Welcome to
Above the Pearl Tattoo, LLC.
A Private Tattoo Studio in Portland, Oregon, since 2007.
 by appointment only

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Some of Above the Pearl Tattoo’s specialties include Custom Tattoos, Cover Ups, Reworks, Mastectomy Work, 3D nipple tattoos, Scar Cover-Ups, Sobriety Milestones, First Timers, Seasoned Collectors, and the Gracefully Aging.

Above the Pearl Tattoo is a private, APPOINTMENT ONLY Portland Tattoo Studio with tattoos by Tanya Magdalena. The studio is a State-licensed, COVID19-era compliant studio, that puts safety first. The studio is upscale, in a bright, professional building, with parking, and all inks are vegan-friendly. Appointments are one-on-one, and by appointment only.
No walk-ins. No interruptions.
Active duty military, veterans, police, firefighters, and first responders receive a 5% discount.
The studio is located in Historic Milwaukie, Oregon, just minutes from Downtown Portland.
Above the Pearl Tattoo originally got its start in 2007 in NW Portland Oregon, just above Portland’s Pearl District, and relocated to downtown Milwaukie, Oregon in 2014. The studio got its name from a breakfast dish on the menu at Emanon Cafe, called the ‘Above the Pearl Scramble’.

Meet the Artist: Tanya Magdalena

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“Tanya is that rare combination of Old-School Respect and New-School Talent.”
MaryJane Haake, Master tattooist

Tanya is a 20 years’ sober, well-rounded artist, working within many mediums and disciplines. She has been tattooing full-time, since 2005, and opened Above the Pearl Tattoo Studio in September of 2007.

Tanya’s love affair with tattoos began in 1986, and got her first tattoo in 1988. In 1994, she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications/Graphic & Publication Design from California State University, Chico, and in 1997, moved to Portland, Oregon. After having spent 15 years in the graphic design field, she “lost her taste” for the corporate grind. In 2005, Tanya finished her tattoo education/apprenticeship from her teacher and mentor, the infamous Rio DeGennaro. She learned the art and craft of tattoo, along with the strictest tattooing and sanitation regulations in the world. Rio had been tattooing since 1962. Like his father before him, Rio worked on the Pike in Long Beach, California with Bert Grim, among others. Rio passed away in June of 2014, at the age of 73. After 50+ years of tattooing, and a lifetime in the industry, his legacy lives on with every tattoo, and is forever in her heart.

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