Meet Alex

(they/them)

@astralexhibitiontattoo

I'm Alex, I'm a classically trained animator and comic creator turned tattoo artist. I grew up having my passion for art and storytelling encouraged by my elders by creating picture books. I've continued to create stories in everything from comics in grade school, to being trained as an animator, to art museum gallery shows, and comic convention artist alleys. In 2022, I dove head first into the tattoo industry to use my artistic experiences to connect with others and help them bring pieces of their stories to life through tattooing.


The more experience I've gained as a tattoo artist, the more passion I've gained for the artform itself. Unfortunately spaces that are truly open to Black Femmes and Queer Black folks are hard to find in many creative communities. I was able to work with the support of my community to bring New Night Tattoo Studio to life. In my private studio, I work with clients with all body types and skin tones to cultivate a one of a kind tattoo experience that focuses on comfort throughout and sharing the joy that comes from tattooing with them.

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Who owns the studio?

Alex owns the studio, you can find their work on instagram @astralexhibitiontattoo

What’s a Junior Artist?

After receiving inquiries on both full time apprenticeship opportunities and often being asked by full time artists for advice on techniques I’ve picked up over the course of my time tattooing I decided to create a position that would be a balanced third option. Essentially the junior artist position allows me to take a more hands on approach to helping artists hone their techniques and unique styles, whilst allowing the junior artist to continue fostering independence in terms of working with clients and expanding their artistic confidence and expertise. 

(In short it’s a halfway point between apprentice and full time resident artist)

Where are you located?

In the neighborhood of Ravenswood in Chicago IL

How can I keep up with your specials?

Sign up for our newsletter or follow the studio on instagram @newnighttattoo

How do I book a custom tattoo?

Under our books open tab you can put down a deposit to set a date with our artists

Do you take future appointments outside of the booking calendar?

Yes! Reach out to your desired artist by email or instagram to put down a deposit and set up any future appointments.

Do you take walk-ins?

Yes, when artists are on site they can take walk-ins.

How can I guest at New Night?

Reach out to Alex via info@newnighttattoo.com with your desired dates and guest portfolio.

What is your guest rate?

35% of your total tattoos for the duration of your guest spot.

Do you provide supplies to guest artists?

Yes we provide ppe (grip tape, barrier film, razors, green soap, witch hazel, distilled water, rubbing alcohol, a&d packs, dental film, seran wrap, disposable water cups, bottle bags, chord covers, tongue depressors, ink caps, shop towels, stretcher sheets, etc.) along with a station to work out of and pillows, armrests, massage beds as needed.

What are flash tattoos?

Tattoos based off of predrawn designs and preset pricing.

What's your shop minimum?

$100 unless it's apart of a special rate/deal.