Professional Tattooing by Alexander Lane

BlackFern Inks was established when I began tattooing, full-time, in 2022.  The goal is, and always has been, to provide art with purpose.  Art, in our society, is growing evermore important, and I believe tattooing has become the forefront for the artists of the world to help people truly express themselves.  Self-expression is the beauty, and in my opinion, the main purpose of why I tattoo.  To provide someone with art that not only changes how one view themself but how the people around them view that person is an exceptional opportunity for an artist to give their art purpose.  This purpose is what drives me every day to constantly better my craft and learn new ways to tattoo.  This purpose and opportunity that tattooing provides are the reason for my passion for the craft.

As of 2023, my preferred styles are black and grey realism and fine-line floral/ornamental. Currently, I do not offer hyper-realism, as there is a distinct stylistic difference between hyper-realism and realism. If that is confusing, and you are not sure which realism is the one you're searching for, please feel free to reach out.

I am currently a licensed artist at Epic Ink, Edwardsville, IL. At Epic Ink, we require all clients to book in person as we require a valid ID and a $100, non-refundable, cash deposit to reserve and book an appointment. If you are interested in booking an appointment, please contact me through this website or BlackFern Collective on Facebook so we can discuss design before you make a trip to the shop.

How to Book a Tattoo with Me

Booking is simple, so don't waste your time overthinking it. Follow these steps to get a badass tattoo:

  1. Message BlackFern Co. on Facebook and describe what you want. If you don't have a Facebook, email me here.
  2. Wait for a response from me. If you do not receive a quick response, feel free to double down.
  3. If your design is approved, follow the next few steps.
  4. Come into Epic Ink, Edwardsville right at 12 pm on any Tuesday-Saturday and book your appointment.
  • Why 12 pm? We are open from 12-8. I start tattooing at 12:30 and will not take breaks and waste my client's time for a consultation if I don't have to.
  • We are only open Tuesday-Saturday. Do not come in on Sunday or Monday (yes it happens).
  • Epic Ink is cash only. Bring $100 cash to book. Have your ID ready for paperwork.
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