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Moonlight Tattoo is Custom Tattoo studio featuring Award Winning Artists. So why choose Moonlight? Well tattooing is an art form that changes constantly, our artists strive to keep up with these changes to bring you quality work in all the different styles of tattooing, such as Color, Black and Grey, Portraits, Asian, Henna, Watercolor, Photorealism, and the list goes on. We understand that the art of Tattooing is always evolving and we want grow with it. Because we are a completely custom studio, we generally work by appointment but will take walk-ins when available. Check out our Artist Galleries and see you soon!
Hey I’m Diane Yodice and I am the the owner of Moonlight Tattoo.
So what can I say about me? Well I’ve been tattooing for 40 years, I’m a second generation tattoo artist who started her career tattooing on the carnival circuits when I was a kid.
I started in this industry when there was only a handful of women tattooing. Now women make up at least a third of the artists in America.
We opened our studio in Cape May County 31 years ago and spent the first 13 years as the first tattoo studio on North Wildwood Boardwalk. We are have been Moonlight Tattoo for 18 years.
I’m old school, I believe tattooing is a responsibility. I believe tattoo artists in Street shops should be able to be proficient in all forms of tattooing. Tattooing is ever-evolving, the art grows and changes every year and you need to change along with it. But most importantly, You need to help guide clients into the best artwork and choices because they are going to have to live with their choices.
Hi, I’m Mike Hessinger. I’ve been an artist my whole life and don’t have any plans on changing now. I got my start drawing comic books and ninja turtles in grade school and have developed a love for all forms of art. I attended Rowan University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine arts, concentrating on illustration/graphic design. After college I worked as freelance graphic designer but realized that it wasn’t the perfect fit for me in the art world. After some Bouncing around trying different artistic endeavors I was lucky enough to find my true passion, tattooing. I was trained in house by Stevie and Diane and have been at Moonlight Tattoo my whole career. When it comes to tattoos, I enjoy the challenge of working a variety of styles. If I HAD to choose a favorite genre, I would probably say American Traditional or Fantasy/Horror Black and Grey. My experience as a graphic designer has also given me a deep appreciation for text.
Outside of Tattooing I’m involved in animal rescue and love working with cats. When I’m able I try and make it out to as many metal concerts as I can. music is a huge inspiration to me and Metal has always been my genre of choice.
Hi, I'm Ava (she/her)
A 23 year old tattoo apprentice working at the coolest shop in town. Becoming a tattoo artist has been a dream of mine ever since I can remember, and I couldn't be happier being a part of Moonlight Tattoo!
I've worked for years to get where I am today, and wouldn't be here without the guidance of my mentors Diane Yodice and Mike Hessinger. I have never felt so supported and encouraged than I do here. When you come into the shop, you will feel the good vibes and energy! :-)
Although I am learning new styles every day, my current favorites are illustrative, neo-traditional, gothic, and fine-line florals!
*A fun fact about me is that I got my first tattoo at 20 years old and it took 30 hours total. (I love big pieces!)