Jon Mesa

Jon tattoos at Sacred Tattoo in New York City, New York.

What is your all-time favorite movie?
My favorite movie is Snatch, it has comedy, violence, funny accents and Brad Pitt….what more can I say.

What are you passionate about?
Im passionate about tattooing, art and spiritual enlightenment. Im obsessed with watching documentaries about the Universe and black holes.

Coffee, tea or Coca-Cola?
Im a java junkie! I need my coffee every morning and I like my coffee like my tattoos. BOLD!

What has Influenced your career?
One of my biggest influences has been traveling, being on the road tattooing in the convention circuit definitely keeps me on my toes. Ive been able to tattoo next to artist I really admire and look up to,
share ideas with them and have drunken discussions about tattooing after a show that have been priceless.

What is your morning routine?
Im up by 9am, have some coffee while checking my Instagram and then do my morning work out. After that, I pretty much have time to get ready and head to the shop.

If you could interview one person, who would it be and why?
I would definitely wanna interview the Dalai Lama. Ask him questions about life, consciousness and how to be a better human being.

Best advise you can give a new apprentice:
Be humble, never stop studying art and draw a lot. It’ll help you find your voice as artist.