Sway Alvarez, grew up in the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area in Norther California. It was there, surrounded by the colorful world of “street art”, that he made the decision to follow his passion.  Fresh out of high school Sway pursued an art degree from Diablo Valley College in Concord,CA.

Sway then moved to big bright city of Las Vegas. Making several new wonderful friends in the tattoo industry he took it as a sign pointing to a road he was destined to follow. “I knew the moment I picked up my first tattoo machine that it was my fate.  It didn’t come easy but it was always worth the fight."  Sway completed his 2 year apprenticeship and focused on making a name for himself in the tattoo industry.

Fast forward to present day Arizona, several years later where he now works at Wookie Style Tattoos. Sway still wakes up every morning with the fire, that drive to create beautiful wearable art.  Focusing primarily on the black and grey style of tattooing Sway will no doubt create a beautiful custom piece that you will wear with pride, knowing each one is a labor of love.

Sway Alvarez


“Most of my clients are like my family, and you want your family to have the best.”

- Sway Alvarez