Help Joshua Fight Cancer


For those of you that don’t know what’s going on, I have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. My entire world his been flipped upside down and I am terrified. I just got a full body CT scan and the Dr said that it doesn’t look like it has spread into the liver or lungs. I have a consultation on Monday Feb 17 for surgery. I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and understanding. My close friend Erin Smith has set up a GoFundMe to help my family and I during these hard times. If you can contribute I'd appreciate it so much, and if not I completely understand and please ask that you hold my family and I in your hearts.

Joshua Carlton Art, Realism Tattoos, Paintings

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About Me

My Background


My father being an artist, I grew up with a deep appreciation for art. My original passion was for photography, inspired by the work of Robert Maplethorpe. 

My Medium


I have been tattooing full time for 28 years. I am also an oil painter by commission, sell my paintings online and am also represented by Abend Gallery in Denver. I play guitar for This Patch of Sky. 

My Inspiration


I carried the inspiration of deep contrast and chiaroscuro of Robert Maplethorpe's photography into my tattooing and painting careers. I'm also drawn to classical art and contemporary realism.