THE MOST ZEN TATTOO
Transform your body with an outer reflection of the inner you. Zen Ink tattoo artists specialize in the finest decorations. We’re known for delicate details, straight lines, and symmetry when designs demand. Creativity in all concepts. Consult with our artists and we can bring your ideas out of your head, onto paper, then onto skin.
ENERGY WORK + TATTOO THERAPY
Energy work is a unique therapy for reducing stress and pain. This practice elevates and realigns your inner energies for aiding in the body’s natural healing. We feature practitioners who can apply energy healing during tattoos for a more relaxed experience. We also have several other calming options for clients such as crystal energy transference, therapy putty, and calming music playing throughout the studio. Most (not all) of our artists are energy work practitioners. If this service is something you are interested in, just ask!
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR SERVICES.
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR ARTIST TO SCHEDULE.
*NOTE: OUR ARTISTS ARE BOOKING ANYWHERE FROM 2 WEEKS TO 2 MONTHS OUT.
PLEASE EMAIL TO CHECK FOR CANCELLATIONS/AVAILABILITY.
Q. How much is a tattoo?
A. Prices vary depending on complexity of design, size and location. Please stop by for an estimate or schedule a free consultation.
Most artists charge an hourly rate for larger pieces. However, they can price per piece as well. If you have a budget, we can do our best to draw to fit the budget.
ZEN INK HAS A $120 SHOP MINIMUM (PER PERSON), HOWEVER EACH ARTIST CAN SET THEIR OWN MINIMUM. PLEASE ASK YOUR ARTIST WHAT THEIR MINIMUM IS.
ZEN INK HAS A $180/HR SHOP RATE, HOWEVER EACH ARTIST CAN SET THEIR OWN RATE. PLEASE ASK YOUR ARTIST WHAT THEIR RATE IS. SOME ARTISTS CHARGE A FLAT RATE HALF DAY OR FULL DAY RATE.
Q. How old must I be to receive a tattoo?
A. Must be over 18 with ID.
Q. Do you take walk ins?
A. We did pre-covid. But right now, we are appointment only. Most tattoo artists are booked 4-12 weeks out. You are welcome to email us and be put on a cancellation list, or call to check for same day cancellations/availability.
Q. Do you offer Vegan Inks?
A. Yes, our inks are Organic & Vegan: A new wave of non-toxic tattoo inks made from organic pigments has emerged in recent years. Zen Ink uses several brands of ink that say that their pigments are all made from ingredients plucked straight from nature. They take things a step further and say that their inks are also vegan-friendly, because they do not include glycerin carriers derived from any animal products or bi-products. These are top inks in the industry that just so happen to be vegan as well!
Q. What aftercare products do you carry?
A. We make our own line! They are all natural, locally made aftercare products. They are made by our owner Violit B. Hartwell. Our products soothe the skin and help to soothe pain. Zen products are great for tattoos, piercings, as well as bug bites, burns, psoriasis and more! Zen Products are 100% natural, and contains ingredients that nourish your skin! Zen products are Petroleum free, Paraben Free, Dye Free, and Cruelty Free. We also carry Ink Eeze Spray Bandage and a Sani-Derm type product.
If you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs., If you have sunburn or have recently waxed your skin in the procedure area, If you are ill ( i.e., covid, common cold, flu, bronchitis), Currently on antibiotics, steroids, accutane or pregnant.
SACRED CEREMONIAL TATTOOING
Tattoos are powerful rites of passage marking important elements of a person’s life. We are taking this ancient sacred practice to the next level in our modern day world. Tattooing is a ritual where an intention is permanently inscribed into the client skin. We use our visionary talent with ceremony to create a powerful shift for our clients through the tattooing process. Getting a sacred tattoo is a unique and personalized experience.
First, there is a consultation where the artist and the client work together to develop both the intention and the art for the tattoo process. What does the client wish for this tattoo to bring into their lives? What do they need to release?
The tattoo ceremony itself begins with the opening of sacred space. Sacred space helps us step out of ordinary life and into the realm of magic where everything is possible. Optional: We could use something like shamanic rattles to break up your stagnant energy or a sage spray to clear your energy. The creation of space often includes a chakra opening because tattooing works just like acupuncture, but more intensely focused. The more open your energy is, the better it can flow through the tattoo ceremony process and create the change that is desired. We offer crystals (such as rose quartz, smokey quartz, and labradorite) to be held during the tattoo process. We also offer aromatherapy. Our choice is Lavender. It has a wonderful effect on the central nervous system. Lavender aromatherapy is thought to calm anxiety by impacting the limbic system, the part of the brain that controls emotions. It is quite calming. Several of our artists are also Reiki Practitioners. If you choose a Reiki artist, Reiki is available during your session. Reiki calms the client, provides an overall peaceful experience and is even said to decrease pain. Sacred space is ceremonially closed after the work of the tattoo is complete with the use of tingshas or a blessing. With clear energy, the intention has been implanted, and the sacredness is again acknowledged at the end of the working.
There is an incredible transformative power that comes with receiving a ceremonial tattoo. In a short time, you are permanently changed for the rest of your life. This is where the magic is, and why tattooing is still practiced today. Ceremonial tattooing creates an altered state and helps you connect with your own inner awareness. This rite gives you confidence and power to live your life differently from that point forward. Our specialties include mandalas, sacred geometry and designs based on runes/numerology.
What do you want to create in your life?
What if I don't want that? Do you offer normal tattoo sessions as well?
-Yes! All artists offer regular tattoo sessions as well.