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Guide You to Getting a Good Tattoo


25 per unit - Virtual OK

I think the tattoo world can be kind of scary to a newcomer or even someone who has had a few tattoos but never got the satisfaction out of it that they wanted.

I will listen to your ideas, past experiences and fears with an open mind and heart. I will help you hone in on what you want from both your experience of getting the tattoo and your tattoo itself. I'll talk you though looking for an artist and how to approach them.

I absolutely adore talking about tattoos. I'm brushing up on my history of American Traditional as well as Black and Gray work. I am very interested in Japanese style tattoos as well as tattooing as a reflection of our worlds cultures being so connected these modern days.

I am a huge geek for people's personal hidden meanings. I love your inner poetry already, please share!

a few caveats:

I probably won't help you save any money because good artists know their worth and charge accordingly. The saying goes, "cheap tattoos ain't good; good tattoos ain't cheap." But you knew that already, didn't you. If something is getting permanently added to the very Temple of your Soul, by all means pay for something amazing. :D

I probably won't ALREADY know of good artists in your area (trust me, they're there or a short drive away) unless you are located near Seattle. However social media gives me access too search for tattooers in your area. I have a honed eye at noticing consistency in an artist's work and can give you several recommendations close to you. Frequently it can be difficult to find good tattooers in rural areas via social media. Not impossible, but if you don't live in a city, I reserve the right to point you towards the nearest urban hub.

Training & Qualifications

I have loved the tattoo world since my teens, but I made plenty of mistakes (that I've learned a lot from) from my early experiences in tattoo shops. Since then I've gone through a half an apprenticeship at a really shady tattoo shop (from which I learned even more) and finally sussed out how to locate and talk to quality tattoo artists. I am currently pursuing getting an apprenticeship from an artist I adore.

Availability & Preferences

message me whenever you like and I will reply at my earliest convenience. my schedule is totally self-made at the moment so I can fit you in almost anytime.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Alexis

Joelle received unit of Guide You to Getting a Good Tattoo from Alexis
May 17, 2017
Alexis was an amazing guide and fantastic listener. I'm super excited about the new tattoo I'm planning to get, and I wouldn't be half as confident if it weren't for her expertise and wisdom!
Orville received unit of Guide You to Getting a Good Tattoo from Alexis
Jan 06, 2017
Alexis, you have an amazing attention to detail and a desire to communicate. I very much appreciate that. You are full of ideas and passion. Thank you.
Renee received unit of Close-Up Face Portrait from Alexis
Oct 13, 2017
Very friendly and quick to answer. She created a fantastic painting of me using selfies I've taken. I love it! For a very small amount of money she's shipped the original painting to me. Highly recommend. :D
Joshua received unit of Close-Up Face Portrait from Alexis
Oct 12, 2017
Alexis was awesome to work.
Morgan received unit of My Best Corny Jokes from Alexis
Oct 07, 2017
These are the kind of jokes you tell your friends and they shake their head but you just sit there laughing your butt off 😂 very punny
Gabriel received unit of My Best Corny Jokes from Alexis
Oct 05, 2017
Funny joke just what I was looking for 10/10
Meghan provided unit of Make You Laugh With Memes for Alexis
Oct 03, 2017
Alexis was very friendly and replied quickly. It was an overall great experience. I'm looking forward to making deals in the future.
Eliora received unit of My Best Corny Jokes from Alexis
Oct 03, 2017
These jokes A+
Jason provided session of Offense Dank Memes for Alexis
Oct 03, 2017
Among the beat humans I know
The Love Guru provided unit of DIY Website - Easy, Cheap, Fast for Alexis
Sep 30, 2017
Thank you for reminding me of who I used to be. I'm sorry that the product wasn't what you wanted and I hope you are still able to get online shortly.


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About Alexis Heikkinen

Thirtysomething lady-of-sorts living in a trailer trying to get an apprenticeship to tattoo. I live with my boyfriend and his dog. I try to eat lots of vegetables. I like to paint and draw. ...I pretend to play the ukulele. I care a lot about people's feelings. Unless I'm really tired. I am really into meditation and tai chi. Technically I am a Reiki II practitioner but I do not actively practice. Man, I'd really like to start practicing Reiki again. That'd be nice. Why'd I ever stop? Why do we ever stop these things that are good for us? "no time." ha, like that's a real reason. man. dude. bro. filly. frilly bro. dude bro ladypants. Supposedly if I write enough about myself that will make my profile "stronger." if my profile isn't strong enough, it won't be able to lift an elevator of people targeted by the local supervillian. NOT THAT I'M SAYING I'M A SUPERHERO. I am NOT a superhero. NOR is my profile a superhero and myself a superhero's sidekick. that would be ridiculous. My superhero sidekick name is NOT Ridiculosa the Puffball. Seriously. Very often at night, I can hear coyotes howling. they're pretty amazing. they're like, "woo, we are alive, hey guys, check out this vole we just found. woo!" and my chihuahua doesn't know whether she wants to go join them or hide in terror. We like to keep her inside when they howl. And when the big Barred Owl is hooting. but it's cool, I support coyotes and owls existentially. they both like to announce that they are alive. that's a really good meditation practice: "breathe in: I am alive, breathe out: I celebrate being alive." that's a good one. golly gee whillakers, tho, there are so many good ones. so many. show more

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