PAYNE

TATTOO ARTIST + ENERGY WORK

Payne is a North Carolina native who received her Fine Arts degree from UNCG concentrating in graphic design. She also studied animation in Belfast, UK, and was a tattoo enthusiast for many years before apprenticing. 

 

Having originally concentrated in printmaking, her style is heavily influenced by fine linework techniques seen in centuries-old etchings and lithographs. With a keen interest in history as well, she draws stylistic inspiration from old masters such as Goya, Doré, and Dürer. 

 

Payne is particularly interested in tattooing mythological subject matter, animals, scientific botanicals, manga art, and antique-style ornamentals. She is also happy to work with you as much as necessary to achieve your perfect design!

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One of the best shops in town. Art quality and attention to detail is top notch. Couldn't be happier with my permanent body art. I would recommend this shop to anyone looking for very high quality black and white work. Also the customer experience was excellent.

— Joshua R.

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Zen ink is so wonderful. All of the artists are extremely talented at what they do, easy to book with and super professional. The environment is relaxing and they play good music. I highly recommend this shop!

— Krysten M.

DEPOSITS

Deposits​ are non-refundable. They can be transferred with 48 hour notice. Deposits are good for 3 months. All deposits come off the price of service. Please do not leave a deposit unless you have talked with an artist and they have asked you to leave a deposit. 

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