Hi, my name is Eli and I have had the pleasure of working with the talented crew at Slave to the Needle since the spring of 2015. I’ve been tattooing professionally since January of 2011 and have tattooed in many different styles, but have come to focus primarily on illustrative black and grey designs utilizing pointillism and/or fine-line techniques. I enjoy tattooing most when I’m given the trust to design a unique piece, based off of your desired concept. Problem solving is one of my strengths, so make your money count and trust me to design your tattoo from scratch.

I do consider myself an artist, but I do not view that title as an all-encompassing definition of self. Rather, I look at it as one spoke, of many, extending from a central hub of creative energy. Writing is another one of those “spokes’ and has come to take more of my time as I come closer to finishing my first novel.

Rather than sacrificing one creative interest for another, I’ve begun splitting my time between tattooing and writing. Tattooing in Seattle and writing in Arizona. Because I travel so frequently, it’s more effective to book appointments in bursts. If you are interested in being tattooed by me, please call the Wallingford Slave to the Needle location and ask to be added to my consultation waitlist. Slave to the Needle keeps me pretty busy, so you may have to wait a month or two for a consultation, but the process moves quickly after that. If you’ve read this so far, I look forward to meeting with you and discussing your ideas in the future!


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