Second shop! 2775 Bee Ridge Rd Srq

Praying hands

Flowers cover up

Skull with flowers

About Matt

Matt Helmer graduated with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Ringling School of Art and Design in 2005, majoring in Illustration. This was the perfect foundation for his tattoo career. Tattooing now for over 6 years, he constantly strives to learn new techniques and styles. Matt can handle any kind of tattoo, but specializes in distorted figures and critters. If you’re a fan of zombies or the darker side, you’ve found your match.



Anthony Homer

Matt's been super easy going to work with and has done an incredible job of taking my input and turning it into something cohesive and awesome.

Anthony Homer

Emil Edge

In recap of this trip I can only say how grateful I am for having the opportunity to do what I do and meeting all the wonderful artists I get to meet. I had the incredible honor of tattooing some awesome artists on this trip, Jasön Stephan, Robert Kane, Matthew Helmer, L.t. Woods and Will Gonzalez it was a tremendous pleasure and honor to get to do this! thank you! Really makes me grateful for being in this wonderful industry and I hope I can inspire someone as much as people inspire me! Thank you everyone for your support!

Emil Edge



What days are you available?

The only days I am not available are Mon & Tues. My schedule is:
Wed- 2:00-9:00pm
Thurs- 2:00-9:00pm
Fri- 2:00-11:00pm
Sat- 2:00-7:00pm
Sun- 2:00-9:00pm

Do I need to schedule in advance?

Yes. Right now I am booking a month out so contact me to plan accordingly.

What is your hourly rate?

I currently charge $125 per hour

Is it safe?

This question is best answered in part by a client: “Matt is one of the cleanest people you will meet. Germs give him the heeby-jeebies. He will literally disinfect the entire chair and work space in between each client. You will more than likely have a basketball sized wad of sterile gloves after your session because he’s just that paranoid.”

Matt always uses disposable surgical gloves and new sterilized needles and tattoo machine tube assemblies from sealed envelopes that have come out of an autoclave. 

How do I take care of my tattoo?

The Steps:

  1. Gently remove bandage after 1-3 hrs
  2. Gently wash with warm water and mild soap after removing bandage. After cleaning, gently pat dry and apply a LIGHT <—–(no really) layer of A&D ointment. Repeat 3 times a day for 3 days then switch to a fragrance-free hand lotion for the next two weeks or until healing is complete.(under extremely humid conditions it is ok to let the tattoo dry out for 24 to 48 hrs before applying ointment)
  3. Avoid chlorine pools, salt water, extended periods in the water, direct sunlight, and any type of rough treatment to your new tattoo for a minimum of 2 weeks.
  4. When showering, DO NOT allow water to hit your new tattoo directly. Always pat a fresh tattoo dry, don’t wipe.
  5. DO NOT pick, SCRATCH, or PULL on any peeling skin.
  6. After your tattoo is completely healed, a sunblock of SPF30 or higher is required when exposed to ultraviolet light (sun, tanning beds, etc.)
  7. Always wash your hands before touching your fresh tattoo. Remember tattoos have to go through a complete healing process. Baby your new tattoo to insure maximum results.
Does it Hurt?


Contact Me

Address: 2775 Bee Ridge Road  Sarasota, FL

Phone: 941 923 2778

Email Matt