Above the Pearl Tattoo, LLC

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Licensed, Sterile, Friendly and by Appointment Only, Since 2007
  • 10600 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Suite 203

    Portland, OR 97222

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  • 503-433-3475

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I got my first tattoo here and I had a wonderful experience!. Tanya was professional in all our communications. She listened well and was realistic during the design process, helping me to understand no just how my tattoo would look the

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I got my first tattoo here and I had a wonderful experience!. Tanya was professional in all our communications. She listened well and was realistic during the design process, helping me to understand no just how my tattoo would look the

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I met with Tanya a couple times to talk about what I wanted and review art. She has a nice private studio and it feels very secure. This is my first tattoo and it's in a tender spot and I didn't want gawkers walking around making me more

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I met with Tanya a couple times to talk about what I wanted and review art. She has a nice private studio and it feels very secure. This is my first tattoo and it's in a tender spot and I didn't want gawkers walking around making me more

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I've been back 4 times for pieces of artwork and every time I go I love the finished product. Tanya will do exactly what you ask and more so long as the artwork you provide is good quality in the first place, she'll also give good advice

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I've been back 4 times for pieces of artwork and every time I go I love the finished product. Tanya will do exactly what you ask and more so long as the artwork you provide is good quality in the first place, she'll also give good advice

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Above the Pearl Tattoo, LLC. is now located on SE McLoughlin Blvd.\r
Great new location with a view, a coffee shop downstairs, and.... Parking! Yes folks, parking. \r
Still upstairs, private, by appointment only. \r
Cover-ups, Reworks,

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Above the Pearl Tattoo, LLC. is now located on SE McLoughlin Blvd.\r
Great new location with a view, a coffee shop downstairs, and.... Parking! Yes folks, parking. \r
Still upstairs, private, by appointment only. \r
Cover-ups, Reworks,

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After years of researching Tatoo parlors around the greater Portland area, I decided to meet with Tanya of Above The Pearl Tattoo. I had a 30 year old faded, washed out tattoo I wanted to cover up. I liked her instantly and gave her a

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After years of researching Tatoo parlors around the greater Portland area, I decided to meet with Tanya of Above The Pearl Tattoo. I had a 30 year old faded, washed out tattoo I wanted to cover up. I liked her instantly and gave her a

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I was sent to Tanya by a friend of mine who claimed that she was the best in Portland. I am here to say that as far as I am concerned, she is the best and will be the only person that I ever let put any tattoo on my body ever again.\r
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I was sent to Tanya by a friend of mine who claimed that she was the best in Portland. I am here to say that as far as I am concerned, she is the best and will be the only person that I ever let put any tattoo on my body ever again.\r
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I am so very grateful that my husband and I have found Tanya at a Tattoo Expo many Years ago and after getting a few Pieces done by her we really having a hard Time looking else where. I love the Work she has done on both of us , I love

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I am so very grateful that my husband and I have found Tanya at a Tattoo Expo many Years ago and after getting a few Pieces done by her we really having a hard Time looking else where. I love the Work she has done on both of us , I love

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Excellent Experience!!!!!\r
I had a very comfortable inviting experience getting my tattoo by Tanya. She was very professional. Tanya took my designs and ideas and turned them into more than I could have imagined. Superior workmanship

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Excellent Experience!!!!!\r
I had a very comfortable inviting experience getting my tattoo by Tanya. She was very professional. Tanya took my designs and ideas and turned them into more than I could have imagined. Superior workmanship

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I just got a tattoo with Tanya at Above the Pearl yesterday. It was my very first. She was very professional and kind, she made me feel very at ease and had a very methodical way of operating that made me very comfortable. She is obviously

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I just got a tattoo with Tanya at Above the Pearl yesterday. It was my very first. She was very professional and kind, she made me feel very at ease and had a very methodical way of operating that made me very comfortable. She is obviously

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I went to Above the Pearl based on all the awesome ratings, and I am so glad I did. Tanya is an amazing artist and just genuinely awesome person. She helped me design my rib cage tattoo and did an excellent job bringing it to life. I will go again and again!!

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I went to Above the Pearl based on all the awesome ratings, and I am so glad I did. Tanya is an amazing artist and just genuinely awesome person. She helped me design my rib cage tattoo and did an excellent job bringing it to life. I will go again and again!!

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I got my first tattoo with Tanya over a year ago, and I feel horrible that I've just gotten around to recommending her on Citysearch. Tanya is incredibly professional and helped me throughout the entire process. I was very picky about my

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I got my first tattoo with Tanya over a year ago, and I feel horrible that I've just gotten around to recommending her on Citysearch. Tanya is incredibly professional and helped me throughout the entire process. I was very picky about my

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I'm a 61 year old woman who decided to get my first tattoo. Tanya was professional and thorough, making sure I was satisfied with every detail of the design. She paid great attention to keeping a sterile field, and provided lots of

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I'm a 61 year old woman who decided to get my first tattoo. Tanya was professional and thorough, making sure I was satisfied with every detail of the design. She paid great attention to keeping a sterile field, and provided lots of

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This was my first tattoo and I wanted to make sure I knew what I would be getting into if I was going to get something that would last a lifetime. After researching the artists in the Portland area, I decided hands down that Tanya at Above

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This was my first tattoo and I wanted to make sure I knew what I would be getting into if I was going to get something that would last a lifetime. After researching the artists in the Portland area, I decided hands down that Tanya at Above

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Fantastic artist, fantastic experience for my first tattoo.\r
Tanya is an exceptional artist that turned my idea into art. Her studio is relaxing, her touch deft, and her needles sharp. I searched for a few months and looked at many

