Char McGaughy

Owner/Artist of Gold Dust Tattoos & Fine Art
Started tattooing in 2010
Style preference: Black/grey realism, Color realism, Trash Polka
 
Hobbies: Cars, Fishing, Leather works

Tattoo Work

One of the most fun tattoos I’ve done to date.
Just wait until we do the background.

#colortattoos #trippy #spacettravel #dallastattooartist #femaletattooartist #art #trippytattoo #stickertattoo #golddusttattoos #tattoos #tattooshop #lgbtqartist #queer #create

One of the most fun tattoos I’ve done to date.
Just wait until we do the background.

#colortattoos #trippy #spacettravel #dallastattooartist #femaletattooartist #art #trippytattoo #stickertattoo #golddusttattoos #tattoos #tattooshop #lgbtqartist #queer #create
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This is my favorite color palette right now

#colortattoo
#octopustattoo #octopusart
#colorrealismtattoo #colorfultattoo
#tattooideas #dallastattooartist
#dallastattooshop #femaletattooartist
#queertattooartist #dfwtattoos
#golddusttattoos

This is my favorite color palette right now

#colortattoo
#octopustattoo #octopusart
#colorrealismtattoo #colorfultattoo
#tattooideas #dallastattooartist
#dallastattooshop #femaletattooartist
#queertattooartist #dfwtattoos
#golddusttattoos
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That time I moved and renovated
my tattoo shop @golddusttattoos 
All while still working a full time tattoo schedule 🥵💪🏼 I don’t do anything 1/2 assed 

#diy #interiordesign #entrepreneur #uniquestyle #dallastattooshop #badbitchonly #creative #butchlesbian #handywoman #workharder #dallastattooartist #womenownedbusiness #supportlocal #dollyparton #9to5 #renovation #dallastx #original #hustle #foryou #femaletattooartist  #knoxhenderson

That time I moved and renovated
my tattoo shop @golddusttattoos
All while still working a full time tattoo schedule 🥵💪🏼 I don’t do anything 1/2 assed

#diy #interiordesign #entrepreneur #uniquestyle #dallastattooshop #badbitchonly #creative #butchlesbian #handywoman #workharder #dallastattooartist #womenownedbusiness #supportlocal #dollyparton #9to5 #renovation #dallastx #original #hustle #foryou #femaletattooartist #knoxhenderson
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I’M BORED
I WILL NOW BE
OFFERING AN HOURLY
RATE OPTION
FOR SMALLER CUSTOM
DESIGNS & FLASH
THAT I WANT TO DO.
DON’T GET ME WRONG
I LOVE REALISM BUT
I WANT TO DO SOME
SMALLER. MORE FUN
STUFF
#DALLASTATTOOARTIST
#CREATIVE #ART #MYWAY
#GOLDDUST
#BESTTATTOOARTIST
#FLASH #DALLASTX
#dallasfemaleartist

I’M BORED
I WILL NOW BE
OFFERING AN HOURLY
RATE OPTION
FOR SMALLER CUSTOM
DESIGNS & FLASH
THAT I WANT TO DO.
DON’T GET ME WRONG
I LOVE REALISM BUT
I WANT TO DO SOME
SMALLER. MORE FUN
STUFF
#DALLASTATTOOARTIST
#CREATIVE #ART #MYWAY
#GOLDDUST
#BESTTATTOOARTIST
#FLASH #DALLASTX
#dallasfemaleartist
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Work in progress sleeve but loving it so far.

#blackandgreytattoo 
#dallastattooartist #golddusttattoos #tattoosleeve #dancer #art #dallastx #besttattoos

Work in progress sleeve but loving it so far.

#blackandgreytattoo
#dallastattooartist #golddusttattoos #tattoosleeve #dancer #art #dallastx #besttattoos
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We should have this Kratos tattoo completed just in time for the Ragnarok release 

not a gamer but Ive enjoyed creating this one for the God of War lovers out there.  #tattoo #tattooartist #godofwar #kratos #dallastattooartist

We should have this Kratos tattoo completed just in time for the Ragnarok release

not a gamer but Ive enjoyed creating this one for the God of War lovers out there. #tattoo #tattooartist #godofwar #kratos #dallastattooartist
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I had fun creating this snake design for @stuff.by.she 
More of this style *

#snaketattoo #dallastattooartist #pitviper #reptilelover #abstractart #abstracttattoo #lgbttattooartist #femaletattooer #golddust

I had fun creating this snake design for @stuff.by.she
More of this style *

#snaketattoo #dallastattooartist #pitviper #reptilelover #abstractart #abstracttattoo #lgbttattooartist #femaletattooer #golddust
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Had a break in my schedule this week and decided to do some more simplistic work. I forgot how fun the little things can be. Maybe occasionally I’ll do some more work like this 🤷🏻‍♂️

#halloweenflash #bats #blacktattoo #dallastattooartist #golddusttattoos #halloween #art

