By Phil Lacombe
Name: James Haun
Where you tat: I currently tattoo at Adornment in Palm Springs.
Why you started tattooing: When I was 15 years old I got a tattoo by a girl who was also 15 and I remember seeing her “kitchen magician” tattoo setup and thinking to myself ‘wow I could do that.’ Turns out I was right. After a very short apprenticeship I started in a shop and that was almost ten years ago.
What style of tattooing do you enjoy the most: My favorite styles of tattooing are color realism and organic/biomechanical.
Who inspires you to tattoo: There are so many people who inspire me to tattoo, but I’ll try and keep it short; Aimee Haun, my awesomely creative daughter, Guy Aitchison, Mike Devries, and a local tattoo artist Temo Aldrete. He’s also a wizard with a spray can and a good friend of mine. He’s constantly coming up with new fresh ideas that keep the creative fire under my ass.
If you could tattoo anywhere in the world where would you go: Where would I go? Hmmmm I’m thinking, ANYWHERE IN EUROPE WOULD BE IDEAL!
Tell me your favorite tattoo story about one of your clients: I once had a customer who needed money and came by the shop and let me take the shop taser to his man parts for a generous donation of $60!!
James Haun 760- 501-5540
2825 e. Tahquitz canyon way
#109 palm springs ca 92262