Modern Electric is an explicitly feminist, multi purpose  art gallery and  tattoo studio.  

We understand the power of symbol as an expression of bodily autonomy & self-actualization; if you believe that tattooing can be an expression of individuality, healing, or transformation, this is the shop for you.

With the dream of combining tattooing and fine art, Suzanne Shifflett founded Modern Electric Studio in San Francisco in 2007.   Over the next ten years, she and her protege Tanya Wischerath built a unique environment where classical painting and illustration informed meticulous tattooing. 

Suzanne's approach to tattooing, painting and mentorship has always centered on nurturing.  In the summer of 2016, Suzanne passed the baton of ownership to her apprentice Aaron.  Aaron is honored to both preserve and build upon the culture she has created. As we at Modern Electric carry her legacy forward, our goal is to continue providing a safe space and supportive venue that stewards this expression.

This can be felt by each client that walks into Modern Electric.‚Äč

As of May 1, 2016, Modern Electric Studio relocated to 3330 Adeline Street in Berkeley, California.