Laura Exley

Tattoo Artist, Damask Tattoo

laura exleyGrowing up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Laura spent a lot of time on the water and in the woods.  As a kid she wanted to be an artist, paleontologist or bush pilot.  With her passion for art and the realization that paleontologists starve and that aviation requires mathematics, it became clear where her future lay. 

She believes that every tattoo is special and loves the stories they tell, whether its for everyone, or just for you.  Laura feels tattoos are a way we can take claim of our bodies and that they often represent an outward expression of how we feel and serve as a visual reminder to ourselves.  Tattooing has been around for ages, its a way we can connect with our past and our fellow man.  Its great to see this art form thriving and evolving to this day.

Laura’s style tends to lean towards Neo-traditional and the illustrative; bold designs with attention to detail. She also loves using dotwork and gradient colors in tattoo designs.  Ladies, plants, animals, pop culture, mystical, historical things and the occult would be among her favorite subject matter.  Being a bit of a geek, she especially enjoys tattoos with a nerdy twist.  Laura can’t wait to help you realize your vision for an awesome tattoo!

When she’s not tattooing, Laura enjoys traveling, SCUBA diving, going to concerts, reading, watching all kinds of movies, and also attends a super fun weekly art class in the back of a bar.

Favorite styles: 

  • Neo Traditional, gradient,
  • blackwork, dotwork, etching,
  • color, illustrative, mixing styles,
  • scientific or botanical illustration,
  • painterly

Laura’s Art Portfolio

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Book an Appointment With Laura Exley

Wait time for Consultation: 1-3 weeks

Wait time for Tattoo appointments: About 1-3 months.

Laura Exley has a $170 minimum, is $200 an hour and has an $80 drawing fee.

You will get a FREE .85 oz. Wild Rose Vegan Ink Balm when you pay for your tattoo with cash!!!  (Cash amount must be more than the price of the balm.)   

Hi there!  If you’re wondering how to get the tattoo process started with me, I like to start with an email where you can show me any images or inspiration materials you have, then I like to book a consultation with you so we can discuss size, placement, image and style in person. (You can call the shop as well and speak to one of our receptionists.  They can help you book a consultation with me.)  This usually takes about 15 minutes though it can be more or less depending on the complexity of the design.  I usually sketch out (very loosely) my idea for your tattoo with your input.  After we decide we’re the right fit for each other, we’ll book an appointment and take down a deposit.  I’ll start drawing for you probably about a week before the big day.  I’ll take everything you imparted to me and I’ll show you a drawing the day of your tattoo that I think will knock your socks off!  If you want small changes, we can make them then.  If you think I’ve got a screw loose and completely missed your vision, we can use the appointment time to go over changes you’d like and book a new appointment. I’m looking forward to meeting you!

To ask questions, set up a consultation or book an appointment with Laura:

Email: laura@damasktattoo.com  Please allow 2-4 days for a response due to high demand.  Thank you for your patience.

You can also lurk her Instagram and see in-progress tattoos Here

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