"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!"
"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!"
"In an attempt to find a new artistic medium, I took up tattooing about 5 years ago. 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."
"Hi! I am Ava Bohar-Zwernemann. I am a tattoo artist transplant from Wisconsin, but I was born and raised in Minneapolis MN.
I am a mother and a wife. I enjoy spending time with my family and my cat, clan, at home when not tattooing. I draw, paint, make clay sculptures, and like to play with resin occasionally. My favorite artists/inspirations are HR Giger, Kelly Dotty, Ludo Mortuus, and Chris Mars.
Anything creative has been a passion of mine since I was 3-4 years old. As I got older, I attended art high school for a few years and then received a Fine Arts Bachelors Degree from the University of WI. Before becoming a tattoo artist, I was an award winning/published freelance Makeup Artist and Body Painter. I'm passionate about Collaborating with other creatives via photography/film as well!
I've been in the tattoo industry since 2013 and have been tattooing since 2019. I love doing creepy, dark, & macabre, but also elegant, petite, and beautiful. A fine mixture of the dark and light. Some concepts I enjoy are: illustrative art, blackwork, lady faces, dark art, fine line, neo traditional, traditional, witchy vibes, floral etc. But I’m still finding my tattoo style overall and would love to hear your ideas!
Your body is a canvas, and I truly believe self expression is very important and a unique way to be yourself. My main goal is to help people express themselves through art! The cathartic experience of finding love within your body and self is truly the best feeling.
Have a great day and thanks for reading. I hope to see you in the studio soon!"