After attending the Tibetan School of Fine Tattooing, Hot Yoga, and Freelance Gynecological studies for an intense three decades, Sam finally returned to the United States with a wealth of experience. His craft is unmatched by any and all tattooists in the western hemisphere. While settling in Sam accomplished his doctorate degree in business administration and telephone communication. Sam’s current shop rates are $10,000 per quarter hour. Since his rates are above what most people can afford, Sam manages the shop in his spare time. Give Sam a call and he can set you up with an appointment, consultation, or Hot Yoga appointment with any of the amazing artists at Raven Ink.


Raven Ink Tattoo – 6514 SE Foster Rd., Portland, OR 97206

Phone: (971) 373-8079


Hours: Noon-9PM, 7 Days A Week


Now that you have your new tattoo, you will want to take care of it.
From this point forward, your artist is not responsible for any infection or problems you may have with healing your tattoo if you don not follow our recommended aftercare.

We Recommend:
Dial Antibacterial Liquid Soap (we sell Dial Gold for $3.00) and Aquaphor or Tat Wax. Do not use bar soaps (even Dial or antibacterial) as bar soaps may contain spores. If you are allergic to any recommended aftercare, please refer to your artist.

Do Not Use:
Neosporin, Vaseline, A&D or any other healing ointment. These products are wonderful for cuts or scrapes but not for tattoos as they sit on the surface of your skin, keeping the tattoo too moist, attracting dirt and dust and cutting off your tattoos access to much need air to heal.Caring for your tattoo is about scab maintenance instead of healing. Your body will do exactly what it needs to do to heal your tattoo. Your job is to make certain your scabs don’t get over moisturized, causing excessive scabbing, which will cause large chunks of ink to be missing when your scabs fall off as the tattoo heals; or too dry, which will cause your tattoo to crack and bleed, often creating dots, thicker lines, or other imperfections as well as pain.

It’s important to follow these guidelines:
Leave your bandage on for 2-4 hours. Your artist took care to cover your tattoo for a very good reason. You are leaking plasma and your tattoo is very susceptible to airborne bacteria. Wash your hands first and wash the tattoo with clean hands immediately after removing the bandage and do not re-bandage after washing. Your cleaned tattoo will need to air dry and heal.After removing your bandage you will need to wash your tattoo with warm water and liquid dial antibacterial soap. Make sure to wash away any blood, plasma, excess ink, ointment until the area is completely clean. Use some pressure and your hands to wash. Never use a wash cloth or sponge. If you leave any plasma on your skin after washing the plasma will dry and immediately scab, so try to remove as much plasma when washing. Allow your tattoo to dry completely before applying a thin layer of Aquaphor or other tattoo specific balm such as Tat Wax (We sell Tat Wax for $5.00).

Bathing, Showering, Swimming, & Tanning:
You can and should shower with your new tattoo. Do your best to avoid shampoos or body washed running on to your tattoo because they’re abrasive. You should not soak your tattoo completely so please avoid bathing and swimming for 3-4 weeks. You can get staph infection from soaking your tattoo.Please do not tan with your fresh tattoo. If you must tan, bring a clean fresh towel and cover the area loosely. Staying out of the sun while your tattoo is healing is the most recommended option. Once your tattoo is healed, you should apply an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen on the tattooed area whenever you’re in the sun. UV
rays break down the ink in the skin, leaving your tattoo a faded, blurry example of what it once was.


Your tattoo will take on a waxy look after a few days and that waxy new skin will

take a couple week to come off. While that tattoo is in the ‘waxy’ stage, it will
look faded and blurry. Your artist has taken all the necessary precautions in
accordance with the state to prevent infections. It is now your job to follow the
instructions in this aftercare. Should you have any issues or questions regarding
your tattoo, its your responsibility to contact your artist or one of the shop
affiliates to evaluate your tattoo.All artist at Raven Ink are independently
contracted. Any and all touch ups are to be done by the original artist.


Before you come in for your tattoo there are a few things you need to know. Please read this list and make sure everything is in order before your appointment so there are no issues that could cause cancellation or changes to your scheduled time.

  1. Please make sure and eat before you come in.
  2. Do not take any blood thinners, i.e. aspirin, medications with blood thinners, etc. (advil is okay).
  3. Do not consume any alcohol prior to your appointment.
  4. Please bring any reference material you have pertaining to the design you want.
  6. If you are or become pregnant prior to your appointment, please let us know so we can reschedule you. We cannot tattoo you if you are pregnant or breast feeding due to health concerns.
  7. Based off Oregon State Health and Regulation you must be 18 or older to be tattooed, we do not accept parental waivers of any kind.
  8. We have the right to refuse service or stop an appointment at anytime for any reason we deem necessary.



Raven ink will unfortunately not be able to do the gift card toy drive this year :( although many of our artists are running individual specials. ... See MoreSee Less

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Icepocylypse 2014 Tattoo Special today!

Come on in and get tattooed and we'll buy you a cup of coffee or a hot cocoa to keep your insides warm!
We have walk-ins available or give us a call at 971-373-8079 to schedule you in. We have snowmobile parking and ski racks available until close.

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November 14th, 2:57 pm  ·  

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Cold? We have heat and plenty of fat guys to keep you warm!! Also tattoos and taking walk-ins! ... See MoreSee Less

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We have a full house of amazing artists open today. Wade, Zak, Jeremy, and Jason have openings all day. Come in, setup your appointment and get inked! We're open and ready till 9pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have cash walk ins available with wade all week this week! starting tomorrow Monday the 3rd. Come in to make an appointment today!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Come get out of the rain and get a walk in with ether zak or jeremy! ... See MoreSee Less

October 17th, 5:04 pm  ·  

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We have space for a cash walk-in today for Jason! come get a tattoo before he disappears to the dalles for another week!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we have the amazing Zak for all your tattoo walk-in needs!!! ... See MoreSee Less

September 30th, 5:19 pm  ·  

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I know what you're thinking. "Man Sam I need an awesome tattoo but I want it done today!" Well friends you're in luck! Today we have Anna and Zak available for walk ins!! ... See MoreSee Less

September 9th, 2:57 pm  ·  

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Today we have Anna, Jason, and Wade, for all your tattoo needs! And as always Sam at the counter! ... See MoreSee Less

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Do to a cancelation we have zak available for walk ins today! ... See MoreSee Less

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