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 • Experienced Professionals • modern DIVERSE STYLES •


Best Tattoo Artists in Salt Lake City

Welcome to Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos

Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos offers Clean, Professional Tattoos by Friendly, Diverse Artists: Jon Poulson, Luke Jensen, and two other resident artists, along with numerous Guest Artists from across the country and around the globe.

Using Modern, Sterile Methods - Completely Disposable single use equipment and only the Best tattoo Pigments available. Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos is a Salt Lake County Health Department Licensed and Certified tattoo shop. Conveniently located in the Central Salt Lake Valley on State St., just 1 block South of the Fashion Place Mall on the East side (towards the mountains) of State Street, next to Sam's Club and Get-Some Guns and Ammo on the in Riddle Plaza (Econo Laundry and Thai This Too) in the Southern tip of Murray, UT. 

Whether this is your first tattoo and you're just curious, or your a long time tattoo collector. Whether you're looking to get your first large Tattoo Piece, begin a Tattoo Sleeve or Back Piece Tattoo, or just get a Small Simple Tattoo to test the waters of this ancient mysterious art form; Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos is here for you.

We open early, and stay late 7 days a week for your convenience. We offer a relaxed, clean, professional environment with friendly  and talented artists that can design your next tattoo to suit your needs and keep it within your budget.

It's been missing from Salt Lake for too long... Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos, A professional tattoo shop that cares about you as well as your wants and needs in a tattoo.

From new tattoos to cover-ups, from Cleaning up old work to Reworking existing tattoos, from covering scars and blemishes to covering your entire body, The Diverse experienced artists at Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos has your every tattoo need covered from head to toe.

Below is a small sample of recent tattoo work done by the artists at Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos. 

For more information, more images, or to view individual tattoo artist portfolios, simply click on your tattoo artist of choice below. Or, if you prefer, come down to the shop and browse through our tattoo portfolios. You can even ask to see the most recent tattoo work that hasn't been uploaded yet.

Aloha Salt Lake Tattoo Artist  Jon Poulson

Aloha Salt Lake Tattoo Artist
Jon Poulson

Jon Poulson

a classically trained professional artist that loves Tattooing; and it showes.

Jon has made a career of art since 1992 Jon has earned a reputation as an award winning tattoo artist, consistently pleasing his clients and their referrals with the best possible tattoos while staying within each individual's budget over the past two decades.

Jon has gone through many artistic style changes since becoming a professional tattoo artist with diverse styles and a diverse clientele. This has allowed Jon to remain quite flexible in his approach to tattooing, adapting easily to the changing styles that have become popular as tattooing has evolved and exploded in popularity in recent years. Because of this, Jon doesn't focus on one particular style; instead he specializes in numerous diverse styles. Including but not limited to:

  • Polynesian Tribal - Custom Freehand
    (Traditional designs but also Modern styles)

  • American Style Tribal - Big or Small

  • Geometric Patterns and Mandalas

  • Delicate Dot Work and Patterns

  • Colorful Bold New-School

  • Traditional Asian & Japanese

  • Large Scale and Full Body Tattoos

  • Custom Freehand Script lettering
    and Diverse Hand Style Lettering,
    including Cursive and Graffiti Styles

  • Celtic, Norse, and Viking Tattoos

  • Native and Primitive Markings

  • Bio-Mechanical and Bio-Organic

  • Illustrative and 3-D Styles

  • Modern Neo-Traditional

  • Traditional American

  • Solid BlackWork Tattoos

  • Black and Grey Realism

  • Swirling Filigree and
    delicate Scrollwork

  • Full Color Tattoos

  • Watercolor Tattoos

  • Memorial Tattoos

  • Cover-ups and/or Re-work existing tattoos

  • Finishing/Fixing tattoos that were started long ago.

  • Realism; including: Portraits, Skulls, Animals and Birds, Nature and Mountain Scenes. Black and Grey or Full Color

  • Literally, just about anything else that you can imagine

No tattoo is too small or too big; you name it, Jon has done it, or something similar to it. Jon is always excited to try something new to expand his artistic experiences.

Jon is friendly and seriously despises that "holier-than-thou" and the "Better Than You or That Tattoo" attitude that is prolific at many shops in town. You won't find that attitude here; Jon is caring and compassionate with regards to each client's individual needs and expectations -- and it shows.

Jon is available most days, and would love to work with you on your next tattoo. Jon is generally the most in-demand artist at Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos. As long as there is an open spot in his schedule, he is available for your tattoo.

Aloha Salt Lake Tattoo Artist  Luke Jensen

Aloha Salt Lake Tattoo Artist
Luke Jensen

Luke Jensen


Luke has a wide variety of tattoo styles that he can cover. He can do things from black and grey realism to new school tattooing. He really enjoys tattooing custom free-hand lettering. This includes simple names to complex quotes covering large spaces on the skin. 

