Jen Beirola is an east coast transplant who started her tattoo career in 2000 while serving in the US Airforce. She was stationed near Omaha, Nebraska and had the opportunity to train and work at Grinn & Barrett Tattoo. At the time, Grinn & Barrett was a street shop focusing mainly on Fineline (black and grey) tattooing.
Her residency at G&B led to her purchase of the shop in 2006. She has since developed a reputation that has made her one of the most respected studio owners/tattoo artists in the industry. Jen maintains a busy travel schedule using Grinn & Barrett as a home base. Tattooing around the US and abroad amongst the worlds best artists keeps her on top of her game in a rapidly evolving industry.
Jen likes to use strong images and has a keen eye for body placement. She ensures that the tattoo will compliment the body and look as though it belongs there. She often sources Japanese and Traditional American imagery, but is an extremely versatile artist overall. Jen prefers to work on a predominantly walk-in basis to keep as little time between the consultation and tattoo as possible. Catch her at Grinn & Barrett or a convention near you.
Jen’s work can be seen in the following magazines.