Mike Toth Art
Tillamook native Mike Toth has spent the last 10 years traveling the United States learning the skills of tattooing, and in that short time has made himself one of the most highly sought after tattoo artists in the country. Mike began his career at 18 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Before relocating to Bend, Ore. and opening his first shop when he was only 21. Mike has been featured in countless magazines including Skin Deep, the world’s premier tattoo publication. After eight years in Bend as both a tattoo artist and world-renowned painter with a notable following that will travel to find him, Mike returned to his hometown to open Toth Art Collective. He still spends his days tattooing, painting and attending to his beautiful family.
Mike began his tattoo career as an apprentice in Scottsdale, Ariz. at the age of 18. By the time he was 21 he had his own studio in Bend, Ore. He’s traveled to conventions around the world, taking home Best of Show awards at numerous conventions and featured in several national tattoo magazines including Skin Deep and Tattooist, where he’s been praised countless times for his cleanliness and perfectionism – and for tattooing Matthew Fox from Lost. Mike takes tattooing seriously, viewing each piece as its own work of art. Nowadays he specializes in bigger pieces that on average take more than a year to complete. He’s usually booked a few months in advance, but appointments can be scheduled by calling his studio.
After several years as a successful tattoo artist, Mike decided to pick up a paint brush and see what happened. Now his art, much like his tattoo work, is highly acclaimed and sells for upwards of $1,000. With no formal art training other than an art class in middle school, Mike found his inspiration in the various people, personalities, skepticisms and cultures that tattooing exposed him to. Using dynamic colors and edgy lines that are also indicative of his tattoos, Mike’s art could be described as somewhat mysterious, esoteric and a tad bit somber. The contrast of light and dark tones make each piece distinct, breathtaking and borderline revolutionary. Mike’s art is available for purchase both on his website and in his studio.
Mike Toth recently moved back to his hometown of Tillamook, Ore. and has already opened his new studio downtown on the corner of Third Street and Ivy. Toth Art Collective had its grand opening March 1, 2014. The studio is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with tattoos by appointment only. Come check it out and […]
Super excited to have won “Best of Show” at the Portland Tattoo Convention this past weekend.
I’m opening my art gallery and tattoo studio in downtown Bend! Really pumped to make this announcement. It’s being worked on as I type and I’ll have pictures up as we make more progress. You’re going to have to see it to believe it… so exciting! I’ll give more and more details as we get […]
I am going to be tattooing at the Portland Tattoo Expo October 22-24. I’m already booked for the weekend. I will have some paintings and prints available there for sale though too. Come by and say hi and schedule a tattoo with me in Bend.
Here’s a look at the painting I just finished.
Mike Toth is now offering one-on-one seminars for professional tattoo artists. The class will include: doing a collaborative project with Mike, getting tattooed by Mike where you can observe and ask any questions and to cap it off, Mike will give you a personal painting seminar afterwards where he will produce an original oil painting. […]