Our Tattoo Artists

Our shop has received multiple compliments that our space has “good energy” and “a great vibe”. We strive to keep it that way. The tattoo artists we choose to join our shop family are caring, down to earth and easy for their clients to talk to. We all want the best for each other and the best for our clients. If you come in looking for the right fit of tattoo artist for the style of tattoo you want, you will get an honest opinion of which one of our tattoo artists is the best for that tattoo.

Our tattoo artists love working together and it shows in their laughter (and instagram stories). Apologies in advance for any bad “dad jokes”. Our clients have commented that they are not only getting a great tattoo but a memorable experience. Come in a stranger, get tattooed by artists who will treat you with dignity and respect, and leave with new friends.

At Tattoo 34 we not only have amazing tattoo artists but amazing humans. Our tattoo artists donate their skills and time multiple days a year for fundraisers we believe in. In addition our shop donates several gift cards every year to various fundraising efforts. We believe in giving back to our community and surrounding ourselves with like-minded people.

Click on their image/name or scroll down to find the tattoo artists info: what days they are the shop, how to contact them, bio, images and reviews. (All of the artists are responsible for scheduling and keeping their own appointments.)

Kimber Teatro is at the Shop Friday-Tuesday

To schedule email: tattoosby.kimberteatro@gmail.com

Kimber Teatro is a Female tattoo artist at Tattoo 34 in Portland, OR. Kimber started tattooing in mid 2012. She is our longest resident tattoo artist at this location, transitioning between owners and lots of change. Kimber is an impressive and focused tattooer and our amazing Shop Manager. She keeps the shop running smoothly and is much appreciated for her hard work and effort. Kimber loves what she does and it is reflected in her work. If you want a big, bold and colorful tattoo or anything "nerd" or pop culture related she should be your tattoo artist. 

For more info regarding pricing & how our tattoo shop works please see the SHOP INFO and/or FAQ PAGE.

To see what other people have said about tattoo artist Kimber and the tattoo shop, scroll down.

This was my very first tattoo. I was nervous, and Kimber walked me through the entire process. This was also a memorial tattoo. It means a lot to me, and Kimber created it perfectly, tastefully. Thank you so very much!
— Carmen E. (Yelp Review)
Kimber and the Tattoo 34 staff are not only good artists, but good people. Absolutely loved the environment and the vibe. Looking forward to coming back for more ink!
— Christopher (SquareUp Feedback)
Kimber rocks! Me and a friend came in for a pair of small tattoos from Kimber. She was more than happy to work with us on design and placement, which took us both a few tries to make up our minds. Quality work, a very light touch, and we were both very happy with our tattoos.
— Amelia (Facebook Review)
This was an amazing experience! Kimber is an incredible artist working on a big piece with me and I feel so lucky that she’s doing my tattoo! Everything about this place is clean, professional, and all the artists are amazingly talented! 14/10 would recommend!
— Morgan (Facebook Review)
I was recently here for my second visit with the same artist! The atmosphere is really nice and has creative beautiful decorations. Kimber killed it again!!! I love my beautiful piece she gave me! Her line work is like a woven web. So so wonderful! Highly recommend and of course I’m coming back here. You should too!! Do it!
— Devon (Facebook Review)

Douglas Lamb is at the Shop: Thursday-Monday

To schedule email: douglaslambtattoo@yahoo.com

Douglas Lamb is a Tattoo Artist at Tattoo 34 in Portland, OR on Hawthorne Blvd.

Originally from the Midwest, I started tattooing in 2009 after serving 8 years in the Marine Corps. I have a strong interest in Traditional & Neo-Traditional tattooing; however after working in street shops for most of my career, I enjoy the challenge of creating tattoos for clients regardless of the style or size. I also paint new custom flash designs regularly that I would love to tattoo, stop in the tattoo shop and check them out! For more info on Douglas his website is: http://www.douglaslambtattoo.com

For more info regarding pricing & how our tattoo shop works please see the SHOP INFO and/or FAQ PAGE.

To see what other people have said about tattoo artist Douglas and the tattoo shop, scroll down.

