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Welcome to Kingtide Ink - A Seattle tattoo shop designed for those seeking detailed artistry in a personal and private studio environment. Nestled in the West Seattle Admiral Junction, Kingtide Ink offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, free from distractions.


Feel at ease in a studio that mirrors the relaxed and authentic atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest. Kingtide Ink owner and artist Charlie Piper understands that your body is your canvas, and is committed to maintaining a true collaborative process between client and artist. Charlie’s style highlights both realistic natural elements and imaginative design, which he curates into eye-catching tattoos.


We look forward to connecting and welcoming you to Kingtide Ink!


Charlie returned to West Seattle after earning degrees in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Vermont. Over the years, he has established a unique style that highlights both realistic natural elements and imaginative design. 


While working as a freelance artist and designer in Vermont, he dove into the art of tattooing and became fascinated with translating his fine-lined drawings onto skin. Upon moving from Vermont to West Seattle, Charlie became involved in the ceramic community as an instructor and technical assistant at Rain City Clay. In March 2023, he decided to further pursue his passion for the art of tattooing and began the process of opening his own private tattoo studio— Kingtide Ink.

A Vermont native, Sarah also attended the University of Vermont where she double-majored in Studio Art and Public Health. As reflected by her undergraduate pursuits, her goal remains to utilize art and design to foster positive changes in the wellness of others. During and after her undergraduate education, Sarah focused on the world of non-profits, specifically working with the breast cancer and muscular dystrophy populations. She continued her work in this field while simultaneously working alongside Charlie to realize the vision for Kingtide Ink. 


In late 2023, Sarah decided to shift her full focus onto the growing business while furthering her education by pursuing her Master's in Business Administration. 

Kingtide Ink Charlie Piper


Owner | Artist

Kingtide Ink Sarah Geissler


Co-Owner | Behind the Scenes

Kingtide Ink is welcoming traveling tattoo artists to the studio for short-term residencies.
If interested, please email

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