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Fantastic artist, fantastic experience for my first tattoo.\r
Tanya is an exceptional artist that turned my idea into art. Her studio is relaxing, her touch deft, and her needles sharp. I searched for a few months and looked at many

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After years of procrastination I finally decided on a tattoo. And I am so grateful that I waffled for all those years, because if I had not, I would not have found Above the Pearl. After looking at Above the Pearl's website and Facebook page photos, and those of many other shops in the greater Portland area, I decided to go see Tanya. I came in with ideas and Tanya brought them to life, she is the best! The art is amazing, I wanted to run up to complete strangers and say ""want to see my new tattoo?"" Actually, I still have to suppress the urge at times. I am just that happy with how it came out. Tanya's shop is clean, quiet and relaxing and she is just a great person. Good tunes on the iPod too! Really I can not say enough about what a great all around experience it was. But hey, want to see my new tattoo?

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After years of procrastination I finally decided on a tattoo. And I am so grateful that I waffled for all those years, because if I had not, I would not have found Above the Pearl. After looking at Above the Pearl's website and Facebook page photos, and those of many other shops in the greater Portland area, I decided to go see Tanya. I came in with ideas and Tanya brought them to life, she is the best! The art is amazing, I wanted to run up to complete strangers and say ""want to see my new tattoo?"" Actually, I still have to suppress the urge at times. I am just that happy with how it came out. Tanya's shop is clean, quiet and relaxing and she is just a great person. Good tunes on the iPod too! Really I can not say enough about what a great all around experience it was. But hey, want to see my new tattoo?

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I am beyond impressed. I shopped around for my first tattoo artist for a good solid 2 months, with a very specific design & placement in mind for the past many MANY years. After I saw Tanya's portfolio on her website, I figured she would be my artist, but I still had to meet with her first. A couple days later, as my tattoo is currently in the healing process, I can say I am more than happy with my decision. If you aren't in any immediate need for a tattoo & can patiently wait for the best quality work you'll find in Portland, definitely give Above The Pearl your attention. It's a lifetime commitment after all, might as well get the best possible service available. The day of my appointment, she had numerous variations of my design ready for me to choose from, all were what we had discussed during out prior consultation. Her small & personal (not to mention welcoming, it has a good vibe) studio is very sterile & comfortable, and she made me feel calm & relaxed during the whole process. Keep in mind this was my first tattoo! It almost felt like I'd been through it before with how great of an artist she was, she really communicates well with her clients. None of my friends have ever heard of this place, but they all got their work done in a rush... If only they had known & been patient. I will certainly be recommending Tanya to anyone looking for only the highest quality work available. Looking forward to getting more work done by her in the (hopefully [very]) near future!

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I am beyond impressed. I shopped around for my first tattoo artist for a good solid 2 months, with a very specific design & placement in mind for the past many MANY years. After I saw Tanya's portfolio on her website, I figured she would be my artist, but I still had to meet with her first. A couple days later, as my tattoo is currently in the healing process, I can say I am more than happy with my decision. If you aren't in any immediate need for a tattoo & can patiently wait for the best quality work you'll find in Portland, definitely give Above The Pearl your attention. It's a lifetime commitment after all, might as well get the best possible service available. The day of my appointment, she had numerous variations of my design ready for me to choose from, all were what we had discussed during out prior consultation. Her small & personal (not to mention welcoming, it has a good vibe) studio is very sterile & comfortable, and she made me feel calm & relaxed during the whole process. Keep in mind this was my first tattoo! It almost felt like I'd been through it before with how great of an artist she was, she really communicates well with her clients. None of my friends have ever heard of this place, but they all got their work done in a rush... If only they had known & been patient. I will certainly be recommending Tanya to anyone looking for only the highest quality work available. Looking forward to getting more work done by her in the (hopefully [very]) near future!

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The tattoo process was amazing... it is my 2nd tattoo and I expected much more pain but Tanya has an amazing touch! I am so happy with the end result, her design took my idea to the next level. Above The Pearl is an amazing place, highly recommended!

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The tattoo process was amazing... it is my 2nd tattoo and I expected much more pain but Tanya has an amazing touch! I am so happy with the end result, her design took my idea to the next level. Above The Pearl is an amazing place, highly recommended!

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These guy are easily the best artist in the N.W. Tony did a wonderful design and converted it a cover that just kicks ass!

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These guy are easily the best artist in the N.W. Tony did a wonderful design and converted it a cover that just kicks ass!

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I had Tanya design a tattoo to cover an existing one. She is a great designer, we worked together to get the tattoo design I wanted. She is very clean and hygienic. I would recommend her to anyone.

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I had Tanya design a tattoo to cover an existing one. She is a great designer, we worked together to get the tattoo design I wanted. She is very clean and hygienic. I would recommend her to anyone.

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I met with Tanya, of Above the Pearl Tattoo. I felt comfortable with her and her parlor felt right. I liked the secure building, her sanitary parlor, her artwork and the finished look of her tats. I felt very comfortable and decided to have Tanya do my work. I provided a design for a horse which I created some 30 yrs ago for one and concepts for a celtic cross. Tanya worked up the designs and alternates. I had both done the same day, and they are healing well. I am very happy with the ink. When I saw the finished cross done, my first wtd was ""perfect"". The hosre tat is finally on my arm where its belonged for years. Thank you Tanya! I look forward to another tat done by you, soon.

