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 …

Kyle from Homer, Alaska

For three years I have been looking for the right artist to do my next tattoo and then I found Rachel. From looking at some of her work online I could easily see that she was the one. When I went to their shop on the spit and saw even more of her work, I was simply blown away. I …

BJ from Wailuku, Hawaii

I was amazed at Rachel’s ability to take a series of ideas and turn it into a piece of art with all the significance and meaning I was looking for. When I first approached her I said, “I’m a local boy from the Big Island with eastern philosophical roots who loves his family and travel and who is attracted to …

Shana from Wasila, Alaska

I’ve wanted a mermaid tattoo for the last year but I knew there was only one artist that would do it right. Only one artist that I know would tattoo a very important symbol on me and do it with the emotions and caring that it deserved. The mermaid is for my daughter Ava Pearl, who suffered a massive stroke …