221 Garland St. Suite T, Traverse City, MI 49684 | 231.680.0357

Available by appointment and drop-in

Learn MoreSchedule Now

Aaron Lee



Aaron started tattooing in 1991 and has been working in or owning tattoo shops since 1994 in the east side of Toledo. He later moved to Arizona to work with friend and mentor, JayJay in the late 90’s. He’s honed his craft on the west side of Phoenix and spent nearly two decades traveling the U.S. doing guest spots and conventions when not at his home base in the desert.

Now with 30 years of experience he is here at Traverse City Tattoo and booking appointments. You can contact him at 231-883-6233 or bigsmoke2912@gmail.com

What our clients say about our work

Clean and professional. Ram is an amazingly talented artist with a great vision for art. Easily the best tattoo experience that I’ve had!

Rick Caruso

I just got my first tattoo and I love it! He did an amazing job and was super friendly, for a first tattoo I’m glad I chose him!

Cassie Hull

I am so happy I stumbled upon Ram and his amazing talents. I couldn’t ask for a better tattoo experience. Ram is my go-to guy from now on for the rest of my ink!

Dezirae Lake

Ram and his family are the best. Genuine and faithful! I love them all and cannot wait to get back and see them all! Ram’s work is second to none and his studio has the best vibe. If you want a true tattoo and are in TC there is no other artist to consider!

Sean Lehn

Ram is amazing. Not only can he read my mind and translate it to my skin, the art is impeccable. He’s done cover-ups and new work and it’s always perfect.

Jaime Jankowski Brants

Thank you very much!! My first tattoo experience but he was amazing. A very talented artist and very professional. Absolutely love the DNA tattoo for my kids!! I will definitely be a repeat customer!!

Nicole Garen

What Traverse City Tattoo Is All About

Unique Art

Known as one of the leaders in the country with Black & Gray, Ram also specializes in Japanese art.


With over 20 years of tattoo experience, Ram has learned under artists like Tom Renshaw and Bryan Everet. He continues to learn and stay on top of tattoo art which makes him perfect for custom work.

Customer Care

Big or small, your piece is important. Traverse City Tattoo owes you the best work to make your idea come to life.

Wanting to schedule an appointment?
Send us a message!

6 + 2 = ?

Or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram