I am a Western PA native who received my BA in Fine Art from IUP. I work in traditional art mediums as well as a variety of fiber arts. I began tattooing in 2011, and joined the 717 Tattoo crew in July of 2014.
I love my cats, my plants, pop culture and art history. My art and tattoo work reflect these interests as well. I never get tired of tattooing florals! I do not tattoo portraits or color realism, and horror tattoos are not in my wheelhouse.
I like to work in black & grey or color, but prefer to focus on illustrative, neo-traditional, and watercolor styles.
Clients interested in the watercolor style should understand that it is a more experimental, and not all approaches will age the same. I apply the principles of traditional tattooing, including the use outlines contrast for better longevity. As with all tattoos, protection from the sun is essential in keeping contrast and color over time.
I am happy to do custom artwork for my clients, but due to the nature of a tattooing schedule, I can only stay slightly of my booked appointments. Clients that wish to see artwork ahead of their appointment should know it is not guaranteed and carefully consider this prior to booking.
For clients interested in booking with me, my availability is listed as limited because I try to book in 3 month cycles. This method helps me focus, and keeps the wait time shorter for potential clients. I still accept consult requests at any time, inquiring clients will be informed of my current booking schedule and I also post updates on my social media. (@Laci__Hess)
Laci works Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon at our Harrisburg shop.
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