About Luke

Grew up on hand-me-downs…Mom gave Love…Dad gave Art…Big brother gave his back…Friends gave Friendship…OG’s in the hood gave Respect…Poverty gave Humility…Dave Gibson gave me a start…And Hard Work gives me a Future.

Luke Wessman came into tattooing in the late 90s as a working class
Southern California surfer. Luke’s career began apprenticing in a
traditional style tattoo shop owned by legendary Dave Gibson, where he
formed a solid skill base to become a great tattoo artist. Being homeless at 15 years old, discipline and patience challenged Luke, and drove him to reach his proclaimed “Self-Made” status. Throughout his career, Luke continues to venture into various industries including fashion, television and streetwear, while always working to further develop his craft as a tattooer.  For 10 years, he owned and operated a San Diego based Tattoo Parlor, and has worked with the best tattoo artist around the world
. Wessman has appeared on TLC’s
hit reality shows Miami Ink and NY Ink, the cover of Inked Magazine,
and, as a guest judge on Spike TV’s “Inkmaster." Luke now resides in the Los Angeles area, and is an Odd Fellow and Master Mason.

As Seen On TV

Miami Ink

Luke worked at the original Miami Ink aka Love Hate Tattoos during filming. He was on and off camera helping with the day to day clients in the shop on South Beach. From 2005-2010


Luke served as a guest judge on season 4 episode 10. Luke is asked to set up an elimination challenge for the bottom two contestants in this exciting eposide.

New York Ink

Luke helped ami james open this beautiful shop in SOHO New York aka "Wooster Stree Social Club." Luke did the first tattoo in the studio and was on and off camera for the duration of the show and the shops exsistance. From 2010-2015


The best selling INKED Magazine of all time.

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