Why did you start Tattrx?
I got a bad tattoo. I did my homework and saved for a year. The artist hated the idea, slapped the stencil on crooked and insulted me the whole time. I walked out so upset that I changed my entire career path, so, guess I owe him one.

Are you a tattooer?
I'm not. Tattooers are my close friends and family. After spending years in studios, they started asking for my support with branding, PR, administration and studio management. That's my full time job now, and I love every minute of it.

Is Tattrx also a tattoo studio?
Nope. Email tattooers directly for appointments.

Can you help me find a tattooer near me?
Possibly. If you're making a big investment in a custom tattoo project, I can research some artists who meet your needs for a reasonable rate. Use the Contact form to inquire.



Are you one of those paid Instagram accounts?
No. On rare occasions, I’ll accept paid social media posts as part of a larger PR campaign, but almost all images on IG are shared freely to preserve the integrity of the archive, and to respect tattooers' time and money.

Why does your "About" discuss civil rights?
Tattoo stories are human stories. The impact of colonialism, wartime, and racial / religious persecution on the evolution of the trade can’t be understated. These institutions shaped tattooing as we know it today, so it's vital to be knowledgable about them. 

I also encourage tattooers to include as many non-pale, non-slim body types in their portfolios whenever possible. It's not about altruism or "political correctness." Tattooing is fundamentally human, predating monotheism on every inhabited continent. If you have a body, it can be tattooed, so let's show everybody their options for tattoos.