58 Reviews

Martian Arts Tattoo Studio

Portland, Oregon
General Info
Martian Arts Tattoo studio located in the heart of Hawthorne District. We have a very talented, friendly staff specializing in many different styles. Joanne Martian, Emmanuel Hele, Eric Blackburn and Jerry Martian. Stop by and see us anytime!
Reviews
Lisa S.
16 Jun 2019
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This is a shout out to the amazing Joanne. I wanted to get a tattoo to commemorate my 15 year cancerversary so I was looking for someone to do it. Thankfully my nail girl recommended Joanne.I emailed ... Read More
This is a shout out to the amazing Joanne. I wanted to get a tattoo to commemorate my 15 year cancerversary so I was looking for someone to do it. Thankfully my nail girl recommended Joanne.I emailed her a couple of pictures, one of the tattoo I wanted and one of my cancer ribbon. I told her to put her spin on it and she went above my expectations. I absolutely LOVE it and loved her. She's super cool and really takes to heart what you ask for but she helps make it come to life. You can see her passion and pride for what she does.The shop is really cool and the other artists where really nice and welcoming. If you're looking for a tattoo artist you have to check out Joanne, you won't be sorry you did! Read Less
Emily C.
24 May 2019
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I can not recommend Gabe more. I am visiting PDX for my birthday. I came to Martian Arts on a recommendation and connected with Gabe. I went in Monday to explain to him what I wanted, his excitement m... Read More
I can not recommend Gabe more. I am visiting PDX for my birthday. I came to Martian Arts on a recommendation and connected with Gabe. I went in Monday to explain to him what I wanted, his excitement matched mine every step of the way. I scheduled an appointment for Friday. I showed up and he was ready and prepared to show me what he had worked up. He really worked with me on every single detail from design, to size, to placement. During my tattoo he checked on me regularly to make sure I was doing okay (high pain on chest tattoos). He made me feel very comfortable and important. He even used some topical numbing agent to help when we got to the shading (and it really did help!). I would give more than 5 stars if I could. A truly gifted artist. You will not be disappointed. Read Less
Lyndsey B.
28 Apr 2019
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I got my favorite singer to sign my arm when I met her at her show Friday night (Lizzo, if you didn't know, now you know) with the intention of having it tattooed forever. The trouble was finding a sh... Read More
I got my favorite singer to sign my arm when I met her at her show Friday night (Lizzo, if you didn't know, now you know) with the intention of having it tattooed forever. The trouble was finding a shop that had last minute availability - most other places were reservation only, and it was tough to find a place that would make it permanent before it faded completely. From the first phone call with Jerry, I knew this place would be the one to help me out. Adam was my artist and worked with me to get it exactly how I wanted it. He did an excellent job, and he was fun to talk to. I had him clean up the writing since it was signed quickly with sharpie, and the drawing Adam did was based off of what was left on my arm... much of it had been smudged while sleeping. I'm thrilled with the results. The vibe of the shop was very laid back and the music happened to be excellent while I was getting tattooed. I would be happy to come back for more work in the future! Thanks, my dudes! Read Less
J H.
27 Apr 2019
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MARTIANS -  Many hours and lots of $$ spent at Martians... TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!  Thor does incredible work. He's a super RAD Human on top of being wicked talanted!!   Black n Grey/ Realism is his speci... Read More
MARTIANS -  Many hours and lots of $$ spent at Martians... TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!  Thor does incredible work. He's a super RAD Human on top of being wicked talanted!!   Black n Grey/ Realism is his specialty although he can rock any style!  The owners Jerry and Joanne are super cool and totally rock their own styles of tattooing.  We look foward to going in every time!  Always fun and ALWAYS thrilled with the work that's  been done.  If you want to go to a super hip feel good Tattoo Shop that is professional AND fun then go to Martians.  Everyone that works there is awesome!!!  promise you won't be disappointed!!!!  No... I did not get paid for this review OR get a discount!!! Hahahahahaha..... Read Less
Sean B.
16 Apr 2019
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Jerry, Joanne, and crew are hands down the best artists in the area. Their diverse crew can appeal to anyones hopes and dreams. The environment at the shop is unbeatable. Chill, professional, and you ... Read More
Jerry, Joanne, and crew are hands down the best artists in the area. Their diverse crew can appeal to anyones hopes and dreams. The environment at the shop is unbeatable. Chill, professional, and you will always leave with a laugh and a good story.I have had over 7 pieces done by Jerry and love every one of them. I have never felt more comfortable or relaxed during a tattoo session than I have here. They really make you feel at home and comfortable! 10/10 would recommend to anyone. You have found the right shop. Read Less
Stephane B.
30 Mar 2019
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This has been the best tattoo experience. I have 7 tattoos from various artists and by far this is my favorite visit. Jerry is a wonderful artist with great intuition and understanding of your idea of... Read More
This has been the best tattoo experience. I have 7 tattoos from various artists and by far this is my favorite visit. Jerry is a wonderful artist with great intuition and understanding of your idea of tattoo art. He was thorough, fun and really conversational. It really made the whole experience absolutely pleasant and I recomend their shop to everyone!!! Read Less
Maddie N.
15 Mar 2019
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Love my first tattoo! I was super nervous walking in and the staff was super nice and patient with me. Will definitely come back next time I'm in Portland! Thank you
Fiema M.
19 Feb 2019
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My husband and I worked with Gabe. He was fantastic!! We brought sketches in, he cleaned them up, and was able to fit us into the schedule in two days. The designs were beautiful, and he was so quick!... Read More
My husband and I worked with Gabe. He was fantastic!! We brought sketches in, he cleaned them up, and was able to fit us into the schedule in two days. The designs were beautiful, and he was so quick! I'm still blown away on how quickly they were and how thorough of a job he did. He's the best artist we've seen in Portland, by far. Thank you, Gabe!!!! Read Less
Quynhh T.
25 Sep 2018
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It's my first time having a tattoo and it's was great!!! Even though there was a misunderstanding since I thought my appointment was confirmed but it wasn't. Fortunately he still available. Thanks Gab... Read More
It's my first time having a tattoo and it's was great!!! Even though there was a misunderstanding since I thought my appointment was confirmed but it wasn't. Fortunately he still available. Thanks Gabe!! You're fantastic! Read Less
Robyn D.
18 Jun 2018
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This place is amazing! I've had quite a few friends come get tattooed here so when my Aunt said she wanted to go get one when she was in town, I knew this was the place to go!  They're clean, friendly... Read More
This place is amazing! I've had quite a few friends come get tattooed here so when my Aunt said she wanted to go get one when she was in town, I knew this was the place to go!  They're clean, friendly, super professional and I felt very relaxed and knew we were in good hands.  Thank you so much for taking us as walk-ins and getting us both in! It was an amazing experience and Kendra did an wonderful job! Highly recommend and will be back for sure! Read Less
Skylar Binford
8 May 2018
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There is nothing bad to say about Martian Arts Tattoo. I've been in twice and I can safely say I will never be going anywhere else. All the artists are fun, kind, and go above and beyond to make sure ... Read More
There is nothing bad to say about Martian Arts Tattoo. I've been in twice and I can safely say I will never be going anywhere else. All the artists are fun, kind, and go above and beyond to make sure you have the best looking tattoo possible. I was tattooed once by Jerry and once by Thor and they both did incredible work. I came to them with an idea and they offered up design ideas that took both tattoos from pretty good, to beyond beautiful and unique. They have the talent of turning your words and ideas into the perfect design. Not only are they talented, they went out of the way to make me as comfortable as possible. I'm not that great with pain, but they made it as painless as they possibly could, which was greatly appreciated. The prices are more than reasonable, they're always lower than I expect. If you're on the fence about checking them out, just go. Read Less
Melissa E.
29 Apr 2018
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Dan Donaldson gave me and my friend the best tattoo experience ever! We walked in yesterday to talk about some ideas we had. He said he'd be able to do it that day but recommended to come in the next ... Read More
Dan Donaldson gave me and my friend the best tattoo experience ever! We walked in yesterday to talk about some ideas we had. He said he'd be able to do it that day but recommended to come in the next day so he could really work on our ideas. Even after that we had good conversation about podcasts - he was super friendly! Today we came in early, and he was ready to go over what he came up with - the concepts were amazing! He checked in with both of us as he went. He was also great at easing my friend and talking her through everything since it was her first tattoo. Thanks Dan for making this experience for both of us so fantastic! Read Less
Dor Mishory
26 Mar 2018
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Dan is not just a tattoo person is a true artist. I recommend this place and Dan, the place is clean and the artists are very nice and knowledgeable. Give them a call
Cass Galvn
23 Mar 2018
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Great place to get work done. Friendly people, great artists.
Lakota Sharp
7 Mar 2018
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I am so glad I found this place! Talk about great staff. The service was absolutely amazing here I was able to talk out ideas and prices in a safe and comfortable environment. This is my second tattoo... Read More
I am so glad I found this place! Talk about great staff. The service was absolutely amazing here I was able to talk out ideas and prices in a safe and comfortable environment. This is my second tattoo and I am stoked I went here. Clean work soace and eqipmemt and friendly staff. And not to mention amazing work! Would go here again and would highly recommend them to anyone. They even accept walkins! Read Less
Shaw D.
