OVER 170 TATTOO AWARDS
Because every tattoo should be outstanding.
We are the most awarded tattoo facility in the state of New York. Does that mean we're the best? Not necessarily, but it does mean that we take pride in our ability to do great artwork. Time and time again, we've been able to prove ourselves in competition, so let us prove ourselves to you! Come get a tattoo from Oculus, and maybe help us attain our new goal of 200 tattoo awards.
OPEN YOUR EYES
More than just a tattoo shop.
We are an art studio, featuring all mediums from hand made jewelry, to photography, to screen printing, we even have our own clothing brand. Our dedication to high quality, visually stimulating artwork extends far beyond the walls of our shop, and we always get the job done in a timely fashion and at the highest standards. We use the best quality equipment and supplies to ensure you are treated like royalty. Experience our work, and see the Oculus Tattoo Lounge difference.
Oculus is a large facility featuring several businesses. First is the flagship tattoo studio, Oculus, with several artist stations, a koi pond, and lobby. 'Studio Create' serves as Matt's office and his private tattoo station. Ultra Tattoo Supply is set up in the middle of the facility, sales of which are only accessible to professional tattoo artists. The photography room is also Sara's office, where she works on all of her handmade jewelry and home decor. Mindless Drone is the screen printing company, where all of the Oculus branded clothing is created. Lastly, opening in early 2020, is Focal Point Salon, which has it's own store front, lobby, and separate entrance.
Oculus is represented by a combat veteran.
10% military/veteran discount for tattooing services (proper ID required)
Oculus Tattoo Lounge began as an idea; a space for an artist to produce artwork - both on and off the skin - without distraction. Just the Artist and the Artwork. This idea became Create Tattoo & Art Studio, my first private art studio. Create found success quickly and provided the opportunity for myself and Sara, my partner in business and in life, to develop the idea into a new business model.
First we focused on building the studio's reputation based on my artwork and Sara's jewelry. With my knowledge of tattoo equipment combined with Sara's business background, we knew we could implement a way to provide local artists a convenient source for the products they needed within our studio. Ultra Tattoo Supply was well received by other tattooers. Traffic in and out of Create soon reached a point where we realized we had outgrown our small space. And so the hunt for the perfect facility began and our entire business structure changed. Incorporating the company meant we needed more than a name, we needed an identity. Oculus, Latin for "eye," was suggested by Sara to reflect one of my favorite drawing subjects. With plans to include a clothing line, we found the name fit our brand and our goals perfectly.
We landed in a location downtown and continued to grow with other artists joining our team. But as our first year in downtown Syracuse came to a close, we couldn't help but feel like a decade had passed. A hit and run, a broken window, parking issues, undelivered mail, and artists who didn't share the core values that brought our company success. It became clear it was time to move, to find a better location, focusing on our valued clients in a peaceful environment. Now we have an amazing facility, with plenty of room for multiple artists within 3 different studios, as well as a fourth for photography.