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Oak & Iron is a full-service salon & modern electric tattoo shop in downtown Buffalo, NY.
We aren’t your average salon or tattoo shop. We passionately provide a safe space for people of all religions, races, genders and sexual orientations. Our artists strive to raise the standard of safety and professionalism in both tattoo shops and salons alike. We are committed to giving back to our community, providing cruelty-free options, offering educational programs to help grow our trade, and much more!

Our Values

Raising the Standard

All of our tattoo artists and salon staff has completed a professional Bloodborne Pathogen Control Class. This means that we know the absolute safest and cleanest way to tattoo.

Giving Back

Our community is an integral part of our business. You’ll find a lot of our events are collaborations with other businesses in Buffalo whose ethics align with our own.


We offer constant education to all of our staff and community to grow in their trade. Classes and workshops for the public are in the near future as well.

Safe Space

We welcome all religions, all races, all countries of origins, all sexual orientations and all genders. We stand with you, you are safe here. ​


We actively choose ingredients from companies that don’t commission tests on animals. We offer vegan options for both hair and nails and even have 100% vegan tattooing options.

Our Team


Ashley Soper

Owner // Hair Stylist // MUA Microblade Artist

Ashley is a Redken certified colorist. She specializes in blondes, fashion colors, and color transformations. With over 10 years of experience, she's versed in all styles of haircuts and styling.

Krista Reid

Tattoo Artist

With over 12 years of experience, Krista creates custom tattoos to fit a variety of styles. Krista specializes in pop culture, color realism, and floral designs amongst others.


Jacinda Riggs

Hair Stylist // Nail Artist

Jacinda has been in the beauty industry for 8 years. She is heavily versed in balayage, color, all types of hair cutting, manicures and pedicures. Jacinda is an Extension specialist offering micro link and tape in extensions!


Patti Paynter

Hair Stylist

Patti specializes in corrective and creative color with over 10 years of experience. She is also a mullet enthusiast.

Jeff Brock

Tattoo Artist

Jeff has been tattooing for 3 years. He utilizes over 19 years of drawing experience to fuel his passion for creating custom pieces for his clients. Jeff can tattoo in a variety of styles but predominantly black and grey.



Hair Stylist

With over 3 years of experience, Enzo strives to create unique styles that aid in connecting internal self-idealization with the external forefront!


Taylor Naumovski

Hair Stylist

Taylor specializes in blondes, color transformations and balayage with over 5 years of experience.

Derek Sheehan

Tattoo Artist

With over 15 years of experience, Derek enjoys working in a variety of styles with a primary focus on fine line black work. He loves working with his clients to create custom pieces. Derek's Portfolio and merch can be found on


Kaylee Carey

Hair Stylist // MUA

Kaylee is a hair stylist, specializing in color, makeup, and vintage styling!


Salon Assistant

Tori is a recent licensed cosmetology school graduate. Tori is currently going through our assistant program before opening her books!


Hair Stylist

Bella has 7 years of experience and specializes in color, vivid colors, and bridal styling!


Nail Artist

With over 5 years of experience, Sam is focused on maintaining the health of the natural nail no matter the style. With a passion for nail art, you'll want to come for the nails and stay for the vibes!


Nail Artist

Melissa has been a nail tech for over 4 years and taught Nail Speciality for a year. Melissa offers classic or gel manicure and pedicures. Including gel extensions and creative sessions!



Shera is a barber and short hair specialist! Also offers beard trims!

*Menu items vary depending on level of artist

Book Today

View our complete list of services and book online with your stylist of choice.