Hey Vegas!

My next trip to Vegas is finally approaching! I have tried to streamline the booking process a bit since its really difficult to keep up with everyone. I have created a newsletter that will be sent out to inform everyone of upcoming trips and events. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my newsletter to receive the updates!  Heres how this trip will work:


I will be traveling January 28 – February 10, 2014. This time will be divided between Las Vegas and California. If you are interested in getting tattooed, Please respond to JESSI@JESSILAWSON.COM with ALL of your availability during these dates (dates and times available). This will allow me to accommodate as many people as possible, and to plan my off days based off of the least requested times. I have a limited number of available spots so it is first come first serve and as always, existing in-progress pieces will take priority over new pieces. I have many which are very close to completion so its only fair to finish these up before moving onto new stuff. Thats not to say you will not get an appt. if your looking for new work, so if your looking to start a new one, email me and I will get back to you.


The deposit policy remains the same. Each appt. will require a $150 deposit. As always this deposit will be applied to the cost of the tattoo. All deposits must be received by Saturday January 18th, and I will be using Paypal to collect them. If the deposit is not received by this date, you will fore-fit your scheduled appt. and it will be made available to the next person in line. The deposit is Non-refundable and will be applied to the cost of your session. Please be certain you are able to make it to your appt. If you are unable to make it or do not show up, this money cannot be held or rolled over to next time. Please take into consideration that in order for me to travel to you, there are a lot of upfront costs. If you cannot leave a deposit through Paypal, or have an issue with the deadline, please contact me and I will discuss other options with you. You may leave a deposit before we have confirmed a date if you are concerned that you may miss or forget the deadline. If I am unable to schedule you an appt for you, I will refund the deposit via Paypal.  If I have not received a confirmation from Paypal after the deadline, and I have not heard from you, I will assume that you no longer are interested in the appt.


To leave a deposit:





AMOUNT: $150





Sorry for all the formalities, my hopes are that this will help ease up some of the questions and confusion that goes along with these trips. Also as a side note, please write down your appt time in a spot you’ll remember.  So again, if your interested, Please email me  at JESSI@JESSILAWSON.COM with your availability, the project you would like to work on, and any limitations we are working with. Thanks and Ill see you soon!!


Happy New Year!

I hope Everyone had a great Holidays and Happy New Year! I have so many exciting things to announce, its been tough to keep everything under wraps!

I would like to start off by saying a big THANK YOU to all of my lovely clients! 2013 was a wonderfully crazy year! I can’t believe how quickly it flew by! Although its sad to see another year pass, (and the realization that Im another year older) Im excited for everything the new year will bring. Thank you to all of my wonderfully supportive clients. Its been amazing watching the evolution of all the projects. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for all of you. I am  so grateful for all the amazing people I have met along the way and look forward to making new and amazing friends and memories this new year!

I would like to invite everyone to our annual Sailor Jerry event. This year we will be celebrating Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins 103rd birthday.  In his honor we will be tattooing select Sailor Jerry designs all day and night for $103! Sailor Jerry Rum, Parkway Pizza, are sponsoring the birthday bash! Tons of tattooers, $103 tattoos, pizza and great company! Come and help us celebrate! The event will be held on Saturday January 18th 2014 at Leviticus Tattoo.



Sailor Jerry Day 2014




Vegas, mark your calendars, I have FINALLY planned my next trip! I am still finalizing some of the little details, but the tickets are booked and that always seems to be the biggest battle. The trip is scheduled for Jan 28- Feb 10. The time will be divided between Las Vegas, and California. If you would like to receive the updates, please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter if you haven’t already. The specifics will also be included in my next blog post “)las,vegas,tattoo,artist,female,jessi,lawson



If you find yourself wandering around a Barnes and Noble, stop by the magazine section and check out the December issue of Skin and ink featuring my lovely client Erin Kennedy. She was gracious enough to bring by a copy of the magazine during her visit over the holidays. It features the start of the 4 horseman of the apocalypse sleeve we have been working on, along with some other interesting articles.


4 horseman of the apocalypse sleeve done by Jessi D Lawson



In October I took a trip with a group of fellow tattooers to work the Paradise Island ink fest in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was beautiful and the weather was phenomenal! I find myself daydreaming about the beaches….especially when were experiencing such extreme subzero temps here in Minnesota! Check out some photos from the trip!


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The whole group on our Catamaran day tripJessi,Lawson,Female,Tattooer,SanJuan,PuertoRico,Beachside,Cemetery


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And last but not least, if your not already following my Instagram, please do! It is really the only social outlet that I regularly update. I will continue to update Facebook and the others with the most important stuff, but if you want a glimpse into my day to day, that the spot to do it:)

jessi_d_lawson on Instagram

I wish you all a very happy start to the new year! I have several exciting projects in the works so stay tuned:) See you soon!




Welcome !!!

Im so pleased to announce the launch of my newly updated website! Its long over due, I know. Thank you so much to Joey of  Wolf and Fox Design for doing all the hard stuff and putting everything together!!

There has been so much happening the last few months, and now that the site is up and running, I am glad to finally be able to post announcements here on my new website! Im working to get everything in sync so that updates are more consistent and frequent. Please check back for the current news on upcoming travel plans and shows. They will be posted here first. If you are curious if I will be coming to a city near you, please subscribe to my mailing list to receive my newsletter email updates.

Currently Im working on several projects that Im really excited about!  I will have some new prints, shirts and other goodies available, Hopefully some in time for the holidays. I will post some sneak peeks in the weeks to come so stay tuned!

Some quick updates….



I have penciled in the dates for my next trip to the west coast for the end of January 2014

I plan to travel to Vegas, San Diego, Orange County/LA , and San Fransisco. If you are near one of these cities and would like to get tattooed please email me at jessi@jessilawson.com  I will be making the official details in the next few weeks. This trip will be a little shorter than normal so as always, I will honor the first come first serve method, and schedule in progress pieces in front of any new pieces. If you are interested in getting in during one of these trips, I highly suggest you subscribe to the mailing list so you receive the announcements as they are made. The dates typically book up within 2 days of them being released, so it is also suggested that you send me an appointment request by email as well. Hope to see you soon!!


This past October I spent a week in Puerto Rico. I traveled there with a group of fellow tattooers to work the Paradise Island Ink Fest In Isla Verde.

I will post more photos and stories from the trips soon!

Stay tuned…