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I met with Tanya, of Above the Pearl Tattoo. I felt comfortable with her and her parlor felt right. I liked the secure building, her sanitary parlor, her artwork and the finished look of her tats. I felt very comfortable and decided to have Tanya do my work. I provided a design for a horse which I created some 30 yrs ago for one and concepts for a celtic cross. Tanya worked up the designs and alternates. I had both done the same day, and they are healing well. I am very happy with the ink. When I saw the finished cross done, my first wtd was ""perfect"". The hosre tat is finally on my arm where its belonged for years. Thank you Tanya! I look forward to another tat done by you, soon.

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Tanya is such a professional! My husband and I had a consultation with her for an idea we had. When we returned to see the final design and have the tattoo she really did exceed expectations...we were thrilled! Tanya is very clear with her instructions for aftercare, the tattoo healed perfectly. We are already thinking of ideas for our next tattoo with Tanya & Above the Pearl Tattoo!

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Tanya is such a professional! My husband and I had a consultation with her for an idea we had. When we returned to see the final design and have the tattoo she really did exceed expectations...we were thrilled! Tanya is very clear with her instructions for aftercare, the tattoo healed perfectly. We are already thinking of ideas for our next tattoo with Tanya & Above the Pearl Tattoo!

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Tanya just covered up an old tattoo on my shoulder with an amazing new shiny one, and she did a great job! Tanya is a great artist, she came up with the art from a few ideas I gave her and I loved her design. She's also a very nice person to talk to, she made me feel comfortable and checked on me often while she worked on my back for 3 hours. I can tell she takes her job with pride because it shows in every step of the process. This is definitely not a walk-in type shop, the studio is nice and clean and very private. I would definitely go to Tanya again and I highly recommend her studio.

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Tanya just covered up an old tattoo on my shoulder with an amazing new shiny one, and she did a great job! Tanya is a great artist, she came up with the art from a few ideas I gave her and I loved her design. She's also a very nice person to talk to, she made me feel comfortable and checked on me often while she worked on my back for 3 hours. I can tell she takes her job with pride because it shows in every step of the process. This is definitely not a walk-in type shop, the studio is nice and clean and very private. I would definitely go to Tanya again and I highly recommend her studio.

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Went to Above the Pearl back in October to get my second tattoo. I knew what I wanted, but it was a somewhat complicated design (lots of circles, little straight parallel lines, etc). Tanya was fantastic. Professional, clear with communication about how my idea could be achieved, and excellent with execution. My tattoo has completely healed by now and still looks great. Highly recommended!

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Went to Above the Pearl back in October to get my second tattoo. I knew what I wanted, but it was a somewhat complicated design (lots of circles, little straight parallel lines, etc). Tanya was fantastic. Professional, clear with communication about how my idea could be achieved, and excellent with execution. My tattoo has completely healed by now and still looks great. Highly recommended!

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GREAT TATTOO EXPERIENCE\n\nWe met Tanya at a tattoo expo in Eugene and were impressed by her art and the crisp execution of her designs. We decided she would be perfect for our tattooing needs. After a thorough consultation to define exactly what we were looking for in our new tattoos, Tanya produced preliminary art for my wife and I that was exactly what we were looking for. Tanya executed the designs perfectly creating a fantastic parrot for me and a vibrant butterfly for my wife. The colors are super vivid and we couldn??t be happier with our tattoos. We enjoy looking at our tattoos every day and consider ourselves lucky to have made Tanya??s acquaintance.

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GREAT TATTOO EXPERIENCE\n\nWe met Tanya at a tattoo expo in Eugene and were impressed by her art and the crisp execution of her designs. We decided she would be perfect for our tattooing needs. After a thorough consultation to define exactly what we were looking for in our new tattoos, Tanya produced preliminary art for my wife and I that was exactly what we were looking for. Tanya executed the designs perfectly creating a fantastic parrot for me and a vibrant butterfly for my wife. The colors are super vivid and we couldn??t be happier with our tattoos. We enjoy looking at our tattoos every day and consider ourselves lucky to have made Tanya??s acquaintance.

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I started with a piece of artwork that I wanted to translate into a tattoo. After looking at various online reviews I contacted Tanya based on outstanding reviews. We met to discuss the concept, and with her help we made changes to the image that resulted in an even better design that I had imaged. We met again after she had created a basic concept for the tattoo, at which time we tweaked the image to its final form. The end result tattoo is outstanding with excellent detail. Tanya works with you every step of the way to make sure that the final result is what you want, and a great looking tattoo.

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I started with a piece of artwork that I wanted to translate into a tattoo. After looking at various online reviews I contacted Tanya based on outstanding reviews. We met to discuss the concept, and with her help we made changes to the image that resulted in an even better design that I had imaged. We met again after she had created a basic concept for the tattoo, at which time we tweaked the image to its final form. The end result tattoo is outstanding with excellent detail. Tanya works with you every step of the way to make sure that the final result is what you want, and a great looking tattoo.

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Tanya did a wonderful job on a new tattoo for my husband and a cover up tattoo for myself. She is clearly passionate about her work, and cares that her clients get exactly what they want. Her studio is very clean and bright, and it is clear that she maintains strict hygiene measures. After our tattoos, Tanya sent us home with clear, specific, easy to follow after care instructions. My tattoo healed beautifully! I am so happy with the tattoo I received at Above the Pearl, it makes me happy every time I see it and have gotten many compliments from friends and family. If you want a quality piece of art that you will have for a life time then Above the Pearl is the place to go, it is well worth the wait!

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Tanya did a wonderful job on a new tattoo for my husband and a cover up tattoo for myself. She is clearly passionate about her work, and cares that her clients get exactly what they want. Her studio is very clean and bright, and it is clear that she maintains strict hygiene measures. After our tattoos, Tanya sent us home with clear, specific, easy to follow after care instructions. My tattoo healed beautifully! I am so happy with the tattoo I received at Above the Pearl, it makes me happy every time I see it and have gotten many compliments from friends and family. If you want a quality piece of art that you will have for a life time then Above the Pearl is the place to go, it is well worth the wait!

