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behind the art

Welcome, my name is Alexander Lane.

Photographing weddings since August 2017. Tattooing professionally since February 2022. I started BlackFern Collective to mesh all of my creative outputs into one large creative business. BlackFern is a gift to you and to my community, with the goal of preserving our time through art.

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Our work lasts you a lifetime

The Permanence of what we do.

There are few modern art forms with more significance than ours. Tattoos, when done well, last the carrier a lifetime - they are forever attached to the tattoo that is created for them. A tattoo, "meaningful" or not, is a reflection of one's self, an expression of one's identity. Whereas, with wedding photography, the art is the moment you create. We just capture it. The love and energy between the couple and that which radiates from the crowd - that's the art.

Lets talk ink.

So, you're looking to book for a tattoo.

Currently, I am stationed at Epic Ink, 435 S Buchanan St, Edwardsville, IL. If you would like to book an appointment with me, please reach out to me through email by clicking the button below.

At Epic Ink, we only book appointments in person. However, you are encouraged to reach out to me beforehand to make sure the tattoo you are looking to get fits my style/skillset.

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"Alex was wonderful to work with from start to finish. He listened to all of our ideas and wants and he made sure we were happy throughout the whole process..."

Catie & Lance A.


Do you travel for wedding photography?

I will travel anywhere in the United States for wedding photography. However, my client would have to cover 100% of the travel costs for that wedding. Travel costs include plane tickets, train tickets, gas, oil changes, hotel costs, photography permits, etc. The cost of travel varies by destination.

Where are you located?

For Photography:
Based out of Edwardsville, IL.
Will travel.

For Tattooing:
Epic Ink
435 S Buchanan St,
Edwardsville, IL 62025

What style of tattoo artist are you?

I consider myself a versatile artist, however, if I had to describe my preferred styles, they would be black and grey realism, fine-line ornamental, decaying naturalism, gritty, and fine-line floral. My preferred color option is black and grey.

Do you do cover-ups?

No, I do not currently offer cover-ups. I am focused on building my custom style of tattooing in the Saint Louis area.

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