Dawn Cooke
Please come visit me at Depot Town Tattoo Parlour located in Historic Depot Town at:
33 E. Cross St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Call for appointments or walk in!
734-544-1297

OR Come visit me at Harlequin Tattoo in Hamtramck at:
11833 Jos. Campau Ave.
Hamtramck, MI 48212
313-305-4243


I have been tattooing since 2000. Before opening my parlour in Depot Town Ypsilanti I worked at Name Brand Tattoo in Ann Arbor for 7 years. I Had a semi-Traditional apprenticeship where I learned the basics in technique and ethics. I also Graduated with my BFA from College for Creative studies in Detroit. My tattoo work is based in traditional American and traditional Japanese styles. I am influenced by artists such as Horiyoshi III, Hokusai, Ed Hardy, Bert Grimm, Spider Web, Jerry collins, and Percy Waters, just to name a few. I am best at drawing women figures, flowers, animals and mythological subjects. I am well versed in my technique and able to apply any tattoo very well. My best practices include health and safety first and foremost in addition to a well thought out work of art. If you would like to meet with me for a consultation to brainstorm your ideas please call the studio closest to you.
Depot Town Tattoo Ypsilanti, 734-544-1297
Harlequin Tattoo, 313-305-4243

I am also a painter who specializes in figurative oil painting. I often explore the tattooed figure in my work however I also find myself interested in animals. Please check out the link to my other website which features my fine art work. The link is located at the top of the page titled Fine Art.