Luka Barlow is a tattoo artist with a classical drawing and painting background from Laguna College of Art + Design. When they were little, Luka wanted to be a veterinarian, marine biologist, medical/scientific illustrator, and forensic pathologist. They have since managed to merge their simultaneous interests in organic creatures, art, science, and cutting people open… into tattooing.
Luka is also a muralist, painter, and artist for social and conservation causes. They strive to make their booth a safe space for female-identifying and/or LGBTQIAA+ individuals who want tattoos from a queer and/or trans artist. They provide free cover-ups to individuals with tattoos associated with neo-nazi factions, as they are Jewish, as well as the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor.
In their spare time, Luka likes to sketch at the zoo, feed animals at the zoo, talk to animals at the zoo, and drink beer at the zoo.
Luka recently moved to Columbus to set down some roots after living in Southern California for over a decade. They also like to tell people they are actually from Buffalo, NY so that others may know they are a real person.
You can find Luka at 1980 N. High St.