Tattoo Inspired Art

New York, United States · 64 Sales


Tattoo Inspired Art

New York, United States 64 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Nov 26, 2015

View an original piece in person at Eight of Swords Gallery, Brooklyn!

Betty Rose

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Betty Rose

Sailor Jerry Inspired -Tattoo Flash
8x10 Cool Guy Penguin
11x14 Victorian Lady-Cats
Set of 4! 11X14 Sailor Jerry Inspired Flash
Darling Kitty with Daisies 8X10
Kitty in Umbrella 8x10
4x6 Nautical Pirate Map
11x14 NYC Big Apple Flash
Spooky Cat
Kewpie Magnets
11x14 Jetsons Nostalgia
4x10 Red Rose
Trout Fisherman - Watercolor Original
12x17 Queen of Cups original with frame
4x6 Gradient Rose


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Sara Martin

Sara Martin on Dec 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully done and great quality. Love it!!

Sara Martin

Sara Martin on Dec 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Super cute, high-quality print! Thank you!

Natasha Davis

Natasha Davis on Jan 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great painting! It was also speedily shipped and safely packaged.

Jule Varvel

Jule Varvel on Dec 9, 2015

5 out of 5 stars
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Tattoos By Betty Rose

IN HER FORMATIVE YEARS, Betty spent most of her time as team captain of the Sheepshead Bay Zinfandels, the premier franchise in New York's professional spelunking league. As the ward to a caving aficionado whose chosen craft was that of Pythagorean tone-generator composer (of which he was without peer), Betty traveled widely, frequently, and at no expense spared. Consequently, she was exposed to faraway lands, unusual cultures, strange musical landscapes, and occasional gastrointestinal disorders.

Tired of traveling, Betty took a break from caving to study the sociological aspects of Suessian folklore, and the relationship between green eggs, cats and loraxes. Her work -- and translations of original source material to English -- kept her busy for months. Busy, that is, until the day she received a letter from one of her guardian's most enthusiastic fans. Attached to the letter was a photograph of this fan's chest, back, arms and legs -- covered in tattoos with different portraits of her accomplished benefactor.

Betty was moved by the image, and instantly began to dream about becoming a tattooer -- so that one day, she would be able to tattoo a portrait of her guardian on the bodies of his fans. From that moment on, Betty did little else but study and practice the art of tattooing. And to this very day, Betty searches for a fan or two worthy of this great tattoo.


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  • Betty Rose


    Betty Rose is a Native New Yorker who has been practicing the art of tattooing since 2004. Her love of tattoos, tattoo art and all things tattoo related has lead to enjoy making art on paper just as much as she loves putting art on skin.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 6, 2014
Many thanks for visiting the shop. We hope you enjoy viewing the work. Please feel free to contact Betty directly at: Bettyrosetattoos [!at] for inquires about commissioned pieces.

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*All orders are considered placed once payment has been made. This means your sketch/painting won't be started and your print won't be made until you've paid for it.

*Once an order has been placed the details of the custom painting or sketch are not changeable.

*Cancellations are handled on a case by case basis within 72 hours of your purchase. We're a business, but mistakes happen, so chances are whatever the issue we'll be able to work with you :D
All orders are packaged in some form of insulated mailer based on the needs of the artwork being sent. Included in the mailer are a few goodies from Betty, sometimes you'll get an extra print, other times a sticker, and all include a thank you from Betty herself.

First Class Mail is the standard means of delivery for all artwork and typically takes about 5 days in the US. International shipping can take up to 3 weeks, though that's atypical. If you would like ANY other means of shipping please contact us prior to purchasing so we can let you know the adjusted price for shipping.

We insure every package mailed with a value over $125. If you would like to purchase insurance for an item that has a value under $125, please contact me prior to placing your order.

First class international shipping takes between 3-6 weeks, but can take longer if held up in customs. Please note that first class international packages are not trackable once they leave the U.S. UNLESS you upgrade to registered mail. Registered mail slows things down terribly, but is trackable and can be added to first class and priority mail. It runs $14 to most countries.

USPS Express mail has full tracking and runs $48 dollars to most countries. There are quite a few countries that do not allow jewelry to be imported, or have specific rules about not using express mail for jewelry, so this may not be an option for you, depending on your mailing address.

As a resident of the US, we're not authorized to collect your country's import fees and taxes, and they are not included in your purchase price. These fees are a tax levied by your government, so please check with your government website/local customs office to estimate any fees that may be due after you take delivery of your package. We will not falsify documents or mark orders as gifts.
Refunds and Exchanges
We take great care in describing my items accurately. If you have any questions, please contact us before purchase. I will be glad to answer any extra questions.

Please be aware that there are no refunds on custom (made to order) artwork. All of my work is one of a kind. Your custom piece will not look exactly like my previous pictures, but will be very similar in style and appearance. I promise to put my heart and soul into designing and creating your treasure. Each will be created with the utmost attention to detail and with the best quality materials and craftsmanship.