Illustrative and custom tattooing, made with love by Kristen

Kristen and her story


Kristen is our resident tattoo artist here at Tabernacle Tattoo. She was born here in Tampa Florida to Puerto Rican parents. Drawing since she could remember, she was heavily influenced by horror imagery, heavy metal, anime and manga, and latino culture. While pursuing her artistic dreams, she attended Blake High-school of the Arts. There, Kristen spent her time studying the fundamentals of art and art history. She also gained skills in ceramics, sculpture, metal smithing, and film photography.

After High-school, Kristen found herself at our shop here in Ybor City. The history and energy of tattoo culture and art were inspiring to her. She fell in love with tattooing and made it her sole mission to study and give it the passion, time, and dedication it needs. Kristen’s goal is to provide an extraordinary service and for every client to leave with a smile and an amazing tattoo that they will cherish forever. She accomplishes this by using the highest quality machines and pigments, creating dynamic illustrations, and putting her all into every piece she makes.

When Kristen is not tattooing, she is a dedicated painter and illustrator. She is always looking for ways to improve upon her craft and is always working on something new. She enjoys watercolor, oil painting, and acrylics. Additionally, she enjoys pen and ink illustrations and color pencil work. When she’s not working on art, Kristen enjoys cuddling with her pets Bob and Giblet and laughing at her own jokes.

Tattoos, walk ins, and price minimum

Kristen is available for appointments and walk ins during shop hours, Tuesday through Saturday 11-7. She likes to tattoo black and gray, color, illustrative, fineline, black work, floral, pin ups and ladies, and everything in between. Her minimum is 100 dollars. Kristen loves to make people smile and will give her all to make sure you leave happy and confident with a bulletproof, high quality, and stunning piece of art.


If you’re looking for you’re new favorite tattoo artist in the Tampa Bay Area look no further. Call the shop at 813-248-3223, shoot an email at [email protected], or come as a walk in! Check out her instagram as well to keep up to date on new art and designs. Additionally, Keep up to date on our blog as well to stay updated on any news at the shop!

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