Rockabilly and Tattoo-Inspired Gift Ideas

Searching for "tattoo gifts" can lead to some pretty terrible, cliche suggestions. Below are a few that are actually cool. Enjoy!

Personalized Traditional Tattoo Print

This print is beautiful, and can be personalized with any names or phrase you would like.

It makes a great wedding or anniversary gift with the sweeties' names in the banner, or you can have any phrase you'd like placed in the scroll, such as "True Love" or "Never Forget".

It's printed on a really heavy, textured, beautiful paper with gorgeous inks, and it's under $20, no matter which size you choose (8x10 inches or 11x14 inches, which will both slip right into a standard frame).

Click here to get it!

Pin-Up Jewelry Box

Have you bought some jewelry for your honey, and you need the perfect box to put it in? You're covered…

All three of these boxes are pretty fantastic.

Vintage-style pin-up girl: This sailor-style beauty is traditional and gorgeous. Click here to get it.

Swallow on red box: This one comes personalized on the front with your sweetie's name. Click here to get it.

Custom pin-up box: Have a box created with your sweetie as a pin-up, along with her name! Totally unique. Click here to get it.

Personalized Throw Pillow

Here's a gift that can be snuggled up to every night… and it is personalized!

Click here to get it!

There are some other designs in the store, including an anchor and scroll, or a heart and arrow with a scroll. They're all great.

Koi Fish Traditional Tattoo Print

This is another gorgeous print.

Traditional Japanese tattoo-style art with swirls of water and koi in a yin-yang design. It's printed on beautiful, heavyweight paper and cmes in perfect sizes to drop into a frame. An easy gift that'll look great on the wall.

Click here to get it!

Create her name in hand-painted letters!

If your sweetie likes cherry blossoms, here's a great idea. Order the letters of her name painted with traditional wind bars and cherry blossoms.

Or, order a word, such as "love" in the letters.

No matter how you do it, this is a gift that will last for years and will be enjoyed every day.

Click here to get it.

Tattoo Art Gift Tags

Top of your gift with one of these gift tags. The scrolls on the fronts of the tags are blank so that you can write the name of your gift recipient in them. What a unique idea for gift tags! The name becomes a part of the art (and the art, by the way, is really beautiful)!

Also great is the fact that these tags aren't made from paper, like most gift tags. They're made from a heavy-weight card stock, so again, not a throw-away item.

Click here to get them!

Only the Coolest Valentine’s Gifts

Valentine's Day approaches, and I'm sure there are a lot of guys out there wondering exactly what to give their girlfriends or wives.

Rest easy, fellas. I've got you covered.

My hand-painted jewelry boxes have a very cool, edgy feel to them and most of them have a rockabilly / tattoo styling to the art. They are the perfect box in which to give jewelry or other small gifts, and they are entirely unique. Even better, they all are personalized with her name (in the photos, note the banners on the fronts and lids of the boxes), and one of the box options has your own honey painted as a pin-up on the lid. Super-cool.

Check out the boxes, plus all of my other hand-painted tattoo-style gifts and goodies at

Being Unique – Pet Portraits

When you google the term pet portraits, you find pages upon pages of talented artists offering their services. It's amazing.

On one hand, I am thrilled to see so many artists out there doing it. Hooray for artists working! I wish every single one of them success.

On the other hand, it of course begs the question, "Well then, what can I bring to the table, with so many others out there already doing what I want to do?"

The answer, thankfully, came pretty easily to me, because it's a philosophy I've carried with me in everything I've done throughout my life. It is what I would suggest to any other artist contemplating trying to make a business out of their art:


My animal portraits are different than any of the other pet portraits I've seen. They are bold, contemporary and colorful, and have a style all their own. There are several benefits to this. One fantastic one is that when I say I wish competitors success, I can do so honestly, because they're not offering the same product that I am offering. Also, in my work I feel like I'm presenting something fresh and new into the world rather than recreating something that already exists. When you see my work, you know it's my work. It can't be mistaken for another artist's painting.

Of course, in being unique, my drawing and painting style may not be everybody's taste, and that is 100% OK with me. For those who are drawn to it, what a fantastic event that is! They found something different and beautiful to them, and it's something that only I an create. Luckily for me, I've had some great success during this first year as a professional pet portrait artist, and have some very happy clients out there enjoying my art.

So, to all of the other artists out there wondering if this is something you can or should do, I say this:


There will always be somebody out there who loves what only you can create.

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A Beautiful World


Why do we do what we do?

There are more directions a person can take in life than I can reasonably wrap my head around. A child may dream to be an astronaut, a dancer, a doctor, a race car driver, an architect, a teacher… the list is endless. Hopefully most of you have followed your dreams, or have made some new ones along the way as your life evolved and embraced those.

I've chosen to make things. I want to paint, create, imagine and in so doing, make the world a little more beautiful in my own small way.

That's why this site exists, and hopefully you enjoy what you see.

Thanks for visiting!

~ Isadora

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