20 Dec 2017
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This. Place. Is. Amazing. Whether you're all sleeved out or looking for your first piece of work- go here. Price: not just reasonable, but really low for what I got. Personality: both clay and the oth... Read More
This. Place. Is. Amazing. Whether you're all sleeved out or looking for your first piece of work- go here. Price: not just reasonable, but really low for what I got. Personality: both clay and the other tattoo artist were incredibly friendly. Clay (@clayharpole on ig) is a gentleman tattooist. Light handed and incredibly detail oriented. I put him through the ringer with redesign after redesign. He gave me feedback. And listened. And was incredibly patient throughout the entire process. I'm relatively new to tattoos (three) and his attitude helped me feel really comfortable. When we were done he gave me the clearest instructions for aftercare and when he learned I was flying hooked me up with a special patch for the art. Art: second to none. Clay's artwork was amazing. I absolutely love the work he did on my leg and willBe flying back out to have more work done by him. Add to that how quick he did it (less than an hour) and you have the mix for a one of a kind artist. I've had other artists tattoo on me and he absolutely beats them all. Area: the area itself has a bunch to do. Thrift shop. Solid coffee spots. Blue star donuts down the street. So if friends are coming with they won't be bored. Any questions. Send me a message. Read Less
Kelly G.
20 Dec 2017
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The folks who work at this tattoo parlor are the nicest humans I have ever met at a tattoo parlor. They're super welcoming and offer tea, candies, and water to their guests to make them comfortable. T... Read More
The folks who work at this tattoo parlor are the nicest humans I have ever met at a tattoo parlor. They're super welcoming and offer tea, candies, and water to their guests to make them comfortable. The tattoo artists are also most definitely artists. Some of the designs in the books are incredible. Clay has these awesome line tattoos that are brilliantly drawn and original. He also had a drawing of a daisy that was so real it looked like a photo. My boyfriend worked with Clay Harpole on a custom piece that turned out absolutely incredible. He took a lot of care in designing the piece, and didn't rush the process at all. There's also a bunch of cool stuff around this spot. There's great food (blue star donuts and tons of restaurants) and cool vintage shops. So if you're dragging anyone in with you, they'll have plenty to keep them busy if they want to stretch their legs. Read Less
Pablo A.
10 Dec 2017
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My girlfriend and I went on Vacation and decided on a spur of the moment tattoo! Prices are really great without any impact on quality! They each practice their own healing procedures for their respec... Read More
My girlfriend and I went on Vacation and decided on a spur of the moment tattoo! Prices are really great without any impact on quality! They each practice their own healing procedures for their respective style of tattooing which I did not know! Super knowledgeable and down to earth! We scheduled on Friday and we're sat down on that following Sunday! Do your research but trust me, you won't be disappointed with the end result! Read Less
April Sunshine
26 Oct 2017
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Speedy and professional. The owner was so fun to talk to and so knowledgeable. I really enjoyed his colorful, cute art style and I'm very pleased with the beautiful tattoo he created for me. It's heal... Read More
Speedy and professional. The owner was so fun to talk to and so knowledgeable. I really enjoyed his colorful, cute art style and I'm very pleased with the beautiful tattoo he created for me. It's healed now and the colors came out just right. Sharp and vibrant. Just plain gorgeous. I do recommend buying some tattoo goo and gentle unscented handsoap and lotion for aftercare BEFORE you have your work done. If I ever want another tattoo I'll definitely go back! Highly recommended! Read Less
Aiden A.
25 Oct 2017
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This shop is everything I've always wanted to experience when getting a tattoo. First of all, they are friendly, welcoming and happy to see folks coming in. So many times I've been to shops who border... Read More
This shop is everything I've always wanted to experience when getting a tattoo. First of all, they are friendly, welcoming and happy to see folks coming in. So many times I've been to shops who borderline ignore me or give the impression that the tattoo I want is "below" their standards or a waste of their time. Amanda was my artist and she did an amazing job in translating my love of Portland into a beautiful rose tattoo. She was super chill, and made sure I was comfortable. I'll be back in Portland to get ink from this shop again. Read Less
Chelsea H.
26 Aug 2017
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I have finally allowed Yelp to ring me in and joined solely to tell anyone and everyone how amazing Martian arts tattoo and particularly the lovely Joanne are!! The moment we walked past the vibes wer... Read More
I have finally allowed Yelp to ring me in and joined solely to tell anyone and everyone how amazing Martian arts tattoo and particularly the lovely Joanne are!! The moment we walked past the vibes were so high and I walked right in to the beautiful inviting space and immediately got a walk in appointment and knew it was the right choice. My piece was a small collection of alchemical symbols but the placement on my arm and precise line work done by Joanne were what put this tattoo over the top. Painless and flawless are the words. Professional, genuine and beautifully friendly, I look forward to saving some money and taking my butt straight back to Joanne, these guys rock so much. Go get some art you'll never forget! Thank you everyone for an incredible experience and the amazing space you've created, it's one of a kind. Read Less
Jennifer Northcutt
9 Jul 2017
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Kari is the best! Cool, nerdy shop with great artists.
Jude Bezzant
24 Jun 2017
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Amanda PEA was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for being awesome! Definitely my tattoo go to place now! The staff it as great. The area was welcoming and has a great style to it.
Michael Sonka
22 Jun 2017
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I went in on a whim while visiting Portland. I wanted something very simple, small, and understated, and worked with Joanne to create the perfect piece of art. She was super easy to work with and she... Read More
I went in on a whim while visiting Portland. I wanted something very simple, small, and understated, and worked with Joanne to create the perfect piece of art. She was super easy to work with and she made me feel completely comfortable. Turns out she's the owner! If the owner treats a random person like me with such kindness and attentiveness, just think what they'd do for you.Read Less
Holly Rene
5 Jun 2017
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A friend got an original design by Clay Harpole & it turned out beautifully, so I brought him a design I wanted to get inked on my arm. Clay was super-nice, chill, professional, efficient, etc. etc. a... Read More
A friend got an original design by Clay Harpole & it turned out beautifully, so I brought him a design I wanted to get inked on my arm. Clay was super-nice, chill, professional, efficient, etc. etc. and my new tattoo is just what I wanted! Yay Clay and Martian Arts! Read Less
holly r
5 Jun 2017
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A friend recommended Clay & I'm so glad he did! Clay was easy to work with, friendly, professional, efficient, all the good stuff you want in your tattoo artist. His original designs are gorgeous too.... Read More
A friend recommended Clay & I'm so glad he did! Clay was easy to work with, friendly, professional, efficient, all the good stuff you want in your tattoo artist. His original designs are gorgeous too. I would not hesitate to go back! Read Less
Holly R.
2 Jun 2017
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Clay Harpole is amazing!! He was super-easy to work with, very kind and pleasant yet professional. The shop looked very clean while having a funky vibe. My tattoo didn't take too long and looks perfec... Read More
Clay Harpole is amazing!! He was super-easy to work with, very kind and pleasant yet professional. The shop looked very clean while having a funky vibe. My tattoo didn't take too long and looks perfect. I'll definitely come back to Clay for more ink. Read Less
Sarah Huckins
31 May 2017
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I came in on a whim and now have a new favorite artist! I was hooked by their web page, it was silly and fun! But when I saw their work, I immediately thought of a bunch of my tattoo ideas I wanted do... Read More
I came in on a whim and now have a new favorite artist! I was hooked by their web page, it was silly and fun! But when I saw their work, I immediately thought of a bunch of my tattoo ideas I wanted done! They could have done well at all of them! But I'm glad to say I started my leg peice, and I am beyond happy!!! Thank you ssooooo much! And I an sending freinds your way! Read Less
Elyse O.
18 May 2017
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I am so grateful to have found Martian Arts!  The place itself has a wonderful feel- bright colors and cool art.  Most importantly, it is super duper clean!  Dan is a fantastic artist and a pleasure t... Read More
I am so grateful to have found Martian Arts!  The place itself has a wonderful feel- bright colors and cool art.  Most importantly, it is super duper clean!  Dan is a fantastic artist and a pleasure to work with!  I gave him some ideas which he took and made a gazillion times better. I absolutely adore my tattoo!  I can't sing Dan's praises enough!My sisters were with me and both worked with Clay.  He did beautiful detailed work.  He was very accommodating and really worked with them to make sure they were 100% happy.  It was a first tattoo for one sister and she was more than a little nervous but Clay has such a calming presence.  He made her feel like she could trust him and he put her completely at ease.If I could give more stars I would.  This place is a gem! Read Less
Quo Randall
17 May 2017
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I love coming here!!! Kari is really excellent and accommodating and the space is super warm and inviting. I can honestly say this is the first tattoo spot I've been to where I feel super comfortable.... Read More
I love coming here!!! Kari is really excellent and accommodating and the space is super warm and inviting. I can honestly say this is the first tattoo spot I've been to where I feel super comfortable. You guys rock!! 👽👽 Read Less
Amelia Valentine
9 May 2017
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Can't get any better than this tattoo paradise. All star staff, mad talent, kind people. Winning!!
Dara Tucker
8 May 2017
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The staff there are really nice and work with you to make sure the piece you are getting done you are 100% happy with it. I worked with Kari Yocum who is a fantastic artist and did some amazing col... Read More
The staff there are really nice and work with you to make sure the piece you are getting done you are 100% happy with it. I worked with Kari Yocum who is a fantastic artist and did some amazing color-work for me. I would definitely go back to Martian Arts for my next piece and highly recommend them. Read Less
Ana M.
6 May 2017
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I was in town for a show and we booked an airbnb just a couple blocks away from this place. We were bored and decided to look up tattoo spots to get spontaneous tats. This one and 1 more came up since... Read More
I was in town for a show and we booked an airbnb just a couple blocks away from this place. We were bored and decided to look up tattoo spots to get spontaneous tats. This one and 1 more came up since they are so close to each other. I clicked on this one and saw the amazing reviews about how nice and affordable this place is and the Owner, Jerry especially. We walk in with some ideas and Jerry greets us and says no problem. We wait a bit for a chair to open up and Jerry works on me, while my friend gets hers starts about 10 minutes later. Jerry is such a nice guy and I really appreciated his willingness to modify and reapply the stencil to get it just right. Easy going and a sweetheart. I will be working with him for my next art fear sure. Awesome spot and great vibes! Thanks Jerry!!! =D Read Less
Ana Marie L.