Luke's diverse specialties include:

  • Custom Freehand Lettering & Script

  • Geometric Patterns and Mandalas

  • Neo-Traditional and American Traditional

  • Colorful Bold New-School

  • Black and Grey

  • Memorial Pieces that Combined:
    Imagery, Lettering, and Dates

  • Head, Neck, and Face Tattoos

  • Hand and Finger Tattoos

  • Many other styles to suit your needs.

There is no doubt that this professional tattoo artist is quickly evolving into one of Utah's best Lettering artists. His detailed work draws people from all-over the Western States.

Professional Tattoos by Award Winning Artists with the experience and expertise to turn your idea into a reality.


In 2010 Jon set out to find something that he hoped to find in Utah. Something that was only available in the Best Tattoo shops around the world. A Tattoo shop that offered a clean, friendly, and professional service in a relaxed atmosphere, where his clients could come to get great work and not have to break the bank or deal with an attitude and annoying blaring music or loud gangster-rap. After years of work establishing the Aloha name and the Aloha Tattoo Feel, Jon met Luke, who jumped on board as the final piece to make this dream a reality. Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos  A Tattoo Shop in the Salt Lake Valley with the spirit of ALOHA.

Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos offers Clean, Professional Tattoos by Friendly, Talented, Award Winning Diverse Artists that can create any style of tattooing. Using Modern, Sterile ,and Completely 100% Disposable Methods, and only the Best Pigments available. Salt Lake County Health Department Licensed and Certified. Conveniently located in the Central Salt Lake Valley on State Street, just 1 block south of the Fashion Place Mall  next to Sam's Club and Get-Some Guns and Ammo in the Riddle Plaza (Econo Laundry next to Thai Spoon) located in the south tip of Murray, UT. 

Aloha Salt Lake Professional Tattoos offers clients fantastic Tattoos at prices that stay within budget. Even If you're looking for something bigger that will stretch your budget, Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos offers a Tattoo Financing Program that is the first of it's kind in Utah. A program that will allow you to get that large scale tattoo that you have always dreamed about, and simply make interest free payments for up to 1 year. 

In addition to our Great Tattoos and Financing Options, we offer a Loyalty Rewards Program. Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos's rewards program is unparalleled in the Industry! By simply doing what you love, getting tattoos you love, you will earn points towards FREE Merchandise, Discounts on Tattoos and up to 3 hour sessions of FREE TATTOO Time! And for those that aren't interested in FREE?!?! You can get great rewards that aren't available any other way! In addition to all of this great FREE stuff, you get great Discounts on the Services You Love like; Preferred Appointments; Advance Notifications about Upcoming Specials and Events; and MORE, including Access to Guest Artists before anyone else! We'll even give you a great Birthday Gift! It's FREE to join and takes just seconds to sign-up. Start earning rewards today! Come down to Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos to sign-up! You'll be on your way to FREE in no time!

Whether this is your first tattoo and you're just curious, or your a long time tattoo collector looking to get better treatment while not compromising quality of work.

Whether you're looking to Finance a Larger Back Piece or a Sleeve, or get a Small Simple Piece to test the tattoo waters, or just have a few questions before you decide to commit.

Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos is here for you. We open early, and stay late for your convenience. We offer a relaxed, clean, professional environment with friendly artists that actually care about what you want and how to make it a reality. We can design your next tattoo to suit your needs and keep it within your budget.


  • Friendly

We encourage a fun, open atmosphere at Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos: No noisy blaring music; No sketchy people hanging-out watching you; and No need to feel uncomfortable. Instead, we encourage you to pick your favorite music or your favorite Movie/
TV program to get tattooed to. We have a fun, knowledgeable team of unique artists that interact well and truly work as a team to make your experience a memorable one from start to finish. At Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos, we focus on building relationships between the Clients and our team of Artists.


  • Clean

Most tattoo shops re-use much of their equipment with the use of an autoclave or other on-site sterilization -- Not us! We go far beyond the industry standard sanitary methods and instead insist on the best. We use single use, disposable supplies to exceed health department standards. Not many shops can say that.

While in-house autoclave is the minimum standard for health department approval, there is still room for error if done improperly and not tested monthly. At Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos, we go a step further, we are completely disposableMeaning that the equipment we use to perform each tattoo is used only once! EVER! Then it is sent off in bio-hazard containers to be destroyed; never to be used again. We feel this is the best way to ensure our customers a completely sanitary tattoo. Yes, it is quite a bit more expensive to do this, but you and your tattoo are worth it to us. We truly care about your health and safety when it comes to each tattoo.


  • Professional

Each artist at Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos has gone through formal training and adheres to the strict Aloha Salt Lake code of conduct at all times when at the shop. We strive to make each tattoo experience individualized and informative.

