Tessa has been fascinated by classical art since she was little, motivated by her grandfather who also painted. After high school she was apprenticed to an art restorer, to learn more about painting materials and techniques. After this she further deepened her studies at the Swedish Academy of Realist Art. She has exhibited her work in the Netherlands and in New York. When she got her first tattoo, she fell in love with the process of tattooing. She specializes in black & gray realistic tattoos, and I have a preference for portraits and animals. She also likes to do tattoos based on classical themes. 


23 years

years of experience




Tessa, what do you find special about this profession?

While designing, I often enter into conversation with people, so that the image that is put fits their personal story. It is always an honor if I can give an image to this.