Twisted Raven Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio located in Spokane, WA dedicated to giving you the best service with a commitment to quality and professionalism.
We are not a "production" shop.
We will custom design your tattoo and take the time to make your art what you want it to be.
Advisory Committee Member: Washington State Department of Licensing Tattoo
Andrew R Trull
Andrew Trull is an illustrative tattoo artist with over 25 years experience in the field..
He has worked across the East Coast and Midwest both as a tattoo artist and managing several shops, in 2016 he moved and set up his own shop in Spokane, WA.
He works in all styles ~ from photorealism to traditional, neotraditional, illustrative, japanese, celtic.... ANY STYLE!
I was born in Spokane, WA on Fairchild Airforce Base in 1991 as my father was in the army and served in Desert Storm. We moved to Germany where my sister was born and later Colorado where my brother was born. My siblings my mom and I moved back to Spokane in 1998 where I have lived for the most part ever since. I have been drawing and sketching for as long as I can remember and have always enjoyed applying my creativity anywhere I could whether it be in school projects, random sketches or writing short stories. My earliest drawings were inspired by anime and Neopets and I mostly used graphite pencils.
My first experience with tattoos was when I was eighteen and decided to get a chest piece as my first one. From there I got a couple other tattoos but hadn’t considered becoming a tattoo artist until 2012 when I decided to try my hand at the trade. After a couple years of trying to learn through trial and error, I realized my apprenticeship wasn’t what I’d hoped it to be. I went to a new mentor in 2016 in hopes of learning to tattoo the proper way. That’s when I met Andrew Trull, the current owner of the shop I now reside. Through an abrupt change of circumstances I almost became Andrew’s apprentice, but at the time I wasn’t in a place to put in the hours necessary to complete a real apprenticeship. Even though I couldn’t pursue my tattoo career then, Andrew’s inspiration and advice helped me improve my artwork exponentially in a short amount of time and I discovered my love for color and realism thanks to him.
Fast forward to three years later in 2019; I was streaming on Twitch, working part time at a couple jobs and thinking about my future. Tattooing was still something I was yearning to learn. Right around when I decided I was going to put together a portfolio to look into finishing an apprenticeship for good, Andrew got in contact with me and took me under his wing officially. Throughout my time at Twisted Raven Tattoo I have learned so many things and developed a whole new perspective and appreciation of art and the tattoo industry. My goal as a tattoo artist is to take my love of creating and expand all my clients ideas into meaningful pieces of art they will truly cherish forever!
A few random facts about me: I am a mother of two children ages 9 and 6. I have a green cheeked conure named Eiko and a dwarf bunny named Kubo. I enjoy playing video games and streaming on Twitch when I can find the time. My favorite things to draw are anything pertaining to nature and animals and I love realism. My favorite food is sushi and a couple of things on my bucket list are visiting Japan and writing a book!
TWISTED RAVEN TATTOO STUDIO
•• appointment only~ NO walk ins ••
~ ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE ~
Consultations (by appointment) and TATTOO appointments available
7 days a week
Twisted Raven Tattoo is a fully custom studio working by appointment only.
If you are wanting a tattoo immediately~ this may not be the shop for you. All pieces are custom
drawn after at least one in-person consultation prior to the day of your tattoo.
To guarantee an available time please call to set up a free consultation.
At the time of your consultation your artist will go over the stylistic, size, and placement options of your future tattoo.
Usually consultations are 30 minutes to 1 hour long.
A non-refundable deposit is required to set the appointment and for the artist to begin designing your tattoo.
The deposit goes toward the price of your tattoo and will roll-over on multiple session pieces.
As we are a small-private studio, accommodations are limited.
Bringing several people with you to your appointment is not permitted
NO ONE UNDER 18 ALLOWED
NO CHILDREN ALLOWED
~ ARTISTS Hourly rate ~
Andrew R Trull ~$150
Lauren Poole $80
The shop MINIMUM is $100
preparation for the tattoo...
