Our studio is built around the tattoo process with our client’s comfort in mind. The studio has a dedicated client area for hand washing and touch-less sanitation, beverages from some of our favorite local sponsor companies, and snacks to help during your time at our studio.
While the lobby is open for the public and walk-in clientele, the lounge is where clients can relax, prepare for their appointments, and join our WiFi in a dedicated space while both they and the artist prepare. We always recommend our clients to sleep well and eat well before their appointment and to bring snacks, drinks, and creature comforts. However we wanted to dedicate an area for this and our clients as well to ensure the well being of anyone and everyone that visits Aura IV.
Additionally, we have established our studio in one of Austin’s newest hot spots The Linc. Located centrally, the Linc offers further amenities to our clients and guests, particularly those who are traveling in from out of town. Easy Tiger is just next door and offers and great selection of food and drink ranging from coffee to pastries and savory meals. Vivo’s Tex-Mex is located in the center, and the #1 Pluckers in Central Texas is here. Only 12 minutes from the Airport, we have instant highway access from ABIA and throughout the greater Austin Area, making commutes prior to an appointment more efficient. A wide range of hotels are available within the center grounds and across I-35 as well; its easy to plan a great for those visiting.
Feel free to contact the studio directly and speak with our assistant for further information leading up to your appointment and we will help prepare all clients whether in Austin and traveling to meet with any of our artists. We are thankful to have such a supportive community and will do our best to ensure the quality of your visit.
We have calendar events planned for art exhibitions, charity events including P.Ink a well known breast cancer tattoo group, continued education tattoo seminars for tattooers, and will be working towards eventually having guided art classes and art nights.
Our first event will be the AURA Art Show, featuring over 80 tattooers and artists from around the country. Originally set to exhibit in late 2020, the increasing risks of COVID caused one of many delays for our studio. None the less, many artist felt the need to create but forth the energy that brought Aura IV to reality initially. The Aura IV art exhibition will showcase a series of circular canvases strategically sent to some of our local tattooers her in Austin, as well as many of our respected peers across the states. This one of a kind show will offer the public a window into the other creative mediums tattooers often use for inspiration outside of the studio walls. From Pen and Ink, to Oil Painting and Sculpture, these events are fun for the community and a great way to engage with other like minded creative as we all share a passion for tattooing and art.
James Hall is an Austin Native born in 1991. James grew up with a strong discipline for drawing and having fun in the form of creative expression, usually drawing from animation. Around the time of high school, James no longer focused on art when sports amongst other young interests conflicted; until senior year after moving out on his own to finish high school in 2009 and pursue adulthood. It was at this time he was reengaged to art through various digital media classes, and when those skills, (graphic design and illustration for example), called for physical drafting, the passion was reborn. James left the pursuit of graphic design for tattooing in 2011 and landed an apprenticeship that would later fully immerse him in the art world. James saw tattooing as a way to make a career as a working artist, and years later has created, launched, and branded, two of the top studios in Austin Tx by the age of 28. AURA IV will serve as perfected concept where fine art and tattooing merge seamlessly to reflect the creative community of Austin Tx; paying homage to his roots and giving back to the local community through art both in tattooing and painting. The following is a collection of work from James Hall
On a personal level, Jason grew up in a military family, the youngest of four, and moved often from one state to another. Throughout his life, he sought to capture the moving world around him through various types of artistic expression. Eventually taking his art to new levels, he graduated in 2003 from the Savannah college of art and design (SCAD), with a degree in illustration and a minor in sequential art and has been tattooing happily ever after. Since 2003 Jason’s medium of choice has been tattooing but has always drawn inspiration from his background’s in airbrushing, comic book art and comic design, and even sculpture. The mediums can be seen throughout his tattoo work. Jason’s approach to the tattoo design process is informed heavily by his art experience and time in the industry, alongside his classical art education background he uses a vast toolset to create dynamic compositions, interesting shapes, and bold executions on his illustrations. The perfect recipe for making his work uniquely suited for stylistically illustrative, abstract, nonobjective and coverup tattoos. Now part of the team at AuraIV Tattoo Gallery Jason hopes to improve his craft every day, firmly beleiving that a person should never stop learning. Be sure to ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for Jason’s bold use of color and stylistically dynamic compositions.
