130 E. San Antonio Street

San Marcos, TX 78666







The One and Only Tattoo Company has arrived on The Square


By Bryan Juarez

SAN MARCOS, Texas – A new tattoo shop, One and Only Tattoo Company, opened in April at the heart of San Marcos’ square in downtown.

The tattoo shop will feature tattoos, body piercing, local artists and more. It is located at 130 E. San Antonio St., next door to The Marc.

For the official grand opening, the owner, Daniel Upton, plans to throw a party in the backyard of the building with a D.J and a band with different local artists featuring their art, jewelry and clothing.

“This is more than a ‘hey, we’re open, come look at our business,’” Daniel said. “It’s going to set the tone for what we’re going to do here which is have fun and really support local artists.”  

Daniel has initially planned to open the shop in Austin but fell in love with San Marcos after working at a friend’s tattoo shop for a year.

One and Only does not have the typical tattoo shop appearance. Potential customers will have an art gallery experience when they go in for an appointment.

The interior, has a Victorian Gothic aspect with exposed brick walls, antique couches, colorful chandeliers and large golden mirrors at each tattoo station.

Daniel hopes the shop becomes something more for his clients than just a place to get tattoos. He has set the tone for One and Only to become one of the most respected studios in town.

For more information about the grand opening in June and the shop, visit the One and Only Tattoo’s Facebook page or walk-in and make an appointment.