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 $160/hour. A non-refundable deposit is required to book an appointment. New Rose Tattoo is CASH only, except for deposits. We have an ATM inside!
Carrie Smithview gallery
Carrie graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a focus on drawing and printmaking. After her completion, her desire to learn tattooing became a goal and a passion.
She enjoys getting to know clients, hearing their interests and perspectives on designs, as well as drawing the custom pieces that are soon to be tattoos.
In her spare time, you can find Carrie painting, knitting, collecting antiques, getting tattooed, meeting new friends, and spending time with family.Email Me Instagram
Erica Finleyview gallery
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Jared Hunterview gallery
Hello, and thank you for reading my bio. My name is Jared and I’ve been tattooing for 8 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. I am well adept in the realm of 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?Email Me Instagram
Sara Stengerview gallery
Sara Stenger was raised on trains and trailer parks. She developed her style from early exposure to Heavy Metal magazine. After years of drawing porn and comic heroines, she now embraces that as what she wants to do forever. She loves cryptozoology, critters, the extinct, lady heads, traditional tattoo and erotica. She loves bold tattoos that stand the test of time. Her website is sarastenger.comEmail Me Instagram
Zachary Baileyview gallery
Zachary Bailey has been tattooing since 2009. He specializes in Japanese and American traditional, and also enjoys abstract. He is a full time tattoo artist, part time Pokemon trainer, and a space bounty hunter. He would love to hear about your ideas, and create magical tattoos!Email Me Instagram
Mikal Gilmoreview gallery
After an amazing and magical 9 years, I have handed over the New Rose Tattoo rains to the talented and capable hands of Carrie Smith. You can now find me tattooing away as owner/artist full time at Blue Ox Tattoo!
Thank you to all my clients for your years of support and collaborating on beautiful art together. See you at Blue Ox!Email Me Instagram
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, please) of any visual references or images you are attracted to that will help explain your vision for the piece you want to get. 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.
Keep the bandage on overnight. Remove the bandage in the shower. Clean the tattoo gently with clean hands/fingertips and warm water; do not use a washcloth or anything abrasive. Use Cetaphil cleanser or another mild soap such as Dr. Bronners. Make sure the tattoo is clean until it is no longer slimy. Pat/blot dry with a clean paper towel and always let your tattoo air out about 15 minutes before applying any lotion. For the first day, let your tattoo air out until the evening.
DO NOT re-bandage your tattoo! Let it breathe with loose clean cotton clothing or exposed to the air (just not direct sun). Wash your hands and apply a small amount/light coat of a clean, fragrance-free lotion such as Bubble Farm Soap Co. soothing salve sold at the shop or Cetaphil or Curel Original Unscented 2-3 times a day maximum with clean hands for 2 weeks (minimum) or until your tattoo is healed.
Always handle your tattoo with clean hands and don’t let people touch your new tattoo!
Starting about day four, your tattoo will start to peel/exfoliate and the temptation to pick and scratch will be great. Don’t do it! DO NOT PEEL, PICK OR SCRATCH. Itching can be relieved by applying a bit more lotion, or by gently slapping the tattoo. Use common sense. If it hurts, don’t do it.
During the healing process
- DO wear loose, clean cotton/soft clothing and/or expose to air (but not sun!).
- 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 some of our favorite tattooers around the globe. If you are an artist looking to do a guest spot here at New Rose, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the shop 503-236-7878. Stay posted on our website for upcoming artists.
Most Recent Guest Artists
Zachary Bailey – Clarksville, Tennessee
Sam McWilliams – Vancouver, BC/San Francisco, CA
Amanda Go – Berkeley, CA
Melissa Dean Frazier – San Diego, CA