I was born in Austin Texas in 1985 to two young artists. My parents wholeheartedly encouraged me to follow my passion for art ever since I could remember. My creative childhood let me to the heart of Austin culture, and in 2006 I started my tattoo journey on 6th St, at a shop called Custom Tattoos from the Soul. My time on 6th Street in the “ classic tattoo” scene was an extraordinary learning experience for me. I learned how to be diverse and create a body of work as diverse as the people. This is where I honed my skills and came into my own style.
My favorite things to tattoo are colorful illustrations including nature and floral tattoos, realistic animals, portraits, etc.. I also enjoy a lot of high detail tattoos such as mandalas and micro tattoos. Other styles and ideas are always welcome with a consultation, as I work towards containing my path of diversity in my work! Tattooing has been such a gift to me, and I look forward to working on beautiful pieces on more beautiful people!
My roots are planted deep within the underworld of Heavy Metal music. The dark side of existance. As with thought being so submerged in my art, spawning as a child…I drew on everything. In fact, my Mother recently unveiled a white shirt i wore as a three year old child. Though its mostly faded, i could still make out the head of a demon, that i had drawn on the front of the shirt with a marker, that has faded to a dull yellow. I must have used a dark green. It resembled the demon head on Slayer’s “Root of All Evil” tee shirt from the 80’s. I think i was on to something.
I began my tattoo career in the mid 90’s, apprenticing under The Wild Man of Borneo, AKA Nortorious Ed Potter, right here in Austin, Texas.
Over the years, I have done many album covers, shirt designs, stage banners, logo designs and tattoos for metal bands around the Earth. I call it “Skingraving”!! I specialize in dark art designs, in the mediums of and not limited to Tattooing, Paintings, Drawings, Digital painting
Hi, my name is Robyn.
I didn’t pick it. I am new to Austin, again. Born and raised in Jersey because that’s where my ancestors from Italy landed and planted the flag in the ground, so try not to judge me on it. I have a million hobbies because I get bored easily. I am married with 2 sons who are pretty cool to be around. I am an introvert and I’d rather observe than participate (it’s an Enneagram 5 thing).
I studied Interior Design at FIT in NYC as well as business and hospitality. I never imagined I’d be a tattoo artist, but here we are. I officially started my apprenticeship in 2009 but had been learning all the tattoo things since 2000 (thanks husband). I quit tattooing in 2013 and opened an organic juice bar and cafe which I sold in 2017 and went back to tattooing and really started to love it once I found my style.
If you didn’t already know, my style is black and white dainty tattoos. I do lots of flowers and stuff. I am open to new ideas so please send them my way, as long as they fall in with my style. I don’t do color tattoos (even a little bit) or cover-ups (because they just don’t work). I love hearing about my clients lives and I look forward to working with you on a beautiful new piece of art.
I am primarily self-taught although doing short runs in two different apprenticeships, including one in Downtown Austin on 6th St. I’m 23 years in as a tattooer now. Attending some of the industries greatest conventions and festivals has rewarded me with plenty of knowledge, helped me stay relevant and brought in many awards for my illustrative work in color. I enjoy many aspects of tattooing. Large scale Illustrative color including Japanese are the most fun to me as well as Illustrative black and grey. (when the clients skin tone or sun activity require it.) I’m also keen on the occasional celebrity and animal portraits.
Good energy gravitates towards me and I enjoy spending full days tattooing one client while learning about their lives. Although I like most genre’s of music, I lean towards the intensity and energy of techno (EDM) and have for 28 years. It’s like a continuous flow of coffee for me. I dig both sci-fi and cyberpunk genres. There’s something very real about them to me. A truer reality, like a fork in the road of humanity leading to one of two potential outcomes. I experienced Star Wars and Mad Max at critical time in my early development! The occasional painting happens under pressure and deadlines since participation is huge to me but my primary focus is and always has been tattooing. I’m new to YouTube which is also tattoo equipment related and plan to expand that as a hobby. Its been an incredible run so far and I’m stoked to keep it going. Please find me at TYATX.COM 🍻