You're invited to experience art in a new way. My mission is to continually heal the energy in myself and those around me by creating meaningful art, with compassion and an inclusive, collaborative mindset. I truly enjoy providing professional service in a clean, peaceful environment surrounded by natural beauty, and I'm happy to share this with you. I believe it is possible to receive beautiful tattoo work, while enjoying the process, protecting the planet and helping those in need. Ultimately, I hope that my art and tattooing will inspire everyone to become better friends with the planet, animals, and each other.
How I work
How I work
I am an artist who enjoys the art process as much as the art. My interest is perpetually looking for ways to improve my artistic process and art while considering the impact of disposable culture. I seek to create permanent, living art and wearable altars to strengthen and encourage you without destroying the planet. As an artist, I feel that the environment that art is created in is as sacred as the process itself. Ideally, all tattoo shops would be as kind, spotless and as environmentally aware as Stellar Door. However the standards are unfortunately and disappointingly low as some places are merely holding the minimum requirements. We go above and beyond minimum requirements to create an inclusive environment that is welcoming and safe for our guests. We look forward to continuing to lead the way in mindful practices, including many of these additional considerations that are extended to every member of our community with gratitude.
- healthy boundaries and respectful communication at all times
- all clients are treated with respect and cared for during each phase of project development
- all supplies used are brand new, sterilized, and disposable or single use
- we will show you your art at your tattoo appointment. If you want to approve art, simply schedule an art check
- all artwork is shown in-person. I do not send pics, you must schedule an art check to see your art before your appointment
- as many disposable products as possible have been replaced by petroleum-free and plastic-free options
- all inks and ointments are tattoo-specific, vegan, cruelty-free and made as locally as possible
- our parking, entry, workspace, and restroom facilities are ADA compliant for maximum accessibility
- our standardized safety and sanitary procedure places distance between appointment times to allow for cleaning
- choose the type of music you want to listen to at the beginning of each session for maximum comfort
- light refreshments like purified water, herbal tea and munchies are always complimentary
- last but not least, we support our workers by valuing their time and honoring the custom tattoo covenant (read more below).
Check out the shop website!
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What our customers are saying
What our customers are saying
"Nickhole is the best tattoo artist I've ever experienced! She not only listens to what her clients wish to have done but also works with her incredible intuition and always has wonderful ideas to share! She is thoughtful, considerate, funny, and beautifully professional. Her shop is clean, organized, and she has cultivated welcoming, warm energy there. I've been inked by many people over the years but nothing is like getting tattooed by Nickhole. I easily fall into a comfortable trance state. Perhaps it's the energy work she does while tattooing, perhaps the vibe of the shop, or all of the above. I highly recommend her and have no plans to go to any other artist ever again!!"
We appreciate that you’ve chosen us for your tattoo and energy work wishes. To provide the best service possible to all of our clients we have implemented the following policies.
We respectfully ask that you provide us with a 72 hour notice of any art changes, schedule changes or cancellation requests. Please understand that when you cancel or miss your appointment without providing a 72 hour notice we are often unable to fill that appointment time. This can result in a loss of work to your artist and also means our other clients miss the opportunity to come in. For this reason, you will be charged $100 from your deposit for the first missed session and $100 charged from the deposit for the second missed session after that. On a third occasion, the client's account will be audited to assess the probability of continuing the work. We reserve the right to dismiss clients who are repeatedly rescheduling with less than 72 hours notice. We also reserve the right to require a credit card number to be given to book future appointments so that appropriate fees may be charged if a late cancellation does occur.
We understand that emergencies can arise and illnesses do occur at inopportune times. If you have a fever, a known infection, or have experienced vomiting or diarrhea within 24 hours prior to your appointment time, we request that you reschedule your session. Inclement weather may also result in the need for last minute reschedules. We will do our best to give advanced notice if we are closing for the day or need to reschedule due to bad weather and we ask you to do the same. Please do not risk your own safety trying to make it to your appointment. Last minute reschedules due to emergency, illness, or inclement weather will generally not result in any missed session charges, but this is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Late Arrival Policy
We request that you arrive no earlier than 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment. Please give yourself time to fill out any required paperwork as well as answer any questions your artist may have about how you like the art. We understand that issues can arise that may cause you to be late for your appointment. However, we ask that you call to inform us if this ever occurs so we can do our best to accommodate you. Appointment times are reserved for each client, so oftentimes we cannot exceed that reserved time without making the next client late. For this reason, arriving after your appointment time may result in loss of time from your tattoo so that your session ends at the scheduled time. In return we will do our best to be on time, and if we are unable to do so we will add a bonus of 20 minutes to your session to make up for our late arrival or adjust the service charge accordingly. Please note that sometimes depending on humidity etc, it may take longer than a few minutes to allow our sanitized items to dry. While we do our best to start each appointment on time, We cannot control the rate of evaporation and will err on the side of letting things dry and prioritizing safety over start time.
Inappropriate Behavior Policy
Tattooing and energy work are for relaxation and entertainment purposes only. There is absolutely no sexual component to our practice whatsoever. Any insinuation, joke, gesture, conversation, or request for otherwise will result in immediate termination of your session and a refusal of any and all services in the future without a refund. You will be charged the deposit regardless of the length of your session. Depending on the behavior exhibited we may also file a report with the local authorities if necessary.
Treat your artist with respect and dignity and you will be treated the same in return.
By submitting your deposit or discount bundle, you agree to abide by these policies. Thanks for understanding and let us know if you have questions about this