Terry “Wookie” Hoffman is a veteran of the Arizona tattoo industry and his preference
for the small, close knit atmosphere of the neighborhood tattoo shop drove him to open
his own in 2016. Thanks to his loyal following, and generations of clientele, he expanded
Wookie Style Tattoos to open the first tattoo shop in Ahwatukee in February 2018.
During the expansion into Ahwatukee, Wookie's wife, Barbi, left her career in corporate banking to join him full time as Operations Manager (aka "Shop Mom"), making Wookie Style Tattoos truly family owned and operated!
After petitioning the City of Phoenix for the appropriate use permits for the shop, Barbi set her sights on getting involved in the local community. Together with her husband they agreed on full time discounts for military, veterans, and first responders. They supported Red for Ed with teacher discounts in August of 2018. After learning that September is Suicide Awareness Month, they ventured into their first fundraiser in 2018. It was a huge success but exposed another big issue associated with mental health, self-harm scars. So, cover-ups over self-harm scars have also become an important focus for Wookie Style Tattoos. Wookie Style has also worked with the City of Phoenix Victim Services to offer free “property stamp” cover-ups for victims of human trafficking.
"I had a bilateral mastectomy 2 years ago and after having serious wound complications I decided not to have any further reconstruction done. I am completely blown away by what an incredible difference these tattoos have made! I feel complete! They are SO realistic and 3 dimensional that you cannot even tell they are tattoos until I turn sideways and they are flat! I can't stop lifting up my shirt and showing my....his work!"
- Robyn, Cancer Survivor
Whether you're looking to start a large scale piece or a small tribute tattoo, we've got you covered.
We also specialize in scar cover-up following surgery, injury, or self harm, including photo realistic nipple reconstruction for breast cancer survivors.
Wookie Style Tattoos is operated in accordance with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Standards for Tattoo Industry Waste Management and Disposal.
Artists are OSHA certified in Bloodborne Pathogen Standards, an optional certification in the state of Arizona.
All materials are sterile, single use and disposable and we use only the highest quality, all natural, vegan ink to minimize the risk of allergy or adverse reaction.
Proper care is taken to sanitize all workstations and equipment before and after every tattoo session.
"When you're looking for a tattoo you have a lot of fears. Is the place clean? Are the artists young and inexperienced? Are they going to do a crappy job and then I'll be stuck with it the rest of my life? I've had several tattoos done over the years. Always simple black and gray. I've waited 20 years to find Wookie Style Tattoos. He has done several tattoos for me now. What I thought were complicated tattoos he made it look like it was just routine. He has taken my ideas and made them better. He has taken my vision and brought it to life. He knows what will work and where. He knows what's best for the art. Finding someone you trust like this isn't easy. You can trust Wookie Style Tattoos with anything."
- David Laird