Tenderheart Studio


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do tattoos?
Nope. If someone wants to give me an apprenticeship though, I’m down!

Will you design my tattoo/can I tattoo this drawing on my body?
It’s always an enormous compliment when someone wants to commit my artwork to their body forever. Thank you! It will always be my first recommendation that you find a tattooer whose work you appreciate and bring your ideas to them. They have an extensive knowledge of what looks good on a body and how best to bring it to life. That being said, if you just really prefer to have my artwork, email me to talk about something custom. For these types of projects I use a stripped down version of my typical style, since your tattoo artist may have to redraw it to suit your body.

What kind of pen do you use?
I use a combination of a Platinum Carbon Ink Desk pen and various sizes of Faber-Castell markers. Sometimes I use a good ol’ brush and india ink for flat fills.

When will my thing be shipped?
Orders are fulfilled on Monday and Friday mornings so that they will be shipped within 3-5 days of your purchase.

How much for *design service*/How long will it take?
I have outlined my process and base prices on this page. Feel free to email me if you have a custom request or a specific question!

Where do you get your inspiration?
My work is inspired by many things, most prominently: self-reflection, the natural world and its symbolism, mythology and the occult, astrology, tattoos, antique etchings, lithography and bookplates, botany and herbalism, and the human condition.

I’m curious by nature and constantly in search of meaning — drawing has been a way to process the world and fit together disparate pieces of a larger puzzle, using flora and fauna and other imagery for their symbolic potential.