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Olivia Britz-Wheat | Tattoo Artist at Fortune Tattoo

Olivia’s strong lines and classic graphics are trophy images on bodies and walls across the world. Her distinctive tattooing style is a bit spooky, a bit nostalgic, always bold and beautiful. She currently does her magic out of Fortune Tattoo in Portland.


Your manifesto / rules to live by / motto:

A tattoo is forever, not just an accessory. Black outlines are important to make them look good for all your years...not just a few of them.


How would you describe your work if you left out all the boring parts?

Non-stop drawing! Also lots of chatting. Really the only thing boring about my job is answering emails so I’m pretty lucky!


Pen, pencil or stylus?

Pens!! I like to see my mistakes and learn from them.


Be honest: how often do you clean your desk?

At the shop I clean my spot every day, since it’s a shared space. At home though it’s a totally different story! I tend to sprawl if I’m not kept in check.

 

OLFA 34B CRAFT KNIFE

Get to the chopper! An updated version of what Olivia uses below, this oversized craft knife isn't messing around but it can help you make a righteous mess. The adjustable blade is huge, steeply angled and replaceable. The handle is slim but weighty.

This knife is good for wood carving and outdoor activities or heavier at-home projects. The blade and handle are both made of stainless steel to prevent rust, and the tightening mechanism is a knurled solid brass knob. Replacement blades are available. Feels good in the hand, and probably terrible in the gut.

 Aaron Draplin | Graphic Artist & Field Notes Co-founder

Aaron Draplin | Graphic Artist & Field Notes Co-founder

 Beatrice Thompson | Art Director & Designer at Roundhouse

Beatrice Thompson | Art Director & Designer at Roundhouse

 D'wayne Edwards | Founder of Pensole Footwear Design Academy

D'wayne Edwards | Founder of Pensole Footwear Design Academy

 Jennifer Armbrust | Designer & Advisor

Jennifer Armbrust | Designer & Advisor

 Kate Bingaman-Burt | Educator & Illustrator

Kate Bingaman-Burt | Educator & Illustrator

 Olivia Britz-Wheat | Tattoo Artist at Fortune Tattoo

Olivia Britz-Wheat | Tattoo Artist at Fortune Tattoo

 Tsilli Pines | Co-founder of Design Week Portland & CreativeMornings Portland

Tsilli Pines | Co-founder of Design Week Portland & CreativeMornings Portland

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Ashod Simonian | Creative Director & Co-founder of Imaginary Authors

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Calvin Ross Carl | Artist & Creative Lead at Sincerely Truman

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Erik Carlson | Songwriter, Teacher & All-ages Club Owner

 Jennifer James Wright | Design Director of Ouur Studio

Jennifer James Wright | Design Director of Ouur Studio

 Lizy Gershenzon | Brand & Interface Designer at Scribble Tone

Lizy Gershenzon | Brand & Interface Designer at Scribble Tone

 Rachel Ancliffe | Apparel Designer

Rachel Ancliffe | Apparel Designer

 Tyler Segel | Creative Director at Factory North

Tyler Segel | Creative Director at Factory North

 Avantika Bawa | Artist & Professor

Avantika Bawa | Artist & Professor

 Carolin Harris | Associate Creative Director at Swift

Carolin Harris | Associate Creative Director at Swift

 James Owen | Creative Director 

James Owen | Creative Director 

 Justin "Scrappers" Morrison | Creative Worker

Justin "Scrappers" Morrison | Creative Worker

 Max Estes | Children's Author & Illustrator

Max Estes | Children's Author & Illustrator

 Sasha Burchuk | Web Developer

Sasha Burchuk | Web Developer

 Willyum Beck | Art Director at BPN

Willyum Beck | Art Director at BPN