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Choosing A Tattoo Artist

Our artists have a variety of styles, talents and artistic backgrounds. Please check out our portfolios and select an artist whose work complements the tattoo you are looking to get. Please call the shop at 503-236-7878 to discuss your tattoo a bit more and we can help steer you toward the right artist for the project. We have a $100 minimum. Tattoos under 3 hours are priced by the piece and are subject to a number of factors including size, detail, placement on the body, and style. Rates for larger pieces start at $180/hour. A non-refundable deposit is required to book an appointment. We take walk ins every day, on a first come, first served basis!


Carrie Smith

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Hello, my name is Carrie! I graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a focus on drawing and printmaking. After completion, my desire to learn tattooing became a goal and a passion.

I enjoy getting to know clients, hearing their interests and perspectives on designs, as well as drawing custom pieces or tattooing my flash! 

In my spare time, you can find me knitting, sewing, foraging for chanterelle mushrooms,  getting tattooed, meeting new friends, and spending time with family and two dogs, Finn and River! 

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Jared Hunter

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Hello, and thank you for reading my bio. My name is Jared and I’ve been tattooing for 15  years. I specialize in bold, designerly tattoos and making up words, like designerly. Most of my work is based on the model of american traditional tattooing. Solid lines and lots of black make for a bold tattoo that will hold. I do pride myself however, on not being a one trick pony as I am also very well adept at fine line and delicate pieces. My tattoo love language styles are Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Scientific Illustration, Cross Hatching, Stippling, Black & grey and nicely rendered script tattoos. I also have a very large Gnome collection and collect 18th century french antiques. I was just kidding about one of those. Can you guess which?

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Marena Coppola

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My name is (muh-ree-nah), and I specialize in blackwork and fine-line tattooing.

My designs are whimsical, delicate, surreal, and dark. I love all things fantasy, mythology, religious, any movie/tv/culture reference!

I open my schedule to custom tattooing every 3 months. My website and Instagram will always be up to date for current booking information and FAQ’s. Thank you!

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MJ Beaton

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Hello, my name is MJ (short for Michael-John). I’m originally from central Massachusetts and have been tattooing since 2006. I’m not limited to, but well-versed in traditional style tattooing, using bold lines and bright color to create a comprehensible piece that will stand the test of time. In addition to classic traditional imagery, some of my favorite subject matter includes: Dog portraits, Aliens & Ufo’s, Iconic characters & content throughout TV Movies & Music, all things weird spooky & mystical. I’d love to hear your ideas – Let’s make some fun tattoos, Portland!

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Ali Hawkes

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Hello, my name is Ali! I recently moved to Portland from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I love tattooing animals, plants, skulls, and anything that could be found in an odditorium. My background is in fine art and American traditional tattooing. I enjoy creating both flash and custom designs in either color or black and grey. Other than drawing, I love introducing you to my dog, riding my bike, and exploring cemeteries.

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Stephen Lavallee

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Hi! My name is Stephen. I am originally from the East Coast but spent the last few years living in Chicago where I started my tattoo career. I specialize in American Traditional tattoos with a preference in black and grey – bold will hold!

When I’m not tattooing, you can find me building tattoo machines, shooting film, or exploring abandoned places with my partner and our dog.

Check out my Instagram for available flash or shoot me an email with your ideas!

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Many tattoos do not need a consultation before the appointment. For larger custom pieces however, a consultation with your artist is a good way to start. Consultations are scheduled, in-person meetings where you discuss your tattoo idea, review reference materials, placement on the body, estimates, etc. It’s also a good way to meet the tattooist and make sure that they will be the right fit for you to work with. Consultations generally take between 15-30 minutes and we do not charge for this service.

For your consultation, please bring PRINT OUTS (no pictures on your cell phone if possible) of any visual references or images you are attracted to that will help explain your vision for the piece. A little homework up front on your part really helps us draw the tattoo of your dreams!

Your artist will collect a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit from you to reserve your tattoo appointment and drawing time. The deposit gets applied to the cost of the tattoo at the final sitting. The deposit will be forfeited if you decide not to get tattooed, do not show up for your appointment, have excessive last minute reschedules, or if you change your idea mid-process, requiring new artwork and additional drawing time. Should you need to reschedule, we ask 48 hours notice to keep your deposit and have it follow you to your new appointment time.

On the day of your tattoo

Arrive rested and hydrated. Eat a meal or hearty snack before your tattoo and avoid alcohol. For larger tattoos and/or all day sittings, it’s a good idea to bring some food to fuel yourself throughout the day. There are also plenty of eateries in the area if you prefer.

Make sure you bring a valid, government issued photo ID (driver’s license/permit or state ID, passport, military ID) showing that you are 18 or older.

We do not mind if you bring a friend or visitor, however we do have limited space and cannot guarantee that they will be able to sit with you during the duration of your tattoo. Please check in with your artist about bringing guests if you have further questions.

The life of your tattoo depends on the care it receives during the healing process!


Keep the bandage on for minimum of 4 hours, or overnight. Once you remove the bandage, wash immediately with warm soapy water and pat dry. Do not use a washcloth or anything abrasive. Use Cetaphil cleanser or another mild soap such as Dr. Bronners. Continue to wash tattoo once daily. About day 4 or 5, the tattoo will form a scab, and that is the indicator to start applying lotion. A pea size amount of any light, breathable lotion (Cetaphil, Aquaphor, Coconut Oil) should be applied once a day. Make sure the lotion is completely rubbed in. Continue the lotion application for 2 weeks, or until the scab has fallen off and the skin feels smooth again. Always handle your tattoo with clean hands and wear loose fitting clothing.

During the healing process

  • DO NOT ever re-bandage after the initial one is removed
  • DO NOT use aloe, Neosporin, etc.; they make the skin heal too fast.
  • DO NOT swim, sauna, or soak (shower OK)
  • DO NOT expose to direct sunlight.

Once healed, preserve your piece of art and always protect your tattoo with sunscreen of at least 30 SPF.

The Tattoo is Your Responsibility. Use Common Sense!
Feel free to call the shop or stop by if you have any questions.

We are proud to host guest artists from around the globe. If you are an artist looking to do a guest spot here at New Rose, please contact us at cesmith35@hotmail.com, or call the shop directly.