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“Kendra has been passionate about art her entire life. She started tattooing in 2014 and quickly fell in love. Open to any style or idea, she enjoys helping clients turn their visions into wearable reality. She has an affinity for plants, animals, and all things of nature. She does cover ups and is always up for a challenge or something new.”
Jen has been a piercer since 2008. She became interested in tattooing from being around fellow artists, and watching the beautiful work they produced. With 3 years of professional tattooing experience, her style of choice is traditional and neo traditional art.
Ryan Hendricks (@lady_rahrah) specializes in whimsical tattoos with bold, saturated color and handmade script, but is well rounded with over two years of field experience at professional studios in addition to a traditional apprenticeship. Offering original tattoos that fit the body well, a dream client for Ryan is sweet but spicy, naughty but nice. A dagger, but with flowers. She is incredibly humbled to tattoo and would be ecstatic to start your next project, whether it be your idea or one of her available designs! Creativity and originality while respecting the craft and mechanics of tattooing are important to her, and she would love to sit down and sketch an idea out with you. Swoop in and let's chat about your sun sign and plan your next tattoo!
Gretchen is a tattooist, nature lover, craft enthusiast, and mom of two preschoolers. After earning an MFA in painting and drawing, she managed an adult boutique, taught college courses, and dabbled in textile design before finding her place in tattooing. She specializes in pieces featuring plants and animals, and loves to recreate lace patterns and mandalas. She has a particular passion for cover-up and rework tattoos, and loves merging elements from older pieces with new artwork. With a strong sense of empathy and a love for people, she tries to make every tattoo as comfortable and joyful for the client as possible.
I love Drawing and I Love Tattoos.
I love People and I Love their stories.
I love drawing tattoos for people about their stories.
Tattoos are expressions of more than simply your inner self. They symbolize chapters in your life story. Reminders of the fantastic and horrible things that simply couldn’t be kept inside. My first memory of tattoos happens to be one of those stories.
My first meaningful experience with tattoos and the story behind them went something like this...
A shirtless biker swinging on a rope with a chainsaw in one hand and a can of beer clenched in his teeth hit the ground running after carving up a weeping willow tree in our yard. He had a brief struggle with gravity, he emerged from around the tree with his beer held high. Not a drop was spilled. As the neighborhood onlookers cheered his good fortune I noticed his tattoos. When I was finally able to make out the messy bluish letters my 7 year old mind came to screeching halt. Why would anyone get this permanently scrawled on them if it wasn’t true? Tarzan must have seen the look of confusion on my face and he proceeded to tell me a very graphic, inspired story of what the king of the jungle does for fun at night and how his tattoos help him achieve these goals.
After I processed the information as best a kid could, I realized his tattoos were just a joke.
They weren’t really there to distinguish the "sweet" or "sour" flavor of his nipples at all, but to help start a conversation with "the ladies". As I pondered this with my 7 year old brain, I came to two conclusions; this guy was better than me at climbing trees, and I was definitely going to get some tattoos.
I have yet to warn the public regarding any discrepancy in the flavor profile of body parts, but I have marked myself with a variety of images that both celebrate life and bookmark the stories, both good and bad, that I've lived to tell.
I have a diverse background in both life and art with emphasis on more illustrative concepts combined with a graphic sensibility in terms of layout and design . I don't subscribe to any particular "style" as my goal is to produce imagery that my client can relate to, not what the flavor of the day might be.
So, whether you're a little "sweet" or a little "sour" write me a paragraph and/or send me some images and we can create a one of a kind tattoo bookmarking your story in ink.
Patches is the newest addition to the team.
He's a yellow/blue mustard betta.
He swims a little.
Eats little brown food nuggets once a day and is showing no suicidal behavior thus far. He's a real gem