Lucky Monkey Tattoo is owned and operated by award winning rockers (and married duo) Dana Forrester and James Trunko. Opening in 2002 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Lucky Monkey has inked numerous high profile clients including Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers), Darren McCarty (Detroit Red Wings), Jazz drummer Terri Lynne Carrington (Herbie Hancock/Arsenio Hall show), Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge/Crud/The Orbitsuns), Channel 955's Spike, WDIV news anchor Devin Scillian, wrestler Eddie Venom and thousands of satisfied customers.
Talented tattooers Mandy Snyder, Patrick Haller, Tony Caporusso, Kelli Donegan, Nate Des Jardins, Casey O'Ryan, Josh Figueroa, Hannah Blackburn, Alex Gama, Andrew Alcenius, Ashton Prince, Tommy Anthony, CJ Wollack, Brandon Hammell and DJ plus Piercer Meatloaf along with shop staff Jake Munro and Layla, are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service, cleanliness and artistry.
All Lucky Monkey Tattoo artists are trained and certified in Bloodborne Pathogens (Disease and Infection Control.)
Lucky Monkey Tattoo is an officially licensed body art facility by the State of Michgian's Department of Community Health.
Lucky Monkey Tattoo has won numerous awards - most notably "Best Tattoo Shop" in Current Magazine's "Best of Washtenaw County Readers' Poll" for over 16 years running including 2022.
We have a passion for tattoos. Whether you are a body art aficionado, tattoo virgin or just curious - we welcome you to Lucky Monkey Tattoo.