Mike Johnson began his career as a tattoo artist in 2002. He completed his apprenticeship in Salt Lake City and quickly developed an active and vibrant tattooing career. Along with his illustrative tattoo career, he began to work and focus on scar tissue and creating texture by mastering his use of light sources, color, and shadows.
During his career he has won multiple awards for his realistic take on all types of illustrative and dermagraphic restoration procedures. He has been featured in multiple magazines. Surgeons from across the US have begun to exclusively refer their clients to Mike and Studio Elev8. He loves the work he does and puts all his passion into every piece of work he does.