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Style: Blackwork, fineline, neotrad, full-color, versatile

Born and raised in Taiwan, Crys moved to New York in 2016 to pursue a career in art where she solidified her love for tattooing and gaming. Crys has a Bachelors in Illustration from Parsons School of Design with a focus on kinetic design and animatronics. She specializes in blackwork currently and has vested interest in color pieces and traditional designs.

Fun facts: A classical musician as a bassoonist for 8 years, a competitive video game player for 2 years, and can also eat hotpot and steak like nobody’s business but can’t eat more than one piece of bread.


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She/They


Style: Pixel art

Rachelle, who also goes by drip, has been tattooing since 2022. She specializes in pixel art and also enjoys doing fine line and bold graphic tattoos. Her obsession with pixel art began in 2010 with Paul Robertson's game sprites. She developed her skills to become a full time pixel artist in 2020, then applied them to her tattoo apprenticeship. She is at the shop from Thursday to Sunday. She would love to pixel anything from dinosaurs to hot pot

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She/They

Style: Fineline, Anime, color, black and grey, cute, versatile

Born and raised in Santiago Chile, Carolina moved to New York City in 2019. Always having a passion for the arts, Carolina began focusing her creative output on tattooing in 2022. Driven with an insatiable desire to improve, Carolina has spread her art through multiple areas, favoring anime along with bright and colorful work.

If Caro is not tattooing, they may be playing Roller derby with Gotham Roller Derby!



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She/Her/Any


Style: Pastel, colorful, bold, bright, pop-surrealism

Foks is a full time artist from Connecticut with a background in traditional visual arts. Inspired by fantasy, surrealism, and pastels, her favorite styles to tattoo are cybercigilism, illustrative, and abstract pieces.

When not tattooing, Foks can be found making horror films and playing Magic the Gathering.

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They/Them


Style: Bold, blackwork, gothic, neotribal

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Shivs is a full time artist. They specialize in heavy black work, black&gray, text, and neotribal. They also love tattooing anything queer. In their free time, Shivs can be found hanging out with their dog and cooking elaborate meals from scratch for their loved ones.

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They/Them


Style: Asian inspired handpoke

Raised in both the East Coast and Shanghai, Vié is a neuroscience major turned self-taught artist! They fell in love with tattooing while in grad school for neuroscience. Vié specializes in handpoking cute, kawaii, and AAPI motifs! Handpoke (or machine free) tattoos are generally less painful and easier to heal for most people than. typical machine tattoos, so they highly recommend the experience for more sensitive areas! In their free time, they're speedrunning Hades and thinking too much about video games.

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Born and raised in Colorado, Skye moved to NYC in 2019 to pursue their love for art and tattoos. Skye has a Bachelor's in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Concept Art and Visual Development for Games and Film. They specialize in colorful anime and videogame themed tattoos, abstract freehand, and manga panels. When not tattooing, they're usually playing RPG's, reading manga, shooting archery, seeing a film at the movie theater, or collecting too many trinkets and Pokémon cards.

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Junior Artist

She/Her


Style: Fineline, illustrative

Melody always had a love of drawing and animals. However, she came to New York for a job unrelated to any artistic expression. She found tattooing to be a meaningful way to express herself and be exposed to the art community. If not drawing, you will find her pole dancing or taking care of her 10 pets.

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Junior Artist

She/Her


Style: Anime, cute, kawaii, illustrative

Romy was born and raised in Queens, NY as a first-generation Chinese American. She studied at a business school with (digital) illustration being a passion hobby that eventually led her into the tattoo industry. Tattooing serves as both a reflection of Romy's commitment to authenticity amidst societal norms and an affirmation of her self-autonomy.

Beyond her work as a tattoo artist, Romy maintains a commitment to weightlifting. Her interests also include reading tarot cards, caring for her houseplants, and collecting rocks (crystals).

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Leon

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They/Them


Style: illustrative, semi-realism, anime, portraiture

Leon fell in love with tattoos as a metal music fan and self taught artist growing up in California. Upon completing a liberal arts degree in New York, they apprenticed at an eminent fineline studio on the Bowery in Manhattan. Leon is a style chameleon who enjoys synthesizing their clients’ concepts into unique illustrative tattoos with their own textural flair. They take influence from metal music and visual culture, comics, science fiction, and figurative painting. Their favorite subjects to tattoo include human portraits, gothic imagery, and anything else with a healthy dose of stipple shading.

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Mau


He/Him


Style: Fineline

Bio coming soon.

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(Traveling Resident)*
He/Him


Style: Illustrative, comic, versatile

Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, Paul is a self-taught illustrator and graphics artist with a passion for street art, comics, and tattoos. Although he initially pursued a culinary career, spending eight years as a chef, Paul has returned to my artistic roots and now thrive as a tattoo artist over the last few years. Embracing the creative and technical challenges that come with the craft, Paul is constantly seeking to create unique and enjoyable tattoo experiences for my clients. With a keen eye for detail and a love for pushing boundaries, he works to deliver fun and distinctive tattoos that leave a lasting impression.

*Now living in Dominican Republic, Paul travels back to Cake often!


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