5 May 2017
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I was in town for a show and we booked an airbnb just a couple blocks away from this place. We were bored and decided to look up tattoo spots to get spontaneous tats. This one and 1 more came up since... Read More
I was in town for a show and we booked an airbnb just a couple blocks away from this place. We were bored and decided to look up tattoo spots to get spontaneous tats. This one and 1 more came up since they are so close to each other. I clicked on this one and saw the amazing reviews about how nice and affordable this place is and the Owner, Jerry especially. We walk in with some ideas and Jerry greets us and says no problem. We wait a bit for a chair to open up and Jerry works on me, while my friend gets hers starts about 10 minutes later. Jerry is such a nice guy and I really appreciated his willingness to modify and reapply the stencil to get it just right. Easy going and a sweetheart. I will be working with him for my next art fear sure. Awesome spot and great vibes! Thanks Jerry!!! =D Read Less
Sunni Patnode
25 Apr 2017
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My Husband and I came in for matching tattoos for my Birthday. By far the best tattoo I have! I get complements on it all the time. We love them so much! Amanda Pea is amazing!
Kelly Tyler
8 Apr 2017
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Amazing spot on job! I had wanted something that reminded me of my dad who had just passed. The problem was I didnt have a clue how to being the things together. Thats where Joanne came in!! Wow! ... Read More
Amazing spot on job! I had wanted something that reminded me of my dad who had just passed. The problem was I didnt have a clue how to being the things together. Thats where Joanne came in!! Wow! It was like she knew what i wanted even when i wasnt fully sure. She also has a great super gentle touch. I honestly have to say it was a great experience and will be bragging her and the shop up. Aslo the shop is very clean and welcoming. Total plus. You are made to feel like your work is the most important thing. Thank you....i will be back. Read Less
Fran Oland
27 Mar 2017
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Went in with two of my friends to get tattoos. Dan was amazing and he customized a design that incorporated my kiddos initials. It turned out beautiful. All of the staff was friendly and we all had a ... Read More
Went in with two of my friends to get tattoos. Dan was amazing and he customized a design that incorporated my kiddos initials. It turned out beautiful. All of the staff was friendly and we all had a great experience! Thank you Dan! Read Less
Lisa Rene Vogel
26 Mar 2017
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Thank you for the beautiful tattoos for myself and two friends! We appreciate you accommodating all three of us for our special girls day and night out! Thank you to Dan, I love it!
Mandy B.
12 Mar 2017
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I met Joanne at her first stop on her tattooing Journey and have stuck with her ever since. I will not be inked by anyone outside of Martian Arts. I consider Joanne and Jerry friends and I love these ... Read More
I met Joanne at her first stop on her tattooing Journey and have stuck with her ever since. I will not be inked by anyone outside of Martian Arts. I consider Joanne and Jerry friends and I love these guys, their work and their amazing attitudes. If you're looking for a tattoo studio in PDX and surrounding, seriously look no further!!! Read Less
menardactor
6 Mar 2017
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Friendliest Tattoo Studio I've ever experienced. Jerry is my artist. He has a light touch, clean lines and fair prices. Every tattoo has exceeded my expectations. I'm overdue for my next art.
Haks M.
1 Oct 2016
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Was recommended by a friend and just got a tattoo from Jerry. He did an excellent job, very nice and easy to talk and work with. I would recommend this shop for anyone that wants a great tattoo! Great... Read More
Was recommended by a friend and just got a tattoo from Jerry. He did an excellent job, very nice and easy to talk and work with. I would recommend this shop for anyone that wants a great tattoo! Great staff! Thanks again Jerry and Martian tattoos! Read Less
Addie B.
14 Sep 2016
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My boyfriend and I decided on a whim to get tattoos the other day, and we couldn't be happier with the experience!! I came in wanting a small lavender sprig on my forearm. Kari drew up a few sketches ... Read More
My boyfriend and I decided on a whim to get tattoos the other day, and we couldn't be happier with the experience!! I came in wanting a small lavender sprig on my forearm. Kari drew up a few sketches for me to choose from, and when it was time to start she was very informative and so friendly while walking me through my first tattoo experience! I couldn't be happier, it is exactly what I wanted. After I got mine my boyfriend got the itch to get one too! He ended up choosing a design from Kari's sketchbook that he liked. She happily took the extra 2ish hours to draw up a stencil for him and tattoo it on his bicep! It turned out so amazing, we love looking at it every day in total all of the detail! All in all we had the most wonderful time here, and the prices are very reasonable compared to other shops! I couldn't recommend Martian Arts and Kari more!! Read Less
Scott F
7 Sep 2016
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My wife and I went in last week to get tattoos from Amanda and Jerry. It was her second, my first and the experience was perfect. The shop is extremely clean and welcoming, and there were some good ... Read More
My wife and I went in last week to get tattoos from Amanda and Jerry. It was her second, my first and the experience was perfect. The shop is extremely clean and welcoming, and there were some good stories to be heard while getting the tattoo. Jerry and Amanda were very informative regarding the whole process, particularly with after-care. Thanks Martian Arts, I hope to be back some day! Read Less
Frank R.
3 Aug 2016
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Amanda totally hooked me up and polished up some really old semi-regretful stuff on my arms. This place has some talented artists and I highly recommend Amanda, she's an amazing artist! I only have a ... Read More
Amanda totally hooked me up and polished up some really old semi-regretful stuff on my arms. This place has some talented artists and I highly recommend Amanda, she's an amazing artist! I only have a pic of my left arm, but the right arm was equally done well.. She exceeded my expectations by far!! Read Less
Jesse J.
30 Jul 2016
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I absolutely love everything about Maritans. From the moment I called and had to leave a message, they got back to me in less than 20 minutes. They got us in the next day, gave me an estimate of time ... Read More
I absolutely love everything about Maritans. From the moment I called and had to leave a message, they got back to me in less than 20 minutes. They got us in the next day, gave me an estimate of time and cost. We came in and everyone was super friendly. I worked with Amanda on what I wanted and she was very easy to work with and accommodating. They initially quoted me 2 hours and $280 - ended up being under an hour and she only charged me the shop minimum of $80! She even snuck my husband in for a quick finger tattoo. She's a doll! I love my new tattoo! Read Less
Deanna N.
21 Jun 2016
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My boyfriend and I are from Cali and it was our first trip to Portland. We always wanted tats and this was our first tattoo experience. We absolutely LOVED it! Jerry and his wife and so friendly! Jerr... Read More
My boyfriend and I are from Cali and it was our first trip to Portland. We always wanted tats and this was our first tattoo experience. We absolutely LOVED it! Jerry and his wife and so friendly! Jerry is such an exceptional person! He took wonderful care of us and is such a great artist! His shop is super clean and he truly takes the time to make sure you are comfortable. He is the sweetest and when we come back to Portland we are getting another tat from him again!! Go see him! It's worth your time! Read Less
Sarah H.
14 Jun 2016
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My boyfriend and I felt very welcome when we got our 2 small tattoos by Jerry, he was very patient and super nice! Definitely wanna come back for a more detailed piece, we really loved the atmosphere ... Read More
My boyfriend and I felt very welcome when we got our 2 small tattoos by Jerry, he was very patient and super nice! Definitely wanna come back for a more detailed piece, we really loved the atmosphere at their studio. Read Less
Allison P.
18 Apr 2016
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YES! So very much yes. Amanda was amazing. A talented artist and a wonderful person to chat with while getting inked. She took my old, ugly, poorly executed flower tattoo and turned it into the most b... Read More
YES! So very much yes. Amanda was amazing. A talented artist and a wonderful person to chat with while getting inked. She took my old, ugly, poorly executed flower tattoo and turned it into the most beautiful piece of art. I can't stop staring at it. I love it!The shop itself is in a great location, right in the middle of bustling Hawthorne in SE between 33rd + 34th. It's upstairs and has lots of natural light and bright colors. This is not a dark, dingy spot. It's very welcoming, not to mention clean!It was very easy to set up an appointment via Facebook, and also send in pictures of what I currently had, and what I wanted to do. Jerry (the owner) was very responsive to all my messages and questions.I would recommend this shop to anyone, and would love to come back myself the next time I'm in Portland.Thanks to Amanda + Martian Arts! Read Less
Niq N.
14 Apr 2016
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I have several small tattoos that I have collected here and there over the years.  Since it had been more than ten years my last addition I  I was finally ready for something bigger so I searched Yelp... Read More
I have several small tattoos that I have collected here and there over the years.  Since it had been more than ten years my last addition I  I was finally ready for something bigger so I searched Yelp and read the many reviews for the many local tattoo studios and Martian Arts stood out .  I immediately had a good rapport with Joanne and entrusted her with the creation of my chest piece.   Every time I was walked up those stairs and into their studio I have felt welcome and at ease, after nearly twelve hours over several weeks there I felt at home and as if I had new friends.  Plus my chest looks beautiful and feels like the art was always there, we just couldn't see it before.P.S. I thought I submitted this ages ago, sorry about that!!! Read Less
Bryan D.
