Sam Trudell


BFA Studio Art - Drawing / Painting - NMSU 2010. I began my tattoo journey in Las Cruces, New Mexico, while attending NMSU in 2006. After receiving my license in 2008, I remained in Las Cruces until graduation. I moved from Las Cruces to Portland, Oregon in 2011. During this time, I primarily tattooed at Sideshow Alley Tattoo Odditorium. In late 2012 my family made a move for the coast to Bandon, Oregon where I opened Tough and Timeless Tattoo Company. This was an incredible experience and opportunity to grow. After five years on the coast and seven years away from my home state of New Mexico, it was time to come home. In 2017, my wife and I, returned to New Mexico to settle in Albuquerque. I am honored to be here at Aces Tattoo and hope to make it my long term home for creating top notch tattoos. To make an appointment, email or visit