A tattoo is a ritual steeped in tradition. Today it should be marriage between that tradition and new ideas and artforms.
Jay Esparza



J. Esparza opened Resistance Tattoo in 2008,which has expanded to include 5 other artists all with their own unique skill sets and aesthetics.

The idea

J. started tattooing in 2000. The art form has taught him that the art is a sacred ritual, a commitment and a collaboration between artist and client


The simple principal of treating clients the way I would like to be treated is tantamount. Fairness, friendliness and listening

As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye.


Jay Esparza opened Resistance Tattoo in 2008, which has since expanded to include six other tattoo artists.



Our Journey has taken us many places. But we're proud to make Fresno our home. Our art is always on display at these festivals.

Erik Sav

The man the myth the legend Jay Esparza has been nothing but great to me. Jay's work is amazing! Very friendly and professional staff and clean shop. Definitely recommend if you are looking for superb work!