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My first tattoo....\r\n\r\nHad an initial mtg. to share/review ideas on artwork I had brought to her. A few days prior to tattoo work, Tanya met with me briefly to show me various artwork she had come up with, & she nailed it. \r\n\r\nThe entire experience was nothing but positive. From very first contact to set our initial appt., the work itself, & through her communication regarding aftercare everything was absolutely great. Tanya is experienced, talented, patient, & absolutely creative. Her shop is extrememly clean & comfortable (can't beat her ipod music shuffle either). \r\n\r\nI have had many compliments on her work already, some from others who have had their work done elsewhere. \r\n\r\nA+ experience & atmosphere. Tanya is a true talent, and just as important, simply really good people :-) \r\n\r\nI'll be back to see her for my next one soon......she's made a lifetime customer out of me. I don't often do these reviews, etc., but a tattoo is personal & permanent and I just felt I had to share this with others. Thanks Tanya.\r\n\r\nJoe

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My first tattoo....\r\n\r\nHad an initial mtg. to share/review ideas on artwork I had brought to her. A few days prior to tattoo work, Tanya met with me briefly to show me various artwork she had come up with, & she nailed it. \r\n\r\nThe entire experience was nothing but positive. From very first contact to set our initial appt., the work itself, & through her communication regarding aftercare everything was absolutely great. Tanya is experienced, talented, patient, & absolutely creative. Her shop is extrememly clean & comfortable (can't beat her ipod music shuffle either). \r\n\r\nI have had many compliments on her work already, some from others who have had their work done elsewhere. \r\n\r\nA+ experience & atmosphere. Tanya is a true talent, and just as important, simply really good people :-) \r\n\r\nI'll be back to see her for my next one soon......she's made a lifetime customer out of me. I don't often do these reviews, etc., but a tattoo is personal & permanent and I just felt I had to share this with others. Thanks Tanya.\r\n\r\nJoe

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Went to Tanya for my second tattoo because I was very pleased with my first one. She designed the second one and I wouldn't go to anyone else. Thanks Tanya Hal

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Went to Tanya for my second tattoo because I was very pleased with my first one. She designed the second one and I wouldn't go to anyone else. Thanks Tanya Hal

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This was my first tattoo. Tanya was very helpful through the whole process and answered all of my questions. She gave her advice on what she thought would look better than what I had planned and she was right! My tattoo had a lot of detail and nothing was missed. WHEN I get my next tattoo I know where I will be going. Thanks again Tanya!

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This was my first tattoo. Tanya was very helpful through the whole process and answered all of my questions. She gave her advice on what she thought would look better than what I had planned and she was right! My tattoo had a lot of detail and nothing was missed. WHEN I get my next tattoo I know where I will be going. Thanks again Tanya!

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I thoroughly enjoyed having Tanya do my first tattoo. She did fabulous work with the script and gave wonderful advice. Do know that she will be striaght forward with you so if you need fluff you won't get it here, but if you want high quality work first and foremost this is the place!

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I thoroughly enjoyed having Tanya do my first tattoo. She did fabulous work with the script and gave wonderful advice. Do know that she will be striaght forward with you so if you need fluff you won't get it here, but if you want high quality work first and foremost this is the place!

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At 45 years old I decided to get my first tattoo. After searching online I found Above The Pearl Tattoo. I really like the quality and attention to detail Tanya put into her craft. I guess when your tattoo turns out better than you ever imagined it is easy to say ""outstanding work Tanya!""

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At 45 years old I decided to get my first tattoo. After searching online I found Above The Pearl Tattoo. I really like the quality and attention to detail Tanya put into her craft. I guess when your tattoo turns out better than you ever imagined it is easy to say ""outstanding work Tanya!""

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Tanya did an amazing job for my first tattoo. I came with a concept and she worked with me over a series of scheduled conciltations to make sure I was getting exacly what I wanted! Her professionalism and approach to hygiene are top notch!\n\nIf you are looking for custom tattoo work - look no further!

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Tanya did an amazing job for my first tattoo. I came with a concept and she worked with me over a series of scheduled conciltations to make sure I was getting exacly what I wanted! Her professionalism and approach to hygiene are top notch!\n\nIf you are looking for custom tattoo work - look no further!

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I'm 66 years old and just got my first tattoo. I looked at a lot of portfolios and chose Tanya because I liked her work, I liked her approach to hygiene, and I had to make an appointment-no walk-ins here. Although I drew my own design, she provided several variations with colors that she suggested. Now, when I look at my forearm, I'm surprised and pleased. I can't imagine having anyone else do any future tattooing.

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I'm 66 years old and just got my first tattoo. I looked at a lot of portfolios and chose Tanya because I liked her work, I liked her approach to hygiene, and I had to make an appointment-no walk-ins here. Although I drew my own design, she provided several variations with colors that she suggested. Now, when I look at my forearm, I'm surprised and pleased. I can't imagine having anyone else do any future tattooing.