29 Mar 2016
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Great customer service and fantastic custom art!When I knew I'd be in Portland twice in one month, it seemed like a good opportunity to find a shop and plan a new piece. I researched several tattoo sh... Read More
Great customer service and fantastic custom art!When I knew I'd be in Portland twice in one month, it seemed like a good opportunity to find a shop and plan a new piece. I researched several tattoo shops online and decided to visit Martian Arts first. Everyone in the shop greeted me with a smile and a hello, and Jerry jumped up to help with the staff portfolios and answer questions. The shop was super clean, well organized, and had plenty of character. The next day I dropped by to talk about the concept I wanted, and Jerry Martian and Dan Donaldson took great notes and asked lots of questions. Since I wasn't sure which artist would be the best fit, they agreed to discuss it with the staff and see who was most excited about the concept. Dan contacted me the next day to let me know he'd be doing the work, and he asked a few more questions before starting his research. His first draft was even better than I was expecting, and over the course of the next three weeks, we emailed back and forth to tweak the concept. Knowing exactly what I was getting in advance was so much less stressful than settling for whatever can be drawn up while you wait.We scheduled my appointment for my second trip, and Dan blocked off the whole day just in case. When I arrived, all the artists were getting into full swing, and the shop was a pleasant buzz of activity, with good background music. Though the session was about five hours, the conversation was enjoyable, and Dan took his time to get everything perfect. Since I was flying back home the next day, Dan and another artist took special care to apply a breathable but waterproof adhesive wrap that can be kept for up to 48 hours, and the result was great.As we were wrapping up, a couple of my friends dropped in to see the end result, and they were shocked at Dan's mastery of the watercolor/shading on my comic-inspired piece. And they were more shocked that at the end of a long day, he took time to talk with them about the technique, show them the staff portfolios, and make some suggestions about a cover up one of them was considering. She'll be back this week to start planning a piece.I'm already thinking about my next visit. With any luck, we can come up with something that involves a collaboration of several Martian artists. They all do great work, and you can tell they love it! Can't wait to get back! Read Less
Barbie H.
6 Dec 2015
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HANDS DOWN THE BEST PLACE IN PORTLAND!!!!!We stumbled upon this place because Yelp sent us in the wrong direction!! Talk about amazing people, amazing artist and just great TATTOOS!! Three of us walke... Read More
HANDS DOWN THE BEST PLACE IN PORTLAND!!!!!We stumbled upon this place because Yelp sent us in the wrong direction!! Talk about amazing people, amazing artist and just great TATTOOS!! Three of us walked in with an idea and  Jerry, Amanda and Joanne made our ideas become reality!!! They were the most welcoming people these out of towners could ever hope for. It didn't stop there the other two artists were engaging and personable. Everyone in the shop made us feel like friends we have known for years. Besides the friendliness the art was amazing. Our tattoos look like what we presented them with. Their skills surpass most artist. NUMBER ONE PLACE IN PORTLAND!! BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS SHOP TO EVERYONE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE Thank you Martian Arts Tattoo for the best experience in Portland. We will see you again. Read Less
Elijah L.
18 Jun 2015
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Awesome service and very friendly staff!! I got a discount when I got two tattoos at once! I would highly recommend going to Martian Tattoo! They don't overcharge like other places :)
Robert R.
13 Mar 2015
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I recently moved to Portland and am just getting to know the area.  I had wanted some new ink for a while & I figured with all the change happening in my life, now would be a good time.  I scanned the... Read More
I recently moved to Portland and am just getting to know the area.  I had wanted some new ink for a while & I figured with all the change happening in my life, now would be a good time.  I scanned the internet for a local tattoo shop but just wasn't overly impressed with what I saw.  While Visiting WTF bikes, the owner Tom, pointed me in the direction of Martian Arts.  He showed me some of the tattoos he had done there & talked of how great Joanne & Jerry were.  He also attested to the fact that any of the other artists in the shop would be as just good because they only hired the best.  With such a ringing endorsement & proof right there on his skin I figured why not stop in.I was immediately impressed with the cleanliness & environment of Martian Arts. The music was pumping & the tattoo guns were buzzing away.  Although Jerry & Joanne were busy with clients, they still managed to greet me with a smile & point out the portfolios of all the artists who worked at the shop.  They let me know that someone else would be in within the next few minutes & offered me refreshments, for me that went a long way. Within a few minutes of my arrival, as promised, someone showed up & was prepared to answer my questions.  Amanda Pea walked in the door loaded up with her gear, said hello & asked me if I needed help.  She obviously was just getting into work but rather than go get her self set up she tossed all the stuff she was lugging to the side & was happy to help to make my next tattoo come to life.So there I am with this hip smiling gal ready to explain my tattoo wants & needs.  After a lengthy back & forth discussion I was ready to prop down a minimal deposit & set an appointment up for my next piece.  Amanda was very attentive & involved with what I wanted.  I had two things in mind, some simple script & a piece that was a sort of heritage concept & family dedication (We won't talk about my other idea that she wisely steered me away from. Thank god for her sensibility.) Amanda gave me her contact info & told me to email her my ideas, pictures and anything else that pops into my head regarding the tattoos.  She even told me to find her Facebook so I can see more of her work that she did not have readily available in her portfolio.  Her work was amazing and I was excited to see what she could do for me.  Now when someone says email me your ideas & I will look at them, I expect what I have experienced in other trips to a tattoo studios. The artist still ends up drawing your tattoo the day you get there as you are watching.  I don't exactly find this as a fault but sometimes I wonder is there a chance that it could have been better? To my pleasant surprise this is not at all what happened with Amanda.I emailed Amanda & she promptly responded.  My appointment was not for another week or so & she was already interacting with me.  Soon my inbox pinged with mock-ups & sketches of what was to come.  I asked my questions, tossed her ideas & she responded in kind & very quickly.  This girl was professional & smart all rolled into one.  She had several great ideas & suggestions for me that helped to develop my idea.  It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. So far  Amanda Pea was simply amazing.It has now been more than a week after my tattoos & I am finally sitting down to write this review.  The script on my arm was a simple phrase & something folks may find a bit cliché but never mind them, I love it.  Amanda's art and lines are sharp, crisp & done with an amazingly steady hand. It is exactly what I wanted but as I said before that was the simple one.  The other piece Amanda did is currently my pride & joy.My parents despise tattoos at least until this last one.  When I showed my mom Amanda's work she teared up & simply said that is a tattoo I will allow you to have (As if she could take away the others).  Amanda took my heritage & along with my parents initials merged it all into a magnificent piece that brought my tattoo-hating mother to tears.  That's an artist.  Yes maybe it is the added nostalgia that made my mother cry but if it was an ugly tattoo my mother would have waived it off with a disgruntled harrumph, of that I am fairly certain. It is such a meaningful piece that my brother who will be visiting me in July will be getting the exact same tattoo done. Family pride brought to you by Amanda Pea.If you ever are trying to decide on tattoo studio or artist I highly suggest the folks at Martian Tattoo & even more specifically Amanda Pea.  The prices are more than fair considering the time & effort put forth by these folks.  You can go to any random shop & get some flash or have them draw on you the day of or you can go to Martian & find true artists who take pride in their abilities & clients.  I know I will be back to visit & have more work done by Amanda sometime soon but if you get there before I do make sure to tell Amanda Robb sent you.  You will not be disappointed one bit. Read Less
Elias S.
4 Feb 2015
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I've been getting work done at Martian Arts for about 3 years, and it is the best tattoo experience I have ever had. I personally am a huge fan of Joanne Martian, as we have very similar taste in tatt... Read More
I've been getting work done at Martian Arts for about 3 years, and it is the best tattoo experience I have ever had. I personally am a huge fan of Joanne Martian, as we have very similar taste in tattoos and style, but Jerry's work is also exceptional. Joanne has done 90% of the work on my body and currently I try to make it in to see her as much as possible. The shop is one of the most comfortable places to be, I look forward to long sessions there where I get to hang out for the day, as there is always a good mood and lots of smiles. I have gotten tattoos all over the world, and couldn't recommend this shop enough! Read Less
Sepe D.
23 Nov 2014
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I had the most amazing experience today at Martian arts! Jerry, his wife, and the entire staff are so nice! After having the worst experience with my previous artist I almost gave up but he really cha... Read More
I had the most amazing experience today at Martian arts! Jerry, his wife, and the entire staff are so nice! After having the worst experience with my previous artist I almost gave up but he really changed my experience. So excited to get more work done. This is the best place! Read Less
Ali K.
13 Nov 2014
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I am officially in love with this shop.First off, the location is amazing. Being able to look down over Hawthorne while getting tattooed is pretty bad ass. The atmosphere inside is fantastic; warm, cl... Read More
I am officially in love with this shop.First off, the location is amazing. Being able to look down over Hawthorne while getting tattooed is pretty bad ass. The atmosphere inside is fantastic; warm, clean, open, and inviting. And the married couple that own it are just awesomely adorable.My artist, Amanda, was so much darn fun. I came in with an idea and she took it and ran in the best possible direction. I cannot recommend her highly enough (my husband came in the next week and got some work from her as well after he saw mine). Overall I was 100%blown away. If you're in PDX and considering a tattoo do yourself a favor and get your butt over here. Read Less
Sugarbee D.
2 Sep 2014
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This shop is tattoo paradise! Married Martian team Jerry and Joanne are rock stars!! Not only are they super cool people they are both extremely talented tattoo artists. The shop itself has a great en... Read More
This shop is tattoo paradise! Married Martian team Jerry and Joanne are rock stars!! Not only are they super cool people they are both extremely talented tattoo artists. The shop itself has a great energy to it and is centrally/conveniently located in Hawthorne.  My husband and I were both tattooed by Joanne recently and couldn't have had a better experience. I have not had any work done by Jerry yet, but have many friends who have and they all sing his praises. We are however in the beginning stages of an add-on large piece that I'm quite excited about. I am a bartender and have a lot of visible ink, so it am constantly being asked where to go for a great tattoo. I always recommend Martian as I know they will have a great experience. Read Less
Brittany L.
31 May 2014
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I was a bit nervous going in, its been awhile since my last tattoo. Jerry totally put me at ease and the atmosphere is really great. You can tell everyone who works there enjoys what they do. I also L... Read More
I was a bit nervous going in, its been awhile since my last tattoo. Jerry totally put me at ease and the atmosphere is really great. You can tell everyone who works there enjoys what they do. I also LOVE my tattoo and will be back again soon. Read Less
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Martian Arts Tattoo Studio

Portland, Oregon
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3352 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland Oregon 97214
Martian Arts Tattoo studio located in the heart of Hawthorne District. We have a very talented, friendly staff specializing in many different styles. Joanne Martian, Emmanuel Hele, Eric Blackburn and Jerry Martian. Stop by and see us anytime!
