Welcome to sobaone.com, the website of BJ "SOBA" Johnson. I am a mixed media artist in West Michigan and specialize in designing and building custom tattoo machines. I have been making and building tattoo machines since 1999.
All of my machine frames, hardware and coils are original and custom manufactured from the highest quality materials; they are built to be used by professional tattoo artists and are built to last.
I am passionate about innovating, creating and building. You can view my work here and purchase my machines exclusively through workhorseirons.com. I update my social networks more frequently than my website, so make sure to connect on G+, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (but mostly Instagram)!
I do not generally make custom one-off tattoo machines to order, rather I make them as I see fit- using my own color schemes, complimentary hardware, coil art and finishes, then put them up for sale. I also have regular production models at a more modest price point. All my machines are built to run the right way- regardless of bells and whistles. So no matter what your budget is- you are guaranteed to get a machine that out performs any in your collection. Thank you for your interest in my work- feel free to drop me a line with any questions you might have. I will respond to your emails- but perhaps not in a super timely manner…. your patience is appreciated! Have a great day….