Tattoo artist and lamp enthusiast, Steve Q, went from serving five years active duty in the Army to studying Visual Art, and Printmaking at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Having worked at several tattoo shops his passion and studies led him into the history of tattooing. After years of working the convention circuit all over the U.S and in shops in Tacoma/Olympia, Virginia and Philadelphia , Q started Union Ave Tattoo Company in 2010 in an old building down the street from UATC's current location on Union Ave SW in Tillicum/Lakewood, WA.

Steve specializes in traditional American style, traditional Japanese tattoos, Black and Grey as well as hand drawn script. He also does original pieces of the client's choice.