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Guide You to Getting a Good Tattoo


25 simbi 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!show more
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 more
Nancy provided unit of I will send a tweet to 16K people for Alexis
Aug 16, 2017
It was quite pleasant to deal with Alexis :)
Dani provided Help with Critique my Etsy Shop for Alexis
Aug 15, 2017
Great to help a fellow creator by reviewing her shop and offering suggestions on how to make it better (it was already pretty awesome!)
Danielle received unit of Tarot Reading from Alexis
Jul 04, 2017
Alexis was fantastic! It was my first experience with tarot and she was insightful, patient, and nurturing. A truly wonderful experience and I'd be th...rilled to work with her again!show more
Desiraie provided hour of Space Planning Services by the hour for Alexis
May 15, 2017
From the moment I started talking to Alexis, I knew we were going to have a really special time in her space. It was such a pleasure to help her brin...g her living space back to something that nourishes her soul and creative spirit. I believe a long friendship has more
Victor received hour of Custom Art; as yet undefined from Alexis
Apr 21, 2017
Alexis did a wonderful job with the task I gave her, and I really like the artwork she did for me!
Kevin provided session of 15-Minute Darknet Consultation for Alexis
Apr 19, 2017
Alexis was a pleasure to talk with. She asked a lot of great questions and was very engaged in the discussion.
Kelsang Chitta provided unit of Spiritual Counselor for Alexis
Apr 05, 2017
Alira A provided package of A Sacred Mother Dragon Blessing for Alexis
Mar 21, 2017
Alexis was great to work with and communication was excellent. Look forward to working with her again.


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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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Alexis Heikkinen is looking for:
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  • Language Lessons
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  • Fresh Produce
  • Dietary Counselling
  • Marketing
  • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Gardening
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  • New Age
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