About Awen

I’ve been tattooing in the Twin Cities since 1993, creating custom designed tattoos in a variety of styles. In 2001 I opened Art With a Point Custom Tattoo Studio in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood where I continue to work today, sharing the studio with Matt Reiners, who apprenticed with me in 2017.

Tattoos have traditionally served as personal rites of passage throughout multi cultural history – dating back to at least 5000BC. I’m honored to acknowledge and carry on that history in a modern society that can fall short of honoring personal evolution. Authenticity is something Art With a Point has always championed. We strive to help each client feel comfortable, respected and welcome. On the daily this means setting self expression free, letting your inner unicorn out, bringing your best self to the creative process and just plain old having fun. After all, this is what being a wearer of tattoos is all about!

Stylistically, I enjoy clean line work including: sacred geometry, Celtic knot work, Viking art and Mandala imagery. I spend as much time as possible in Minnesota’s Northwoods with my family and dogs trail running, adventuring and volunteering. My partner and I enjoy recharging by unplugging (see what I did there!) and traveling to explore remote places in our custom built camper van – which I enjoy building when I’m not tattooing – so I also enjoy organic nature related imagery, floral and wildlife as well as pet portraiture. And I’m a Pop Culture Nerd at heart, so I’m into all things Star Wars, Sense8, Stranger Things, American Horror Story, Marvel, and anything toy or gaming related. I specialize in coverup work and enjoy transformations that support clients in loving their art and their bodies all over again.

I select pieces based on interesting ideas that spark my creative interest. Thank you for your interest!


Coverups by Awen

Restorative Tattoos