Sanctuary Tattoo & Piercing was founded in 2021 with the purpose of creating a beautiful, inclusive space for our diverse community of staff and clients.
We want body art to be accessible to all and strive to make the experience enjoyable and fun!
Our staff are highly experienced and love what they do and we hope to pass on that joy to everyone who comes through our doors.
Check out our staff bios below. For more about the individual artists and how to contact them, click on the link to their portfolios.
We look forward to seeing you in the shop!
Andy is a Portland area native and he loves hockey, dinosaurs and dad jokes. He has over 20 years of tattooing experience, you can check out his portfolio and contact him here:
Growing up on the Navajo Reservation I didn't have a lot of connection to the outside world, but In 2004 a lady from California moved into my hometown and opened a piercing shop. She was looking for someone to work with her and I was offered an apprenticeship pretty quickly.
In 2008, I met Alicia Cardenas who took me to my first APP conference. I'm fortunate to have since been able to attend many APP conferences and travel the United States for guest spots, as well as attend The Fakir Intensives Workshop in San Francisco.
Having lived in Portland for several years before, I'm so happy to be back again! I love doing sets of piercings, such as triple helix stacks and ear projects. With the wide selection of gold body jewelry available nowadays we can create fun and classy collections that will stand the test of time.
Steven has been piercing for about 8 years now, is young but wise and full of knowledge! Steven likes creative ways to do custom bend industrial pieces and providing the best information/care for you and your piercing needs. He has your back and is truly looking out for you!
Tattooer and Shop Owner
Ian is from the Big Island of Hawaii and loves nerding out about horror movies and comic books, building Gundam models and hanging with his wife and cats. He is the co-founder of Sanctuary and has been tattooing since 2009.
You can check out his portfolio and contact him here:
General Manager and Shop Owner
Drea was born in Spokane but grew-up mostly in San Diego. She's co-owner and has a jack-of-all-trades background in design, retail and management. Her favorite activities are making art, reading tarot cards and going on woodland hikes.