Robert Ison and all of our tattoo artist have at least two years professional tattooing experience. They are each State Licensed & certified in CPR, First Aid & Blood Borne Pathogens by the American Red Cross.
Born in South Korea, raised in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Graduated high school and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Did two deployments in a Marine infantry unit, honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. Once I was out of the military, I moved back to SoCal and worked for several employer’s throughout a five year time span. Then I decided that moving to Minnesota was a great idea. So I did and lived there for 10 years.
In Nov of 2008 I started my tattoo apprenticeship with Top Cat Tattoo, and began tattooing full time in April of 2009.
I now live in Corvallis, OR and absolutely love everything about Oregon and Corvallis. I’m a huge outdoorsmen. If it involves disc golf, hiking, fishing, or camping, then I’m all about it!
Art and tattooing have and always will fascinate and inspire me. I will always consider myself a student to art and this medium and my fascination with tattoos and art will always keep me truly humbled.
- American Red Cross Certified – Adult CPR
- American Red Cross Certified – Preventing Disease Transmission (Bloodborne Pathogens)
- American Red Cross Certified – Standard First Aid
- Oregon Tattoo Artist License