As Jacksonville’s longest running tattoo company, we have always catered to the tattoo needs of our city. You can stop by any of our five locations to find an experienced and talented artist. Each tattoo artist has their own personal style and specialties. Whether you are looking for Realistic, Japanese, American Traditional, Intense Color, Portraits, or anything you can imagine, one of our artists can accommodate you. No matter what style of tattoo you want, you can get it at Inksmith© & Rogers™ Tattooing. All piercers are state certified and will be able to provide you with anything from a simple navel piercing, to extreme body modification.
After years of serving the Jacksonville Beach area, we are closing the doors to the 3rd Street shop. We have appreciated your support and patronage over the years. We will continue to serve our city from one of our four other locations. Bob Presson and Mike Wilson will be moving to our Beach Blvd. location. James McHugh will be moving to our Riverside location. Please contact them via their information pages on the website to schedule an appointment.
Once again, we appreciate all your support over the years and look forward to continuing to serve you for years to come.
As global concern about the current COVID-19 outbreak grows, we’re doing our best to keep everyone healthy and safe while also minimizing the disruptions to our day-to-day operations.
We’re closely monitoring the situation and know that misinformation and fear can spread more virulently than the virus itself, and we want to discourage false information from circulating. If you are looking for trusted, up-to-date information, we recommend visiting the specific coronavirus websites of the CDC or the WHO.
Due to current health regulations we are NOT currently taking walk-in appointments, although same day appointments may be available. Inksmith & Rogers, Inc. is required to follow an appointment only based scheduling, to allow time to properly sanitize and disinfect properly between each appointment. This is to assure we follow the Board of Health’s new regulations, that have been updated to combat the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases. To schedule an appointment please contact your artist directly, using one of the forms of contact information on their individual profiles, located on this website. If you cannot contact the artist directly, please email or call the shop where they are located. Be advised that during this time NO guest will be allowed to accompany you during your appointment, unless required and approved by the artist first. Thank you again for your understanding during this unprecedented time.
(Subject to Change)
New Year’s Eve: Noon – 4:00pm
New Year’s Day: Closed
Mother’s Day: Varies by location. Please call for availability.
Memorial Day: Varies by location. Please call for availability.
Father’s Day: Varies by location. Please call for availability.
Fourth of July: Closed
Labor Day: Varies by location. Please call for availability.
Christmas Eve: Noon – 4pm.
Christmas Day: Closed.
Eric appeared both locally and nationally on such television shows as the Today Show, helping swing tattooing into popularity. At one time, Eric owned the largest number of tattoo shops throughout northern Florida and New Mexico. Widely known for his bright pigments and applying colors, that both enhance and compliment each other. Eric is known as a brilliant shader and craftsman. Thus, Eric was witness to, and generator of, tattoo’s evolution and popularity.
After several years of tattooing, Eric had the great luck to meet Paul Rogers. Paul, an old school carnie tattooist, perfected the art of crafting the tattoo machine. Paul shared his techniques and tricks with Eric, whom became the inheritor of Paul’s machine mechanics. This capability, within the craft, is extremely important to tattooists. Paul revealed his generous spirit and plethora of knowledge, with Eric. After Paul persuaded Eric to move to Jacksonville, their friendship and working relationship evolved. Eric honored Paul by combining their names in a new company, Inksmith© & Rogers™. That spirit continues among all our staff, in their support, care, and sharing of creative knowledge. They get together for flash painting parties, group outings, and gather to share knowledge and techniques. They support each other’s additional artistic passions, such as graffiti art, leather carving, pin-striping, motorcycle building, wood turning, and fly fishing.
Eric now makes his home in Mora, New Mexico and in addition to maintaining his zeal for tattooing, carves wood and engraves. Most recently, he has begun engraving tattoo machines and firearms. Eric is proud of the continued communal nature and spirit of sharing that pervades Inksmith© & Rogers™.