Tattooing since 2008

About me

Janice Komar

Artist Bio

Hello I’m Janice, I would like to start by saying I love my job tattooing. I highly value my clients and the interaction we get to have in creating artwork for their body.

I was born in San Jose, California and lived all over the state. I love to travel and currently making guest appearances all over the world. I am currently the owner of Opal Lotus Tattoo Shop.

I specialize in many different styles including; Color, Black & Grey, Traditional, Neo-Traditional, Illustrative, Japanese, Floral, Tribal and Cover Ups. Let’s connect and talk about tattoos! Fill out my contact form and I will respond. Feel free to send me any ideas and images and I will make you a tattoo you will love and be proud of forever.

Equipment Used


My first 3 years of tattooing I spent using and building coil machines. Now I stick to working with rotaries, mainly Cheyanne, Hawk Thunder.


All inks are non-toxic and non-hazardous as well as vegan! Color inks used consist of Eternal Ink, Fusion, Starbrite and Solid Ink. Black and Grey wash inks are Panthera Ink and Dynamic.

Needle Cartridges

Safety cartridges made by Elite, King Focus “Arrow”, EZ, Peak Blood are all used. 100% sterilized by E.O. Gas. And up to date.

Power Supply

Critical, Cx1 G2 is used all day.

Ointments and Pain Relief

I use Mike Devries’ Stencil Stuff for my stencils.  Ink Eeze during my tattoo and for my clients that are having a hard time, Vaso Caine.  It has some numbing agents in it that make the tattoo easier to go through.

The Process


A tattoo consultation is the first step toward getting a tattoo. It’s an important meeting that generally takes only 10 or 15 minutes, where the artist and client exchange vital information to prepare them both for the actual tattoo appointment.


I start the design based on our consultation.  I give it my own flair and style and send it off for your approval.

Tattoo Preparation

Once the sketch is approved, I prepare a stencil and get my gear ready.  Eat a meal before your tattoo, Ibuprofen helps if you are worried about being uncomfortable.


Here’s where the fun starts, the outline comes first followed by the shading.

Depending on the size of the tattoo it could be finished in one session or multiple sessions depending on your pain threshold and skin.

Tattoo Aftercare

Aftercare is incredibly important!  I’ll upload another page dedicated to aftercare in the next week.

For now, don’t pick at your tattoo, use a healing ointment / moisturizing lotion such as Aquaphor or Lubiderm.