shop owner & artist- (they/them/theirs)
I love the process of tattooing. Our ability to change the way we relate to our own skin and bodies, the intimacy between client and tattooer, and our individual relationships to pain create a truly transformative experience.
I was drawn to tattooing first by the faded roses and eagles on my fathers arms. Modern tattooing has allowed me to tattoo from a place of intuition and spirit that is true to me.
I strive to create beautiful tattoos that fully align with the intentions of the wearer, honors the history of tattooing, and respectfully contributes to the future of the craft.
I am endlessly amazed and inspired by my clients and their beauty.
I would be truly honored to be a part of your future tattoo projects.
Nick Friederich has been a professional tattoo artist for over 10 years. He has tattooed in multiple states on the east coast and has been tattooing in North Carolina since 2012. He is well rounded in many areas of tattooing, though he takes special interest in color and black and grey realism, bio mechanical and organic styles, cosmic and geometric work. Nick is very personable and enthusiastic about his craft, and would love to discuss your next project with you.
monthly guest artist (they/them/theirs)
I love working with clients to create magical talismans that hold and protect them as they move through this world. I love simple linework, botanical details, anything that mimics printmaking, and rendering queer bodies as heavenly deities. I have a deep reverence for the creative process and trust that emerges while collaborating with clients on pieces that help them feel more embodied
As a child I spent most of my time watching my mother making art and pursuing a career in her art. She has always been my inspiration to keep creating. For me, tattooing feels like the process of helping people become more comfortable in their bodies. I enjoy tattooing meaningful or sentimental things on peoples bodies but I also love that we can decorate our bodies how we see fit because it makes us feel good about the vessel we carry with us through this lifetime.
I enjoy tattooing things from nature, especially animals, insects, fruit and flowers and combinations of these things.
bi-monthly guest artist (they,them,theirs)
Amara is a queer, self-taught tattoo artist witch of Scottish-Irish-British descent from the occupied territories of the Attawandaron, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples in the Great Lakes. Tattooing for the past 15 years, Amara brings the earthy, raw, dark and rich mixed with sparse fine linework of their drawing style to the skin. Amara works with themes of earth-based magic through botanical imagery, birds, animals, moons, stars, mountains and landscapes, as well as imagery that emerges from the client to create tattoos in collaboration to bring meaningful and personal imagery to life; together crafting these skin spells.