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 a rotating calendar of community focused events here at Aura IV. AURA and its collectors share a passion for art and creativity. The first of it’s kind, our studio has functional gallery space dedicated to this community and aims to bring together the tattoo and fine art culture of Austin.
Our many events have helped bring artists from across the country together in a unified effort to showcase skillsets local to Austin Artists, and nationally awarded tattooers; from our rotating gallery featuring Oil Paintings, Sculpture, Digital Mediums, and everywhere in between.
Charity events like our recent partnership with P.Ink! and F*ckCancer have used the same energy to help create positive impact through tattooing, amongst many of the charity events we have been a part of in recent memory.
Aura IV has quickly become the epicenter for our diverse Austin culture for high quality art and tattooing, where atmosphere and presentation are key.
Engagement for our events is key, and we encourage everyone take a look at previous events, upcoming art shows; or simply stop in to see our studio and rotating art gallery. Thank you for being a part of Aura IVExplore Our Events and Digital Galleries
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
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