We love having guest artists! Shoot us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll see when we can make a space for you. Our current guest is below.
Suzanne M. Shifflett is the founder of Modern Electric Studio. She has over 20 years of experience in the tattoo industry. As well as being a tattooist, she is also a fine artist, having shown in many top notch galleries throughout the country. You can see more of her work at smshifflett.com.
Tanya Wischerath learned to tattoo under the tutelage of Suzanne. She has won the San Francisco Bay Guardian's "Best of The Bay," award for best tattoo artist for 2013, 2014, and 2015. Her work was featured in London's National Portrait Gallery's annual BP Portrait Contest tour 2014. See more of her work at tanyawischerath.com.
Sophia has a distinctive style, specializing in traditional style hand poke tattoos. She loves flowers and works near and with them as much as possible.
Follow her work here: https://www.instagram.com/pio.poke/
Natasha has been tattooing professionally for 4 years and is ecstatic to be a member of the Modern Electric family. She especially loves working closely with clients to create sensitive original designs, focusing mainly on black and grey realism and surrealism.
With a deep love for 16th-18th c. European art, Natasha has a BA in the History of Art from UC Berkeley. When not tattooing, she spends the rest of her time oil painting.
You can follow her current works here: https://www.instagram.com/nhannascott/
Regina is a multimedia artist from Mexico City, with a background in Film and Electronic music. They apprenticed at the Rock Shop in Mexico City’s Coyoacan starting at 15 years old. They specialize in line work and blackwork tattoos. Watercolor tattoos, experimental geometry, abstract tattoos and botanical/scientific illustrations are some of their favorite styles.
For them, tattooing is a space of radical vulnerability, in which trust and mutual respect is crucial for artist-client collaboration. Coming from a heavily male dominated tattoo background, creating a safe, judgement-free space for clients to claim ownership of their bodies is a crucial part of their work.
Follow them here: https://www.instagram.com/rex_ttt/
Astrid is a fine line tattoo artist who specializes in portraiture, figures, and flora. See her work at https://www.instagram.com/astrid.elisabeth/, and contact her at email@example.com.
Aaron is a juggalo.
Tayah is only 19 years old, but her career as a tattooer is well underway. Tayah graduated from Oakland School of the Arts, and interned at War Horse Tattoo, opening the door for her apprenticeship here at Modern Electric. Tayah has been an apprentice for just under a year, and is progressing fabulously. With help from her coworkers, Tayah has found her calling in illustrative work for tattooing. She likes to translate her involvement in the queer community into her work. Feeling the lack of accuracy when looking at tattoos depicting women, Tayah makes illustrations of women that aren't specifically for the male gaze. See more of her work here: https://www.instagram.com/fill_in_blancks/