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I have wanted a tattoo for a long time, but was afraid to try as all my associates related their bad experiences and talked about the pain. When Tanya came up with the drawing all I could think of was just how good she was. Then the day of the tattoo she made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I was amazed at how easy the process was. The colors are fantastic, the imagery is perfect, and the tattoo fits my personality. I am proudly showing it to my friends, and I will say that the ones that already have tattoo's are very jealous as to how much better the quality of Tanya' work is compared to other artist's. If you are going to try a tattoo, you owe it to yourself to try tanya. If you already have a tattoo, you owe it to yourself to seek her out and get a new one buy the very best. After all, if you are using your body as a canvas, shouldn't you use the best artist...\nMitch McDougal

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I have wanted a tattoo for a long time, but was afraid to try as all my associates related their bad experiences and talked about the pain. When Tanya came up with the drawing all I could think of was just how good she was. Then the day of the tattoo she made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I was amazed at how easy the process was. The colors are fantastic, the imagery is perfect, and the tattoo fits my personality. I am proudly showing it to my friends, and I will say that the ones that already have tattoo's are very jealous as to how much better the quality of Tanya' work is compared to other artist's. If you are going to try a tattoo, you owe it to yourself to try tanya. If you already have a tattoo, you owe it to yourself to seek her out and get a new one buy the very best. After all, if you are using your body as a canvas, shouldn't you use the best artist...\nMitch McDougal

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Tanya is the best! I brought in my own drawing and she was able to sharpen it up where my own artistic skills lacked. I couldn't be more pleased with the finish art. Also, she provided other renditions of my idea for me to consider. Her studio is relaxing and was a very pleasant environment to have work done. Although you have to make appointments far in advance, I found it actually nice to have a buffer of time to finalize my decision on the tattoo I was getting. After all, tattoos are permanent and shouldn't be rushed. When the time comes to expand the artwork further, she will definitely get my call.

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Tanya is the best! I brought in my own drawing and she was able to sharpen it up where my own artistic skills lacked. I couldn't be more pleased with the finish art. Also, she provided other renditions of my idea for me to consider. Her studio is relaxing and was a very pleasant environment to have work done. Although you have to make appointments far in advance, I found it actually nice to have a buffer of time to finalize my decision on the tattoo I was getting. After all, tattoos are permanent and shouldn't be rushed. When the time comes to expand the artwork further, she will definitely get my call.

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I spent time look at various artist's work when I decided on my 2nd tattoo. I'm extremely happy that I chose Tanya. The work on her site speaks for itself.\n\nMy work required very fine lines and I know a lesser artist wouldn't have produced something so wonderful. Tanya completed it in very good time and every meeting with her was very relaxed and friendly. She made absolutely sure that what I was getting was exactly what I wanted, and she even offered her artist's opinion on what I brought to her.\n\nWithout a doubt, I'll be going to her for my next tattoo, which I imagine will be as soon as possible.

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I spent time look at various artist's work when I decided on my 2nd tattoo. I'm extremely happy that I chose Tanya. The work on her site speaks for itself.\n\nMy work required very fine lines and I know a lesser artist wouldn't have produced something so wonderful. Tanya completed it in very good time and every meeting with her was very relaxed and friendly. She made absolutely sure that what I was getting was exactly what I wanted, and she even offered her artist's opinion on what I brought to her.\n\nWithout a doubt, I'll be going to her for my next tattoo, which I imagine will be as soon as possible.

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Waiting until I turned 40 to get my first tattoo took a lot of patience as I have wanted one for along time. In my years I found many life experiences that I wanted incorporated into my tattoo. I researched many tattoo artists here in Portland and also in Seattle. I found Tanya at Above the Pearl on the internet and loved her style and graphic design. My first meeting with her was all about concept design, our second meeting was an art review of her ideas, our third was the tattoo itself. Waiting as long as I did to get my first tattoo I chose to do something pretty significant in size and complexity. Tanya is absolutely fantastic ... start to finish! Extremely professional and her work is outstanding. I was shocked to see that from art concept to the actual tattoo the image was identical ... Absolutely perfect! Can't wait for my next one!\nAndy

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Waiting until I turned 40 to get my first tattoo took a lot of patience as I have wanted one for along time. In my years I found many life experiences that I wanted incorporated into my tattoo. I researched many tattoo artists here in Portland and also in Seattle. I found Tanya at Above the Pearl on the internet and loved her style and graphic design. My first meeting with her was all about concept design, our second meeting was an art review of her ideas, our third was the tattoo itself. Waiting as long as I did to get my first tattoo I chose to do something pretty significant in size and complexity. Tanya is absolutely fantastic ... start to finish! Extremely professional and her work is outstanding. I was shocked to see that from art concept to the actual tattoo the image was identical ... Absolutely perfect! Can't wait for my next one!\nAndy

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I had Tanya do some work on my forearms last December. I have had previous work done at 3 different shops and hands down, Tanya was the best. She puts a tremendous amount of effort into making sure you're going to love the finished work.\n\nMy wife will shoot me if I have any more work done, but if I do, I'm definitely going back to Tanya!

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I had Tanya do some work on my forearms last December. I have had previous work done at 3 different shops and hands down, Tanya was the best. She puts a tremendous amount of effort into making sure you're going to love the finished work.\n\nMy wife will shoot me if I have any more work done, but if I do, I'm definitely going back to Tanya!

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I've had work done all over the world including some places here in Portland. I am happy with all that I have. A tattoo shop has many layers to the experience...The artist (personality, professionalism, etc), cleanliness, and atmosphere. I'm sure there is more to it but you get my drift...I cannot think of one place in all the shops that I have been to that would get 5 stars in all categories...Above the Pearl does. Tanya is a very personable pleasant person who doesn't shine you on in conversation. She is extremely professional and honest. The shop is clean and inviting. Tanya is extremely meticulous in her work. Finally, I got exactly what I wanted and more. Tanya, you are a first class shop and I will come back.