Monday
12:00PM-20:00PM
Tuesday
12:00PM-20:00PM
Wednesday
12:00PM-20:00PM
Thursday
12:00PM-20:00PM
Friday
12:00PM-20:00PM
Saturday
12:00PM-20:00PM
Sunday
12:00PM-18:00PM
Lisa S.
16 Jun 2019
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This is a shout out to the amazing Joanne. I wanted to get a tattoo to commemorate my 15 year cancerversary so I was looking for someone to do it. Thankfully my nail girl recommended Joanne.I emailed ... Read More
This is a shout out to the amazing Joanne. I wanted to get a tattoo to commemorate my 15 year cancerversary so I was looking for someone to do it. Thankfully my nail girl recommended Joanne.I emailed her a couple of pictures, one of the tattoo I wanted and one of my cancer ribbon. I told her to put her spin on it and she went above my expectations. I absolutely LOVE it and loved her. She's super cool and really takes to heart what you ask for but she helps make it come to life. You can see her passion and pride for what she does.The shop is really cool and the other artists where really nice and welcoming. If you're looking for a tattoo artist you have to check out Joanne, you won't be sorry you did! Read Less
Emily C.
24 May 2019
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I can not recommend Gabe more. I am visiting PDX for my birthday. I came to Martian Arts on a recommendation and connected with Gabe. I went in Monday to explain to him what I wanted, his excitement m... Read More
I can not recommend Gabe more. I am visiting PDX for my birthday. I came to Martian Arts on a recommendation and connected with Gabe. I went in Monday to explain to him what I wanted, his excitement matched mine every step of the way. I scheduled an appointment for Friday. I showed up and he was ready and prepared to show me what he had worked up. He really worked with me on every single detail from design, to size, to placement. During my tattoo he checked on me regularly to make sure I was doing okay (high pain on chest tattoos). He made me feel very comfortable and important. He even used some topical numbing agent to help when we got to the shading (and it really did help!). I would give more than 5 stars if I could. A truly gifted artist. You will not be disappointed. Read Less
Lyndsey B.
28 Apr 2019
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I got my favorite singer to sign my arm when I met her at her show Friday night (Lizzo, if you didn't know, now you know) with the intention of having it tattooed forever. The trouble was finding a sh... Read More
I got my favorite singer to sign my arm when I met her at her show Friday night (Lizzo, if you didn't know, now you know) with the intention of having it tattooed forever. The trouble was finding a shop that had last minute availability - most other places were reservation only, and it was tough to find a place that would make it permanent before it faded completely. From the first phone call with Jerry, I knew this place would be the one to help me out. Adam was my artist and worked with me to get it exactly how I wanted it. He did an excellent job, and he was fun to talk to. I had him clean up the writing since it was signed quickly with sharpie, and the drawing Adam did was based off of what was left on my arm... much of it had been smudged while sleeping. I'm thrilled with the results. The vibe of the shop was very laid back and the music happened to be excellent while I was getting tattooed. I would be happy to come back for more work in the future! Thanks, my dudes! Read Less
J H.
27 Apr 2019
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MARTIANS -  Many hours and lots of $$ spent at Martians... TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!  Thor does incredible work. He's a super RAD Human on top of being wicked talanted!!   Black n Grey/ Realism is his speci... Read More
MARTIANS -  Many hours and lots of $$ spent at Martians... TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!  Thor does incredible work. He's a super RAD Human on top of being wicked talanted!!   Black n Grey/ Realism is his specialty although he can rock any style!  The owners Jerry and Joanne are super cool and totally rock their own styles of tattooing.  We look foward to going in every time!  Always fun and ALWAYS thrilled with the work that's  been done.  If you want to go to a super hip feel good Tattoo Shop that is professional AND fun then go to Martians.  Everyone that works there is awesome!!!  promise you won't be disappointed!!!!  No... I did not get paid for this review OR get a discount!!! Hahahahahaha..... Read Less
Sean B.
16 Apr 2019
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Jerry, Joanne, and crew are hands down the best artists in the area. Their diverse crew can appeal to anyones hopes and dreams. The environment at the shop is unbeatable. Chill, professional, and you ... Read More
Jerry, Joanne, and crew are hands down the best artists in the area. Their diverse crew can appeal to anyones hopes and dreams. The environment at the shop is unbeatable. Chill, professional, and you will always leave with a laugh and a good story.I have had over 7 pieces done by Jerry and love every one of them. I have never felt more comfortable or relaxed during a tattoo session than I have here. They really make you feel at home and comfortable! 10/10 would recommend to anyone. You have found the right shop. Read Less
Stephane B.
30 Mar 2019
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This has been the best tattoo experience. I have 7 tattoos from various artists and by far this is my favorite visit. Jerry is a wonderful artist with great intuition and understanding of your idea of... Read More
This has been the best tattoo experience. I have 7 tattoos from various artists and by far this is my favorite visit. Jerry is a wonderful artist with great intuition and understanding of your idea of tattoo art. He was thorough, fun and really conversational. It really made the whole experience absolutely pleasant and I recomend their shop to everyone!!! Read Less
Maddie N.
15 Mar 2019
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Love my first tattoo! I was super nervous walking in and the staff was super nice and patient with me. Will definitely come back next time I'm in Portland! Thank you
Fiema M.
19 Feb 2019
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My husband and I worked with Gabe. He was fantastic!! We brought sketches in, he cleaned them up, and was able to fit us into the schedule in two days. The designs were beautiful, and he was so quick!... Read More
My husband and I worked with Gabe. He was fantastic!! We brought sketches in, he cleaned them up, and was able to fit us into the schedule in two days. The designs were beautiful, and he was so quick! I'm still blown away on how quickly they were and how thorough of a job he did. He's the best artist we've seen in Portland, by far. Thank you, Gabe!!!! Read Less
Quynhh T.
25 Sep 2018
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It's my first time having a tattoo and it's was great!!! Even though there was a misunderstanding since I thought my appointment was confirmed but it wasn't. Fortunately he still available. Thanks Gab... Read More
It's my first time having a tattoo and it's was great!!! Even though there was a misunderstanding since I thought my appointment was confirmed but it wasn't. Fortunately he still available. Thanks Gabe!! You're fantastic! Read Less
Robyn D.
18 Jun 2018
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This place is amazing! I've had quite a few friends come get tattooed here so when my Aunt said she wanted to go get one when she was in town, I knew this was the place to go!  They're clean, friendly... Read More
This place is amazing! I've had quite a few friends come get tattooed here so when my Aunt said she wanted to go get one when she was in town, I knew this was the place to go!  They're clean, friendly, super professional and I felt very relaxed and knew we were in good hands.  Thank you so much for taking us as walk-ins and getting us both in! It was an amazing experience and Kendra did an wonderful job! Highly recommend and will be back for sure! Read Less
Skylar Binford
8 May 2018
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There is nothing bad to say about Martian Arts Tattoo. I've been in twice and I can safely say I will never be going anywhere else. All the artists are fun, kind, and go above and beyond to make sure ... Read More
There is nothing bad to say about Martian Arts Tattoo. I've been in twice and I can safely say I will never be going anywhere else. All the artists are fun, kind, and go above and beyond to make sure you have the best looking tattoo possible. I was tattooed once by Jerry and once by Thor and they both did incredible work. I came to them with an idea and they offered up design ideas that took both tattoos from pretty good, to beyond beautiful and unique. They have the talent of turning your words and ideas into the perfect design. Not only are they talented, they went out of the way to make me as comfortable as possible. I'm not that great with pain, but they made it as painless as they possibly could, which was greatly appreciated. The prices are more than reasonable, they're always lower than I expect. If you're on the fence about checking them out, just go. Read Less
Melissa E.
29 Apr 2018
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Dan Donaldson gave me and my friend the best tattoo experience ever! We walked in yesterday to talk about some ideas we had. He said he'd be able to do it that day but recommended to come in the next ... Read More
Dan Donaldson gave me and my friend the best tattoo experience ever! We walked in yesterday to talk about some ideas we had. He said he'd be able to do it that day but recommended to come in the next day so he could really work on our ideas. Even after that we had good conversation about podcasts - he was super friendly! Today we came in early, and he was ready to go over what he came up with - the concepts were amazing! He checked in with both of us as he went. He was also great at easing my friend and talking her through everything since it was her first tattoo. Thanks Dan for making this experience for both of us so fantastic! Read Less
Dor Mishory
26 Mar 2018
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Dan is not just a tattoo person is a true artist. I recommend this place and Dan, the place is clean and the artists are very nice and knowledgeable. Give them a call
Cass Galvn
23 Mar 2018
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Great place to get work done. Friendly people, great artists.
Lakota Sharp
7 Mar 2018
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I am so glad I found this place! Talk about great staff. The service was absolutely amazing here I was able to talk out ideas and prices in a safe and comfortable environment. This is my second tattoo... Read More
I am so glad I found this place! Talk about great staff. The service was absolutely amazing here I was able to talk out ideas and prices in a safe and comfortable environment. This is my second tattoo and I am stoked I went here. Clean work soace and eqipmemt and friendly staff. And not to mention amazing work! Would go here again and would highly recommend them to anyone. They even accept walkins! Read Less
Shaw D.
