Guide You to Getting a Good Tattoo
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 know of good artists in your area (trust me, they're there or a short drive away) unless you are located near Seattle.
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.
Reviews of Alexis
Kelsang Chitta provided Unit of Spiritual Counselor for Alexis
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Moony received Help with Review The Myth of Gender book from Alexis
Elizabeth received Unit of Tarot Reading from Alexis
Theodore received Help with Red Panda Drawing / Painting from Alexis
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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 moreOpen to other proposals
Alexis Heikkinen is looking for:
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