July…& rest of the summer…

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This summer I am doing $60 palm size Roses to celebrate my new move to The City of Roses…Portland Oregon. Email me if you’re interested.

Also gearing up for My Autumn Project & looking for about 8 women to be involved. From Paper to Skin. Taking my artwork to the next level. Check back for more details or email me to chat a bit about it if interested.

I’m at Sellwood Tattoos Saturday & Monday 12-7 & Sunday 12-6. Appointments are best. EMAIL me at saramaetattooer@yahoo.com

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here come all the rose’s

So it goes… the months pass & so do the seasons. Living here the past 6 months already I see a change in everything I do. I am enjoying the lovely weather here in the City of Roses and making the most of my time, hiking with my loves, drinking coffee & a ton of art. I do not miss Texas weather one bit! Bring on all the Spring & Summer growth… So expect to see all my art filled with flowers, my wreaths change with the seasons, and my blackwork skip a beat.

a bit of art & then…

Portland is welcoming Autumn & I am psyched. I do not miss much about Texas at all, in-fact outside of some of the amazing folks I have tattooed over the years, friends, & the donkey (Trixie & the horses from the field behind our old home), I admit to missing ~ not much. I am loving the long days here, walking/exploring with my fur baby & just taking an easy~ I haven’t been here long, but I am transitioning just fine….art, roses, walking, & lunch, can’t beat it….

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These lovely, simply beautiful Roses  ~are from the Test Rose Garden…Another amazing gem in the city is the Peninsula Rose Park Garden only a few long blocks from my home.

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& then my days are filled with things around our new home, thanks to my love, Joe I am able to take some time to myself & really fall in love with Portland.

a couple more tattoos that I can’t leave out…

finished these three cool pieces right before moving as well…This half sleeve belongs to my buddy, Paul. I’ve had the fuckin’ best people come thru my life thru tattooing, this piece & Paul & his wife, Pam are no exception. By far one one my favorites.

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go big or definitely go home….

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my dear friend, Suni is obsessed with Marie Antoinette, so here’s my version of her.

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Brittany Renee what can I say this chick she’s been a great friend for so many years & one of my best works of Art. Thanks Lady, miss ya!

tattoos I finished right before moving….

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Cool warrior pinup on my buddy, Tyler. Really love this one.

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Part of Lauren’s botanical piece. Some fresh, some healed. Really dig this lovely piece, had a blast doing it, look forward to doing more like this in the future. Amy’s amazing leg pieces, two large ‘forget me not’ bushes & some lovely lily’s on the other, so beautiful, & on one of my dear friends. The lil’ birdie with all the Peonies belongs to Theresa, the antique Rose belongs to her as well…

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This bitch’n piece belongs to my buddy, Chris. Meet & finished his arm just a couple months before I moved, he had the Koi fish, waves, & small cherry blossom flowers. I added all the rest & redid the older tattoos for him to fit what we were doing. I can’t say enough about how cool this piece was doing & hanging out with Chris, really love this piece. (a small cover-up involved)

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A few years ago Christie came into my shop, she had heard about me thru a friend. She’s a nurse & had always wanted a pinup of sorts to represent her journey. I was psyched to draw her something, this is what we came up with & right before moving I was able to finish it for her. This piece just tells a story. That’s one of my best enjoyments about tattooing. The Stories being told on the Skin.

and so it goes….

portland-oregon-city-of-rosesmany years have been spent here in Texas. I have had so many amazing folks come in & out of my life over the years. One of the bonuses about being a tattooer is that you all have entered my life & that wouldn’t had any other way. I have tattooed in this area a really long time & honestly I am truly ready for a change. I have never fallen in love with Round Rock & have pushed myself beyond what it can offer me as an artist, but with that being said, I thank my many loyal friends who have allowed me to tattoo them with my art, so many thanks & much love to you all.

So you’re wandering what is Sara Mae going to do. Portland, Oregon is calling my name. My husband, Joe has worked up there for many years with his company, but he & I have been thinking about moving for awhile now, after visiting the City Of Roses my mind was made up quick that I could really fall in love with this lovely City, so we are going to give it a go.

My shop will be closing mid May… it’s soon, but much needed. I have been dreaming of a much greener life for awhile now for myself & fur baby, Bukowski. I have missed walking, hiking, nature, florals outside of Texas for years so I am very happy.

Again, thanks my texas friends, I will keep Southern Hospitality’s website for awhile, but keeping updated thru my blog & personal site is best. I’m looking forward to my new life in Oregon with my family….