While living in Europe Nakota and Ron started making and designing body jewelry and subsequently together founded Natural Selection Jewelry in 2015. 
After a couple years of heavy touring Nakota moved back to sunny california to warm up in late 2015 where she now resides as a resident artist of Franco Vescovi's  Vatican Studios

​Nakota passionately strives to become a better, more well rounded and skilled artist everyday with her many outlets of creativity from tattooing to designing jewelry

Nakota and her work have been published in multiple international tattoo magazines as well as books throughout America, Europe, and the U.K. 

Her tattooing specialties lie in the styles of
-Art Nouveau influenced imagery
-realism/ portraiture 
-Neo Traditional 
-Floral works

 Though color work is very much prefered Nakota is also proficient in Black and Grey tattooing. 

 Nakota Garza is a 28 year old world traveling tattoo artist, oil painter, and Jewelry designer based out of Vatican Studios in Southern California.

Born in Detroit, MI. Nakota started her tattooing career at the young age of 18 in Nashville, Tennessee 2008. A couple years later in 2010 she found her way to Southern California to pursue bettering herself as both a tattoo artist and painter.


While working in Orange, CA 2011 she met renown scarification artist and now husband, Ron Garza. After touring europe doing guest spots for a coulple years the couple decided to relocate to Berlin, Germany in 2014 where they could continue their travels and work.
In 2011 Nakota became a sponsored tattoo artist with Godoy Tattoo Machines Company. In 2013 Godoy Machines released the internationally sold "Nakota Garza Signature Tattoo Machine" model (pictured right)
Tuesday - Saturday: 12PM- 6PM
Nakota tattoos at 
Vatican Studios
22622 Lambert Suite #306
Lake Forest, CA 92630 
Feel free to schedule a consultation or email to make an appointment!
22622 Lambert Suite #306
Lake Forest, CA 92630