Black + Blue Tattoo

415-626-0770

The best tattoo shop in San Francisco, Black and Blue is a woman-owned, gender and POC-inclusive studio. 

Owner and Tattoo Artist at Black & Blue Tattoo

 

Article:

Skin Deep: A Profile of San Francisco Tattoo Artist Idexa Stern

 

 

 

Idexa, a native of Bremen, Germany, immigrated to San Francisco in 1991. She started tattooing shortly after and opened up Black & Blue Tattoo in 1996.

For the last decade, she has been living in the North Bayand commutes to San Francisco on Sundays and Mondays. Otherwise she is with her partner and their 5 amazing kids doing outside activities:  hiking, bicycling, tennis,  gardening, farming and landscaping.

With a multinational reputation for innovative design and precision, Idexa specializes in black and color designs, geometric patterns, scientific imagery and organically inspired tattoos.

Idexa has worked in different mediums but finds working on skin exhilarating, as only tattooing allows her to work with unique bodies and stories. Her pieces are drawn directly on the skin, allowing for creative collaboration between her and the person, she is working with.

To her, tattooing is a means of self-transformation through art and intention. One could think of tattooing as a way of making the outside of the body look more the way it feels from the inside. Idexa is particularly interested in this personal & spiritual experience. Special attention is given to detail to meet the clients needs and visions.

If you are interested in Idexa's style and approach, you are welcome to set up a time to come in and talk to her.

Please note: Idexa tattoos on Sundays & Mondays with flexible hours but NOT flexible days. She does not believe in cover-ups, but enjoys reworking and/or extending old pieces.

No lettering, no photo-realism nor highly feminine styles, please. The tattoos are drawn directly on the skin on the day of the tattoo appointment.

Rate: $350 per hour with a $500 minimum

Contact: id3xa@yahoo.com.

After the initial contact, you can also text her at (415) 516-1974.

 

 
 

Idexa's is part of the following tattoo books:

Tattoo World

Black Tattoo Art (Illustrated)
$125.65
By Marisa Kakoulas
Tattoo World
$26.49
By Michael Kaplan

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