Bend Tattoo Company is a professional tattoo studio located in the heart of beautiful Bend, Oregon on 3rd Street. Focusing on creative and artistic approaches to making high quality tattoos, and providing a positive and inviting environment for clients and artists.


Full Time Artists: Seth Rowan - Tao Azias - Amber Hill - Rory Hill

Apprentice Artists: Emily Pappas - Mack Kendellen

  • First, contact us via web, email, phone or in person for a free tattoo consultation. That is where you will explain your vision or ideas, gather reference, brainstorn, etc. with an artist.
  • Once a tattoo project has been chosen, we can schedule your tattoo and start the drawing process, the deposit for your appontment is collected at this time. Your deposit will hold your appointment time, and will be applied toward total tattoo cost.
  • The day of your appointment it is VERY important to please make sure and: Rest up beforehand. DO NOT drink alcohol before, during or after your tattoo. Eat plenty of food before you get tattooed and stay hydrated. Wear comfortable clothing. Arriving clean and un-funky is preferred.
  • How much does it cost?

Tattoo pricing can be hourly or by the piece. Our base hourly rate is $125/hour. Artist rates are between $85-150/hour depending on artist. Special pricing for large multisession projects is available. Special promotions are also available so check with us for current tattoo flash specials. Guest artists pricing may vary.

  • Is it going to hurt, or does it hurt? 

YES, it hurts, no matter what anyone tells you! You can help counteract pain by eating/maintaining good blood sugar levels, deep breathing/ meditation, and staying relaxed.  When in doubt just smile and know that it will all be worth it when it’s over.

  • Does anyone ever pass out?

VERY RARELY, but it is a possibility.. So if you feel faint, dizzy, or nauseous before/during/after your tattoo please tell your artist right away so they can help you safely recover from the spell.

  • What payment can I use?

CASH is always preferred, but we also accept credit/debit cards


It is the responsibility of the client to make sure the new tattoo work is protected and healed appropriately.  The quality and longevity of a tattoo is accelerated by good healing and protection practices. This will help make your tattoo look as good as possible for as long as possible!

  • ALWAYS wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap before touching your tattoo
  • Remove bandage within 2-3 hours after getting your tattoo. Do not re-bandage.
  • Wash your tattoo with a gentle anti-bacterial liquid soap using warm water. Delicately wash your tattoo with your hand, no washcloth,etc.
  • Gently pat your tattoo dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. Do not rub, or use any cloth with a rough surface.
  • For the first 3-4 days: Apply a SMALL amount of ointment on your tattoo. We recommend InkEeze tattoo ointements, there are a many other ointments that can also be used, Aquafor is widely available. Always use clean hands and do not place your fingers back into the ointment after touching your tattoo. Make sure to apply the ointment sparingly; you want the thinnest amount possible. Remove any excess ointment with a clean cloth or paper towel. Do not use Vaseline, Neosporin, triple antibiotic, petroleum or Bag Balm. Wash, dry and apply ointment 3-4 times daily, or as needed.
  • After day 4-5 your tattoo will begin to peel/flake. This is totally normal! Do not pick or roll the skin. During this time begin using a mild, white, unscented lotion like Lubriderm, free of dyes or perfumes. Use lotion for minimum 2 weeks, 2-4 times daily.
  • DO NOT let anything rub on your new tattoo, bedding, clothing, kids, pets, etc. Wear soft, loose fitting clothing with minimal seams around tattooed area.
  • DO NOT pick, scratch, peel, slap, rub or irritate your tattoo.
  • DO NOT soak your tattoo for at least 2 weeks. No swimming, baths, long showers, soaking or hot tubs.
  • DO NOT expose your tattoo to the sun for at least 3-4 weeks. After that you must use SPF50+ sun block frequently to protect it.
  • DO NOT expose your tattoo to public gym equipment.

*If tattooed area becomes swollen you can elevate and ice to help reduce swelling.

**If you do not take good care of your tattoo, it may become infected or damaged. Infections are serious and can be very painful. If you think your tattoo has become infected contact medical help right away.