top of page




Billy began his art career at an early age drawing pictures with his big sister of his favorite cartoon characters. He continued his artistic passion well into his teens, drawing his own comic book characters becoming lost in his imagination. This artistic passion helped him cope with the violence associated with his hometown of Flint and kept him away from the streets.

 After college, Billy fell in love with the artistry of tattooing and gained an apprenticeship at Inkwell Tattoos in Brighton Mi. Four and a half years of study under award-winning black and grey artists gave Billy the tattooing knowledge he needed to venture out on his own. His own private studio allowed him the opportunity to focus more on each individual client's artwork, plus pour all his time and energy into every project.

Billy And Raquel Grace Smokes have been on their own for over three years now. Their community of friends and clients is growing rapidly in the beautiful city of South Lyon. If you are looking for a passionate artist who puts his all into every piece presented to him, this is the place for you. Give them a call and reserve your appointment today!

Our Team

​​Talent You Can Trust

Billy Smokes and Raquel Grace Smokes, Owner of Tattoos By Billy Smokes

Billy Smokes/ Raquel Grace Smokes

Raquel Grace Smokes

Owner/Shop Manager

Chris Miller

Tattoo Artist

Billy Smokes

Tattoo Artist/Owner


Tattoo Apprentices

bottom of page