Buddha Box Studios is the brainchild of veteran body piercer, Richard Hamilton. After working in many awesome studios, (including Splash of Color in E. Lansing, MI, Dandyland in San Antonio, TX, and Diablo Rojo in Austin, TX) Richard decided it was time to take his acquired knowledge and begin working for himself.

The original piercing location was opened in August of 2007 in San Antonio's Element Tattoo, owned by Jedidiah Reid. After an unfortunate electrical fire in July of 2008, Element was temporarily closed, and in the interim Richard and apprentice Jess Bennett found the current location, off Glen Ridge, in the Evers@410 Shopping Center.

Disillusioned by the overwhelming number of low-standard tattoo and piercing studios, especially in San Antonio, the primary focus of Buddha Box was to retain consistently high quality standards in all aspects of the industry, and to educate people about the absolute importance of these standards.

Body modification comes in infinitely many forms, and can be remarkably beautiful. We are not simply tattoo artists or body piercers, but professionals who love what they do and want to share our art with you. We welcome you to join us in the studio, see where and how we work, and learn more about the things that matter to you.