Tattoo artist at Moon Tattoo

1736 W Anderson Ln, Austin TX, 78757






  • The option to schedule a consultation becomes available monthly, at 8 AM CST on the last Friday of each month that has a Saturday in the same month. I post my scheduling news to instagram @mrdavidpoe

  • During the active consultation request period, use the form in this section to pick a time slot for the next day (which will be a Saturday)

  • Write in what it is that you want to get tattooed in the Additional Notes section, include where on your body, and approximate size in inches

  • Each person wanting to get tattooed must fill out a separate request. I only have a certain number of request time slots that I make available and each time slot=1 person getting tattooed!

  • I’ll read your request and decide if it sounds like a good fit for me. You’ll receive a response by email in a few hours either way

  • Accepted consultations will be held in person (or by phone for out-of-town clients) on the Saturday timeslot that you selected. During the consultation we will schedule your tattoo for the next month (be sure to write down the time that we agree on it will be CST, if you are traveling through different timezones the appointment reminder emails/txts can become confusing)

  • I may decline your request if my schedule fills up, you didn’t tell me your tattoo idea details, you selected a wrong day for the consultation, or if the tattoo idea is not a good fit for me. Please read the email that is sent to you, it will contain a personalized message from me, David Poe!


Get to know me!

David closes his eyes and sees black-sand beaches, grey oceans, grey skies, the sound of wind twisting through trees and rocks and deep-green grasses scattered with mossy bones. Strange stone houses rise from the grassy fields that lead up to the white-tipped mountains in the distance. Howling is often heard in dark and far-away places long after the bonfires have died.

When he opens them again, he is in an armless leather chair in a bright-white tattoo studio, his machine humming in his hand. He relaxes his shoulders and takes a deep breath before he begins His Work. He has been doing this since 2012.

David draws. With black ink and hundreds of lines he shapes the natural world: bones, snakes, plants, antlers, and horns. He loves all types of animals, most insects, and always loves drawing the human figure. His Work blends people and nature bringing out a unique magick. He has been a student of art since 2000.

It’s said that he once rolled a twenty-sided-die, a critical success, and now lives with his partner: Tina Poe and their maybe-a-cat/ maybe-a-monster child-pet Mojito Poe. He has worked at her Tattoo Studio in Austin, Texas, called Moon Tattoo since it opened in 2016. His house is filled with plants and bones and the firepit in the yard is always full of wood.

Photo of David Poe


Contact me if you have any other questions!

I’m at Moon Tattoo, 1736 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757. This is the North central area of Austin. Look for our big mural while driving West on Anderson! Take a look at the map in the Contact section to help with directions.

You can stop by anytime during business hours to check out the studio and look at my portfolio. However, I meet with clients by appointment only, and will not have time to talk otherwise.

Yes, I require a non-refundable deposit in cash or with card, paid in person, during your consultation to hold your tattoo appointment date. If the tattoo needs multiple sessions, the deposit is applied to your last appointment session. If the tattoo is finished in one session the deposit is applied to the finished tattoo that day.

If you need to reschedule your appointment for any reason, give me at least 2 days/48 hours notice and we can reschedule you for another day. Trying to reschedule under 2 days or 48 hours will result in the loss of your deposit, and will cancel your appointment and void your deposit.

The deposit will be also void for cancellations at any time, no-shows, or later arrivals after 30 minutes. If you no-show for a scheduled consultation you will be not be able to schedule with me in the future.

I charge an hourly rate with a set minimum, or will provide a flat rate for specific designs that I’ve done. The best way to get an idea of the cost of the tattoo you are thinking of is to talk to me about the potential size, placement, and complexity during a scheduled consultation. I’ll use this information to give you an idea of how long the tattoo could take and an estimate of how much it may cost. An average session can last about three hours, and some tattoos will require multiple sessions depending on size, complexity of the design, or placement. The more calm and still you are during your tattoo session, the faster it will go.

I take all major cards through Square, and also accept cash. I don’t accept checks.

On the day of your tattoo appointment we will review the drawing together, in person, and make any minor changes needed before starting the tattoo. I do not provide you the design prior.

I only tattoo in black, in my style, with my original artwork. I am currently looking to do more of these types of tattoos:

  • Humanoid figures
  • Darker imagery
  • Animals, insects, and creatures in interesting settings
  • Pet portraits in interesting settings

What I will not be tattooing:

  • Just flowers
  • Just scenery
  • Mandala, geometric, patterns, lace
  • Armor
  • Frames
  • Machines, buildings
  • Color
  • Lettering, text
  • Other artist's work, album covers, book illustrations
  • Reworking someone else’s tattoos

Read over Moon Tattoo's FAQ and Tips section for a lot more information.

Contact Me

Stop by to see me, or drop me a line.

David Poe at Moon Tattoo

1736 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX, 78757
By appointment only