Jennifer Billig
I have been a tattooist since 1992, when i earned a BFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute and served an apprenticeship at Steve Ferguson's Ink Spot in New Jersey. 1994 found me working for Larry Davis at Physical Graffiti in New York. My quest for space to grow vegetables beyond my fire escape took me to Colorado in 1995 to work at Lance Talon's Bolder Ink, and then on to Portland, Oregon in 1998 with Dan Gilsdorf and Jerry Ware, where we opened Atlas Tattoo Studio. I remained a part of Atlas until 2007, when I returned to my childhood home of Arkansas, and I now work for Tim Martin at Brainstorm Tattoo in Fayetteville. I periodically return to Portland to tattoo at Atlas Studio (you can track my movements via the events page or email me at to get on my Portland contact list).

Along the way I learned to cook, garden, prune fruit trees, and accumulate pets (we're now up to two dogs, four cats, a turtle, and nine chickens), and I believe in pursuing a sustainable lifestyle, volunteerism, vegetarianism, and smart remarks. I value being able to create things with my hands (tattoos, a stack of firewood, homemade pickles), and after 17 years I still look forward to going to work! I have been blessed with clients who share many of my interests and I have had the incredibly good fortune to be able to work with smart, talented people everywhere I've gone.