20 Dec 2017
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This. Place. Is. Amazing. Whether you're all sleeved out or looking for your first piece of work- go here. Price: not just reasonable, but really low for what I got. Personality: both clay and the oth... Read More
This. Place. Is. Amazing. Whether you're all sleeved out or looking for your first piece of work- go here. Price: not just reasonable, but really low for what I got. Personality: both clay and the other tattoo artist were incredibly friendly. Clay (@clayharpole on ig) is a gentleman tattooist. Light handed and incredibly detail oriented. I put him through the ringer with redesign after redesign. He gave me feedback. And listened. And was incredibly patient throughout the entire process. I'm relatively new to tattoos (three) and his attitude helped me feel really comfortable. When we were done he gave me the clearest instructions for aftercare and when he learned I was flying hooked me up with a special patch for the art. Art: second to none. Clay's artwork was amazing. I absolutely love the work he did on my leg and willBe flying back out to have more work done by him. Add to that how quick he did it (less than an hour) and you have the mix for a one of a kind artist. I've had other artists tattoo on me and he absolutely beats them all. Area: the area itself has a bunch to do. Thrift shop. Solid coffee spots. Blue star donuts down the street. So if friends are coming with they won't be bored. Any questions. Send me a message. Read Less
Kelly G.
20 Dec 2017
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The folks who work at this tattoo parlor are the nicest humans I have ever met at a tattoo parlor. They're super welcoming and offer tea, candies, and water to their guests to make them comfortable. T... Read More
The folks who work at this tattoo parlor are the nicest humans I have ever met at a tattoo parlor. They're super welcoming and offer tea, candies, and water to their guests to make them comfortable. The tattoo artists are also most definitely artists. Some of the designs in the books are incredible. Clay has these awesome line tattoos that are brilliantly drawn and original. He also had a drawing of a daisy that was so real it looked like a photo. My boyfriend worked with Clay Harpole on a custom piece that turned out absolutely incredible. He took a lot of care in designing the piece, and didn't rush the process at all. There's also a bunch of cool stuff around this spot. There's great food (blue star donuts and tons of restaurants) and cool vintage shops. So if you're dragging anyone in with you, they'll have plenty to keep them busy if they want to stretch their legs. Read Less
Pablo A.
10 Dec 2017
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My girlfriend and I went on Vacation and decided on a spur of the moment tattoo! Prices are really great without any impact on quality! They each practice their own healing procedures for their respec... Read More
My girlfriend and I went on Vacation and decided on a spur of the moment tattoo! Prices are really great without any impact on quality! They each practice their own healing procedures for their respective style of tattooing which I did not know! Super knowledgeable and down to earth! We scheduled on Friday and we're sat down on that following Sunday! Do your research but trust me, you won't be disappointed with the end result! Read Less
April Sunshine
26 Oct 2017
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Speedy and professional. The owner was so fun to talk to and so knowledgeable. I really enjoyed his colorful, cute art style and I'm very pleased with the beautiful tattoo he created for me. It's heal... Read More
Speedy and professional. The owner was so fun to talk to and so knowledgeable. I really enjoyed his colorful, cute art style and I'm very pleased with the beautiful tattoo he created for me. It's healed now and the colors came out just right. Sharp and vibrant. Just plain gorgeous. I do recommend buying some tattoo goo and gentle unscented handsoap and lotion for aftercare BEFORE you have your work done. If I ever want another tattoo I'll definitely go back! Highly recommended! Read Less
Aiden A.
25 Oct 2017
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This shop is everything I've always wanted to experience when getting a tattoo. First of all, they are friendly, welcoming and happy to see folks coming in. So many times I've been to shops who border... Read More
This shop is everything I've always wanted to experience when getting a tattoo. First of all, they are friendly, welcoming and happy to see folks coming in. So many times I've been to shops who borderline ignore me or give the impression that the tattoo I want is "below" their standards or a waste of their time. Amanda was my artist and she did an amazing job in translating my love of Portland into a beautiful rose tattoo. She was super chill, and made sure I was comfortable. I'll be back in Portland to get ink from this shop again. Read Less
Chelsea H.
26 Aug 2017
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I have finally allowed Yelp to ring me in and joined solely to tell anyone and everyone how amazing Martian arts tattoo and particularly the lovely Joanne are!! The moment we walked past the vibes wer... Read More
I have finally allowed Yelp to ring me in and joined solely to tell anyone and everyone how amazing Martian arts tattoo and particularly the lovely Joanne are!! The moment we walked past the vibes were so high and I walked right in to the beautiful inviting space and immediately got a walk in appointment and knew it was the right choice. My piece was a small collection of alchemical symbols but the placement on my arm and precise line work done by Joanne were what put this tattoo over the top. Painless and flawless are the words. Professional, genuine and beautifully friendly, I look forward to saving some money and taking my butt straight back to Joanne, these guys rock so much. Go get some art you'll never forget! Thank you everyone for an incredible experience and the amazing space you've created, it's one of a kind. Read Less
Jennifer Northcutt
9 Jul 2017
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Kari is the best! Cool, nerdy shop with great artists.
Jude Bezzant
24 Jun 2017
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Amanda PEA was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for being awesome! Definitely my tattoo go to place now! The staff it as great. The area was welcoming and has a great style to it.
Michael Sonka
22 Jun 2017
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I went in on a whim while visiting Portland. I wanted something very simple, small, and understated, and worked with Joanne to create the perfect piece of art. She was super easy to work with and she... Read More
I went in on a whim while visiting Portland. I wanted something very simple, small, and understated, and worked with Joanne to create the perfect piece of art. She was super easy to work with and she made me feel completely comfortable. Turns out she's the owner! If the owner treats a random person like me with such kindness and attentiveness, just think what they'd do for you.Read Less
Holly Rene
5 Jun 2017
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A friend got an original design by Clay Harpole & it turned out beautifully, so I brought him a design I wanted to get inked on my arm. Clay was super-nice, chill, professional, efficient, etc. etc. a... Read More
A friend got an original design by Clay Harpole & it turned out beautifully, so I brought him a design I wanted to get inked on my arm. Clay was super-nice, chill, professional, efficient, etc. etc. and my new tattoo is just what I wanted! Yay Clay and Martian Arts! Read Less
holly r
5 Jun 2017
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A friend recommended Clay & I'm so glad he did! Clay was easy to work with, friendly, professional, efficient, all the good stuff you want in your tattoo artist. His original designs are gorgeous too.... Read More
A friend recommended Clay & I'm so glad he did! Clay was easy to work with, friendly, professional, efficient, all the good stuff you want in your tattoo artist. His original designs are gorgeous too. I would not hesitate to go back! Read Less
Holly R.
2 Jun 2017
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Clay Harpole is amazing!! He was super-easy to work with, very kind and pleasant yet professional. The shop looked very clean while having a funky vibe. My tattoo didn't take too long and looks perfec... Read More
Clay Harpole is amazing!! He was super-easy to work with, very kind and pleasant yet professional. The shop looked very clean while having a funky vibe. My tattoo didn't take too long and looks perfect. I'll definitely come back to Clay for more ink. Read Less
Sarah Huckins
31 May 2017
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I came in on a whim and now have a new favorite artist! I was hooked by their web page, it was silly and fun! But when I saw their work, I immediately thought of a bunch of my tattoo ideas I wanted do... Read More
I came in on a whim and now have a new favorite artist! I was hooked by their web page, it was silly and fun! But when I saw their work, I immediately thought of a bunch of my tattoo ideas I wanted done! They could have done well at all of them! But I'm glad to say I started my leg peice, and I am beyond happy!!! Thank you ssooooo much! And I an sending freinds your way! Read Less
Elyse O.
18 May 2017
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I am so grateful to have found Martian Arts!  The place itself has a wonderful feel- bright colors and cool art.  Most importantly, it is super duper clean!  Dan is a fantastic artist and a pleasure t... Read More
I am so grateful to have found Martian Arts!  The place itself has a wonderful feel- bright colors and cool art.  Most importantly, it is super duper clean!  Dan is a fantastic artist and a pleasure to work with!  I gave him some ideas which he took and made a gazillion times better. I absolutely adore my tattoo!  I can't sing Dan's praises enough!My sisters were with me and both worked with Clay.  He did beautiful detailed work.  He was very accommodating and really worked with them to make sure they were 100% happy.  It was a first tattoo for one sister and she was more than a little nervous but Clay has such a calming presence.  He made her feel like she could trust him and he put her completely at ease.If I could give more stars I would.  This place is a gem! Read Less
Quo Randall
17 May 2017
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I love coming here!!! Kari is really excellent and accommodating and the space is super warm and inviting. I can honestly say this is the first tattoo spot I've been to where I feel super comfortable.... Read More
I love coming here!!! Kari is really excellent and accommodating and the space is super warm and inviting. I can honestly say this is the first tattoo spot I've been to where I feel super comfortable. You guys rock!! 👽👽 Read Less
Amelia Valentine
9 May 2017
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Can't get any better than this tattoo paradise. All star staff, mad talent, kind people. Winning!!
Dara Tucker
8 May 2017
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The staff there are really nice and work with you to make sure the piece you are getting done you are 100% happy with it. I worked with Kari Yocum who is a fantastic artist and did some amazing col... Read More
The staff there are really nice and work with you to make sure the piece you are getting done you are 100% happy with it. I worked with Kari Yocum who is a fantastic artist and did some amazing color-work for me. I would definitely go back to Martian Arts for my next piece and highly recommend them. Read Less
Ana M.
6 May 2017
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I was in town for a show and we booked an airbnb just a couple blocks away from this place. We were bored and decided to look up tattoo spots to get spontaneous tats. This one and 1 more came up since... Read More
I was in town for a show and we booked an airbnb just a couple blocks away from this place. We were bored and decided to look up tattoo spots to get spontaneous tats. This one and 1 more came up since they are so close to each other. I clicked on this one and saw the amazing reviews about how nice and affordable this place is and the Owner, Jerry especially. We walk in with some ideas and Jerry greets us and says no problem. We wait a bit for a chair to open up and Jerry works on me, while my friend gets hers starts about 10 minutes later. Jerry is such a nice guy and I really appreciated his willingness to modify and reapply the stencil to get it just right. Easy going and a sweetheart. I will be working with him for my next art fear sure. Awesome spot and great vibes! Thanks Jerry!!! =D Read Less
Ana Marie L.
5 May 2017
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I was in town for a show and we booked an airbnb just a couple blocks away from this place. We were bored and decided to look up tattoo spots to get spontaneous tats. This one and 1 more came up since... Read More
I was in town for a show and we booked an airbnb just a couple blocks away from this place. We were bored and decided to look up tattoo spots to get spontaneous tats. This one and 1 more came up since they are so close to each other. I clicked on this one and saw the amazing reviews about how nice and affordable this place is and the Owner, Jerry especially. We walk in with some ideas and Jerry greets us and says no problem. We wait a bit for a chair to open up and Jerry works on me, while my friend gets hers starts about 10 minutes later. Jerry is such a nice guy and I really appreciated his willingness to modify and reapply the stencil to get it just right. Easy going and a sweetheart. I will be working with him for my next art fear sure. Awesome spot and great vibes! Thanks Jerry!!! =D Read Less
Sunni Patnode
25 Apr 2017
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My Husband and I came in for matching tattoos for my Birthday. By far the best tattoo I have! I get complements on it all the time. We love them so much! Amanda Pea is amazing!
Kelly Tyler
8 Apr 2017
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Amazing spot on job! I had wanted something that reminded me of my dad who had just passed. The problem was I didnt have a clue how to being the things together. Thats where Joanne came in!! Wow! ... Read More
Amazing spot on job! I had wanted something that reminded me of my dad who had just passed. The problem was I didnt have a clue how to being the things together. Thats where Joanne came in!! Wow! It was like she knew what i wanted even when i wasnt fully sure. She also has a great super gentle touch. I honestly have to say it was a great experience and will be bragging her and the shop up. Aslo the shop is very clean and welcoming. Total plus. You are made to feel like your work is the most important thing. Thank you....i will be back. Read Less
Fran Oland
27 Mar 2017
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Went in with two of my friends to get tattoos. Dan was amazing and he customized a design that incorporated my kiddos initials. It turned out beautiful. All of the staff was friendly and we all had a ... Read More
Went in with two of my friends to get tattoos. Dan was amazing and he customized a design that incorporated my kiddos initials. It turned out beautiful. All of the staff was friendly and we all had a great experience! Thank you Dan! Read Less
Lisa Rene Vogel
26 Mar 2017
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Thank you for the beautiful tattoos for myself and two friends! We appreciate you accommodating all three of us for our special girls day and night out! Thank you to Dan, I love it!
Mandy B.
12 Mar 2017
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I met Joanne at her first stop on her tattooing Journey and have stuck with her ever since. I will not be inked by anyone outside of Martian Arts. I consider Joanne and Jerry friends and I love these ... Read More
I met Joanne at her first stop on her tattooing Journey and have stuck with her ever since. I will not be inked by anyone outside of Martian Arts. I consider Joanne and Jerry friends and I love these guys, their work and their amazing attitudes. If you're looking for a tattoo studio in PDX and surrounding, seriously look no further!!! Read Less
menardactor
6 Mar 2017
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Friendliest Tattoo Studio I've ever experienced. Jerry is my artist. He has a light touch, clean lines and fair prices. Every tattoo has exceeded my expectations. I'm overdue for my next art.
Haks M.
1 Oct 2016
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Was recommended by a friend and just got a tattoo from Jerry. He did an excellent job, very nice and easy to talk and work with. I would recommend this shop for anyone that wants a great tattoo! Great... Read More
Was recommended by a friend and just got a tattoo from Jerry. He did an excellent job, very nice and easy to talk and work with. I would recommend this shop for anyone that wants a great tattoo! Great staff! Thanks again Jerry and Martian tattoos! Read Less
Addie B.
14 Sep 2016
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My boyfriend and I decided on a whim to get tattoos the other day, and we couldn't be happier with the experience!! I came in wanting a small lavender sprig on my forearm. Kari drew up a few sketches ... Read More
My boyfriend and I decided on a whim to get tattoos the other day, and we couldn't be happier with the experience!! I came in wanting a small lavender sprig on my forearm. Kari drew up a few sketches for me to choose from, and when it was time to start she was very informative and so friendly while walking me through my first tattoo experience! I couldn't be happier, it is exactly what I wanted. After I got mine my boyfriend got the itch to get one too! He ended up choosing a design from Kari's sketchbook that he liked. She happily took the extra 2ish hours to draw up a stencil for him and tattoo it on his bicep! It turned out so amazing, we love looking at it every day in total all of the detail! All in all we had the most wonderful time here, and the prices are very reasonable compared to other shops! I couldn't recommend Martian Arts and Kari more!! Read Less
Scott F
7 Sep 2016
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My wife and I went in last week to get tattoos from Amanda and Jerry. It was her second, my first and the experience was perfect. The shop is extremely clean and welcoming, and there were some good ... Read More
My wife and I went in last week to get tattoos from Amanda and Jerry. It was her second, my first and the experience was perfect. The shop is extremely clean and welcoming, and there were some good stories to be heard while getting the tattoo. Jerry and Amanda were very informative regarding the whole process, particularly with after-care. Thanks Martian Arts, I hope to be back some day! Read Less
Frank R.
3 Aug 2016
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Amanda totally hooked me up and polished up some really old semi-regretful stuff on my arms. This place has some talented artists and I highly recommend Amanda, she's an amazing artist! I only have a ... Read More
Amanda totally hooked me up and polished up some really old semi-regretful stuff on my arms. This place has some talented artists and I highly recommend Amanda, she's an amazing artist! I only have a pic of my left arm, but the right arm was equally done well.. She exceeded my expectations by far!! Read Less
Jesse J.
30 Jul 2016
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I absolutely love everything about Maritans. From the moment I called and had to leave a message, they got back to me in less than 20 minutes. They got us in the next day, gave me an estimate of time ... Read More
I absolutely love everything about Maritans. From the moment I called and had to leave a message, they got back to me in less than 20 minutes. They got us in the next day, gave me an estimate of time and cost. We came in and everyone was super friendly. I worked with Amanda on what I wanted and she was very easy to work with and accommodating. They initially quoted me 2 hours and $280 - ended up being under an hour and she only charged me the shop minimum of $80! She even snuck my husband in for a quick finger tattoo. She's a doll! I love my new tattoo! Read Less
Deanna N.
21 Jun 2016
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My boyfriend and I are from Cali and it was our first trip to Portland. We always wanted tats and this was our first tattoo experience. We absolutely LOVED it! Jerry and his wife and so friendly! Jerr... Read More
My boyfriend and I are from Cali and it was our first trip to Portland. We always wanted tats and this was our first tattoo experience. We absolutely LOVED it! Jerry and his wife and so friendly! Jerry is such an exceptional person! He took wonderful care of us and is such a great artist! His shop is super clean and he truly takes the time to make sure you are comfortable. He is the sweetest and when we come back to Portland we are getting another tat from him again!! Go see him! It's worth your time! Read Less
Sarah H.
14 Jun 2016
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My boyfriend and I felt very welcome when we got our 2 small tattoos by Jerry, he was very patient and super nice! Definitely wanna come back for a more detailed piece, we really loved the atmosphere ... Read More
My boyfriend and I felt very welcome when we got our 2 small tattoos by Jerry, he was very patient and super nice! Definitely wanna come back for a more detailed piece, we really loved the atmosphere at their studio. Read Less
Allison P.
18 Apr 2016
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YES! So very much yes. Amanda was amazing. A talented artist and a wonderful person to chat with while getting inked. She took my old, ugly, poorly executed flower tattoo and turned it into the most b... Read More
YES! So very much yes. Amanda was amazing. A talented artist and a wonderful person to chat with while getting inked. She took my old, ugly, poorly executed flower tattoo and turned it into the most beautiful piece of art. I can't stop staring at it. I love it!The shop itself is in a great location, right in the middle of bustling Hawthorne in SE between 33rd + 34th. It's upstairs and has lots of natural light and bright colors. This is not a dark, dingy spot. It's very welcoming, not to mention clean!It was very easy to set up an appointment via Facebook, and also send in pictures of what I currently had, and what I wanted to do. Jerry (the owner) was very responsive to all my messages and questions.I would recommend this shop to anyone, and would love to come back myself the next time I'm in Portland.Thanks to Amanda + Martian Arts! Read Less
Niq N.
14 Apr 2016
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I have several small tattoos that I have collected here and there over the years.  Since it had been more than ten years my last addition I  I was finally ready for something bigger so I searched Yelp... Read More
I have several small tattoos that I have collected here and there over the years.  Since it had been more than ten years my last addition I  I was finally ready for something bigger so I searched Yelp and read the many reviews for the many local tattoo studios and Martian Arts stood out .  I immediately had a good rapport with Joanne and entrusted her with the creation of my chest piece.   Every time I was walked up those stairs and into their studio I have felt welcome and at ease, after nearly twelve hours over several weeks there I felt at home and as if I had new friends.  Plus my chest looks beautiful and feels like the art was always there, we just couldn't see it before.P.S. I thought I submitted this ages ago, sorry about that!!! Read Less
Bryan D.
