About our Staff

Our staff is always ready to help you answer any questions you might have.

Cody Brigan

Owner/Artist
Cody was born and raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but has lived in Washington since 2013. He’s tattooed all over the country and chose Olympia, WA as the home for Black Gate Tattoo Studio. Owning his own studio had been a dream of Cody’s since his apprenticeship and with the blessing of his mentor, Steve, and the support of his beautiful life partner, Chelsea, he has brought the dream into reality. Check out his artwork!

  • Realism/Portraits 100%
  • Dotwork/Geometric 100%
  • Traditional/Americana 100%

Chelsea Reyes

Owner/Manager
Chelsea is a California native, although her military upbringing allowed her to spend most of her childhood in Germany. After leaving her Alma mater, CSU Chico, she settled in Olympia, Wa with her son in 2014. Entrepreneurial in spirit, Chelsea jumped at the chance to become a part of the tattoo industry, first as a Studio Manager, and then as an Owner. Chelsea loves people and resolving issues, and can be easily reached through the Contact page!

  • Customer Service 100%
  • Scheduling 100%
  • Social Media 100%

This Could be you!

Resident Artist/Apprentice
Black Gate Tattoo is looking for both a resident artist and an apprentice. We are looking for hard-working, dependable, and motivated people to join our team. Whether you’ve been in the tattoo industry for years, or you’re looking to break in, if you’re top talent with exemplary customer service Black Gate may be the place for you!

Do you think you have what it takes to work with us? Shoot us an email!

  • Dependable 100%
  • Trustworthy 100%
  • Talented 100%