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Lisa Cardenas is the owner and founder of Haunted Hands.

After leaving a career in illustration and animation, she returned to her hometown of Tucson, Arizona, to become a tattoo artist in 2008.

Her journey led her to open Haunted Hands in 2012, where she has been able to develop a unique style. Complementing the body is Lisa’s first priority when creating tattoo designs.

She is in love with Tucson and the Sonoran Desert, and feels very lucky to be surrounded by inspiration every day. Occasionally, she forces herself to stop working and go outside by volunteering at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s Raptor Free Flight Program.

Voted Tucson Weekly Best Tattoo Artist: 2017 and 2014.


Follow a link below to view Lisa’s portfolio, availability, and more. Or scroll down for all information.

Tattoo Portfolio

No coverups, fixups, or add-ons, sorry!

Click an image to open a slideshow of the full tattoo portfolio:

Available Tattoo Designs

Upon leaving a deposit for an available tattoo design, the framed original artwork is yours to take home and we are ready to book appointments! Contact Lisa to learn more.

Click an image to open a slideshow of Lisa’s available tattoo designs:

Artwork

Images are available for purchase. If interested, contact the artist.

Click an image to open a slideshow of artwork by Lisa Cardenas:

Lisa’s Custom Tattoo Process

You will first need to email Lisa (or complete the form below) and include a brief description of what you are looking to have done (subject matter, size, location, style, etc.). Attach examples and/or reference material if you have them. 

If she is interested in your project, she will set up a 30-minute consultation at the studio to get the ball rolling with a deposit and a thorough exploration of all your preferences.

Communication is SUPER important! Remember, drawing is hard and artists are not mind-readers. See the Consultation Help document for advice on how to successfully prepare for your consultation.

At the end of the consultation, you’ll need to sign the Deposit Waiver and leave a deposit in order for Lisa to start the drawing process and book all necessary appointments to complete your tattoo. See Pricing & Availability information for more details.

Tattoo process by Lisa Cardenas: from drawing to finished tatoo

You will receive a rough sketch of your design via email to review a few days before your first tattoo appointment, and have a chance to make small revisions. Large or repetitive revisions can be problematic and/or expensive, but can usually be avoided by being clear about your preferences at your consultation.

Read Preparing For Your Tattoo Appointment or Tattoo Aftercare for more information.

For additional information, or if you are ready to request a consultation, contact Lisa.

Availability & Pricing

Minimum: $200

Custom work (you tell Lisa what to draw and she draws it): $160/hour ($200/hour on Saturdays)
A deposit ($100-$300 depending on size of project) will be required at the end of your consultation to start the process and book tattoo appointments. The deposit goes towards the price of your tattoo and counts towards our last session.

Non-custom work (she already drew it and you picked it out): $100/hour
A larger deposit ($200-$600) is required to purchase artwork, and the framed original is yours to take home. See available designs above. The deposit goes towards the price of the tattoo and counts towards our last session.

Lisa tattoos Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and typically books 3-4 months out for tattoo appointments. Saturdays noon-8 p.m. are available at an increased rate ($200/hour) and book 1-2 months out. Consultations can be booked 1 week in advance. If she is not interested in your project, she will do her best to help you find another artist. She does not do cover-ups, fixups, or add-ons to existing artwork.

For additional information, or if you are ready to request a consultation, contact Lisa.

Contact the Artist

Email Lisa with a brief description of what you are looking to have done (subject matter, size, location, style, etc.) and attach any relevant images.

If she is not interested in your project, she will do her best to help you find another artist.

Please allow up to 1 week for a response.

No coverups, fixups, or add-ons, sorry!

Consultations and tattoos by appointment only. No walk-ins, please.