Demian from Maui

When I was a little boy we lived out in a tipi in Haiku. This was the early 70’s so it seemed less unusual than today. I grew up around many animals, not very many people, and spent most of my free time in the natural world and doing art. I drew so much the adults started calling me “Doodles,” …

Kevin from California

I am extremely happy with my Avalokiteshvara tattoo. Rachel’s working knowledge of the body and of Buddhist symbolism made her the perfect artist for this bodhisattva of compassion. I was especially impressed with the extensive preparation that she put into fitting such a detailed design into a limited space. I am proud to have this image as part of my …

Matt from Australia

While vacationing in Alaska from Australia we were happy to stumble upon Exotic Eye Tattoo on the Homer Spit. Even though she was booked out for the day, Rachel met with us that night and at 4am the next morning we walked out of the shop with the best free-handed ½ sleeve ever! We continued our trip within Alaska, but we were so …

Cedar from Homer, Alaska

My tattoo means so much more to me than what I can express easily, or in these few short words. My mermaid, sitting on her anchor on my upper back symbolizes many things. She is my alter ego, Karmyn, some even refer to her as the “princess inside of me”. I firmly believe that she was there all along, and …

Bob from Alaska

I first saw Rachel’s work when I was in Maui last year. Her attention to detail and her drawing skills are what impressed me the most. I like Japanese art so when I first came up with the idea of a Geisha (to cover a really bad tattoo) I wanted my new ink to be traditional, her demeanor to be …

Christian from San Fransisco

Five years ago I started getting one tattoo a year to celebrate each year of sobriety. I came to Rachel G to celebrate my third year. I am now past my eighth year and Rachel G has done every tattoo since. To me my tattoo represents the constant change of life and becomes a timeline representing each passing year and the experience it held. I …

Megan from Canada

The layout of this piece is based off a crop circle found in Scotland, which Rachel tailored for me to represent the 7 chakras (energy centers) and the current of energy that snakes thru them as we travel life’s journey. To me this tattoo represents the idea that “we are spiritual beings having a human experience” (Deepak Chopra) and is …