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★★★★★

I've had work done all over the world including some places here in Portland. I am happy with all that I have. A tattoo shop has many layers to the experience...The artist (personality, professionalism, etc), cleanliness, and atmosphere. I'm sure there is more to it but you get my drift...I cannot think of one place in all the shops that I have been to that would get 5 stars in all categories...Above the Pearl does. Tanya is a very personable pleasant person who doesn't shine you on in conversation. She is extremely professional and honest. The shop is clean and inviting. Tanya is extremely meticulous in her work. Finally, I got exactly what I wanted and more. Tanya, you are a first class shop and I will come back.

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This was my first tattoo, and I'm really satisfied with my entire experience.\n\nI brought Tanya in an illustration from a children's book that I wanted modified slightly for my tattoo. She added/omitted the necessary elements for it to be a complete tattoo in perfect stylistic sync with the original illustration-- it's totally flawless.\n\nTanya is not mega-chatty or anything, but she's perfectly friendly and very professional-- she talked me through the whole process so that there would be no surprises, and made sure I wasn't freaking out.\n\nMost importantly though, my tattoo looks awesome, and it's healed perfectly and painlessly (I followed her after-care instructions exactly). The whole thing was so much easier than I expected it would be.\n\n

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★★★★★

This was my first tattoo, and I'm really satisfied with my entire experience.\n\nI brought Tanya in an illustration from a children's book that I wanted modified slightly for my tattoo. She added/omitted the necessary elements for it to be a complete tattoo in perfect stylistic sync with the original illustration-- it's totally flawless.\n\nTanya is not mega-chatty or anything, but she's perfectly friendly and very professional-- she talked me through the whole process so that there would be no surprises, and made sure I wasn't freaking out.\n\nMost importantly though, my tattoo looks awesome, and it's healed perfectly and painlessly (I followed her after-care instructions exactly). The whole thing was so much easier than I expected it would be.\n\n

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This was my very first tattoo and I would say don't go anywhere else. \r\n\r\nI had an idea of what I wanted and when we met she listened to what I had to say, looked at my (very rough) drawings and created something that I am proud to have on my body.\r\n\r\nShe made getting this first tattoo so very easy. I was a little nervous but she talked me through every step. Checked on me during the process. And put up with my little entourage of friends that came to cheer me on. \r\n\r\nThe aftercare information is presented clearly and concisely and I am having ZERO pain or problems the day after. \r\n\r\nStudio space is creative and inviting and as I've heard this can be addictive I would be surprised if I didn't go back. If you are looking for someone who does fantastic work in a clean and comfortable environment I HIGHLY recommend Tanya.\r\n\r\nI also want to say that I was prepared for it to be MUCH more expensive than it ended up being. Beautiful work. Nice space. Comfortable and highly competent artist. Can't say enough good things. This should be your tattoo artist.

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★★★★★

This was my very first tattoo and I would say don't go anywhere else. \r\n\r\nI had an idea of what I wanted and when we met she listened to what I had to say, looked at my (very rough) drawings and created something that I am proud to have on my body.\r\n\r\nShe made getting this first tattoo so very easy. I was a little nervous but she talked me through every step. Checked on me during the process. And put up with my little entourage of friends that came to cheer me on. \r\n\r\nThe aftercare information is presented clearly and concisely and I am having ZERO pain or problems the day after. \r\n\r\nStudio space is creative and inviting and as I've heard this can be addictive I would be surprised if I didn't go back. If you are looking for someone who does fantastic work in a clean and comfortable environment I HIGHLY recommend Tanya.\r\n\r\nI also want to say that I was prepared for it to be MUCH more expensive than it ended up being. Beautiful work. Nice space. Comfortable and highly competent artist. Can't say enough good things. This should be your tattoo artist.

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I have gotten both of my tattoos from Tanya, and I am so glad I chose her! Tanya is a talented artist who understood more about what I wanted than I even knew myself! Both times I came in with rough ideas, and she designed amazing pieces that were exactly what I wanted! It's like she can read your mindddddddd!!! :) Her studio is super clean and bright, and her pricing is so fair. Next year I will get my third tattoo and guess where I will be going!!?? Above The Pearl Tattoo!!

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★★★★★

I have gotten both of my tattoos from Tanya, and I am so glad I chose her! Tanya is a talented artist who understood more about what I wanted than I even knew myself! Both times I came in with rough ideas, and she designed amazing pieces that were exactly what I wanted! It's like she can read your mindddddddd!!! :) Her studio is super clean and bright, and her pricing is so fair. Next year I will get my third tattoo and guess where I will be going!!?? Above The Pearl Tattoo!!

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Super clean, professional shop. She is a true artist, and clearly takes great care and pride in her work. After two meetings with her trying to finalize a cover-up design over my old, lame tattoo, she was unsatisfied that any of our options would work. I was really happy that I'd found someone as thoughtful, picky, and honest as myself. I had another artist at another shop tell me he could do the cover-up. He hadn't even looked at the old design. I knew I couldn't trust him right then and there. Eventually we found a design that would work. I'm so glad she took the time to do some research. the old design is gone! Now I have an awesome tattoo!!! Thanks.

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★★★★★

Super clean, professional shop. She is a true artist, and clearly takes great care and pride in her work. After two meetings with her trying to finalize a cover-up design over my old, lame tattoo, she was unsatisfied that any of our options would work. I was really happy that I'd found someone as thoughtful, picky, and honest as myself. I had another artist at another shop tell me he could do the cover-up. He hadn't even looked at the old design. I knew I couldn't trust him right then and there. Eventually we found a design that would work. I'm so glad she took the time to do some research. the old design is gone! Now I have an awesome tattoo!!! Thanks.

