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Anthony Zamora

Owner/Tattoo Artist

Anthony Zamora is first and foremost an actual artist. He practices many mediums of art such as painting, digital art, music, and sculpting etc. Although he has done many forms of art, one specific genre has ultimately taken hold of his passion and drive. 

Anthony started tattooing over a decade ago and has made this practice much more of a life long ambition rather than simply a hobby. Always striving to better his work and become more advanced, he has submerged himself in his work and has a personal relationship with almost all of his clients. He looks at tattooing differently than most in that it’s not just a business to be executed and concluded, it is an encounter between two people that transcends simple thought into ultimate expression of heart, thought and passion. “I will never tell you your idea is stupid, who am I to dictate what is the right design for YOU!” Anthony strives to guide his clients and friends into creating the best form possible. “It’s our jobs as tattoo artists to guide you and help you along the way to making your idea into a reality” 

Over 10 years ago Anthony owned a small studio in San Marcos, TX called Monster Tattoo with his partner Sly, they ultimately succeeded in creating a well driven, professional shop. At the end of the venture Anthony decided it was time to move to a place where he could better his artwork and fine tune his tattooing skills. He moved to Pennsylvania and worked next to a few really talented artists. Working with one of his best friends and co worker Jonathan Wade, he was able to adapt and better himself in more ways than one. He learned more in 2 years than he had in his entire career up to that point. 

Then something unexpected happened. After attending many conventions, someone approached him to see if he might be willing to consider being a contestant on a TV show called Best Ink season 3. After an extensive interview he was flown to Hollywood CA and did even more interviews. After 2 days he was sent back and within a few hours of getting off the plane, he received a call informing him that he was to be accepted as a new contestant on the TV show and had only 3 days to prepare and go back to California. Although Anthony had many upcoming appointments every single client he had was understanding and urged him to make the trip and accept the fate. So after some convincing, he decided to accept the role and was flown to LA.

The show was ultimately a success and even though he was not the winner of the show, he made it far and was deemed a like-able and talented artist. “The show did wonders for my career”. After returning home to PA the newspapers got ahold of the story and launched a new era in his career. Many people ask if you would do it again, and the answer is “yes, I figured as long as I wasn’t the first or second to be let go, and voted off, that it would be worth it and a success.” 

After that happened his reputation soared and things were looking great until the worst happened. His little brother Steven Zamora who was back in Texas, passed away. It hit the family very hard and Anthony decided it was time to head back home to Texas and bid Pennsylvania a fond farewell.

Now back in Texas he worked for a few Studios, realizing that none were exactly where he envisioned his perfect environment to be. All the Studios had something to offer but lacked even more than should be lacked. He sought to take all of the good and leave all the bad behind, and start his own company.

In March 2017 he decided to start Art of War Tattoo Company in New Braunfels Texas with his wife. The name signifies the struggle and conflict they endured and the need to come into this town strong and ready for anything. They have a do or die attitude and won’t let anything get in the way of their success. It was an exciting venture and one that they knew was right. To focus on the actual art and on the clients themselves was the main goal. After being open almost a year and making the company ultimately a great success, they are now opening their second studio Art of War 2. They employ some of the best artists and piercers in the entire area and have no plans on slowing down or surrendering.

If you’d like to have Anthony do your next session you can contact him through this website or TEXT him at 830-310-1126 or call the studio at 830-632-5298. Although his focus is mainly based on realistic aspects of art both color or black and grey, he can also mimic and adapt to almost any style you choose. He also has other artist which specialize in many other art forms working at his studios. So if you’re in New Braunfels or nearby, and looking to get something unique and outside of the box sort of artist, then Anthony is the person you want to have do your next piece.

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Sarah Zamora

Owne/Tattoo Artis/Piercing Specialist 

Sarah first started her piercing apprenticeship about 12 years ago under Anthony Zamora. She excelled quickly and found a true passion for body modification. She enjoyed pushing the limits of the human skin and seeing just what she could do with it. 

‘’I have always had wonderful clients that allow me to seek out new and interesting ways to decorate their body.’’ 

