Mikal Gilmore

    Since my first tattoo when I was 18, at Sunset Strip Tattoo in Hollywood, I felt at home in tattoo shops. I knew then and there I was going to have a lot of tattoo art on my body. I became forever fascinated with the art form.

    I was born and raised in Los Angeles, then moved to San Francisco in my early 20’s. I have always made art, crafts and music, and I am grateful to have lived in major metropolitan cities with access and exposure to rich to diverse art. In 2001, I walked away from the business sector to finally pursue my passion for creativity as my day job. 

    I spent the next 3 years working among 3 tattoo studios in San Francisco where I apprenticed and learned all about the art form. I then worked at the esteemed Black & Blue Tattoo from 2004 – 2007 before relocating to Portland and working at Infinity Tattoo from 2007 –2009. I now feel very lucky to tattoo here in Portland among some of the best tattooers on the West Coast. 

     As of September 2009, I am the proud 1/2 owner of New Rose Tattoo along with Traci - another amazing artist who also shares my appreciation of custom artwork in a welcoming environment. I have a strong work ethic, a great attitude, and a high level of professionalism. I am a versatile artist and tattoo in a variety of styles. I am particularly drawn to birds, flowers, traditional Americana, Japanese and Tibetan tattoos and enjoy black and gray pieces as well as intense color tattoos. 

    When not tattooing I like to have adventures with my family of four and wonderful friends, snuggle my Chihuahuas, ride old bicycles, cook and enjoy nature on foot. 


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