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I did a lot of research before deciding where in Portland to get my first tattoo. I knew I wanted something unique and special to me, and I knew I needed an artist who understood and was excited about that. Tanya was exactly that artist. \n\nMy tat required very fines lines and an incredibly precise layout to fit exactly the way I wanted it to on my skin (if she puts it in her gallery, it's the telephone poles). She drew me exactly what I wanted, in perfect style. The whole process was about an hour and a half, and I really felt comfortable and happy the whole way through. Listening to my own music was a bonus, and truly made the experience perfect for me.\n\nAftercare was a breeze with her instructions: the ink healed beautifully with very minimal itching and absolutely no mess or heavy scabbing. In fact, at first I was worried because it was healing TOO well! I felt that it must be a mistake and my tattoo would simply disappear one day. But nope, three weeks later it has healed wonderfully, looks gorgeous, and I get so many comments on it. Any new ink from here on out will be done by Tanya; I cannot recommend her more!

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★★★★★

I did a lot of research before deciding where in Portland to get my first tattoo. I knew I wanted something unique and special to me, and I knew I needed an artist who understood and was excited about that. Tanya was exactly that artist. \n\nMy tat required very fines lines and an incredibly precise layout to fit exactly the way I wanted it to on my skin (if she puts it in her gallery, it's the telephone poles). She drew me exactly what I wanted, in perfect style. The whole process was about an hour and a half, and I really felt comfortable and happy the whole way through. Listening to my own music was a bonus, and truly made the experience perfect for me.\n\nAftercare was a breeze with her instructions: the ink healed beautifully with very minimal itching and absolutely no mess or heavy scabbing. In fact, at first I was worried because it was healing TOO well! I felt that it must be a mistake and my tattoo would simply disappear one day. But nope, three weeks later it has healed wonderfully, looks gorgeous, and I get so many comments on it. Any new ink from here on out will be done by Tanya; I cannot recommend her more!

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I got my last tatto in 1985 - it sucked - and over the past 25 years have been extremely hesitant about ever getting another one. After much research, I liked what I read about Tanya enough to take my chances once again. She came across as an artist, and clearly takes great care and pride in her work. After two meetings with her trying to finalize a cover-up design over my old, lame tattoo, she was unsatisfied that any of our options would work. Though frustrated, I was really happy that I'd found someone as thoughtful, picky, and honest as myself - I had another guy positive he could do it without even looking at it! Knew I couldn't trust him right then and there. Likewise, I knew Tanya was the one I wanted when it came to adding permanent artwork to my body. Ultimately, I scratched the cover-up idea and went with something completely new and she did an amazing job. 48 hours later, I have had absolutely no pain or swelling at all, and I LOVE the design so much I can't wait to have her create a matching one on my other arm in the near future.

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★★★★★

I got my last tatto in 1985 - it sucked - and over the past 25 years have been extremely hesitant about ever getting another one. After much research, I liked what I read about Tanya enough to take my chances once again. She came across as an artist, and clearly takes great care and pride in her work. After two meetings with her trying to finalize a cover-up design over my old, lame tattoo, she was unsatisfied that any of our options would work. Though frustrated, I was really happy that I'd found someone as thoughtful, picky, and honest as myself - I had another guy positive he could do it without even looking at it! Knew I couldn't trust him right then and there. Likewise, I knew Tanya was the one I wanted when it came to adding permanent artwork to my body. Ultimately, I scratched the cover-up idea and went with something completely new and she did an amazing job. 48 hours later, I have had absolutely no pain or swelling at all, and I LOVE the design so much I can't wait to have her create a matching one on my other arm in the near future.

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I went to Above the Pearl to get my first tattoo. Tanya was very nice and helpful since our first appointment. She came up with exactly what I wanted and now the tattoo looks so amazing. She made me feel comfortable the whole time. She really cares about her work and her clients. I couldn't have asked for a better person to do my first tattoo.Everyone has been saying how great it looks and that she did such an amazing job on it. My friends say they can tell she took her time to make sure it was perfect and all of the lines are perfectly straight and detailed. I definitely plan on going back to Above the Pearl for more work in the future.

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★★★★★

I went to Above the Pearl to get my first tattoo. Tanya was very nice and helpful since our first appointment. She came up with exactly what I wanted and now the tattoo looks so amazing. She made me feel comfortable the whole time. She really cares about her work and her clients. I couldn't have asked for a better person to do my first tattoo.Everyone has been saying how great it looks and that she did such an amazing job on it. My friends say they can tell she took her time to make sure it was perfect and all of the lines are perfectly straight and detailed. I definitely plan on going back to Above the Pearl for more work in the future.

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Tayna at Above the Pearl is to recommended to anyone who is serious about getting a high quality tattoo. Tayna recently competed my first tattoo and I culdn't be happier about the final product and the experience. She is thoroughout and creative, and I felt certain that I would get a tattoo that stands out. Att the first visit she carefully outlined the entire process, answered all of my questions and took down my ideas about my design. At the tattoo appointment Tayna presented three variations on the design, any one of which I would have been happy with. She is patient with newbies such as myself (a 44 year old suburban mom) but her portfolio shows the true breadth of her experience. The actuall tattooing was down in a clean environment with a great deal of professionalism. I'm hooked! when I get my next tattoo it will be with Tayna.

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★★★★★

Tayna at Above the Pearl is to recommended to anyone who is serious about getting a high quality tattoo. Tayna recently competed my first tattoo and I culdn't be happier about the final product and the experience. She is thoroughout and creative, and I felt certain that I would get a tattoo that stands out. Att the first visit she carefully outlined the entire process, answered all of my questions and took down my ideas about my design. At the tattoo appointment Tayna presented three variations on the design, any one of which I would have been happy with. She is patient with newbies such as myself (a 44 year old suburban mom) but her portfolio shows the true breadth of her experience. The actuall tattooing was down in a clean environment with a great deal of professionalism. I'm hooked! when I get my next tattoo it will be with Tayna.

