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Hi, I’m Matt Howse, a tattooer and artist based in Yucca Valley, CA. I've been tattooing for more than 20 years, most of that time being in the San Francisco Bay Area, having moved to San Diego in 2019, then to Yucca Valley in 2023. I now split my time between San Diego at Full Circle, Iron Palm in Palm Springs, and No Man's Land in Twentynine Palms, taking regular appointments in all three locations.

My work these days -while it’s very much rooted in and influenced by American Traditional and Japanese tattooing, it's evolved to a mashup that's influenced by my music taste, the beautiful place I live, spaghetti westerns, horror and mad science, UFO's, monsters ....and especially the sharks! Always the sharks! Until the day I can't any more, I'll continue to push this "thing" I'm trying to capture; this vibe in this shimmery world I have in my head. . I have more love for it every day, and I always hope my work reflects that.

What I Do
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Full Circle Tattoo - South Park Location

2312 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

Iron Palm Tattoo

1800 N Vía Negocio, Palm Springs, CA 92262

No Mans Land Tattoo

73501 29 Palms Hwy B, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277




Full Circle: Sundays - Tuesdays

Iron Palm and No Mans Land: Thursdays - Saturdays

Booking can now be done via text!

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From my studio I create artwork that stems from the unconscious to the conscious. Inspired by classic American tattoo flash, my time in the military, horror flicks, dream state, the macabre, my music taste, all of the things that shape my style and what I love.

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