Alias: Joanne Martian, owner/ queen Martian
Tattooing since: 2009
Tattoo powers: fine lines, botanicals, animals, minimalist, decorative/mendhi
I grew up surrounded by corn fields and dairy farms near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!). I could usually be found rummaging in the woods, picking flowers, coloring and making things. I have dabbled in many mediums, but tattooing and running a business have been the most challenging and rewarding of all. In the year 2000, with the ink on my Art degree just barely dry, I drove cross-country, stopping for respites at the Badlands and Yellowstone, and landed in Portland. I love it here so much! It’s beautiful, weird and constantly changing. I am a foodie, a world traveler, a writer, and a photographer, trying not to take life too seriously. Besides tattooing, I love hanging out with my husband, eating good food and laughing as much as possible. My goal is to inspire people to live more vibrantly through art, and to leave a few morsels of happiness along the way.
You can book a consultation with me here.