Opened in May of 2002 by Wes D. and Lisa Murphy. Wes and Lisa are dedicated to delivering high quality tattoos with a customer friendly attitude.
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Wes has been tattooing since September of 1994.He started out at “Stylin Tattoo” and soon moved to “Club Tattoo” in Tempe, Arizona. He’s worked his way across the country, for such shops as “World Famous Tattoos by Carl Hesse”, “BodyGraphics” of Philadelphia, “Psycho Tattoo” & “Sacred Heart”, both in Atlanta.
After having done several guest spots along the way, he finally settled in Melbourne, Florida where he can concentrate on his art and hone his fishing skills.
Wes enjoys doing large scale custom tattoos of all styles. He has been published in many major tattoo publications and is a familiar face on the convention circuit.
Lisa Murphy has been tattooing professionaly since Febuary of 2001. She started her apprenticeship informally with Wes, who introduced her to Tony Olivas of Sacred Heart Tattoo in Atlanta, Ga. where she would finish her apprenticeship and worked up untill January of 2002. She is developing quite her own style of art. She pulls inspiration from a vast number of tattooers and painters and is on the way to making a very good name for herself.
Alex has been tattooing for over 10 years in the Orlando/Kissimmee area. He is our newest member of Against The Grain Tattoo. He enjoys doing all styles of tattooing and irish yoga. He is available for appointments or walk-ins (time allowing) . He is an avid shark baiter as well (surfer), and spicy food enthusiast for those of you that like to cook for your artist! We are excited to have him aboard.
All of our tattoo artists at Against The Grain also spend a lot of time drawing and painting. We exhibit their work on this page. Many pieces are for sale, and we also take commissioned pieces as well.