Phil Luck started in the tattoo business in the early 1990's in Brooklyn, NY. After getting his first tattoo, he knew that this was what he wanted to spend his life doing. Two of the biggest hurdles for him to overcome were the fact that he was only 15 years old, and that tattooing was illegal in all 5 boroughs of NYC, and had been since 1962, though New York City finally did lift the tattoo ban in April 1997. Phil spent the next couple of years trying to find any and all information about the art of tattooing. He got his foot in the door with several established tattooers by bringing them new tattoo designs that he had drawn. After a while (and a bunch of tattoos) he had earned the friendship of Steve Delgatto, a veteran Brooklyn tattooer that had learned from ``The Don`` Tony Polito in 1976. through Steve, Phil secured himself a tattoo education. Upon completion of his apprenticeship in March of 1993,Phil landed his first job(and second apprenticeship) workin for John Gallo at Custom Corner Tattoo Studio in Astoria Queens. Since that time, Phil has tattooed in all of the five boroughs of NYC and throughout NY state as well, tattooing in tattoo studios and at tattoo conventions in over 20 different states. Phil has had his tattoo work featured in ALL of the tattoo magazines as well as having his tattoos grace the front covers of a staggering 8 different tattoo magazines. He has won numerous tattoo contests at tattoo conventions throughout the United States over the years. He has also become a prolific watercolor painter and has produced over 400 tattoo design sheets, most of which were mass produced and sold in the late 90's and early 2000's and now hang on the walls of thousands of tattoo around the world. There are also 5 different self published books of Phils tattoo designs. Phil luck and his tattoo work has also been prominently featured in Mike McGabes book ``tattooing New York City : Style and continuity in a changing art form`` published by Schiffer publications in 2002. Working in walk in shops for 28 years has helped Phil to excel in several different styles of tattoo art including traditional tattoo, black and grey, tribal tattooing, black out tattooing, new school tattooing, Japanese style tattooing, etc.
Hello, I'm Scott Mercer. I am a Las Vegas Native and have been an artist pretty much as far back as I can remember. In high school was when I really had a passion for all kinds of art and needed to take as many art classes as I could take. After 5 years as a street artist on the Las Vegas Strip, I decided to take on a tattoo apprenticeship. 13 years later I am still tattooing and still learning. In those 13 years I have had the opportunity to own and operate a tattoo shop on the las vegas Strip and also work in a few other locations around Vegas. I am married to an Art teacher and my 3 kids are quite the artists themselves. I have a passion for traditional and Neo traditional styles of tattoos and am lucky enough to be able to work alongSide some really great artists. I hope to continue to learn and grow as an artist. Las Vegas is my home and Old Vegas Tattoo is where I work. I hope to be able to create many artworks and tattoos for the people and visitors of Las Vegas in the future.