We strive to make your experience memorable, but also informative. We are dedicated to telling you the negatives as well as the positives about getting tattooed. We won't influence your decision, but we also wont let you make a poor decision either. We aren't that shop that will just allow you to get what-ever you want as long as you have the cash. We want you to be informed about your choice of placement and want to ensure that you know the consequences of certain tattoos and we will offer sound advice and alternative placement for potential problem areas. We're not here to judge, we just want you to make the right choice with all of the available information from decades of experience.

Our open and honest policy has helped hundreds of people steer clear of potential problem tattoos and instead turn them into amazing pieces that each client can enjoy for a lifetime without any problems that sometimes arise when a tattoo is improperly placed, or a meaning that is unknown comes out when showing it off.

We know our stuff, and we'll share our experience with you. We will ensure that you make the best decisions possible so that the outcome is something that you will absolutely love for the rest of your life.

We offer privacy for anyone that feels uncomfortable. We don't want you to feel like anyone you don't approve of is looking at you while you are getting your tattoo. Even if it's someone that came with you, Just say the word and they wont be allowed to watch.


It's was missing from the Salt Lake Valley for too long... Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos; The spirit of ALOHA. A tattoo shop that cares about what you want from your tattoo experience and truly cares about your health and safety.

Aloha Salt LAke Tattoos

6657 S. State #4
Murray, Utah  U.S.A.


(801) 609-8288

M-S 10a–8p
Sun 12p–6p

Walk-ins available most days during regular business hours on a first-come first-serve basis depending on artist availability.

Please call first to ensure walk-in availability, or book your appointment online by clicking the link below.


The Next Steps...

Now that you have decided to get tattooed at Aloha Salt Lake tattoos, you may wonder what to do next, how to go about scheduling, what to schedule, etc... You can click here to help you decide what to do next or you can scroll down to get a bit more information. Keep in mind, you can always contact us to ask questions, etc... We are more than happy to help you in any way that we can.

Schedule an Appointment Online

Click below to View our Schedules, and Book an Appointment that works best for you. It's online! It's easy, convenient, and FREE!

Or, If you prefer you can Call (801609–8288 between 10a8p daily, or submit your request below. All appointments do require a cash deposit, or a Credit/Debit card on file to hold the appointment Day and Time. When booking online, your card will not be charged unless you fail to show-up for the appointment without advance notice per our cancellation policy. Alternatively, you can come down to the shop and leave a cash deposit to book an appointment. Please note: while we do our best to accommodate your needs; without a deposit, or credit card on file, you do not actually have an appointment.

When requesting an appointment, keep in mind that if modifications to artwork is involved, or if you require custom art, it will take additional time. The time you schedule is all the time that we have set aside for that tattoo appointment and we often have another appointment scheduled directly after yours. If you have questions, detailed modifications, or require custom artwork creation its best to schedule a consultation ahead of time. Custom drawings can take up to two weeks or more depending on our work-load, drawing schedule, and/or tattoo schedule. Good art takes time to prepare for; rushed artwork often leads to rushed results. This is going to be there forever and it's worth taking the proper time to prepare each and every piece of art thats getting tattooed.

Be sure to fill out your Sign-In Sheet/Tattoo Waiver online prior to arriving at the shop, Available HERE. or at the link on the bottom of the page. It's easy on any device and it saves time when you arrive.  Alternatively, the form will be provided at the time of your appointment while the artist is setting-up and preparing for your appointment.

Proper state of federal (government) issued Photo ID is required each and every time you get tattooed in Utah. --Its the law, its easy to show, and we do insist. If you have questions about the forms of ID that are accepted, feel free to contact us prior to coming in.

Schedule a Consultation

Click the button below to view upcoming schedules and easily select a date and time that fits your schedule. 

A consultation usually takes 5-20 min. In that time, We will sit down and answer your questions; discuss the specifics of your tattoo; review any images or designs that you like; determine specific placement and size; explain the tattoo process from start to finish; Answer your questions; then discuss your budget, pricing, and payment options. When you are ready to proceed, we will schedule a Drawing Review or Book a Tattoo Appointment; or in many cases Both.

If you are new to tattoos; Not completely sure what you want; Have extensive design changes; or simply have questions, It's often best to schedule a Consultation before you book an appointment and then leave enough time to properly design your tattoo. Please don't just assume that you know how it all works because you watched a television program or know someone that got tattooed recently. So much has changed in the tattoo industry in the past 5-10 years, its better to ask than to just assume. A consultation ahead of time It will save us both lot of time and avoid confusion in the long-run. We're here to help you make the best possible decision, but we can't help you if you don't ask. 

If you prefer to speak to someone before scheduling anything, simply Call (801609–8288 during business hours of 10am8pm.

