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    Tanja Nixx Tattoos | Art | Photography

    3402 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

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    About Tanja Nixx

    Tanja Nixx, tattoo-artist and shop-owner at Lyle Tuttle Tattooing from 2001-2013 Tattoo-artist. She is currently tattooing at: Blue Dragon Tattoo.3402 Gear Blvd, San Francisco CA 94118 Tattoos, Photography, Writing and Painting is what made me feel alive. I am a german born tattoo-artist. I have been tattooing in San Francisco since 1993. While I am still tattooing strongly, I have started focusing on Wedding and Event photography. Having used photography as a vehicle for my painting. I discovered that my photography may very well stand on it's own. Writing a book about my travel in Africa(Congo Zaire), while learning english has been a long journey and the book is now available Blurb . I also produced an acted in a film called “ Love will Travel”Tattoo-artist at Lyle Tuttle Tattooing in San Francisco 1995-2001

Tanja N specializes on wedding photography

Tanja N thinks outside the box.

Tanja N paints while tattooing.

Tanja N paints on canvas

Tanja Nixx left Germany in 1988 with an education in Graphic-design to travel around the world. She started in the Congo and made her way through Zaire, Burundi Tanzania, Kenya  and South-East-Asia. She was taking a lot of photos during her travels, but she was robbed in Kenya and lost all of her films. That incident inspired her later to write a book about her travels to commemorate her trip. (Her book is available on Blurb and it’s called “Sleeping my way through the Congo”). She felt the need to settle down and bought a plane ticket to  San Francisco, where she was received with open arms.  Supporting herself by bartending, during which she taught herself the art of tattooing. In 1995 Tanja Nixx was offered a job at the infamous Lyle Tuttle Tattoo Studio. She produced two independent films , “A holy promise”, and “love will travel” and acted in them. Tanja Nixx bought Lyle Tuttle Tattooing in 2001. Meanwhile she was busy taking photos as a source of reference for her paintings. During the later years of her 20 year tattoo career, during which she tattooed Singer-Songwriter “Adele” and Aimee Mann, she started getting more into photography and has now fully submerged herself into wedding, event and portrait photography.