✧ I don’t currently have the bandwidth to do custom designs, so please peruse my Instagram feed to pick a piece of flash. That being said, if you have a custom design idea that you think will go well with my style, tell me about it!
✧ I don’t repeat designs, so if I’ve already given a design to someone, I will happily switch up details on the design to make it unique to you!
✧ My fee starts at $200 per session.
✧ I am available Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 12–8pm.
✧ Patience is appreciated re: emailing!
✧ I am a body-positive, queer-friendly, and overall very chill person who just wants you to be happy and feel safe.
✧ Please note I tattoo arms and legs only.
✧ I am a licensed tattoo artist by the City of New York.
My name is Kelly Thorn, and I am a multi-disciplinary artist, specializing in hand-poked tattoos, graphic art, illustration, and lettering. She/her ♡
Something I find wonderful about working in this medium is the opportunity to meet and connect with people. A tattoo is oftentimes a beautiful and cathartic experience, and I love to be there to witness it, and hear about what my clients are learning about themselves.
Hand-poked tattoos are applied by using a tattoo needle held with the hand. This process is a bit less traumatic to the skin than using a tattoo machine, resulting in a slower application process, a quicker healing time, and a slightly more stippled line quality than a machine tattoo. It’s also a quieter experience, which allows us to have a conversation, which is a nice time.