Located In Portland, Oregon.
Better Tattooing is a fully custom shop that focuses on collaboration with each and every client. Our goal is to make what YOU want possible.
Click the links below to learn more about our shop.
Tattoo Education –
We offer CE credit classes for tattoo artists, a tattoo school for hopeful apprentices, and client education to ensure each person can take more control of the tattoo they want to get – regardless of who does it.
We have free to use classroom materials, scientific research, and videos explaining the intricacies of tattooing. All available for free.
The Tattoo Shop –
Right across for the Lexus dealership on the Portland/Beaverton town line. We have ample parking but are not ADA accessible (we are on the second floor and there is no elevator).
All forms of payment are accepted!
Tattoo Client Education –
We aim to work with you and design a custom tattoo experience that stands above the “normal” experience one expects from traditional tattoo shops.
We are unique. The shop focuses on research, science, and the philosophy of tattooing. Our goal is for every client to understand what they are doing to their body so they can give informed consent about what to expect now, and in the future.
Best tattoo experience ever! Rian is amazing! Helped design my tattoo so it was better than I ever could have imagined. He has a gentle hand and the healing has been easy. It is quite literally the best tattoo experience and tattoo I have to date, and I have some extensive work.
I’ve had three tattoos by Rian and I can’t recommend him enough! The initial consult is like none other. Rian wants to make sure that both parties are on the same page about the reason for, the look and feel of, the tattoo. Rian is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, laid back, funny, and talented. It’s been an honor to work with him and will continue to do so for any future work. He’s simply the best!
Wow. What a great experience. I have had Rian do several tattoos for me and I just love them. His communication, attention to detail and knowledge of the art is exceptional. My vision of what I want is exactly what I get and the compliments I receive are always positive. A guy with a great personality and sense of humor makes the experience that more enjoyable. You know you’ve had a great session when your jaw hurts more from laughing than the tattoo! Thanks, Rian. You are truly a master of the art and a caring and wonderful human.
Rian is awesome to work with! He is a wealth of knowledge and invested on providing a great experience and helping you make an educated decision about where and how you get your ink. I'm really picky about line work and he did 2 tattoos for me in February 2022 that look clean and precise which I love. My husband and another friend are both currently work with him to create their visions and both can't say enough great stuff about him either. Looking forward to working with him on bigger projects in the future!
Rian was probably the best person to get my first tattoo from. Very informative and knowledgeable. I have a nickel allergy, and he went out of his way to ensure I had the best possible experience to ensure I got the best results and healed properly. I can't give him enough praise. I love his work and plan to go back for future tattoos.
Renee Beauregard Lute
I’ve gotten three tattoos from Rian, and if I ever get another tattoo (let’s be honest, of course I will), that one will be from Rian too. His work is beautiful, and he’s wonderful to work with — super receptive to ideas, and a lot of fun to sit with for a few hours. I receive compliments on his work all the time, and I love my tattoos as much now (a few years later) as I did when I first got them.
Rian is simply the best! He is detail oriented, intentional and incredibly talented. He listened carefully to my vision for my tattoo and created exactly what wanted. He listened to my feedback without ego and made corrections. He gave me suggestions and insights that I would have never considered. He even did testing to make sure that I was not allergic to any of the ink. I am obsessed with my tattoo and cannot thank Rian enough for his dedication and expertise!
I was tattooed by Rian many years ago in Edmonton. It was a very positive experience from start to finish. Despite my indecision, and shifting ideas regarding what I wanted, Rian remained patient, supportive and kind throughout the process. In the end, he free handed an absolutely beautiful skull/rose piece that I still love to this day. I get many compliments on his work, and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough. With his guidance and expertise, I left a very happy customer. Very skilled artist!