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COVID-19 Precautions:

-For our Immune Compromised clients, please contact us at adornsafely@gmail.com for masked accommodations.

-We remain appointment only with no children under 8, however, we will accommodate walk-ins for piercing troubleshooting and other urgently needed services whenever possible.

-Any of our unmasked staff will gladly mask upon request.

-Our entire staff is vaccinated.

-As always we maintain advanced sanitation protocols which include constant disinfection on all surfaces, infrared scrubbers in our HVAC system, and HEPA filtration circulating the air in every room.

We kindly ask of you:

-If you have had a recent exposure to COVID-19, please reschedule your appointment for another time.

-If you’re feeling under the weather, please reschedule your appointment for another time.

-Please follow the CDC guidelines if you are exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19.

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you at your appointment with Adorn!

Best Portland Tattoo Shops

June 4, 2014 9:00 pm Published by

To anyone who has gotten tattooed or is considering getting tattooed, the right location means everything. Finding the right tattoo shop is the difference between a prized anatomical ornament and an inky wreck less salvageable than the Titanic. In an industry with so much demand, there are going to be a lot of tattoo shops, but only a select few actually deserve your money. Find the right shop and you’ll have a partner for life. Find the wrong tattoo shop and you’ll have a burden that takes twice as much money to get fixed.

Portland presents just such a conundrum. Tattoo shops have always been a part of the urban hub, but here “where the tattoo ink never runs dry” the shops are in a particular abundance. Where to go? Which shop is good? Which shop can I go to where I won’t have to risk amputating my arm in Requiem for a Dream fashion?

Well, worry not, ink hound! There are a couple of tattoo shops in the Portland metro area that stand leagues above the rest in quality and care, and I would be glad to introduce you to them.

Adorn East
3941 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Sun-Wed (12-6pm), Thur-Sat (12-8pm)

In the simplest of terms, everything at Adorn East is amazing. The staff there, comprised of body piercers and tattoo artists alike, are warm and receptive upon entering the snugly situated shop. There is an integrity about their approach to business, an evident commitment to art, and the happiness of the client that you notice immediately upon working with them.

Of course, we don’t go to tattoo shops only to feel comforted and well-received. What of the artists and the quality of their art? Let’s put it this way: would I have gone to Adorn for every one of my 10 tattoos (6 of which were with the same artist) if their quality and expertise were even slightly in question? Definitely not.

Every one of my inked additions has been carried out at the practiced hands of Adorn’s professionals. My last 6 have been handled by Jesse Enz specifically (and I can’t sing his praises enough). The masterpieces he has composed out of my simple ideas are astounding; all the artists at Adorn share a sense for pleasing the client, oftentimes knowing what we want more than we ourselves do. Between their almost preternatural intuition and their dedication to top-notch art, Adorn East really is the best tattoo shop Portland has to offer.

Adorn West
9217 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy,
Portland, OR 97225
Hours: Daily (12-8pm)

You’re probably thinking me some kind of joke right now. “His two top choices are the same shop. What gives?” Well, they are two different shops, owned by the same company. If quality is at its peak with one company (and that company isn’t Wal-Mart), why go to a lesser choice? Everything I claimed about Adorn East applies to Adorn West as well, with the same commitment to quality and clientele threading through the two-storied tattoo shop.

The only reason I personally do not go to Adorn West anymore is because of artist loyalty. I like to work with Jesse Enz, who is only available at Adorn East. Each tattoo artist has his or her own proclivities, but that does not mean to say that one is superior or inferior to another. Quality is a constant at Adorn West as at Adorn East, and you really can’t go wrong with either.

For the next time you’ll be getting a bit of ink, peruse through Adorn’s artist portfolios at their website. Get a feel for who fits you best. Whether you’ll end up at East or West, you’ll get the best service in Portland.

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Dani P.
Dani P.
Really great place. Awesome selection and professional staff. I've had a tattoo and nose piercing and I'd go back again for a new service.
Tammy K.
Tammy K.
I first came to Adorn to get my piercing I received at Slave to the Needle (in Seattle) checked, it was a Daith. I was developing a small pyogenic granuloma and Lia checked it out, suggested I use saline to clean it twice a day and even took pictures of it to determine progress if it gets worse later. I was told by Lia and my dermatologist that it might not go away, as some don't. But It cleared it RIGHT up!Then I went back because I took out all my piercings because I had to get an MRI. Lia was my piercer again and got it back in within minutes. It was a newer piercing so I was worried it had closed... and to my surprise it did a little but Lia was able get it right back in. It was tricky but she was patient and calming the whole time.I plan to get 2 more piercings and I'd love for Lia to do them. She was gentle and so knowledgeable. I'm also going to bring my daughter to get her ears pierced when she's a little older, and I pray pray pray Lia will still be here when my daughter is ready to get her ears pierced. I don't think I'd want anyone else touching my little girls ears besides anyone at Adorn!! Id especially love for Lia to do it but I haven't had the pleasure to meet any other piercer (might be fate though.. when I made the appointment I just made it for available piercer and both times I got Lia).Oh and the jewelry here is AUHMAZZZING I want them all!!!Fair prices and amazing selection.Definitely coming back soon!!!
Megan P.
Megan P.
Had a lovely experience at my appointment and leading up to my appointment. Everyone was very nice and the place was very clean. Only bummer was they didn't have the jewelry I wanted in gold. Will be going back though for sure.
Reva P.
Reva P.
Stop what you're doing and make an appointment to get something pierced with Dana. He is amazing and a total expert in his craft! Plus his patience is close to sainthood. I was so anxious when I got there and he was able to put me at ease and answer all of my dumb questions. Plus he is so personable that you feel very comfortable which is a necessity when someone is putting a hole in your body. I cannot recommend this place enough!
Ruby H.
Ruby H.
I had my septum re-pierced and philtrum pierced recently here. 2+ piercings in 1 session gets you a discount, which is awesome! The team at Adorn is APP certified- meaning they are extensively trained in safe piercings from clean stations to clean jewelry practices- they are experts at what they do. They have jewelry options for different price points- lots of stainless steel, inexpensive and beautiful jewelry options as well as a wide variety of gold, white gold, and gemstone jewelry on the pricier end. I love that they offer more luxurious and high-end jewelry here. My piercer was Dana, he made the experience very relaxing and I felt super comfortable. They answered all of my questions, and their team deeply cares about the people who come into their shop. Im so happy with my new piercings, I highly recommend Dana and Adorn Body Art.
Gabby L.
Gabby L.
I got my lip pierced here today by Zandr and he was very nice and made me feel very comfortable also he was very fast which I really appreciated because I was nervous and prefer to get it done and over with as quick as possible which he did! Everyone was also very nice and the place was very clean and professional.
jennifer b.
jennifer b.
I took my daughter (8 years) to get her ears pierced. Dana was so calm, informative, and kind. He made the experience easy. My daughter is thrilled. Everyone working there were extremely nice. I would highly recommend Adorn!