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As an artist, I am interested in the emotional quality of art, the response it elicits from viewers, and, in the case of body art, the person who it is a part of. It has always been my goal to create art that resonates on a deep level. Tattoos that feel like they have always been a part of the client, and have been revealed through our work together.
The connection to the esoteric is what drives me to create. Images that embody intuition and emotion; lines that are free flowing and serendipitous. Recently that has taken the form of abstract design. We may collaborate on an idea to use as a guide, but largely I rely on feeling and texture to illustrate it. In this way the final tattoo moves across the physical body but also through the individual’s experience of time and experience. It has the ability to shift and grow as the landscape of life changes.
I am also happy to collaborate with clients' ideas / artwork to create a piece that reflects the soul of the journey.
The uncovering and opening in each project is Visionary Tattoo. Inspired by Alex Grey's, The Mission of Art, I knew early on that magic and meaning was the root of my inspiration and so created Charon Art as a sacred and safe space for people to allow their truths to peek out.
Leah is a certified Reiki Master and attuned to the Holy Fire,
she has a B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Vermont 2008 and
she apprenticed at Washburn Tattoo under Bruce Washburn in St. Johnsbury Vermont 2010-2012.
For work with Leah (pronounced Lay-ah), please read the following:
Energy work in the form of guided meditation, or Reiki are tools used to create a relaxed, intentional space where the client can feel cared for and confident in their choices concerning their body art. This is a safe and sacred space where altars are built, and ceremony is held. Please voice your needs and wants for the energetic portion of your tattoo experience ! (I do not charge a fee for these offerings)
My design process is usually a combination of stencil and free hand. I create a “map” of what the image will be and how it will fall on the body. The image you receive will be somewhere between a very rough sketch and a semi-finished drawing.
The purpose is to hash out where elements will be placed and how they will interact with musculature or other pre existing tattoos. There may be unfinished looking lines or vague ideas of the shapes and elements of the
tattoo in the map. This is normal and not a sign of unfinished work but rather a set of directions that are the subject of a conversation between artist and client. It is easier to make changes and adjustments to a drawing that is less “finished” and provides a more inclusive experience of the editing process and the final image that is to be tattooed.
I often send a rough draft to clients about a week before their tattoo appointment to determine what elements are feeling good and what need to be changed. The image is a layout for the specificities that we determine together.
*Deposit and Pricing*
A deposit is required for every appointment. It is NON REFUNDABLE. When sending a deposit the easiest method is Venmo (@leahcaldieri) . If this is not possible we can discuss other options.
At the time of the appointment cash is preferred but I can take Venmo or credit card as well
Please see FAQ section of the website for more information about deposits and payment!
My hourly rate is $140. I tend to book whole day or half day slots with people (unless it's a significantly smaller project). Half day is 560$ and a whole day is $1120. If you have a particular budget you'd like to work with let me know and we can design accordingly!
*THANK YOU* for reading this, for other questions please see the FAQ page on the website and we can get working on your
amazing body art. I am greatly honored to be in the business of helping your body match your soul, and finding windows where truth can peak out.