She also loves doing micro dermal implants and feels all body modifications are truly a beautiful way to express yourself.

As the years passed Sarah continued to improve and excel her piercing skills but always being an artist and constantly drawing as a child she decided to begin her other passion, her tattoo career. ‘’I had a real urge to express my creative side and it’s something that only tattooing did for me.’’ It’s a lifestyle she completely fell into and drowned her world in ink. Sarah used to have a lot of fun with other artists, sitting in the attic till the wee hours of the morning drawing and creating new pieces and was so envious that they would be transferring these beautiful works of art to skin. She wanted that! She again went to her mentor, Anthony and asked if he would now extend her education into tattooing as well. Before starting the apprenticeship he was very upfront about the fact that he would be MUCH harder on her than any other before. He did this because he knew how badly she wanted to succeed and he wanted her to reach further than anyone he had taught. ‘’As cheesy as it may sound I knew that with him and my family by my side believing in me, I would not let myself fail. Even though I have been tattooing for about 5 years now I am still grateful that I had the chance to work with my mentor and continue to develop my skills eternally.’’

After working at a few shops in Texas, Sarah and Anthony knew that they wanted to provide something different to the community than previously done in New Braunfels. So in March 2018 they opened Art of War Tattoo Studio’s original location. ‘’We have been so blessed to have amazing artist work for us, clients get unique work from us, and have people who we can now call friends. Now that the studio is in full swing and we are growing, we felt we needed to open another location to have the ability to serve all of our clients even better.’’

Sarah hopes to continue poking people pretty for years to come! Stay updated for the release of her book “Piercing with a Purpose!”

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Jersey

Tattoo Artist/Piercer 

Joshua (AKA) JerseyTatz has been tattooing since 2007 in Texas ,and several years on the national convention circuit.He is the last apprentice of legendary tattoo artist Paul[Daffy) Daffin,and continues the Texas tradition of custom street shop tattooing.Jersey specializes in American and Japanese traditional.Old school and New school tattoos,and custom one off designs.If your interested in a original custom piece of art work.Jersey is the artist for you.He strongly believes in designing tattoos for each individual,so you may express yourself in a one of a kind unique manner.Please feel free to schedule a free consultation to make your vision a reality.

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Samantha M.

Microblading/ Permanent Cosmetics Specialist 

Samantha is a Microblading and Permanent Cosmetics Specialist. She was born and raised in Texas, she made New Braunfels her home about 5 years ago. After having her eyeliner tattooed on over 9 years ago she knew exactly what she wanted to do. Everyone should be able to say, “i Woke Up Like This.”After taking a break from working to stay home with her daughters she decided it was time to get back to it. A few years ago Microblading was growing in popularity and It was the perfect time to open up her business here in New Braunfels. Always loving makeup but never having the time was something that inspired her to push forward in her career and grow her business. “Every person deserves to wake up looking and feeling their best even when most days we feel like we have on 2 different shoes.’’ 

Her favorite cosmetic procedure is Lips. “ I absolutely love the ability to contour with color and create a dramatic shape and style that can be worn from daytime through night.’’ 

For her the most rewarding feeling comes from paramedical and scalp micropigmentatoin. “I truly love being able to use my talents to enhance someone natural beauty and give them flawless Texas heat proof makeup but to be able to use my abilities to help camouflage an unwanted scar from childhood or a post mastectomy scar being able to truly help someone is an amazing feeling and it’s something I highly value.”

Her love for make up turned into my career as a permanent makeup specialist, my desire to make people feel their best furthered my career into the paramedical tattooing. Her passion and every growing drive has lead her to her newest venture In her career… Samantha has taken on an apprenticeship with both Sarah and Anthony Zamora to expand her ever growing portfolio into tattoos and piercings and brought her cosmetics shop i Woke Up Like This into Art of War Tattoo Studio. Her ultimate goal is continue learning and never grow complacent eventually being able to travel the world and share her love and talent with everyone.

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Art of War Tattoo Studio

1410 S Business 35 Ste B New Braunfels, Texas

(830) 632-5298

Hours

Mon

Closed

Tue

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wed

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thu

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fri

12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sat

12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sun

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm