Tattoos by passionate Artists in PDX


Tattoo 34 on Hawthorne is a street tattoo shop, which means we welcome walk-ins and have flash sheets to choose a design from but our tattoo artists also specialize in high quality, custom drawn pieces. The shop is open seven days a week from 12pm until 8pm. We take walk-ins daily. Morning appointments can also be scheduled with certain tattoo artists.  The tattoo shop is wheelchair accessible.

Our tattoo shop is our second home and another family to us. We treat our clients with compassion and respect and strive to give everyone the best experience in a comfortable and positive space. Our goal is to create a unique, inviting and fun environment, while doing the best tattoos. In addition to tattooing, we also have gallery shows and art nights at the tattoo shop. Please see our EVENTS PAGE for more information and come be a part of our community. 

Tattoo 34 is a BIPOC/Minority-Owned (Native American, First Nation & Black), Women-Owned and run, and Family-Owned Tattoo Shop, located in the heart of Portland, OR's popular and eclectic Hawthorne district.


Come on in to our Tattoo Shop!


You are always welcome to come in to our tattoo shop on Hawthorne Blvd! Come feel the vibe, check out the portfolios and come talk with our tattoo artists about your vision. We also have Portland Visitor Maps and Mercatus Magazines to take! To see a virtual tour of our space, click here.

We are open for walk-ins daily. Our tattoo artists do a variety of tattoo styles and they have many different artistic backgrounds. Check out their info so you can select a tattoo artist who can best complement your tattoo idea. If you need help matching your vision with the perfect artist, come in and chat! Our tattoo artists are great, face to face/in person, at going over ideas and talking about appointments. Our tattoo artists want our clients to get the best tattoo with the best experience. If a tattoo artist doesn’t feel they are the right fit for what you are looking for, they will let you know and can recommend the best tattoo artist for your tattoo.

You can browse each tattoo artists portfolio on their artist page (under the “Tattoo Artist” tab). You can read about their experiences and find out the best day to come in to the tattoo shop to talk or the best way to contact them. Each of the tattoo artists is responsible for scheduling and keeping their own appointments (if you have any concerns, please let management know). Most of the tattoo artists can schedule you an appointment in a responsible time frame.

We are a wheelchair accessible tattoo shop. Once at our tattoo shop, if you are waiting for a walk-in spot, your tattoo artist to draw or just have time before an appointment, Hawthorne Blvd is an amazing place for walking, food and shopping.

We are an open-floor tattoo shop and enjoy the community and conversations that it brings. Everyone is welcome here. When you are in our tattoo shop, please do be aware of the space and people around you. We do not tolerate racism, sexism, hate speech, or other discriminatory attitudes. 


Pricing for our Tattoo shop

We accept cash, cards and we do sell and accept Giftcards

Walk-ins welcome! Our shop minimum is $80, so no matter how small your tattoo is or how quickly it is completed, that is what you will pay. If what you want is larger than the size of a quarter, expect to pay more. Be prepared to pay $80-$100 for a “simple” design. We charge by the hour and the shop hourly rate starts at $150. To get an accurate price quote, come in and talk with your tattoo artist in person (see "Free Consultation" below). Trying to give a quote over the phone, in a text, or email will NOT give an accurate price, the tattoo artists need to see the style of design, understand your vision and where you want it on your body. Large scale projects will likely be quoted by session. It is really difficult to accurately quote an entire sleeve or back piece up front. When a design changes, the price changes, and there will be changes on a multiple session, large scale piece.

Our tattoo artists are just that: Artists. They want to give you a lifelong piece of art. If one of our tattoo artists has suggestions on size, placement or composition, please consider what they are saying. We only have experienced tattoo artists in our tattoo shop who we trust to have your best interests in mind. If you are on a budget simply let your tattoo artist know and they can work with you to figure out what works best.  

To purchase a Gift Card you can come in to the shop or for an instant eGift card click here

minority owned tattoo shop on Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR

Consultation With Your Tattoo Artists

It's a must and free!

If you are getting a larger tattoo, custom piece, something really detailed, or a cover up, come in to the tattoo shop for a free consult. You are welcome to walk in and see if it's a good time to go over the details of your tattoo idea with your tattoo artist, however if you don't want to wait we recommend you set up an appointment. If you are coming in from out of town and have limited time, let us know! 

A free consult gives the tattoo artist the opportunity to trace your body part where the tattoo will be, to confirm the artwork that they will be spending their time drawing for you, and to give you a price quote. This is still only a quote, depending on later changes and how well you sit during the tattoo, the price can change. 

Let your tattoo artists know during the consult if you have any medical conditions such as skin issues, blood borne illness’, or allergies. This will not stop you from getting a tattoo at our shop or subject you to discrimination. With more information our tattoo artists will be able to work with you better and can prepare adequately for the tattoo day. If you have any concerns, always consult with your doctor first.

Please bring any reference pictures (preferably printed images) to give your tattoo artist and be prepared to pay your deposit. For tattoos on an intimate area, we may be able to schedule you a before or after-hours appointment for less exposure, please inquire with your tattoo artist during your consultation if this is a concern.

*Hand, neck, and face tattoos are done on a case by case basis and at the tattoo artists discretion.

Jake Acree traditional style tattoo artist on Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR

Tattoo Deposits

Pay them & show up, all good

To schedule an appointment we require a minimal deposit of $40 for small tattoos and $100 for large tattoos. Deposits go toward the price of your tattoo and they are non-refundable.  Your deposit is good for as long as it takes to finish the tattoo, your deposit will be forfeited if:

- More than 6 months pass without an appointment made or communication from you

- Rescheduling an appointment more than twice

- Missing a scheduled appointment without 24 hour notice

- Excessive drawing changes (at the artists discretion)  

Our tattoo artists work hard for you and apply hours towards a custom piece. Deposits protect our artists time, labor and schedule investment. Deposits can be paid in our tattoo shop or by an email invoice.


Day of Tattoo

Pay AttentioN please

We check ID (a valid state or government issued picture ID or a valid passport with a picture), you must be 18. No exceptions. Our tattoo artists will not tattoo you if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. You can not be pregnant. Arrive sunburn and illness free. Please confirm you are not regularly taking blood thinners (they have many different names). Please talk to your tattoo artists about any health issues or concerns, such as but not limited to: if you faint easily or are allergic to adhesives. If you have any concerns, always consult with your doctor first.

Everything is better when you are well rested, have eaten, are hydrated and have had only minimal caffeine. Please make sure you shower and wear clean clothes (infection prevention starts there). At the tattoo shop, your tattoo artists will shave the area for you.

We do not mind if you have someone with you. We want you to be as comfortable as possible and understand the importance of this, however space is limited and we can not guarantee they can stay next to you the whole time, but the lobby isn’t far. We love children but please make other arrangements for them during your tattoo appointment.

Your price quote is given based on the assumption you sit still during the tattoo. Your tattoo artist can work faster and more efficiently if you hold still. If a session is longer than expected your price may be higher. Be sure you understand how much you are being quoted for your tattoo and be prepared to pay more, should it become necessary (we do take credit cards). Please DO NOT try to barter.

Depending on the placement of your tattoo, you may be required to remove certain items of clothing. To make things more comfortable for you, bring other clothing items such as a bathing suit top or shorts. We are an open tattoo shop, though we do have dividers if more privacy is your preference. 

We use all vegan inks that we feel are the best (safest and brightest) tattoo pigments in the industry and disposable needles (so cleanliness is never an issue)


Tipping Your Tattoo Artists

a good practice 

Your tattoo artists strives to make your experience exceptional. If you are happy with your tattoo and the service your tattoo artists provided at our tattoo shop, a tip is greatly appreciated. The tattoo artists only receive a percentage of the cost of your tattoo but all of the tip! Tips typically range from 10-30% ($10-30 per hour) but more than that is never a bad thing. A cash tip is preferred, but not necessary. When the tip is cash (even if you purchase the tattoo with a card) it can go straight to your tattoo artists and they don’t have to wait for it.

Another great way to support your tattoo artists and recognize our tattoo shop is to review us on Yelp, Google, and/or Facebook and share your tattoo and experience on your social media platforms. We also love Instagram! If you think we can improve or you have concerns please let management know. Nisha and Toby are the Owners of Tattoo 34 and Kimber is the tattoo shop Manager. All contacts are on our CONNECT page.

Thank you for supporting our small, minority owned, tattoo shop (POC/BIPOC business) on Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR!


Take care of your Tattoo


Our trained and licensed tattoo artists take every precaution to prevent infection.

If you do not take proper care of your tattoo after leaving our shop, it can easily become irritated. Your tattoo is a wound, keep it clean! An actual infection or allergic reaction is very rare. Scabbing, flaking, peeling, dryness and a hazy appearance are all natural parts of the healing process. If you think there might be an issue, come in to the tattoo shop and speak with your artist.

For the best outcome, keep it out of the sun until it is healed and then use sunscreen. Any form of tanning can damage and fade your tattoo. Don’t soak your tattoo in any water and keep it clean from dirt or sweat while it’s healing.

Your aftercare affects the healing process and quality of your tattoo, make sure to plan appropriate down/healing time after your tattoo. After 2-3 weeks it should be ok to resume your normal activities, also at that point it’s ok to keep working on a multiple session tattoo or get a touch up. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at the tattoo shop.


AFTER CARE Tattoo 34 Style

What to do:

  • Leave the regular plastic-wrapped dressing on for 2-3 HOURS or the clear, self-adhering bandage can stay on for 2-3 DAYS (the tattoo artist will let you know which kind of covering you have)

  • Wash hands thoroughly with an Anti-bacterial liquid hand soap before touching your tattoo

  • Gently take off bandage and gently wash the tattoo with hot water using clean fingertips and anti-bacterial soap

  • Finish washing with a cold water rinse, gently pat dry the tattoo with a CLEAN towel (or let it air dry)

  • Continue to wash tattoo approximately 2 times a day or if your tattoo comes in to contact with anything dirty

  • After 24 hours start to apply a clean, color-free, unscented, hypoallergenic lotion

  • Use a thin layer of lotion only as needed, be mindful of over moisturizing

What not to do:

  • DO NOT use bar soaps, they hold on to all bacteria

  • DO NOT use aloe, neosporin, bacitracin, aquifor or A&D ointment

  • DO NOT pick or scratch at your tattoo, it will itch, picking at it will RUIN your tattoo

  • DO NOT submerge your new tattoo under water. No swimming, soaking or sauna.

  • DO NOT let your tattoo bake in the sun! keep it covered while it is healing

  • Avoid tight clothing, pet dander, scented soaps and lotion

TOUCH UP at Tattoo 34:

What it is:

As your tattoo heals it may loose some ink, due to the natural way skin heals or because of poor care after the tattoo. Your tattoo artist can tell you by looking at it if it needs to be touched up. Feel free to contact your tattoo artist or come in to the tattoo shop.

Our Policy at Tattoo 34:

If you cared for your tattoo properly and followed the After Care Instructions (above), the same tattoo artist who did your original work is happy to touch up your tattoo for free, within the first 30 days. *Exceptions if you live out of the area or healing time is longer than expected, communicate with your tattoo artist and we can work it out.

Your tattoo must be completely healed before a touch up will be done (about 2-3 weeks).

What it's not:

If you want to add some elements or new color to your tattoo, that is not a touch up and you will need to pay your tattoo artist for the additional work. 

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Tattoo 34 Believes in giving back

In 2019 (so far) a TOTAL of: $8154.80 has been donated to:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Oregon Chapter- Who is dedicated to improving the daily lives of people with cystic fibrosis.

MRG Foundation-Igniting social change. Advancing social justice.

Hawthorne Family Playschool- Learning playfully. Building community. Promoting equality.

ONAC- Oregon Native American Chamber- Who is dedicated to working with all members of the community to advance the educational and economic opportunities for Native Americans in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Lyme Warrior- Raising funds for Lyme Disease to fund a cure and to bring awareness to a devastating disease.

Sunnyside Environmental School- Fostering responsibility, excitement for learning and respect for all living things.

Planned Parenthood- Delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.

Baby Blues Connection - Proving support, information and resources to women and families coping with pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders and to the professionals who serve them.

The Jed Foundation- Protecting emotional health. Preventing suicide. JED empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults.

Taste of Style PDX- Committed to cutting hunger from our community.

Basic Rights Oregon- will ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

Central City Concern- Providing comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency. Based in Portland, Ore. since 1979.