About Serena

33608_160460747321379_6936172_n I am visual artist, illustrator and tattooist located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. My tattoo work is most recognizable by my use of sculpted line work and ecstatic use of color. I love animals and nature and am an avid gardener which informs many of my tattoos. Among the aesthetics I enjoy, I love merging realistic form, with images inspired by textile print, urban and decorative folk art, botanical and mystical images and nature

My compositions tend to be quite fluid, complimenting body form with layered bold scale elements and respect for negative space. Working with clients is a very collaborative process for me. I thoroughly enjoy creating original compositions, based on the current themes manifested by my clients imagination and insight. I am extremely grateful that my business continues to be supported by the referrals of my clientele for the better part of 20 years.. I hope you enjoy viewing my portfolio!

Very Best, Serena Lander


The Studio

Tattoo Care

Now that you have endured the process of receiving a tattoo, there are a few instructions to follow as your tattoo is healing.

First 24 hours

I recommend keeping your tattoo bandaged a minimum of 12 hours, or overnight. Once you have removed the bandage, gently wash your tattoo with warm soapy water. Before this process is complete, run hot, hot water over the tattoo for about 30 seconds. This will seal the skin. Pat the tattooed area dry and leave it exposed to the air to complete it’s healing process.

First Week

Repeating the washing procedure daily is a good idea. On day 3, apply a mild moisturizing lotion to your tattoo (repeat once or twice a day for the next two weeks). I recommend using Eucerine, Curel, Aquaphor or Lubriderm. Feel free to email me anytime you have questions about the healing process of your tattoo.

Post Heal

Allow a full 30 days for healing. If your tattoo needs any touch ups, or color balancing at that time, please contact me to schedule a free touch up session. After the healing process is completed, keep your colors looking bright by wearing SPF 45 sunblock on your tattoo during summer months.