Walked in on a whim with my 5 year old son. Clean open space shop. Friendly dog Wes Anderson greeted us. Worked with artist Doug. He took my basic idea and created exactly what I was hoping for. They were cool with my son chilling with Wes while I got this buzzed on. Great place with a friendly and professional staff. Talked about my next idea and I look forward to going back. Thank you, Doug. Good luck with your new lathe!
— Nick (Google Reviews)
I have been here twice and Doug at Tattoo 34 is fantastic! He really does great work. The first tattoo I got from him was a cover-up and it turned out great! The second is a larger set of flowers that we just did the line work for. It looks so good and I am really excited to get back in a couple weeks to get the shading and coloring done. If you are in the Portland area and looking for a tattoo, see Doug or one of the other artists at Tattoo 34 on Hawthorne, you won’t be disappointed!
— Matthew (Google Reviews)
I’ve been tattooed at several different shops and this place was the first to really impress. The customer service was great and the shop had a chill, unpretentious vibe. Tattoo shops can be kind of elitist and artists treat you like they are gracing you with their presence, but I didn’t get that vibe here. I came in as a walk-in. I’m so happy with my tattoo.
— Emily (Google Reviews)
The artists are super fun and really make you feel comfortable. Doug Lamb is super creative - I give him a simple idea and every time he comes through with a beautiful piece of art.
— Trish (Facebook Reviews)

Hanam Mun is at the shop- Tuesday-Saturday

To Schedule Email: hanambookings@gmail.com

As the first born son to SongHak and PilSun, Hanam was brought into this world on an island too small to document on most maps and globes. During his early childhood years his time was spent training to quell the fearsome rage of dragon-like beasts called Shiny-Charizards. Many treacherous years had passed before he had completed his quest of beast-mastery, however, many folks say it was worth the journey, "destiny it was," some said, for now he uses his skills to pokepoke tatty zipzaps on dem mans ay skrrrpopop and a toom toom poorumpoom poom.

For more info regarding pricing & how our tattoo shop works please see the SHOP INFO and/or FAQ PAGE.

To see what other people have said about Hanam and the shop, scroll down. 

Hanam is one of the very, very few people I’d trust to execute a 漢字 piece.
— Mumon K (Google Reviews)
It was amazing. The atmosphere, the artists, and my tattoo were beyond anything I could have asked for. I look forward to coming back here again for more tattoos in the future. In addition, the artist was mindful and kind. Thank you again!!!
— GH (Square Feedback)
Hanam Mun is amazing! Usually booked out for weeks, but we lucked out! My wife got the watercolor piece she’s always wanted, and I got my moon balloon! Shop was clean and the other artists seemed chill.
— Michael (Google Reviews)
Super friendly and professional tattoo artists here that can produce an array of styles for your body art. This is the only place I go for ink in Portland!
— Kunu (Google Reviews)

Ryan Panian is at the shop: Wednesday-Sunday

To Schedule, Email: graffitilostpdx@gmail.com 

Ryan is a 3rd generation Portlander. Growing up Ryan has always been a artist. He’s done graffiti, piercing, taxidermy and finally landing as a tattooer in 2017.

Ryan loves insects and bones, and most everything nature related. Witches shows up in his art and paintings.

He loves to talk about almost anything. Hearing people's story's is definitely a part of the job that he loves. Feel free to stop by and give a chat or an email!

For more info regarding pricing & how our tattoo shop works please see the SHOP INFO and/or FAQ PAGE.

To see what other people have said about tattoo artist Ryan and the tattoo shop, scroll down. 

Love the atmosphere, how unique the shop and artists are. Definitely recommend this place for any kind of piece you’re trying to get done.
— Tamira (Google Reviews)
I decided while I was in Portland visiting family I wanted another tattoo. I googled a few different places to see how welcoming they were to walk ins, and this place definitely topped the list. I walked in on a Saturday afternoon and was helped right away. Everyone in the shop made me feel very welcomed. While I was getting a tattoo a young girl walked in with her friend, also without an appointment, and wanted to get her first tattoo. The female artist helping her was so nice to her &her friend, and helped her feel at ease which I thought was sweet. The location was super easy to get to, the shop was clean and the prices are very reasonable. I will definitely be coming back if I’m in the area again and recommend it to anyone.
— Catherine T. (Yelp Review)
These guys will do ya right. Very talented artists. Great crew! Thoughtful, experienced and they really listen to your ideas making them reality on the body! Love these people!
— R McRae (Google Reviews)
Everyone at the shop is knowledgeable & kind. This is the place I recommend to anyone!
— Lauren (Facebook Reviews)

Toby Linwood is at the Tattoo Shop Monday-Friday

Toby is booking into February for large pieces:

To schedule With Toby text Nisha: 415-370-1298

Nisha, Toby’s wife and the other owner of the tattoo shop, schedules all of his tattoo appointments and is generally a much better point of contact. Please don’t ever wait for Toby to answer you ;) He does do cover up’s, custom pieces, and he is known for his script work and fine line work, among other things.

Toby’s workflow:

You start with a FREE quick consult, 15-30 min. Generally we schedule a preliminary one ASAP to confirm you want to work with Toby and then another one about a week before your scheduled tattoo appointment.

