Megan Jean Morris

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Megan Jean Morris: Artistic Surrealism Tattoos

Megan Jean Morris is a tattooer based out of a private studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. She competed on Season 7 of Ink Master and returned to the series as a coach in Season 12. She also appeared as a guest judge on Ink Master Angels. 

Morris is known for her blend of realism and surrealism. She excels at creating conceptual art pieces on skin and is known for using a freehand approach in many of her designs. Morris received a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Syracuse University. She enjoys working on both color and black-and-grey tattoos. 

Morris grew up in the woods of Maine and got her start in tattooing at a biker shop through an apprenticeship from Adam Gordon and Doug Wood. On her website, she writes that her apprenticeship consisted of a lot of cleaning and hard work. She says it was an experience that taught her respect and an appreciation for the craft of tattooing. 

In video interviews, Morris admits that she always had the desire to draw on people. She says that she was kicked out of daycare and given detention in high school for drawing designs on her friends.  

Prior to moving to Utah, Morris was the owner of Painted Soul Tattoos in Wallingford, Connecticut. The shop is now called Black Hatchet Tattoo Co. 

Time on Ink Master

Morris competed on Season 7 of Ink Master titled “Revenge,” where she competed alongside other well-known artists including Cleen Rock One and Christian Buckingham. She was part of the “rookie” group who went head-to-head against tattoo artists who were previously on the show. 

Morris won tattoo of the day twice during the competition before being sent home in episode 8 of the series in which the artists had to create a Japanese dragon design. 

“Ink Master” season 7 LIVE finale on May 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Spike)

During her time on Ink Master, Morris admitted to dating fellow contestant Cleen Rock One, but their relationship did not last. During the live season finale of the show, Morris described Cleen as a cowboy, 

Morris was previously married to Taber Brewster Hammond. They divorced at a young age and Hammond passed away in April of 2018, a tragedy that she addressed on her Instagram page. Morris is now in a relationship with Steve Tarr who works with Saniderm.  

“Your job is to earn respect. The way you earn respect is to treat yourself like anyone else gets treated. It’s all about your work. On my way up, I was very careful not to post pictures of myself that were sexy or even about me. It was all just work, work, work, work, work. As a woman, I had to constantly not think about the fact that I was a woman. “

– Megan Jean Morris, Duffified Live with Chef Brian Duffy

Tattoo Styles

  • Color realism
  • Black and grey realism
  • Surrealism
  • Specializes in freehand tattoos

Megan Jean Morris Tattoo Prices

At this time, does not have information on the rates that Megan Jean Morris charges for her tattoo sessions. Keep in mind that all artists charge different rates for their tattoos and prices can vary based on the size and style of the tattoo.

In a podcast interview, Morris did say that she only works on full-day sessions and has a 5-hour minimum for tattoo appointments.

How to Book a Tattoo with Megan Jean Morris

If you are interested in booking a tattoo with Megan Jean Morris, email her directly at She is currently booking for 2019 in Salt Lake City. You can also find her travel dates listed on her website

Keep up-to-date with Morris’ booking availability and travel schedule by following along on her Instagram account

Tattoos by Megan Jean Morris – via Instagram

Editor’s note: All tattoo images are the property of Megan Jean Morris and are from her Instagram account. does not claim any ownership to the above images.

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