Rowan Kimsey is originally from Pilot Mound, Iowa, a town whose claim to fame is having part of the movie “Twister” filmed on rural land nearby. She has lived in Portland longer than anywhere else, and considers it home, clouds and all. Rowan has been tattooing for 13 years, since apprenticing with Peter Archer at Temple Tattoo, and her specialty is black and grey realism. When not tattooing, she can be found most often gardening. When it comes to the Lucky Mermaid, a shop Rowan founded, she believes in taking the time and attention to create art and experience that fits the vision of the client, and fosters a safe space and ritual around the transforming act of body art. Rowan is available for walk-ins Monday through Friday and by appointment. You can make an appointment with her by calling 503-804-2419.