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.
Mother and Daughter Team
Tracy is one of my former clients who wanted to have a custom tattoo design performed for her daughter Cierra and herself. It was going to be Cierra's first tattoo and they wanted to share the design and the whole process. They knew exactly what they wanted, and brought in print outs, which made my job a lot easier.
She says, "When Cierra was very young, we began this little 'contest' which still occurs to this day. Sometimes multiple times per day. 'I love you, to infinity and beyond!' That’s how it started out. But, in order to be the first one to blurt it out and win the contest, it quickly became 'Finnabon!'
I love dragonflies and the color purple, while lotus flowers and the color teal represent some of Cierra’s favorites."
Click on the Read more link to see the drawings, outline and final color photos of the design on Tracy's forearm.
Originally, when Cyd came in for their first consultation, they were mostly concerned with an old outer arm tattoo they wanted covered up. Now we are working on adding two more creatures to the mix. When we are finished they will have a Phoenix on their left arm, an Owl for their chest and an African Dragon on their right arm-- all three cover up tattoos.
They say, "Once upon a time, 'tattoo' was only a dictionary word for body art that other people had. I didn't judge--tattoos just weren't my thing. That changed when I turned thirty-five. Suddenly, I was jonesing to have one. My first was a small gryphon silhouette. Within a few years, a red ibis, a line of personally significant glyphs, a line of tattvas, and a stylized phoenix chest piece followed. They didn't go together, this hodgepodge of images and over time, they meant less to me. After a surgery that was going to require the phoenix to be modified, I wanted a change.
"I didn't regret the tattoos or wish I'd never got them but I knew I wanted something different. At first, there was the issue of what to do with them. Some research led me down the path of removal through various means, some of which worked better than others. Eventually, they were lightened enough that I could look at repair, revision, or replacement.
"Finding the right artist for the project was another journey. I interviewed quite a few. By the time I met with Victoria, my plan was to have the gryphon covered up and see what could be done with the other four pieces. Victoria took my request in stride and assured me that, of course, we could make some changes. In fact, we could cover all of them up with a thematic tableau of images that are relevant to me now. Victoria has been fantastic to work with, taking my ideas and rendering them as art. When we're done, there'll be a cohesive trio of tattoos that I'm excited to have on my body."
Click on the Read more link to see the chest drawing (gray shading), before, outline and partial gray shading photos of the chest piece.
Travis and his lovely fiance Alexandra (Alex) have been driving up from Albany to work with me on his back cover up tattoo for awhile now. Neither one of them had had any ink before coming in to see me, so they had quite a few questions, but once they committed, they were all in. For somebody to choose a full back piece as their first tattoo experience is pretty bad ass and represents a great deal of trust in me, which I really appreciate.
He says, "I wanted a tattoo to help bring focus away from some scars on my back. I thought about it for years and decided I wanted a phoenix to represent a new start.
"Once I was sure I knew what I wanted, I sought out someone who had experience with tattoos and scarring; that's how I ended up at Floating Lotus! This was my first tattoo and a full back piece, but Victoria made the process manageable and I couldn't be happier with the results!"
Click on the Read more link to see the drawing, outline and final, full color photos.
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