in the wholly hills; 2023
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Artist • Storyteller • Wylderness Enthusiast
Europeana Americano (dutch, german, irish)
on Native Lands (lander, wyoming)
Prints, Originals, & Commissions
Sarah Frary Photostream
2023: Bookings are Open
+FAQs: I do not make drawings for other tattoo artists to do. If you like something of mine that I have already created and wish to get it tattooed, please contact me! I’d like to know / see the result. Any tattoo designs are revealed during your appointment and after a deposit is made. All deposits are non-refundable unless rescheduling happens because of an emergency. If your appointment is a no-call / no-show, you will need to pay another deposit for a rescheduling. Any touch-ups are free. I have the right to refuse service to anyone. Harassment, bigotry, and inappropriate behavior are not tolerated.
Be well rested, hydrated, and fed before receiving tattoo. Take some deep breaths! It is a commitment! Being of sound mind is important. Trust your Artist! If your instinct is not feeling right with the process then that is okay! Ask any questions and communicate any needs and your nervousness as necessary; we will move through it. Listen to your body. You are welcome to bring a friend for support.
Your tattoo will be wrapped with plastic when our session is complete. Leave the wrap on for 30-45 minutes or until you are able to safely clean it. Do not leave the wrap on overnight. After removing the plastic, wash your tattoo gently with warm water and soap and pat dry. Let the tattoo breathe! It is especially vulnerable in the first two days so please be mindful of it: wear clean clothes and if you are in an intense work environment with a fresh tattoo then wrapping it with an ace bandage or a long sleeve to keep it protected is acceptable but only as needed. I recommend fragrant-free witch hazel & aquaphor (or A&D ointment) or a fragrant-free lotion for the remaining treatment. Often, I will make unique suggestions for you depending on how your skin receives the ink. Listen to your body and pay attention to your tattoo as it heals. If it scabs, do not pick at it. The skin will flake and sluff off the outer layer and naturally do its thing and so just let it be. No swimming and no submerging your fresh tattoo underwater for up to two weeks or until it is fully settled. Showers are perfectly fine. After your tattoo is healed, it is suggested that you keep your skin hydrated with lotion and applying sunscreen will protect the saturation and integrity of your tattoo in the long run. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Accountability and clear communication is key.
“Sarah is an artist to the core. She has done hours of tattoo work on me and incorporated energy work as well during our last session. It is amazing how grounded, centered, and peaceful this made me feel during my last session! Her heart shows through in her work, and her energy is one of strength and balance. She kicks ass in so many ways.” [K. Decker, Worland, WY]
“I’ve had three tattoo sessions done by Sarah and each one of them has been unique and meaningful. She puts so much of herself into her work and it shows; every time I’ve given her my trust in submitting my body as a canvas for her I’ve never regretted a second of it. Her work is purposeful and done with clear intent, and it is absolutely gorgeous to boot. She has helped me tell the story of my life through the explosion of creativity and beauty that comes flowing out of the tip of her tattoo needle, and as someone who is transgender that is not a sentiment I take lightly and it means the world and more to have come from her. She is a beautiful soul with a multitude of talents, one of which being that of a performer as well, and I’ve also been blessed in that regard to share the stage with her. She humbles me greatly, yet I always feel very much at ease around her and our interactions are full of mirth and levity. I cannot wait for the next time our paths happen to cross.” [V. Sheppard, Homer, AK]
“I was paralyzed by how daunting it was to get my first tattoo (entirely my fault, of course, it should not be as difficult as I made it). Years were spent making lists of tattoo artists I liked, sketching ideas I wanted, and getting hung up over fairly ridiculous details. I wanted so many different tattoos, by so many artists, but more importantly, I wanted my first tattoo to carry great significance. Due to all the indecisiveness, I incurred upon myself, I made it to the age of 28 without getting any tats, despite being a punk who was obsessed with them. When I ran into Sarah, I immediately loved her art style and her entire vibe. I shared with her some of my ordeal, we got to talking, and she mentioned her outdoor, intuitive tattooing. Not to be dramatic, but that was the epiphany moment in which I knew I was finally going to get my first tattoo. The only frustrating part of the process was waiting for the weather to cooperate, but hot damn was it worth it. The weather was perfect, the site was perfect (may Fort Gay stand strong forever) and Sarah fostered an amazing environment and experience for me. I felt totally comfortable and loved sharing stories and experiences. Everything was natural, peaceful, and totally rad. As for the tattoo itself, I am absolutely infatuated with what I received. I’ve been calling it my “trinket” because it’s totally something that my beloved DnD character would collect and covet. I don’t exactly know how to explain it in words, but I feel more like “me” after this adventure. Throughout each day I look at my arm and smile, and just feel so damn good. I couldn’t have imagined just how beautiful, empowering, engaging, and freeing my first tattoo experience would be. Sarah is a kickass person, and I feel eternally grateful for finding her in this big, confusing world. I truly cannot express just how in love I am with the piece! I have someone come up and check it out pretty much every time I go out too. (My favorite interaction so far was when I was sitting with my arm on my head in the hot tub after working out, and a lifeguard came over to gush over it)” [S. Hawk / Copper Hawk Studio / Laramie, WY]