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Why should you book with the tattoo artists at The Studio Collective?

Each artist at The Studio Collective works directly with clients to create body art based on their input, but also provides guidance and artistic vision for the process. We're always looking to break our own artistic boundaries in order to provide you with a truly unique piece of art. As tattoo artists, our greatest reward is for you to leave feeling proud of your new tattoo. We believe you should pick an artist based on how their style fits your unique needs. View our artists below and click on their portfolios to check out an updated version of their recent works through Instagram!

MEET THE ARTISTS

Sara

Licensed Tattoo Artist since 2003

Hi, I'm Sara!

I've been tattooing now for 20 years. I've loved making art since I was a child and was lucky enough to have parents who encouraged me every step of the way. My father was a self-employed Volkswagen mechanic and we had a small farm. Country living at its finest was great, but the solid example of how to be an honest and hardworking entrepreneur that my dad showed me was the most helpful of all. 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT TATTOOING?

When I'm not tattooing I enjoy being out in nature, reading, writing, and painting. In the spring and summer, I grow lots of vegetables! I'm blessed with grandchildren who are all so wonderful and precious to me.

WHAT IS YOUR PREFERRED STYLE?

I love tattooing black and grey ornamental designs like mandalas, soft feminine florals, and small colored pieces. I also enjoy researching cultural art and incorporating traditional symbols to represent a person's heritage. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A TATTOO ARTIST?

My all-time favorite part about being a tattoo artist is the connection and trust formed between my clients and me. Sitting together for hours talking, while helping them get through a sometimes painful experience that is truly an empowering choice, is very meaningful to me. I value each and every client and I'm grateful to everyone for their trust in me.

WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU OR YOUR WORK?

I'd like everyone who comes to me for tattoo work to know that they are uniquely important to me and that I am so thankful for the opportunity to be a small part of their life. I hope each person who crosses my path and receives tattoo work from me, remembers me in a positive way, and that they enjoy wearing the art I did on their skin!

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Leandra Sawyer

Licensed Tattoo Artist since 2023

Hey! I'm Leandra. 

I'm a Vermont baby born and raised! I spent most of my childhood traveling around with my mom while she worked for my nana, April Cornell. Having creative family members around me meant I was given the chance to play around with the big kid's paints at a young age! However, it wasn't until high school that I truly found my love for art. Shout out to Anne Cummings for being literally the best art teacher I've ever had! I actually ended up winning the People's Choice award for two years in a row for my art!

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT TATTOOING?

When I'm not tattooing I like to spend time with my fur babies. I have two amazing mixed-breed dogs that can be a pain in my behind most days but I absolutely love them to death!

WHAT IS YOUR PREFERRED STYLE?

I have a wide range of tattoos that I love doing, so far in my tattoo journey I'm really enjoying doing traditional-style tattoos with or without color. I also really enjoy doing blackwork tattoos, along with dainty florals!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A TATTOO ARTIST?

My favorite part of being a tattoo artist is meeting new people and working on something that means so so much to them. I love working with clients from start to finish, there's no better feeling than completing a piece of work and watching my client walk out of the shop smiling with a permanent piece of my artwork. 

WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU OR YOUR WORK?

I want everyone who comes to me for a tattoo to know that I don't just see my clients as a paycheck, having been tattooed by multiple different artists myself, there is no worse thing than being uncomfortable and feeling like you're just there to give the artist their money. I will work with you on your tattoo dreams from start to finish to make sure you have an incredibly unique piece of art forever!

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Alia Ross

Licensed Tattoo Artist since 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tattoos

You probably have a hundred different questions about your tattoo. We'd love to help you out in any way possible.

Our team of Licensed Tattoo Artists has compiled a list of frequently asked questions by our customers— but if you still have more questions please free to reach out!

"What payment methods do you take?"

If absolutely necessary we can take a card, however, we always prefer cash. Just be sure to check in with your artist first, as they might have a different preference for taking payments or may not have the ability to take cards.

"Are tattoos safe?"

Yes, tattoos are safe. Make sure you're completely honest with your tattoo artist regarding any medical condition you may have or if you're prone to fainting. We always recommend getting a good night's sleep and having a full meal and some sugar before getting a tattoo to alleviate dizziness, and nausea, and to increase your pain tolerance. 

"Can I bring a friend?"

Yes, although we do encourage you to come alone so that we can focus on making sure your tattoo fits your likes and dislikes without the possibility of peer pressure. A friend is completely okay if you are worried or nervous, please reframe from bringing large groups unless they are also getting tattooed due to the size of the shop.

"Do tattoos hurt?"

The truth is getting a tattoo hurts. Some areas hurt more than others and it's different for each client depending on where they are more sensitive. A lot of clients ask about numbing creams, one thing to consider about numbing creams is that they wear off during the tattoo and can feel more sensitive than it would have without the cream. If you are thinking about using a cream always talk to your artist beforehand. Refer to the below pain scale below to get an idea of the different sensitivities of areas. 

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Pain scale for biological females

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Pain scale for biological males

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