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Guide You to Getting a Good Tattoo

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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 always learning more of 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. I've since gotten to know the tattoo world from the perspective of a customer who knows her artists to be humans. I have discovered that having a deep, abiding respect for the trade and art form that tattooing is, and getting a better understanding of where my artist is coming from, has resulted in a much higher level of tattoo when I now get tattooed.

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


Krysten received unit of Guide You to Getting a Good Tattoo from Alexis
Nov 27, 2017
Alexis is SUPER knowledgeable, has a great sense of humour, and a genuine interest in helping people succeed. :)) She thoroughly answered any/all of m...y questions, offered helpful suggestions, and was an absolute pleasure to chat with. Would definitely recommend Alexis to anyone thinking about getting inked :))show more
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 you....show more
Megan provided Help with Talk entomophagy with me for Alexis
May 25, 2018
She was really fun and super nice it was really great doing business with her and hoping to have the opportunity to do so again.
Crystal received session of Ask me about Green Burial from Alexis
Apr 18, 2018
Alexis gave me such amazing information. Thank you!
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Apr 09, 2018
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Tobias provided unit of Pony Original Character! for Alexis
Mar 08, 2018
Alexis was so wonderful to work with. She was so patient and I only wish I could've gotten the drawings done sooner for her! She is awesome.
April provided session of Review Your Resume for Alexis
Jan 10, 2018
Alexis was a treat to work with because of her good attitude, and responsiveness! I'd recommend her any time.


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About Alexis Heikkinen

Major Life Makeover: Here I sit, at a li'l cafe in my new town, drinking tea and a beer trying to do a mega do-over on my life. THERE ARE NO DO-OVERS! Ahh, but there are! Sort of. Anyways, I...'m here in Corvallis because I actually, after three years of trying to get into tattooing in Washington State, have an opportunity here to learn from someone who wants to teach! Hallelujah; I'm ecstatic... except that now I have my work cut out for me and Holy F**k, I'm not in the habit of all of this rigor. Yet. Anyway, it's gonna be awesome. I'm gonna miss the li'l pitty-in-a-chihuahua-body I left back in Washington, though. I keep thinking I'm going to end up with an exotic pet eventually but then I inevitably fall in love with someone else's dog. I know there's an exotic bird rescue near here where I can volunteer and get to know birds... and an hour away there's a small aquarium that has a real live OCTOPUS! (not that I'm any kind of advanced enough to be a cephalopod momma. Especially not an octopus; them things are SMART!). But I'm gonna go visit it sometime... and then again and again and again. I'm curious about all kinds of things that are gonna save the plant. Natural and sustainable building materials and how to use them, green burial, eating BUGS (mmmm, buuggggsssss), herbs and permaculture, minimalism.... I've moved in with minimalist roommates and the other day the dish detergent disappeared because, apparently, it's "too much" to have in the house. I'm going to win them back with natural dish detergent though. Call me old fashioned, but I like to wash grease off a pan with soap. Unless it's cast iron, of course. I also am just looking for the moment to spring back into drawing comics. a long-lost love of mine, it'll come back to me soon enough, soon enough.... *sigh*show more

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