My name is Ivy Calhoun and I have been working at Davidian Tattoo Studio since August 2009. I was hired to apprentice under Brian Donovan, the shop's owner and award-winning, world-reknowned tattoo artist. It was a superb stroke of luck that I met Brian and I'm honored to have been given the chance to learn from him and the incredible work he does. In addition, I got to benefit from watching the works of art my other co-workers were creating on people. In 2013 we were fortunate enough to add Karly Cleary to our team. She is a very talented tattoo artist who has been working in the industry for quite a while now, doing beautiful work. In 2015 we got to hire Lecks Rodriguez. He is an incredible talent, and an absolute joy to work with!
In regards to what I do, I am able to be a versatile tattoo artist due to both my extensive apprenticeship at Davidian and my background as a professional artist. Before tattooing I worked as an illustrator, a caricature artist, a graphic designer and an animator, after earning a BFA in Animation from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
Some people ask me what my specialty is, when it comes to styles in which to tattoo, and the answer is that I'm inspired by all sorts of tattoo ideas, so I find there's no need to concentrate on any one thing. I'm very excited to be doing what I'm doing, and I'm grateful that I get to work alongside Brian, Karly & Lecks at Davidian Tattoo Studio.
Ivy Calhoun Davidian Tattoo Studio 13. E Montgomery Ave Hatboro, PA 19040 215-441-5122 NEW SHOP HOURS: Tues-Sat 12 to 8pm