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Meet Juan Olivares of Singleton Tattoo in Trinity Groves and Oak Cliff

Today we’d like to introduce you to Juan Olivares.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Life now is not something I ever really thought would be a reality! Super happy to have had Tattooing seek me out. My life has been the best rollercoaster because of it!

Started out in a small Texas town (Cleburne) shout out C-Town!

Somehow made it out of my hometown, decided to give up firefighting, rolled the dice then found myself in a really small studio operated by a bunch of bikers and they took me in! Jumping on board took me to Fort Worth and eventually to Dallas!

Felt like I elevated and adapted with every jump, every place it took me , and all the people and artist I have come across. Sometimes you just have to chase it! It’s better than standing still.

Excited for the future of my career, the possibilities are endless. You get what you put in, so I’m glad to have worked alongside of so many artists that pour their entirety into something they love. I’ve seen so many of them reach heights that are things you talk about when your kids.

The craft speaks for itself.

God willing I’m gonna ride it ‘till the wheels fall off!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Damn, we all have valleys.

But for me, it was a lot of self-doubt in my artwork. I’m still critical, but tattooing is always teaching you!

Another was trying to stay afloat at times. Money was low, wondering if you can dig your self out. Trying to start something very foreign to me. This was still before tattooing boomed on social media platforms. It’s’ still insane that I get to do this as a living!

Tattooing is composed of so many different moving parts. But worth every struggle!

Tell us more about your art.
Right now I’m a residence at Singleton Tattoo!

I specialize in Black and Grey tattooing as well as American/Japanese Traditional.

I’m definitely a Stan of the place. The homie Ejay Bernal really set down a studio that will be here to stay.

All I have to say is that walking into the studio is the best way to experience it!

The energy here is for real.

A lot of solid friends and artist who are driven to thrive!

Go snag a topo!

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
There are things that are in the works always!

Some are big changes! A lot of fun and exciting things that I ‘m stoked for to come to fruition!

Stay tuned!


  • $175/HR

Contact Info:

  • Address: 437 Singleton Blvd
    Dallas, Tx 75212
  • Website:
  • Phone: 972.685.6191
  • Instagram: @SingletonTattoo

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