welcome to

dark light studios

Zach "dark light" Atlan started working as dark light 9 years into tattooing, after discovering his love in his style, life, and what truly mattered most to him. Five years later, with the help of his light, partner, and manager Jessica Beck, they opened the new location for dark light studios in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado.

We had a Tribe forming, making all dreams possible. Creating a new Light to this vision. Mark Blackard, a friend, and family to DarkLight, offered his services to help build the new studio and stepped in as Zach's new tattoo apprentice.

Taking on the first artist in addition to Zach at Dark Light, was Jack inkmore, a friend and fellow artist. Jack fit the mark on his style, calm and professional demeanor, and created a perfect fit for the Dark Light Tribe. Shortly After the new studio opened, The shop was joined by two friends of Jack's, Shiloh James and John Eckles. Between the four of them, they had over forty years of experience in the tattoo industry, and a lifetime of art and soul. 

Here we want to provide professional, high-end tattooing, create beautiful works of art created to your vision, but more importantly, to inspire, heal, grow and love. 

"Like in art, life is all about contrast. The dark moments that make the light seem brighter. This is that journey. We have all walked it, whether we know it or not. That struggle to strive for your light beyond all the dark. I want you to strive for you. I want to relate, inspire, and open the minds of everyone I meet. I want to help you find your light in the dark. Your night light."

-Zach Dark Light

A VERY special thank you to Ty Goedl, you are our friend our family, and without your hardworking, and help, none of this would have been possible. You deserve more than a thank you, you deserve LIGHT.