Welcome! My name is Victoria and as a licensed tattoo artist, I create custom designed tattoos to suit your own personal style. Located in SE Portland, OR, I'm working out of my own studio space called Floating Lotus Tattoo. Please take a look at my work and contact me.
Water Lilies, Peacock and Cherry Blossoms!
D'Leene is the second woman who works in healthcare and whose name starts with a "D" that came in to see me in the same month about a tattoo project. She had an old tattoo on her lower back, plus some scars on her side that she was interested in camouflaging with a tattoo.
She says, "I have wanted this tattoo for thirteen years now, although originally I wasn’t planning on doing a cover up. The water lilies are for all three of my sons who were born in July and that is their birth flower. My first two sons died at birth one year apart. With my first son I was thirty nine weeks pregnant and the passenger in a car accident where we were hit by a cement truck on my side of the car. I have scaring along my side from the glass and impact, so the tattoo placement was to help me with seeing my scars differently.
"The peacock and cherry blossoms hold many symbolistic meanings, including fertility, rebirth, strength, etc. I wanted to have something that captured the journey I have been on and the future that I am building with my husband and son.
"The lower back part of my new tattoo is to cover up an old tattoo that reminds me of my past. I have grown and I want to move forward, letting it all go with the new year. Victoria captured the heart of my tattoo’s message for myself and it is beautiful. It is more than I imagined and I’m so grateful."
Click on the Read more link to see the drawing (gray shading stage), outline and very fresh gray shading photos.
I recently met two wonderful women who are medical practitioners, whose names start with a "D". As far as I know, they are not acquainted with each other but their projects are remarkably similar. They both have lower back tattoos they were looking to cover up. They both chose lotuses as the main imagery. And they both let me have creative control, which always makes for fantastic tattoos, especially cover ups.
This is Danielle. Her cover up is limited to her lower back, but it turned out beautifully. She says, "The three lotus flower tattoo with paisley and some Hindi design attributes was exactly what I was looking for to cover up my Christian fish on my lower back. The fish was my first ever tattoo when I was twenty years old and it was designed by my then husband. As we have been divorced for over thirteen years now, it was time to cover it up and do something for me!
"The three sessions we did together were amazing. It was relaxing and fun, all while getting a tattoo! I had forgotten how they felt and Victoria was great and more than accommodating when I needed a brief break. With a total of six hours together, it was a pleasure to get to know Victoria and have an enjoyable experience with her in her shop! I look forward to my next tattoo with Victoria!"
Click on the Read more link to see the drawing, before, outline and gray shading, plus the (very fresh) final color photo.
When Marriah first came to see me, she had a really old chest tattoo that she wanted to know if I could cover. She had a general idea of the imagery she'd like to use but was open to my suggestions. We settled on a Phoenix (such a cool concept) and when she came up for her drawing check and pump white session, she was happy with the design I created. But as she thought about it, she wondered if maybe I could cover another old tattoo she had on her back (that I didn't know about.)
She says, "I had been contemplating getting my thirty three year old tribal chest tattoo covered for quite a while. In the last eight years I have consulted with local artists in Corvallis and even paid a deposit once, but I was never comfortable enough to move forward. This time around I decided to look outside of Corvallis. I conducted hours of research and reviewed web sites for multiple artists around Oregon. After reading through Victoria’s website I was extremely impressed. The information she provided was so thorough that after reading through it I only had one question; when is your first available appointment?
"She provided detailed information about herself as an artist and her experience. She explains very clearly what her processes are and what her expectations of me, as a client, are. Outside of establishing that she had the experience and knowledge I was searching for, I truly felt like I knew her already and through those feelings I determined that Victoria was a professional, straight forward, no nonsense person and that I would really appreciate her work style and ethic. After actually working with Victoria, I can now confirm that all of my feelings and assumptions were absolutely correct.
"After my first consultation I was so thrilled that I began to contemplate having a second tribal tattoo on my back covered also. I was concerned that Victoria might be annoyed with me for changing my mind after she had already completed the design for my chest. To my delight, she quickly became as excited as I was for expanding our project together.
"I gave Victoria a few personal requests for the design and then gave her creative freedom and I am thrilled with the final results. This new (one of a kind) tattoo project is not just a simple cover up request. It represents my entire being and my aspirations of mental and physical wellness. Victoria has been and will continue to be a crucial part of this amazing journey I am on. I drive four hours round trip to see her and if she moved her studio, I would drive eight hours to see her. In addition to Victoria’s fantastic tattooing abilities and her amazing work ethic, she is a rad chick! Even though I know our sessions together will be painful, I look forward to hanging out and having great intellectual conversations. I am extremely thankful that I found Victoria/Floating Lotus Tattoo and I cannot wait to see the finished product."
Click on the Read more link to see the drawings, before (chest), outline and gray shading, plus the final color photo (chest).
After apprenticing in 2005, getting my license and working in a couple of different tattoo shops, I opened my own personal, utterly private tattoo studio, Floating Lotus Tattoo Studio, in 2010. It's not a "tattoo parlor"; it is small and of course, I have and always will, keep it super clean. I am the only artist and open by appointment only. Thanks to: my family, friends and amazing clients for all of your support. I couldn't do this without you.
My studio space is located in inner SE Portland OR, near OMSI, in the red and gray ActivSpace SE building.
The address is: 833 SE Main #104 Portland OR 97214 USA
HOURS: Tuesday--Sunday, 11:00am-6:00pm BY APPOINTMENT