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Artists & Portfolios

To schedule an appointment, please email your chosen artist directly below or call us at 715-986-4192 or stop on in!
For last minute appointments, check our FB Feed or give us a call at
715-986-4192.  We'll always post cancellations and open availability on our Facebook page.


Maraya Anderson - Tattoo Artist

Maraya started at Crimson Heart Designs as a piercer in 2018, and in 2019 she completed her tattoo apprenticeship. She enjoys executing a wide variety of styles, and prides herself on being versatile. Maraya absolutely loves watercolor style, and is proficient in black and gray as well as color. Coming from a family of artists, she draws a lot of inspiration from them, and also music, and their art school backgrounds. Since beginning her career, she has been tattooing many things such as mandala work, watercolor, fine line tattoos, nordic/celtic style tattoos, and mystical tattoos for those looking to find the magic in life! Any fairytale or folklore is always invited. 


Timothy Swanson Jr. - Tattoo Artist

Tim has been working as a licensed Wisconsin Tattoo Artist since 2016. He holds his Bloodbourne Pathogens certificate. Tim enjoys the challenge of working with floral designs,  and is very well suited in the lettering game with a strong background in graffiti writing, different handstyles, and calligraphy.

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Darren Hose' - Tattoo Artist

Hi I’m Darren, I love the freedom and creativity I get from tattooing. Designs I enjoy tattooing the most are neo traditional, traditional, watercolor, trash polka, abstract, graffiti, black and grey non-photo realism, landscapes, script and floral motifs, but I am always up for a challenge. Part of what makes it fun for me is coming up with new design ideas, as well as having a wide variety of tattoo styles that I enjoy.  

     I am a proud husband and father and take my role in their life very seriously. I hold degrees in the fine arts, education and design that have contributed to overall my knowledge as an artist, but far more significant is having a strong intuition for layout and design.  

     I love being able to educate people about the arts and the significance of tattooing as an industry.  It would be my pleasure to work with you in the future on your tattoo ideas. Thank you




Anna Carlson - Tattoo Artist


Anna has been tattooing at Crimson Heart Designs since 2015. The style she prefers doing is black and grey with a focus on realism. She enjoys tattooing wildlife, floral, and portraits. Animals and beautiful women are her absolute favorite for designs! Outside of the studio Anna likes to go fishing, create art, game, and read. 



Michelle Nordeen - Tattoo Artist 


Michelle has been professionally tattooing since 2010. She was trained in a formal apprenticeship at Crimson Heart Designs as a tattoo artist, and for 8 years also worked as a body piercer. Michelle has been published in Skin & Ink Magazine & Pain Magazine. Her style uses bold line work, vibrant colors, and is highly influenced by the neo-traditional, new school, and watercolor style. Some of her favorite tattoo subjects include outdoor activities, nature, flowers, skulls, animals, and anything playful or with attitude. 

Michelle is currently mentoring our newest Apprentice, Keira Geneva!

Keira Geneva - Tattoo Artist


Keira joined Crimson Heart Designs in early 2023. She has completed her Bloodbourne Pathogen certification and her tattoo apprenticeship under Michelle Nordeen & Tony Kofakis.  Keira is currently taking appointments for "Tattoos for Tips" until Spring 2024, when she will be tattooing at a reduced hourly rate.  Please email Keira directly or call the studio for more information! 715-986-4192

When not in the studio Keira enjoys drawing and painting, her styles include art nouveau, realism, expressionism and folklore illustrations.

Tony Kofakis - Manager


Upon entering the season of 2023 I find myself tattooing for 18 cycles around the ball of fire we call Sun. I have tattooed thousands of vessels, containing some truly amazing souls, for that I am ever filled with gratitude. As I continue these trips around the sun I am transitioning from Tattoo Artist to studio Manager. I'll be focusing on aiding our artists, managing our social media and organizing fun walk-in days and events!  I'll also be supporting Michelle and Darren as they train our two new fledgling apprentices that will be joining us this year! I will be taking very limited tattoo appointments in the realm of Americana, Celtic and Traditional Japanese.  In person contact to discuss this possibility is required.  When I am not at the studio, I spend as much time as I can on bicycles. I race BMX and mountain bikes, ride road and gravel for fun. Lisa and I can also be found tooling around on our tandem. I look forward to many more trips around the sun with all of you out there! PEACE Tony

Lisa LeCuyer Kofakis - Studio Owner & Founder

Lisa is the Owner and Founder of Crimson Heart Designs and started tattooing in 1991. 
Along with a formal studio apprenticeship, she studied Art History at Arizona State University, completed numerous Bloodbourne Pathogen courses, First Aid and CPR.  She is also a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran.  Lisa is an award winning Tattoo Artist and  her work has been internationally published.  

After 27 years, in 2018, Lisa decided to hang up her tattoo machine and pursue a  2nd

career as an Master Herbalist.

She works out of her herbal shop, Silver Creek Herbals,  located in the same building as the tattoo studio. Lisa offers in-person and video visit Herbal Consultations where she helps

clients with their plant-based natural medicine and herbal product needs.

For more info on Silver Creek Herbals, select:



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