pdx tattoos

what makes you feel comfortable at a tattoo parlor? what makes you think, yes, here is where i want to put down money and get a piece of intimate, lifelong, and potentially painful art? 

is it, perchance, a giant painting of jabba the hut on a piece of plywood, positioned in the window to stare dolefully at prospective customers?


Finished up this piece on Tara of an American kestrel, English roses and wild roses. Black healed, color in bird healed, color in botanicals fresh. Thanks so much, lady! 

We met at the tattoo convention in Nantes, France but we both live here! How about that for serendipity. So excited to complete this one.