We are always willing to Answer Your Questions about Tattoos, Tattoo Design, and Process of it all; including artwork creation, sterilization, disposable supplies, healing, and moreCheck out Jon's BLOG POSTS for answers to many common questions. Or, if you like, you can pick up the phone and give us a call, or send us an email or message, or you can simply stop by the shop during business hours. Either way, we'll generally have the answers to your questions.


We Gladly Accept Walk-ins for Tattoos or Consultations when we're available, during business hours. (Please Note: we don't always have time for walk-ins. It's always best to call prior to just stopping by. We will let you know what we have available that day, or booking an appointment online.)

If you would rather just stop by to discuss your tattoo, or prefer not to be tied to a schedule and would like to simply walk-in to get your tattoo now. We will do our best to accommodate you as long as we are available but it is best to call us before dropping by.

Pricing Questions?

Click here to read about our pricing procedure, and how to go about getting pricing quote for your particular tattoo idea.

Pricing is a question that's on everyone's minds. How much your tattoo will cost depends on a number of factors. You can click the link above to read about how we price tattoos, and why choosing a cheaper hourly rate or lower shop minimum isn't always a good idea.

Choosing an efficient artist that can give you an amazing tattoo in less time is always the way to go. You will end up paying much less when choosing a better artist. Lower per hour rates often translate into a longer tattoo session. Choose the right artist, regardless of per-hour or minimum price. You'll end up getting far superior results in less time; saving yourself or your loved ones both money and time spent in pain in the long-run.

Tattoo Drawings and Designs...

The talented artists at Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos can draw and/or Design just about anything you want or that you can imagine. From completely custom freehanded designs to the simplest changes to an existing image you found; from a drawing that a friend or relative doodled years ago to a new complex creation never before imagined; from perfectly straight parallel lines and geometric patterns to loosely flowing flashes of color, and everything that you can imagine in between. However, the more visual information (images or drawings) that you can provide in the beginning, The closer we can get to the exact design you have imagined. We can even assist you in narrowing down your selections to help you choose the perfect tattoo based on your particular tastes.

Please Note; A consultation is generally required to book most appointments over 2 hours and/or appointments that require extensive drawing/design or artwork changes. Getting the design completed is the most important phase of a tattoo, and usually takes the longest. Many drawings actually take 2-5x as long as the actual tattoo will take. Planning your tattoo results in the best tattoo possible. That being said, It is important that we have adequate time to design your particular tattoo.

I Assure you, in the years to come you will not remember that it took a bit of extra time to perfect the tattoo design. You will however be reminded on a daily basis that a bit of extra time wasn't taken and you're stuck with a tattoo that's not perfect for the rest of your life and instead insisted that it be rushed to get it done then and there.

While we often can often produce a quick mock-up of your design at no charge during certain consultations, A deposit is required to start ANY actual drawing or design. (The deposit usually ranges from  $50-$250, depending on the physical size, the amount of drawing or design time required, and the length and date of the appointment.) Your deposit goes towards the final price of your tattoo as part of the artwork creation, and is not an additional fee. This deposit is however Non-Refundable.

Tattoo drawings, sketches, drafts, or designs are generally non-colored line-work only renditions of the tattoo to be produced. Coloring and or shading the artwork is generally considered commissioned art, and at your artists discretion will incur a separate fee due to the time involved. In addition, it is impossible to mimic a tattoo digitally, or on paper. The results may be close, but skin is unique to each individual, and results will vary greatly. Tattoos involve trust, but we can only do as good as you allow us to know what you want. Communication on your part is key. We are trying to design something uniquely for you, and we only know as much as you tell us.

Commissioned artwork on larger or multi-session tattoos do require a drawing appointment to complete. A drawing fee for commissioned work is based on the amount of time required to produce the art, and the type of art being commissioned. Generally charged at an hourly rate, similar to tattoo work. Depending on the type of artwork you commission, upon completion, a portion of the drawing fee can occasionally go towards the final price of the tattoo, depending on your written agreement with a specific artist, at that artists discretion.  

Please keep in mind when planning your tattoo; we have other clients waiting for their artwork to be prepared at the same time as you. It takes time, up to two weeks and in some cases longer to properly begin a design for a custom tattoo. The larger or more complex the design, the longer it will take to create your artwork. Please keep this in mind when planning and scheduling.

If you would like a one-of-a-kind custom drawing, illustration, or painting of your tattoo design after your tattoo is completed as a family keepsake or memorial to hang in your home or office, Custom drawings, paintings and/or reprints on various materials can be produced of your tattoo artwork as an original piece signed by your artist. You can discuss pricing and availability with your artist as well as available mediums. This service is also available as a part of the Rewards Program, using rewards points. 

All artwork produced as part of the drawing process is © (Copy-Written and remains the property of) Aloha Salt Lake Tattoos and the artist that created/designed it unless otherwise agreed upon in writing. All rights reserved. You may not reproduce or share any artwork or sketches produced unless agreed upon in writing.


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