The Spencers, a deep rooted Texas family decided to spice it up and head out West, leaving family behind to pursue a fresh new start in fabulous Las Vegas, NV. The Mojave desert was home, Las Vegas was a great new place to live. One thing was evident, tattoos were becoming very popular out west. Our families’ love of art began to lead us in a different direction.
Charlie’s first tattoo was done in Las Vegas. He brought his 9 yr. old son, Austin, along to share the experience. Looking back, that moment defined our families‘ future. Austin was commissioned in high school to do an illustration for a tattoo and was instantly hooked! Austin was offered an apprenticeship and was eager to start his art career. His endless energy and ideas propelled the family in a different direction. Shortly after Austin learned to tattoo, Charlie gave up his 30 year career in land surveying to pursue tattooing full time. And so it began! In 2003 Austin and Charlie opened their own studio calling it Studio 21 Tattoo Gallery. The idea was to combine an art gallery with a tattoo business.
The studio grew rapidly and quickly became a local success in 2003. Within a short time Becki and by their daughter, Courtney, joined forces completing the entire family business. Having the whole family together has been very important in the continued success of the studio.
In February of 2006, the shop doubled in size upon moving to the Flamingo Rd location. Over the years Studio 21 Tattoo developed relationships with the most amazing artists, referred to as our extended family. Studio 21 Tattoo has 6-8 artists providing various art styles to the incredible local clientele and those internationally pursuing us.