Mike Martin
1949 – 2019

Mike Martin is the owner of Flesh Skin Grafix Tattoo in Imperial Beach, CA. He has been tattooing for over 36 years and piercing for over 26 years. Mike is a retired US Navy SEAL. Mike is currently the President of the APT, has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Piercers and is an APT Blood Borne Pathogen Trainer as well as the Health and Education Coordinator.

Mike is a lifetime member of the Tattoo Club of Japan, has been a member of the National Tattoo Association for over 28 years and is also a member of the Bristol Tattoo Club of the United Kingdom. Mike has been awarded the Terry Wrigley Award for Educational Contributions to the tattoo community by the National Tattoo Association, has received APT’s Instructor of the Year as well as art awards for people’s choice, Best Tribal and Most Realistic

He also works closely with the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health on revising county and state regulations and has been a guest speaker at the California Environmental Health Association (CEHA). View Mike’s work here on the FSG website and @fsgtattoo and fleshskingrafix

*All artists at FSG Tattoo are trained in the Alliance of Professional Tattooists (APT), Preventing Disease Transmission in Tattooing (PDTT).

Crow Santiago

Junior “Crow” Santiago, an Imperial Beach homeboy and avid low rider has been with Flesh Skin Grafix Tattoo since 1995. He started out as a friend exchanging his gardening skills for my tattooing skills and a bond was formed. He became my second apprentice and he served a two-year apprenticeship and one year as a counter guy to become a tattooist. He has been tattooing now for 23 years and he is very popular in the San Diego Low Rider scene.
Crow likes lettering and black and gray pieces although he will tattoo what needs to be done on a busy day at the shop.

Please view Crow’s art @crow1938 and crowsantiago

*All artists at FSG Tattoo are trained in the Alliance of Professional Tattooists (APT), Preventing Disease Transmission in Tattooing (PDTT).

Laura Becker

Apprenticed under Dwayne Norton of Tower Tattoo where she learned the basics of tattooing, lettering, composition and the different styles of tattooing

Laura came to my shop in 2010 and has been learning more everyday and her work shows it. She is a gifted artist and has the touch of a Healer; and her energy is peaceful and comforting to her clients.

Laura’s work ranges from very simple to very complex bodywork, full back tattoos, large rib tattoo, full frontal tattooing and sleeves. Her lettering is excellent and her fonts are many.

She has been tattooing women after breast reconstruction and her work is beautiful.

Please view Laura’s art @laurabecker3 and dreamofink3

Click here to email Laura

*All artists at FSG Tattoo are trained in the Alliance of Professional Tattooists (APT), Preventing Disease Transmission in Tattooing (PDTT).

Bobby Lane

Bobby Lane, Tattoo Artist for 26 years in Southern California now available at FSG Tattoo to help make your tattoo dreams come true. Bobby is an exceptional artist, creative and outside of the box thinker. His paintings are beautifully executed working in acrylics on board, wood, and canvas. His pen and ink drawings are time consuming and very well done.

Please view Bobby’s art @bobbylanetattoo

*All artists at FSG Tattoo are trained in the Alliance of Professional Tattooists (APT), Preventing Disease Transmission in Tattooing (PDTT).

Johnny Flemmons

Johnny Flemmons is going on his 8th year as an apprentice at Flesh Skin Grafix Tattoo. Johnny is also raising a child and working full time as a card dealer at night. When I say night I mean all night from 1 a.m. until 10 a.m. He has improved on his artwork and tattoo work a great deal since he first came to FSG. He is an asset to the shop during busy weekend afternoons and evenings and he is always an optimist and extremely dedicated to perfecting his craft. Johnny is an accomplished piercer during the time he works at FSG you will see his friendly face welcoming you in. He will reach his goal some day and when he does he will be a great tattooist as well as a phenomenal piercer.

*All artists at FSG Tattoo are trained in the Alliance of Professional Tattooists (APT), Preventing Disease Transmission in Tattooing (PDTT).

Sierra Hubbard

Sierra has spent the last three years as an apprentice in both tattooing and body piercing under her Tattoo Master Mike Martin. She is an artist in many types of media, and often shows her work at art shows in the Barrio Logan, La Bodega Gallery. Her paintings are creative and use mixed media to enhance her composition.

She has been tattooing for little more than a year and her style is coming along great. She loves tattooing all types of tattoos, her original art, traditional flash, flowers, watercolor, and animal art.

She has been trained in all basic piercings and enjoys that art as well.

Please view Sierra’s art @_inked_ann_

Click here to email Sierra

*All artists at FSG Tattoo are trained in the Alliance of Professional Tattooists (APT), Preventing Disease Transmission in Tattooing (PDTT).