MY NAME IS JESSICA
I'm a tattooer and the owner of Haven, a private studio located in Brooklyn, New York. I've worked various jobs in the tattoo industry over15 years and have been tattooing for a decade. I was originally trained in traditional tattooing, but then honed my skills to specialize in fineline tattoos and later extended my craft to cosmetic tattooing as well. Currently my favorite style to tattoo is "cute-traditional".
I created Haven to be unlike any shop I've ever worked at... 100% FEMALE OWNED + OPERATED. It is meant to be a space that is safe for ALL body types, colors and sizes. Tattooing is one of the most intimate, vulnerable and intimidating processes, especially for women in particular.... After working in environments that wreaked of toxic masculinity and hearing horror stories from my female clients about their past negative tattoo experiences I decided something needed to change in the industry. So I created that change with Haven. Not only will you wear your tattoo forever, you will also carry the memory of your tattoo experience. I want that experience to be a comfortable, judgement free, positive one.
Outside of tattooing, I'm half of Seltzer Squad: a podcast about staying sober in the city.
I'm the proud mom of two french bulldogs (who you may see lounging around the studio), Kreacher and Regina George.
When I am not doing tattoos I spend my time binging true crime podcasts & shows, rewatching Friends & Harry Potter, listening to Bowie & Olivia Newton-John, obsessing over the latest 90 Day Fiancé drama or planning my wedding to my amazingly talented fiancé (& co-owner) Cameron Cox
I've been fortunate to have my work featured in press outlets such as The New York Times, New York Post, Nylon Magazine, Inked Magazine, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Elle Australia, Oprah Magazine, Syfy Network, and the Today Show.