Michelle Nordeen - Tattoo Artist
Michelle has been tattooing since 2010. She was trained with a formal apprenticeship in a professional studio as both a tattoo artist and body piercer.
Michelle has been published in Skin & Ink Magazine and sells her art prints at the studio.
Her style includes bold line work with vibrant colors.
When she's not tattooing, you'll find her drawing, painting, sewing, jewelry making and hiking.
Donate to Coco's Heart Dog Rescue by getting tattooed by Michelle from her original Coco's designs. She give 40% of each of these tattoos to this great organization.
Anna Carlson - Tattoo Artist
Anna has been tattooing at our studio since Aug 2015. She's completed both her formal studio apprenticeship and continually updates her Bloodbourne Pathogen training. Owners, Lisa and Tony, have known Anna since she was a young girl coming into the tattoo studio with her dad.
She excels at black and gray and fine-line style tattooing. Wildlife and portraits are her specialty.
Anna loves to read and fish on her days off.
Maraya Anderson - Tattoo Artist & Body Piercer
Maraya Anderson joined Crimson Heart Designs in 2018. She started her Body Piercing career in Aurora, Colorado in 2012. Maraya attended school at the Art Institute of Denver, studying fine arts until 2012 and was an art teacher from 2015 to 2017. She has completed both her Bloodbourne Pathogen and First Aid certification. Maraya completed her Tattoo Apprenticeship under Artist Darren Hose' in 2019.
Outside of the studio Maraya draws and paints whenever she can from whatever is around. She enjoys surrealism, pointillism, and photography. She loves her dog as much as the rest of us and brings her along on adventures as often as possible.
Darren Hose' - Tattoo Artist
Darren completed his professional, formal tattoo apprenticeship in 2012. He also has his updated Bloodbourne Pathogen Certification. He is also mentor and instructor to our latest Tattoo Apprentice, Maraya Anderson.
Darren works in both full color and black/grey. Neo traditional, Japanese motifs, floral, graphic, abstract, and watercolor are styles of tattooing he most enjoys.
"I am an artist that is passionate about the arts, and art advocacy. It is my desire to use art as a medium by which to communicate visually. Art provides me the opportunity to collaborate with artists from many different disciplines. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education and a Minor in Art History."
Taylor Hanson - Tattoos & Permanent Makeup
Taylor has been with Crimson Heart Designs since June 2017 and has finished up her formal studio apprenticeship, tattooing professionally since September 2017, along with completing her current Bloodbourne Pathogen certification. She offers tattoos and permanent makeup.
Taylor enjoys both color and black & gray tattoos. She likes tattooing in a fine line style and her favorite subjects are floral, horror and animation.
When she's not at the studio, Taylor spends her time drawing & painting, playing with her cat and spending time with friends and family.
Lauren Thompson - Vegan Tattoo Artist
Lauren has been with Crimson Heart Designs since August 2017 and has completed her formal studio apprenticeship, tattooing professionally since May 2018. She has completed and stays updated on her Bloodbourne Pathogen certification. Lauren is a fully Vegan tattoo artist. All of Crimson Heart Designs tattoo procedure supplies are fully Vegan, and each tattoo is accompanied with a sample of Vegan aftercare balm for healing. She’s here to provide a conscious and compassionate tattoo experience.
Lauren’s tattoo style is a mixture of bold and soft. She specializes in American Traditional, but loves many styles. She loves unique and quirky concepts, with bold and bright colors! She graduated with a fine art degree, with a focus on ceramics. When she’s not tattooing she’s outdoors, studying crystals, going to a show, spreading love and compassion, or volunteering at SoulSpace Farm Sanctuary in New Richmond, WI.
Naye Brekke - Body Piercing
Naye has been with Crimson Heart Designs since early 2019, studying under Crimson Heart Designs' own, Maraya Anderson. She has completed her Bloodborne Pathogen training and is officially licensed through the state of WI as a Body Piercer.
Naye has been visiting our studio since she was 13 years old, keeping her dad company while he was getting tattooed and eventually getting her own tattoos and piercings. She has been passionate about body modification since high school and has always loved and appreciated the acceptance of this community. She's excited to create beautiful piercings and modifications that fit each individual's unique style and body type. She will eventually be specializing in genital piercings.
Tony Kofakis - Tattoo Artist
Tony has been tattooing professionally since 2005.
He completed a formal studio apprenticeship for tattooing and body piercing in 2004.
He also has EMT training, which includes CPR and First Aid and updated Bloodbourne Pathogen Certification.
Tony is an award winning Tattoo Artist, who specializes and enjoys traditional Americana and Japanese style designs. He loves bright, bold color and excels in the challenge of cover ups. Tony is available for tattoos on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
When he's not in the studio, he can be found at The Creeky Wheel , his bicycle and repair shop located on Tony and Lisa's farm, Silver Creek Springs in Clayton, WI. Tony is also the Trail Manager for Silver Creek Trails, a CORBA mountain bike trail system, just 1/2 mile from the farm.
Tony prefers to be contacted by phone (715)986-4192
Please call and notify him if you are going to send an email. Thank You!
Lisa LeCuyer Kofakis - Studio Owner & Founder
Lisa is the Owner and Founder of Crimson Heart Designs and has been tattooing since 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, Lisa decided to put down the tattoo machine in October of 2018 and is now focusing on owning and managing Crimson Heart Designs while providing support for our other artists.
Outside of the studio, Lisa is an avid gardener and studying for her Master Herbalist Certification. She has chickens and turkeys as pets on their farm and loves to hang out with their three dogs, Willy, Tessa and Laycee.
Lisa also handcrafts medicinal oils and balms, including our fabulous Tattoo Aftercare Balm & Maintenance, custom made for Crimson Heart Designs on Tony and Lisa's farm, Silver Creek Springs in Clayton, WI.