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Jessica Canvas

 

"I’ve been tattooing for 9 years, but have been drawing and creating art my entire life. Before I started tattooing I attended college to study art as well as spending a lot of time honing my skills as an artist throughout my life. Some of my favorite styles to tattoo include: realism, new school, pin up, and portraiture work; although I want to continue to learn many styles to become a more well-rounded tattoo artist. Some of the things I enjoy doing in my free time would be playing video games (I’m a huge nerd), traveling, hanging out with friends, fishing, and most outdoor activities.

In the tattoo community I try my best to attend many of the conventions in MN such as the Minneapolis Tattoo Convention, Tattoo You, Roughrider, and many more. Eventually I will be branching out more and doing conventions around the US as well as around the world.

 

I also enjoy doing 'guest spots' at shops in and out of the state to meet other like-minded artists and expand my portfolio and skils. In the art community I will eventually be participating in Art-A-Whirl, Red Hot Art, and many other art related ventures around the city.

Hope you enjoy my work and I can’t wait to meet you and make your dream tattoo a reality!"

Cristy Briggs

"Born and raised in Oregon, I started my apprenticeship at Eugene Tattoo Company in 2011 where I obtained my tattoo license and headed to Minnesota a short year later.  

Tattooing has been a lifelong passion of mine, and I count myself as one of the lucky few that loves what they do for a living. It will always be my goal to grow and expand as an artist and each new artistic creation offers me that experience.

I've painted with oils and acrylic since I could manage to hold a brush, I enjoy telling stories through paintings and tattoos alike.  No tattoo could ever be too big or too small; I love fine lines and detail, black work, black and grey shading, dark art and anything gothic, as well as landscape or anything mystical and magical.

My favorite part about tattooing is the longevity of the art and the individual perspective on each piece, creating  permanent art for another is both humbling and inspiring!"

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Melanie Buchholz

 

"In an attempt to find a new artistic medium, I took up tattooing about in 2015. My first true love was always painting and I have been creating things since I was a little kid. I did attend college and spent a brief amount of time majoring in art, until I decided I would rather be an art teacher. While going to school I realized that I was more suited for the process of making art, rather than teaching it. Shortly after is when I took up the art of tattooing!

 

I am still discovering my style preferences being a newer tattooist. I really enjoy bold outlines and color. I am in love with neotraditional style tattoos. My inspiration comes from pop-surrealism, sci-fi, aliens, music, and a small amount of video game fan art. My home base has always been the city of St. Paul, but I am excited to start a new adventure in Minneapolis."

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YOLK

"I have been tattooing since 2015, taught in my family's tattoo studio by my father and brother. I've grown up around tattooing my entire life and it's a major part of me.
Around the same time I started tattooing, I took up painting, where I started live painting at local music events and music festivals, and I can still be found doing from time to time painting a canvas or a mural.


I moved to Minneapolis in 2020 to start my own journey and expand my knowledge and experience. I like many artistic mediums and continuously expanding my knowledge and skills, trying to get better every day. I care deeply about my work.


When I'm not tattooing or out live painting, I'm at home hanging out with my cats Charmander and Gengar, watching comedy or B horror, or making some kind of art by painting, drawing, making merch, trying to make music or taking music classes or even some art classes from time to time...just working on more stuff!"

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Danny Smith

"In Northwest Chicago born and raised, on a playground where I spent most of my days. Chillin out, maxin', relaxin', all cool and have been doing art since I was in middle school... okay I wont do this whole bio as the theme song of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air...

 

In high school I started to take art more seriously where I would paint, sculpt, draw, and make movies with my friends. I have always been obsessed with art. Going into college I tried to figure out how I would be an artist for the rest of my life. At first I chose to focus on photography thinking it would be the most practical way to get a job going forward. As my friends and I were now 18-20 we started to get tattoos. This was the first time I was exposed to the tattoo world first hand. In class I was studying art history and all the masters from hundreds of years ago, but outside of class I was finding that tattoo artists were just as talented, creative, and being challenged day to day to push their skills. Needless to say my obsession was now focused on tattoos.

 

I started my tattoo apprenticeship in 2013. What I love about tattoos is the uniqueness it brings to each person. I like that it's a way to show a glimpse of who you are. I like to do custom tattoos and bring my own style into every tattoo I do no matter the size. I like to travel, do conventions and visit other tattoo studios to continue to grow as an artist as much as I can. Within that journey I found the Sacred Siren crew and immediately knew that these were my people. So I whistled for a cab and when it came near the license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror... whoops I slipped back into the Fresh Prince theme song... Long story short, check out my art to see if anything captures your eye and lets do something that is unique and awesome!"

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