Sorry to break it to all the leather-wearin' rebels out there, but tattoos are so mainstream at this point that if you go to your average PTA meeting, almost everyone in the room has at least a little ink. But tats are still more-or-less forever — you want to put some serious thought into what you're stenciling permanently onto your flesh and who's doing it. Enter Briga at Grove Ink. The rainbow-haired artist with a tarantula inked on her throat and a secret love of Abba is a master of both the needle and the pencil. So before you ever hear the first buzz of the tattoo artist's tools, Briga will sketch out a bespoke and personal design based on your precise wants. She'll also take the time to modify it until it's perfect. From creating an elaborate architectural piece of baroque artwork to inking a simple bumblebee, Briga makes sure you're happy with your long-lasting piece of body art. Her prices vary by size and design, but a smallish tattoo runs around $150.
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