About

Heavy Water Tattoo

"Heavy Water Tattoo" is an appointment only tattoo studio owned and operated by tattoo artist Brayton Furlong. This shop is geared towards the tattoo collector seeking out high quality work in a comfortable relaxed distraction free private setting. Heavy Water was founded in 2014 by owner and artist Brayton Furlong, the shop sits just a half block from the beach on East Cliff Drive & 26th ave in Pleasure point Santa Cruz,Ca.

About The Owner / Artist

Brayton Furlong is an accomplished artist with an extensive professional background working in multiple mediums. Brayton has worked in glass sculpture for 16 years and has shown his work in many prominent galleries along side masters such as Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, Paul Stankard and many others. He studied Glass at Penland School Of crafts and was a resident artist at Pilchuck Glass school.

Brayton's tattoo work has garnered him and his shop "Heavy Water" a reputation as one of the prominent tattoo shops in the Bay Area. The Good Times voted HW best tattoo studio in 2016, 2017 and runner up best artist in  2018. While Brayton is best known for his realistic black and gray tattooing, he is a well rounded artist and enjoys working in many other styles including dot work, sacred geometry, blackwork, color realism, surrealism, floral,  and many other styles. Brayton travels regularly and tattoos at international tattoo conventions and guests spots. In the past he has tattooed in France, Italy, Greece, Costa Rica, North America and Canada. 

Booking

Brayton does custom tattooing by appointment only and typically has a waitlist months out so please plan ahead when trying to book. For clients traveling to us from out of the area, state, or country please ask about our all day sessions. If you are interested in getting tattooed by Brayton please contact him using our contact form below, thank you!

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My Philosophy

 I learned early on from one of my mentors to put everthing I have into each tattoo. To this day I employ this philosopy with every tattoo project that I take on. I enjoy the unique challenges of working in a variety of styles and hold myself accountable to maintaining the highest level of integrity in my work.

The Shop

  • We uphold strict standards for disinfecting, decontaminating, and sterilizing of all equipment, work and procedure areas before and after each client.

  • High quality single use disposable pre-sterilized needles and tubes. 

  • Name brand reputable inks with non toxic dyes. 

  • Licensed, Certified, Experienced, Professional.

  • Friendly respectful welcoming environment.



Brayton Furlong

   Thank you Santa Cruz County for voting "Heavy Water Tattoo" best tattoo studio now two years running for 2016 & 2017, and for voting Brayton runner up best artist in 2018.

Thank you Santa Cruz County for voting "Heavy Water Tattoo" best tattoo studio now two years running for 2016 & 2017, and for voting Brayton runner up best artist in 2018.