Had a break in my schedule this week and decided to do some more simplistic work. I forgot how fun the little things can be. Maybe occasionally I’ll do some more work like this 🤷🏻‍♂️

#halloweenflash #bats #blacktattoo #dallastattooartist #golddusttattoos #halloween #art
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Love illustration pieces 
This one is dedicated to her daughter 

#colortattoo #art #cutetattoo #dallastattooartist  #gizmo #golddusttattoos #femaletattooartist

Love illustration pieces
This one is dedicated to her daughter

#colortattoo #art #cutetattoo #dallastattooartist #gizmo #golddusttattoos #femaletattooartist
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Officially “do not disturb”
I love my work but my life is also meant for living

Officially “do not disturb”
I love my work but my life is also meant for living
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“Treat a work of art like royalty:let it speak to you first.” -A.S.

#ballerina #art #movement #flow #tattoo #blackandgreytattoo #femaletattooartist #stipling #golddust #dowhatyoulove

“Treat a work of art like royalty:let it speak to you first.” -A.S.

#ballerina #art #movement #flow #tattoo #blackandgreytattoo #femaletattooartist #stipling #golddust #dowhatyoulove
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You learn a lot about yourself when you take time for yourself.  #dolcefarniente #ptown #travel #selfcare #mindset

You learn a lot about yourself when you take time for yourself. #dolcefarniente #ptown #travel #selfcare #mindset ...

Im a human and I’m on vacation 
Not answering emails or tattoo questions 🙋🏻‍♂️

#dolcefarniente #ptown #queerartist #vacation #selfcare

Im a human and I’m on vacation
Not answering emails or tattoo questions 🙋🏻‍♂️

#dolcefarniente #ptown #queerartist #vacation #selfcare
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2nd pass for contrast

#petportrait #kittytattoo #blackandgrey #tattoos #art #golddust #dallastattooartist

2nd pass for contrast

#petportrait #kittytattoo #blackandgrey #tattoos #art #golddust #dallastattooartist
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It’s been a long road so far. 
* I don’t normally do these but this was a special circumstance & I accepted the challenge. #progress #tattoorevitalization #dallasmavs #dallastattooartist #tattoos #sportsball #dirknowitzki #colortattoos #hardwork

It’s been a long road so far.
* I don’t normally do these but this was a special circumstance & I accepted the challenge. #progress #tattoorevitalization #dallasmavs #dallastattooartist #tattoos #sportsball #dirknowitzki #colortattoos #hardwork
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After almost 10yrs of running a successful business I’ve learned that I’m not a money motivated person. 
 I became a shop owner because I wanted to have more freedom in the way I do things and free up my schedule in order to CREATE  but after a while the “business” part dominates the creative brain. It’s not something I want to continue for myself or my team.
 So…..

 Nearing the 10yr anniversary of Gold Dust I’ve decided to change it up a bit and get back to those creative roots. 
I’ve partnered with local artist and varies small businesses to create a fresh and more art centered environment for my team, myself, and the public. 

Gold Dust is getting a new look & new location!!!!

After many months of planning and hard work it’s finally near completion so I’m excited to share the news. 

Stay tuned for more details on the new location and our grand opening.
Thank you for all the years of support. 
I’m excited for the change of pace and new creative culture. 

DONT WORRY, we haven’t gone far

*and NO our Current location is not available There are future plans for that space lol

#dallasbesttattooartists #dallasbesttattooshop #newandimproved #artistculture #dallasartist #besttattooshop #golddust

After almost 10yrs of running a successful business I’ve learned that I’m not a money motivated person.
I became a shop owner because I wanted to have more freedom in the way I do things and free up my schedule in order to CREATE but after a while the “business” part dominates the creative brain. It’s not something I want to continue for myself or my team.
So…..

Nearing the 10yr anniversary of Gold Dust I’ve decided to change it up a bit and get back to those creative roots.
I’ve partnered with local artist and varies small businesses to create a fresh and more art centered environment for my team, myself, and the public.

Gold Dust is getting a new look & new location!!!!

After many months of planning and hard work it’s finally near completion so I’m excited to share the news.

Stay tuned for more details on the new location and our grand opening.
Thank you for all the years of support.
I’m excited for the change of pace and new creative culture.

DONT WORRY, we haven’t gone far

*and NO our Current location is not available There are future plans for that space lol

#dallasbesttattooartists #dallasbesttattooshop #newandimproved #artistculture #dallasartist #besttattooshop #golddust
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I really enjoyed completing this loving tribute to her pet friend @jaide_way 

#petportrait #dallastattooartist #thighttattoo #dallastexas #doglover #dogsofinstagram #supportlocal #lgbtownedbusiness #femaletattooartist #dallastattooartist #golddust

I really enjoyed completing this loving tribute to her pet friend @jaide_way

#petportrait #dallastattooartist #thighttattoo #dallastexas #doglover #dogsofinstagram #supportlocal #lgbtownedbusiness #femaletattooartist #dallastattooartist #golddust
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