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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 $160/hour. A non-refundable deposit is required to book an appointment. We take walk ins every day!

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Artists
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Carrie Smith

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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, foraging for chanterelle mushrooms, collecting antiques, getting tattooed, meeting new friends, and spending time with family.

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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 12 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?

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Zachary Bailey

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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!

Please email zbailey1114@gmail.com directly, for any tattoo inquiries you may have.

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Marena McAnney

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

I am currently NOT accepting new booking inquiries, but I tend to open back up every 3 months. My website and Instagram will always be up to date for current booking information and FAQ’s. I should reopen in late November for 2021! Thank you!

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MJ Beaton

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Hello, my name is Michael-John (MJ for short). 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 subject matter, I really enjoy pet portraits, anything cinematic, and all things spiritual, mystical, and unearthly. Aside from tattooing, I love cult classic films, emo ballads, hockey goons, fires with friends, bushwhacking the backcountry, and my dog Lady Bug.
I’d love to hear your ideas – Let’s make some fun tattoos, Portland!

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Consultations

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.

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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.

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

Aftercare

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.  We recommend applying  Cetaphil or Curel 2 times a day maximum.

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

New Rose Tattoo

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 cesmith35@hotmail.com, or call the shop 503-236-7878. Stay posted on our website for upcoming artists.

Most Recent Guest Artists 

Tarvo – Estonia

Barbara Efron – Buenos Aires

Isabella Verri – Los Angeles, CA

Sam McWilliams – Vancouver, BC/San Francisco, CA

Amanda Go – Berkeley, CA

Melissa Dean Frazier – San Diego, CA

 

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