RedTree Tattoo Gallery was bound to set it’s roots and blossom, seeing that it’s very roots come from Columbus, Ohio’s own legendary tattoo artist Durb Morrison. Durb comes from a long line of historic tattoo artists that claimed Columbus, Ohio as their home. Durb opened his first tattoo studio back in 1994, where he changed the tattoo world in Columbus, Ohio by bringing what he had learned from his early times traveling the country and tattooing next to many legendary tattoo artists where he not only learned the art form but he also learned the business side of the art, which he has went on to do many innovative and historic things with.
While Durb was operating his first tattoo studios he was also hard work developing the Hell City Tattoo Festival in his hometown of Columbus Ohio as well, which has went on to become one of “America's Favorite Tattoo Festival”. He later sold both of his first tattoo studios and went on to tattoo privately while he continued working on Hell City and also began working on his next project of innovative tattoo products called True Tubes and also True Grips. After tattooing privately for nearly 7 years, Durb was eager to open his newest studio RedTree Tattoo Gallery where he had the concept for an all custom studio with talented artists that was also a private studio so that he and his tattoo artists could simply focus on their tattooing and not be interrupted by the everyday walk in traffic that often distracts the busy tattoo artist while trying to create their tattoos.
RedTree Tattoo Gallery is an all disposable, private, appointment and consultation only, Tattoo and Art Gallery, located in Italian Village, bordering the arts district downtown Columbus, Ohio, featuring world-class tattoo artists, painters and various guest artists that travel through to work out of RedTree. Each artist at RedTree focuses on producing custom, one of a kind tattoos, unique to their own style. This unique format for a studio like RedTree Tattoo Gallery was never seen in Columbus, Ohio and has proven to be a winning formula, not only for Durb himself, but also for his talented crew of tattoo artists that are constantly excelling at their tattooing and art due to this focused format of a private tattoo studio like RedTree. RedTree also hosts many guest artists as well as paint nights with the local tattoo and art community and has hosted painting and tattoo seminars, flash days and various charity drive tattoo days to name a few.
The crew of RedTree Tattoo Gallery consists of Durb Morrison, Adam France, Richard Cook, Nathan Marti and Rusty Dornhecker with an amazing team of studio managers behind the entire operations as well. At RedTree, each tattoo artist has their own unique style, giving clients their choice of which artist they’d like to get tattooed by in what style they are seeking. The variety of styles at RedTree allows each artist the chance to build a solid foundation for the type of tattooing they want to focus on while excelling in a private studio atmosphere.
The Talented collection of tattoo artists that form the branches of RedTree Tattoo Gallery are Durb Morrison who has a strong new-school traditional style combined with the rich color choices that make a great painterly traditional style that are sought after by many tattoo collectors worldwide. Durb can be found many days at RedTree continuing a large tattoo session with a client, or working on organizing the Hell City Tattoo Festivals or working on his numerous True Tattoo Supply projects.
Another vastly unique artist at RedTree is Adam France, who has a deep interest in science and energy and tattoos tattooing large, flowing biological texture or robotic based, full limb projects mostly. The paintings that Adam creates also reflect his fascination with science and nature. Adam’s clients have searched for his bio-mechanical style from all over not only for his art but also for his good vibes.
RedTree also houses resident tattoo artist Richard Cook, who is an Ornamental tattooist at RedTree. His style can be defined as geometric, abstract and uniquely colorful. Richard has been tattooing for 12 years where the first 5 years was spent in Okinawa, Japan and in various locations on the east coast. With a paintbrush and tattoo machines in hand, Richard worked around Ohio before moving to Columbus where he settled in at RedTree. You can see his art on skate decks, album jackets, commercial property, t-shirts and more.
Yet another prodigy tattoo artist at RedTree is Nathan Marti, who is primarily a black and grey tattoo artist that focuses on dark subject matter with bio-organic influence incorporated. Nathan discovers most of his reference through nature and imagination when conceptualizing. His tattoos and fine art are that of a well thought out mastermind of texture and various special effects that make his style incredibly unique.
Another hard working talented artist at RedTree is Rusty Dornhecker, who focuses on a variety of styles including black and grey realism, biomech and American traditional tattooing. Rusty started tattooing in 1994 originally, but took a hiatus from tattooing and went to art school for photography and design. For 15 years, he worked as an Art Director for a major company and manager for the Hell City Tattoo Festival and True Tubes. Rusty has also produced and directed the award winning Hell City Tattoo Festival Documentary Film. He has since moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2013 to begin his new apprenticeship under Durb at RedTree Tattoo Gallery. Rusty has been a full time artist ever since at RedTree Tattoo Gallery and has a vast clientele at RedTree nowadays.
RedTree is a clean, friendly, appointment and consultation only, all disposable tattoo studio and art gallery that is always offering guest artists who are traveling around the country a studio to comfortably work from. RedTree exudes a relaxing, warm and classy studio with an open environment that makes the energy of the studio feel receptive, conversational and inviting. The signage at the tattoo gallery is also very minimalist and does not say “tattoo” on the storefront anywhere. “If you know, then you know”, says Durb. Once inside RedTree, the studio gives the client and artists a very sleek and professional look and feel of relaxation and creativity with all the original fine art hanging on the walls and in the artists portfolios. Be sure to check out all the amazing artists, see photos and videos and more at the RedTree website at: