Katrina Gafford

Katrina Gafford
Visual Expressions
775 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118

I have been tattooing for about 5 years now and can’t imagine doing anything else. There is no other job quite like this one.

I recieved my Bachelors in Art from California State University, Long Beach. This is also where I began a love affair with tattooing. The long rich history of tattooing is what first drew me to this medium. I began a formal apprenticeship when I moved back to CT. After completing my apprenticeship, I continued to work with my teacher for 2 years, then it was off to another shop for another year until I finally found a home here at Visual Expressions. In the 2 years I have been here I have developed a better sense of my own unique tattooing style as well as honed my technical skills. Although full color pieces are a ton of fun, and some pieces simply work better in color, I have a special place in my heart for black and grey.

Tattoos are one of the greatest forms of expression and to be able to create living, breathing, walking works of art is a privilage. I take great pride and care in each of the tattoos I do. My goal with each client is to realize the vision they have for their tattoo and transform that vision into a piece of art they can carry with them throughout their life.