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I hardly know where to begin.\nThere is so much to rave about regarding my experience. \nI will start with how I found Tanya. It was the best recommendation of all.... Her clients. I had been stopping in at shops throughout PDX for almost 2 years. I had my artwork in hand, the idea in my head. I never felt anything click with other studios. I spoke with a few people who had tattoos that I like and Viola! Tanya's name came up 3 times in a row. I booked the appointment.\n\nShe reviewed my the art work and asked detailed questions about style, placement, my likes and dislikes.\nShe was the first person that didn't slap a book of previous work in front of me (Not that she didn't have it... It's just not her style) What a great concept... My tattoo was about my ideas and desires not about her past work. I was sold!\n\nHer studio is wonderful, airy, and has beautiful light. When you look around the studio it becomes obvious that she is an artist that works in several mediums. I loved the eclectic music. \n\nCommunication - I joked with my wife and called Tanya the ""Great communicator"" She kept us (The wife got some ink too) both advised of all aspects of the experience and her policies. \n\nThe Tattoo - Wow, wow, and wow!!!!!!!!! I am amazed that she took a concept I was struggling with and so easily created what I had been trying to articulate. On the day of my appointment she presented 4 variations of my idea. The hardest part was picking one of several great ideas!\n\nGetting inked - Tanya's work is stunning in it's clarity and precision. No wavy lines here. No deep ink in one place and shallow in the others. Tanya made my wife's tattoo look elegant and mine look tough as nails.\n\nBusiness owner - As a fellow small business owner I really appreciated her demeanor and approach. She is forthright and professional. It is obvious she cares about her reputation. \n\nCons... Nope... Can't think of one. I looked at other reviews and noted a few complaining about the wait.\nIf you order a Ford you get a Ford just like everyone else has on the road. If you order the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 (look it up) Well... Then you are going to wait to get it. But when you do get it you will be rollin' with something others only dream about.\n\nThanks for the Celtic Compass rose in stone Tanya!!!!\n\nNow....about that arm band I have been toying with....\n\n

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★★★★★

I hardly know where to begin.\nThere is so much to rave about regarding my experience. \nI will start with how I found Tanya. It was the best recommendation of all.... Her clients. I had been stopping in at shops throughout PDX for almost 2 years. I had my artwork in hand, the idea in my head. I never felt anything click with other studios. I spoke with a few people who had tattoos that I like and Viola! Tanya's name came up 3 times in a row. I booked the appointment.\n\nShe reviewed my the art work and asked detailed questions about style, placement, my likes and dislikes.\nShe was the first person that didn't slap a book of previous work in front of me (Not that she didn't have it... It's just not her style) What a great concept... My tattoo was about my ideas and desires not about her past work. I was sold!\n\nHer studio is wonderful, airy, and has beautiful light. When you look around the studio it becomes obvious that she is an artist that works in several mediums. I loved the eclectic music. \n\nCommunication - I joked with my wife and called Tanya the ""Great communicator"" She kept us (The wife got some ink too) both advised of all aspects of the experience and her policies. \n\nThe Tattoo - Wow, wow, and wow!!!!!!!!! I am amazed that she took a concept I was struggling with and so easily created what I had been trying to articulate. On the day of my appointment she presented 4 variations of my idea. The hardest part was picking one of several great ideas!\n\nGetting inked - Tanya's work is stunning in it's clarity and precision. No wavy lines here. No deep ink in one place and shallow in the others. Tanya made my wife's tattoo look elegant and mine look tough as nails.\n\nBusiness owner - As a fellow small business owner I really appreciated her demeanor and approach. She is forthright and professional. It is obvious she cares about her reputation. \n\nCons... Nope... Can't think of one. I looked at other reviews and noted a few complaining about the wait.\nIf you order a Ford you get a Ford just like everyone else has on the road. If you order the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 (look it up) Well... Then you are going to wait to get it. But when you do get it you will be rollin' with something others only dream about.\n\nThanks for the Celtic Compass rose in stone Tanya!!!!\n\nNow....about that arm band I have been toying with....\n\n

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I can't imagine the whole process of getting a tattoo with Tanya going any better; from our first consultation to the tattoo work, I am thrilled with the results and felt comfortable the whole way through. Her work is amazing, she is a true artist and has a unique talent for translating her artwork into awesome tattoo designs. I would recommend her to anyone whole-heartedly!!!!

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★★★★★

I can't imagine the whole process of getting a tattoo with Tanya going any better; from our first consultation to the tattoo work, I am thrilled with the results and felt comfortable the whole way through. Her work is amazing, she is a true artist and has a unique talent for translating her artwork into awesome tattoo designs. I would recommend her to anyone whole-heartedly!!!!

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For years now I have been wanting to get a memorial tattoo to my grandma. I looked around not only for a artist who does flowers well but also someone that I would get along with as well (it is important especially if you are going to be tattooed for a long period of time). Tanya took my ideas and found the perfect design that not only is pretty but it is something that reminds me so much of my granny. I admire that she did lose patience with me as my skin is pretty thick and other complications. I look forward to getting tattooed by Tanya in the future.

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★★★★★

For years now I have been wanting to get a memorial tattoo to my grandma. I looked around not only for a artist who does flowers well but also someone that I would get along with as well (it is important especially if you are going to be tattooed for a long period of time). Tanya took my ideas and found the perfect design that not only is pretty but it is something that reminds me so much of my granny. I admire that she did lose patience with me as my skin is pretty thick and other complications. I look forward to getting tattooed by Tanya in the future.

 

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