After going to school in Philadelphia, Rai realized that city life wasn’t for her and moved to Asheville to pursue her dreams of becoming a tattoo artist. Rai’s fine arts background and work at her family’s flower shop have contributed to her love for botanical and nature inspired works.
She loves to incorporate meaning into her designs, and she is drawn toward botanical illustrations, insects + wildlife subject matter, scientific illustrations, stippling, etching line work and strong black work.
Her interests include Greek mythology, gardening, painting in watercolor and oils, writing music and hiking!
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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.
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.