PRIOR to coming in for your tattoo
The way your tattoo heals is crucial to how it will look afterwards. Preparing for your tattoo prior to your tattoo appointment will ensure the very best opportunity for the tattoo to be applied easily and will aid greatly in how it will heal.
The area to be tattooed must be free from sun damage, cuts scrapes and irritation.
Stay out of the sun for at least a week prior to the tattoo, or apply sunblock to the intended area, if you must expose the area to the sun. Apply moisturizer for at least a few days prior to the appointment, but not the day of your tattoo appointment.
• NO Alcohol consumption for at least 2 days prior to your appointment day. Alcohol dehydrates the body and will impact how well your skin takes the tattoo.
• You want to be well hydrated so drink plenty of water on the days leading up to your tattoo.
• Make sure you are well rested and have eaten a full meal at least an hour before your appointment. If your appointment is for more than 4 hours bring a snack you can have during one of the breaks. This will keep your blood sugars up and allow you to sit for longer periods of time.
• Please bathe and wear comfortable clothing that will allow access to the area to be tattooed without struggling to hold your clothes out of the way.
Your tattoo will take time to apply so for your own comfort you may bring a large towel and pillow (that you don’t mind if it gets ink stains on it possibly) to the appointment. Our chairs are covered with plastic for your safety, so a towel may be more comfortable to sit/lay on.
408 West 3rd St. Spokane WA 99201
Tel: (509) 499-0591
HOURS of OPERATION
Appointment Only shop ~ NO WALK INS
Appointment times available 10 am ~ 10pm
Call for a Consultation Appointment
*****OUT OF TOWN CLIENTS*****
To get things rolling on a tattoo for a client that is not local, there are certain procedures and information that I will need to go over with you to go forward from here..
All of these things are normally what I would go over with an "in-person" consultation, So we will have to handle it through email..
1) I need a descriptive idea of what you want:
•) Do you have a drawing of the idea?
•) Do you have any references to show me?
If you sent references, Are they exactly what you want or just similar?
•) What style of art are you wanting? Traditional, Illustrative, Photo-realistic~ Show me examples~ the more I know of what you are liking, the closer
I can get to designing just what you want.
2) I need to know where you are wanting to get the tattoo:
•) Take a picture of the area (from straight on) use a sharpie marker to draw a line around the area you want the tattoo to be contained in
and send it to me.
•) size and location are two of the biggest factors to determine how long the tattoo will take.
3) Are you wanting Color or Black & Grey?
•) examples would be great, even if its a totally different subject matter.
4) When are you wanting to come in for the tattoo?
•) because you are coming in from out of area, you will need call the shop with a credit card or you must mail a money order to us to book time for your tattoo. The amount of the deposit is relative to the project. Between $100 and up to $500 for a whole day..Include your telephone number and our receptionist or artist will contact you after we receive it. WE CANNOT BOOK you until we receivethe deposit.
•) NO artwork will be generated or sent to you prior to receiving the deposit. All deposits are NON REFUNDABLE
5) What is your realistic budget for the tattoo?
•) My rate is $125 an hour, and I work on a strictly hourly basis. By knowing if there is a maximum of what you are looking to spend on the project, I won't create something beyond what you are comfortable with. I don't limit the art~You do, with consideration to budget and time.
•) Once I have an idea of design, size, placement location, coloration and style I can then estimate how much your tattoo might be.
** Please keep in mind that ANY price estimate is merely my best guess with all the factors given.. Final cost is hourly.
ALSO: IF you are coming into town and want to get work done while here, You WILL NOT be able to swim (submerge in water) or expose your tattoo to direct sunlight for 2 WEEKS after it is done. AND... I CANNOT tattoo you if the area is sunburned even a little... This will constitute a failure of preparation on your part and you will lose your deposit.
Let me know if you have any questions regarding this information.
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