I was born in the Bay Area in 1983. With my father working as a pilot for the US Navy, I grew up moving around the country with my family every couple of years.  Our last stop was in Camarillo, CA, where I run a private tattoo studio.  

I have been influenced by art ever since I could hold a crayon.  I started to get serious about art in High School.  There I got way into the graffiti culture, which ended up getting me into some trouble. From there I decided to turn my art in a positive direction, ultimately taking me to school at The Art Institute of CA - Los Angeles. After I got my BS in Graphic Design, I decided sitting in front of a computer was not for me, and started tattooing in 2007. Tattooing is more than just an art, it's a lifestyle, and I feel privileged to be a part of this unique sub-culture. 

My goal as an artist is to illustrate the meaning and feeling you want to portray in your tattoo while also making it look good on your body. I currently work by appointment only, at Lucid 27 in Camarillo, CA.  If you are interested in getting a custom tattoo, consultation, or commissioned artwork, e-mail me or call the studio to leave a message at 805-987-3050.

Love & Light,



Dave Barton - Since 1983

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