Spiritual Transformation Tattooing, serving Western CO since 1980! CJT was founded by "Calamity" Jane Nemhauser in 1980, her first shop in the tiny town of Meeker, Colorado. Over the next 35+ years she opened up western Colorado to a quality of tattooing previously unavailable to the more rural and spread out areas of the West, and was a female pioneer in a largely man’s world.
She was trained by, worked beside & collected from a number of heavy hitters in the industry, including Ed Hardy, Bob Roberts, Bob Shaw, Good Time Charlie, Jack Rudy, Zeke Owen, col. Todd, Bill Salmon, Chuck Eldridge, and many more, and is the only woman to have been a tattoo artist at Bert Grimm's on the Pike.
Over the years she opened up shops in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Grand Junction, and along the way acquired an extensive tattoo archive, including the Sailor Vern collection, with pieces dating back to Cap Coleman’s shop in Norfolk and back to Percy Waters production sheets. Jane passed away in 2012 and left her shop and extensive historical collection of original tattoo flash and equipment to Aaron LeGore, who tattoos full time.
Aaron did his apprenticeship at Hellcat Tattoo West Palm Beach. Jacintah Abernathy, who was trained in-house pierces, Luke Martinez from Utah, and Tyler Graham is the shop’s tattoo apprentice. Today we continue Jane's tradition of offering excellent, life-lasting tattoo art at fair prices, with the client's experience and expectation in mind.
Come see us at 803 North Ave. in Grand Junction, CO, Monday thru Sunday from 10:30 to 6:00!