Toby will start to draw your tattoo design when he sees your name coming up on his calendar (if' it’s not there, he won’t work on it). Toby will draw up a rough sketch if you schedule an art check (for larger or complicated projects only) and then he will draw the more detailed design close to your scheduled tattoo appointment. His favorite is drawing the "stencil" right on to your skin. If you are up for that let me know!

He likes the content to be fresh. I am going to be honest here, he generally runs behind. He puts a lot of care in to every piece he does and has a horrible sense of time. I try to schedule the appointments to account for this and you might need to have patience but you won’t be disappointed! - Nisha

To get him started on your project, schedule an appointment and pay the deposit (in the shop or by email- contact Nisha about an email invoice). Send text to 415-370-1298 or:

For more info regarding pricing & how our tattoo shop works please see the SHOP INFO and/or FAQ PAGE.

Tattoo Shop owners Toby Linwood and Nisha Supahan (Black & First Nations and Native American).

Richard “Toby” Linwood is a BIPOC (Black and Indigenous Person of Color) tattoo shop owner and tattoo artist at Tattoo 34 on Hawthorne Blvd. He has been tattooing since 2010. He started his tattoo career in the Bay Area and then moved with his family to continue this profession in Portland. Toby started his passion for art in Southern Oregon, as a graffiti artist when he was a teen. Between that art form and this one he has taught art to children, done graphic and interior design, painted, drew, sculpted, carved, and etched, among so many other art related endeavors. He has had his sculptures featured at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada, at the "Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest Award Show" and on the "Queen Latifah Show".

Toby said he enjoys tattooing because, "I love working with and creating artwork with other people. I've created artwork in many other forms but this one is more lasting and personal." Toby has done most styles of tattoos but can't choose a favorite. "Any and all" is what he likes, though the other artists have called him, "the script master of the shop" and "the cover up King". Toby stays busy between his art, his family and participating in his own, as well as his wife's tribal ceremonies. It's hard to balance it all, but Toby's passion and dedication to his art shows in every tattoo he does. To read more about Toby and Nisha on the ABOUT page click here.

To see what other people have said about tattoo artist Toby and the tattoo shop, scroll down. 

I came here for my first ever tattoos, and am so grateful to whatever forces made sure that I walked in when Toby happened to be working. These tattoos are extraordinarily important to me, and I have no doubt that Toby understood that and honors that in every tattoo he does. I feel so fortunate.
— Kunoor Ojha
I now have two pieces completed by Toby. I work as a touch/energy therapist. From my experience with my work I can vouch for Toby’s wonderful care of his clients. He is a gentle and loving spirit with an amazing ability to transform an artistic concept into a stunning and unique tattoo. His touch is caring and light and you can see his passion for his work shine. I trust his ability to craft a tattoo in the spirit of what I imagine and I would encourage you to give him as much creative freedom as you can with your piece. Every time I have given him freedom to express his artistic creativity with my tattoos he has blown my mind and left me extremely happy.
— Adam Cole
Absolutely amazing experience. Toby is a beautiful human. I will never forget this piece, the stories we shared, and we will definitely be seeing him again in the good fight!
— July Huss
I walked in hoping to get my first tattoo, and I am extremely happy to say that I did not leave disappointed. Toby first spoke to me while I babbled in my nervousness and showed him a quick sketch I’d done of an idea I’d like to have tattooed. He looked at my tattoo, listened to my idea, and hashed out more about the piece I was hoping to get. Within minutes, he had a good idea of what I’d wanted, and was willing to work on me.
Toby took my idea and did a freehand sketch before tattooing. He made sure that I was comfortable with the idea, and liked the design before he put ink in skin. I felt that he was extremely accommodating and professional throughout the process as well - he would check in to make sure that I was doing ok, and that the tattoo was looking the way I wanted it to.
The end result is stunning, and better than anything I could have hoped for. Toby executed my idea brilliantly, and boy, he knew how to draw a straight line really well! I’m especially awed at the fact that what I’d asked was an equal sign (meaning straight edges and straight lines throughout) and how he did all that freehand!
I love my tattoo, and love the fact that this shop is minority-owned and is a safe space for all. It is listed on Gay PDX’s site as one of the inclusive tattoo shops around Portland, and comes highly recommended for anyone who wants to get good tattoos while being treated fairly. I thoroughly enjoyed my experienced, and can’t wait to get another tattoo!
— Jules Leow

Toby Linwood is a Black, African American, Native American, and First Nations Tattoo Shop Owner and Tattoo Artist. POC or more accurately a BIPOC (Black and Indigenous Person of Color) Tattoo Artist. Minority-Owned Tattoo Shop.