29 Mar 2016
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Great customer service and fantastic custom art!When I knew I'd be in Portland twice in one month, it seemed like a good opportunity to find a shop and plan a new piece. I researched several tattoo sh... Read More
Great customer service and fantastic custom art!When I knew I'd be in Portland twice in one month, it seemed like a good opportunity to find a shop and plan a new piece. I researched several tattoo shops online and decided to visit Martian Arts first. Everyone in the shop greeted me with a smile and a hello, and Jerry jumped up to help with the staff portfolios and answer questions. The shop was super clean, well organized, and had plenty of character. The next day I dropped by to talk about the concept I wanted, and Jerry Martian and Dan Donaldson took great notes and asked lots of questions. Since I wasn't sure which artist would be the best fit, they agreed to discuss it with the staff and see who was most excited about the concept. Dan contacted me the next day to let me know he'd be doing the work, and he asked a few more questions before starting his research. His first draft was even better than I was expecting, and over the course of the next three weeks, we emailed back and forth to tweak the concept. Knowing exactly what I was getting in advance was so much less stressful than settling for whatever can be drawn up while you wait.We scheduled my appointment for my second trip, and Dan blocked off the whole day just in case. When I arrived, all the artists were getting into full swing, and the shop was a pleasant buzz of activity, with good background music. Though the session was about five hours, the conversation was enjoyable, and Dan took his time to get everything perfect. Since I was flying back home the next day, Dan and another artist took special care to apply a breathable but waterproof adhesive wrap that can be kept for up to 48 hours, and the result was great.As we were wrapping up, a couple of my friends dropped in to see the end result, and they were shocked at Dan's mastery of the watercolor/shading on my comic-inspired piece. And they were more shocked that at the end of a long day, he took time to talk with them about the technique, show them the staff portfolios, and make some suggestions about a cover up one of them was considering. She'll be back this week to start planning a piece.I'm already thinking about my next visit. With any luck, we can come up with something that involves a collaboration of several Martian artists. They all do great work, and you can tell they love it! Can't wait to get back! Read Less
Barbie H.
6 Dec 2015
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HANDS DOWN THE BEST PLACE IN PORTLAND!!!!!We stumbled upon this place because Yelp sent us in the wrong direction!! Talk about amazing people, amazing artist and just great TATTOOS!! Three of us walke... Read More
HANDS DOWN THE BEST PLACE IN PORTLAND!!!!!We stumbled upon this place because Yelp sent us in the wrong direction!! Talk about amazing people, amazing artist and just great TATTOOS!! Three of us walked in with an idea and  Jerry, Amanda and Joanne made our ideas become reality!!! They were the most welcoming people these out of towners could ever hope for. It didn't stop there the other two artists were engaging and personable. Everyone in the shop made us feel like friends we have known for years. Besides the friendliness the art was amazing. Our tattoos look like what we presented them with. Their skills surpass most artist. NUMBER ONE PLACE IN PORTLAND!! BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS SHOP TO EVERYONE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE Thank you Martian Arts Tattoo for the best experience in Portland. We will see you again. Read Less
Elijah L.
18 Jun 2015
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Awesome service and very friendly staff!! I got a discount when I got two tattoos at once! I would highly recommend going to Martian Tattoo! They don't overcharge like other places :)
Robert R.
13 Mar 2015
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I recently moved to Portland and am just getting to know the area.  I had wanted some new ink for a while & I figured with all the change happening in my life, now would be a good time.  I scanned the... Read More
I recently moved to Portland and am just getting to know the area.  I had wanted some new ink for a while & I figured with all the change happening in my life, now would be a good time.  I scanned the internet for a local tattoo shop but just wasn't overly impressed with what I saw.  While Visiting WTF bikes, the owner Tom, pointed me in the direction of Martian Arts.  He showed me some of the tattoos he had done there & talked of how great Joanne & Jerry were.  He also attested to the fact that any of the other artists in the shop would be as just good because they only hired the best.  With such a ringing endorsement & proof right there on his skin I figured why not stop in.I was immediately impressed with the cleanliness & environment of Martian Arts. The music was pumping & the tattoo guns were buzzing away.  Although Jerry & Joanne were busy with clients, they still managed to greet me with a smile & point out the portfolios of all the artists who worked at the shop.  They let me know that someone else would be in within the next few minutes & offered me refreshments, for me that went a long way. Within a few minutes of my arrival, as promised, someone showed up & was prepared to answer my questions.  Amanda Pea walked in the door loaded up with her gear, said hello & asked me if I needed help.  She obviously was just getting into work but rather than go get her self set up she tossed all the stuff she was lugging to the side & was happy to help to make my next tattoo come to life.So there I am with this hip smiling gal ready to explain my tattoo wants & needs.  After a lengthy back & forth discussion I was ready to prop down a minimal deposit & set an appointment up for my next piece.  Amanda was very attentive & involved with what I wanted.  I had two things in mind, some simple script & a piece that was a sort of heritage concept & family dedication (We won't talk about my other idea that she wisely steered me away from. Thank god for her sensibility.) Amanda gave me her contact info & told me to email her my ideas, pictures and anything else that pops into my head regarding the tattoos.  She even told me to find her Facebook so I can see more of her work that she did not have readily available in her portfolio.  Her work was amazing and I was excited to see what she could do for me.  Now when someone says email me your ideas & I will look at them, I expect what I have experienced in other trips to a tattoo studios. The artist still ends up drawing your tattoo the day you get there as you are watching.  I don't exactly find this as a fault but sometimes I wonder is there a chance that it could have been better? To my pleasant surprise this is not at all what happened with Amanda.I emailed Amanda & she promptly responded.  My appointment was not for another week or so & she was already interacting with me.  Soon my inbox pinged with mock-ups & sketches of what was to come.  I asked my questions, tossed her ideas & she responded in kind & very quickly.  This girl was professional & smart all rolled into one.  She had several great ideas & suggestions for me that helped to develop my idea.  It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. So far  Amanda Pea was simply amazing.It has now been more than a week after my tattoos & I am finally sitting down to write this review.  The script on my arm was a simple phrase & something folks may find a bit cliché but never mind them, I love it.  Amanda's art and lines are sharp, crisp & done with an amazingly steady hand. It is exactly what I wanted but as I said before that was the simple one.  The other piece Amanda did is currently my pride & joy.My parents despise tattoos at least until this last one.  When I showed my mom Amanda's work she teared up & simply said that is a tattoo I will allow you to have (As if she could take away the others).  Amanda took my heritage & along with my parents initials merged it all into a magnificent piece that brought my tattoo-hating mother to tears.  That's an artist.  Yes maybe it is the added nostalgia that made my mother cry but if it was an ugly tattoo my mother would have waived it off with a disgruntled harrumph, of that I am fairly certain. It is such a meaningful piece that my brother who will be visiting me in July will be getting the exact same tattoo done. Family pride brought to you by Amanda Pea.If you ever are trying to decide on tattoo studio or artist I highly suggest the folks at Martian Tattoo & even more specifically Amanda Pea.  The prices are more than fair considering the time & effort put forth by these folks.  You can go to any random shop & get some flash or have them draw on you the day of or you can go to Martian & find true artists who take pride in their abilities & clients.  I know I will be back to visit & have more work done by Amanda sometime soon but if you get there before I do make sure to tell Amanda Robb sent you.  You will not be disappointed one bit. Read Less
Elias S.
4 Feb 2015
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I've been getting work done at Martian Arts for about 3 years, and it is the best tattoo experience I have ever had. I personally am a huge fan of Joanne Martian, as we have very similar taste in tatt... Read More
I've been getting work done at Martian Arts for about 3 years, and it is the best tattoo experience I have ever had. I personally am a huge fan of Joanne Martian, as we have very similar taste in tattoos and style, but Jerry's work is also exceptional. Joanne has done 90% of the work on my body and currently I try to make it in to see her as much as possible. The shop is one of the most comfortable places to be, I look forward to long sessions there where I get to hang out for the day, as there is always a good mood and lots of smiles. I have gotten tattoos all over the world, and couldn't recommend this shop enough! Read Less
Sepe D.
23 Nov 2014
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I had the most amazing experience today at Martian arts! Jerry, his wife, and the entire staff are so nice! After having the worst experience with my previous artist I almost gave up but he really cha... Read More
I had the most amazing experience today at Martian arts! Jerry, his wife, and the entire staff are so nice! After having the worst experience with my previous artist I almost gave up but he really changed my experience. So excited to get more work done. This is the best place! Read Less
Ali K.
13 Nov 2014
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I am officially in love with this shop.First off, the location is amazing. Being able to look down over Hawthorne while getting tattooed is pretty bad ass. The atmosphere inside is fantastic; warm, cl... Read More
I am officially in love with this shop.First off, the location is amazing. Being able to look down over Hawthorne while getting tattooed is pretty bad ass. The atmosphere inside is fantastic; warm, clean, open, and inviting. And the married couple that own it are just awesomely adorable.My artist, Amanda, was so much darn fun. I came in with an idea and she took it and ran in the best possible direction. I cannot recommend her highly enough (my husband came in the next week and got some work from her as well after he saw mine). Overall I was 100%blown away. If you're in PDX and considering a tattoo do yourself a favor and get your butt over here. Read Less
Sugarbee D.
2 Sep 2014
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This shop is tattoo paradise! Married Martian team Jerry and Joanne are rock stars!! Not only are they super cool people they are both extremely talented tattoo artists. The shop itself has a great en... Read More
This shop is tattoo paradise! Married Martian team Jerry and Joanne are rock stars!! Not only are they super cool people they are both extremely talented tattoo artists. The shop itself has a great energy to it and is centrally/conveniently located in Hawthorne.  My husband and I were both tattooed by Joanne recently and couldn't have had a better experience. I have not had any work done by Jerry yet, but have many friends who have and they all sing his praises. We are however in the beginning stages of an add-on large piece that I'm quite excited about. I am a bartender and have a lot of visible ink, so it am constantly being asked where to go for a great tattoo. I always recommend Martian as I know they will have a great experience. Read Less
Brittany L.
31 May 2014
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I was a bit nervous going in, its been awhile since my last tattoo. Jerry totally put me at ease and the atmosphere is really great. You can tell everyone who works there enjoys what they do. I also L... Read More
I was a bit nervous going in, its been awhile since my last tattoo. Jerry totally put me at ease and the atmosphere is really great. You can tell everyone who works there enjoys what they do. I also LOVE my tattoo and will be back again soon. Read Less
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