hajivandi
d/b/a Ink & Iron

1001550

San Antonio, TX

25 TAC §229.407(f)

Acceptance Order $200.00

6/7/21

Lovodges Heggins and Tavarus Tennyson
d/b/a Body Bang

1000114

Dallas, TX

25 TAC §229.401(c), 25 TAC §229.403(e)(1), and 25 TAC §229.403(e)(3), 25 TAC §229.406(j)

Respondent agreed to pay $1,750

5/26/21

Graciano Alvarado
d/b/a House of Tattoos

1002496 & 1001138

McAllen, TX

25 TAC §229.404(c), 25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(d)&(h), 25 TAC §229.407(f) and 25 TAC §229.408(a)&(c)

Respondent agreed to pay 1,000.00

5/26/21

Coven Crafted Ink LLC
d/b/a Coven Crafted Ink

1001383

Granbury, TX

25 TAC §229.407(f)

Respondent agreed to pay $200

5/25/21

Joshua Lynn Johnson, d/b/a Texas Tattoo & Company

1001120 & 1001408

Decatur, TX

25 TAC §229.406(b) and 25 TAC §229.406(j), 25 TAC §229.407(f), 25 TAC §229.408(b)&(c)

Respondent agreed to pay $6,000.00

5/10/21

Eddie Garcia

NA

Dayton, TX

Poses immediate threat to human health 

Emergency Health Order

6/18/21

Rebecca S. Barajas, Above Ground, LLC. d/b/a Above Ground Tattoo Studio

1002439

Brownsville, TX

25 TAC §229.406(c)

Respondent agreed to pay $400.00

4/21/21

Zac Presley, d/b/a A Better Tattoo

0086125

Lewisville, TX

25 TAC §229.407(f), 25 TAC §229.408(b) and 25 TAC §229.408(c)

Respondent agreed to pay $600.00

4/21/21

Devin Nunez, d/b/a Bella Vi Beauty

1005137

San Antonio, TX

25 TAC §229.406(j)

Respondent agreed to pay $200.00

2/1/21