Poison Evy

Traditional tattoo | Ceremonial tattoo | Medical tattoo

My name is Poison Evy and I’m a tattooer based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, specialist in traditional, ceremonial and medical tattooing. On this website you can find more information about my services, my work, my story and my highest excitement.

Love and light, Evy

Traditional tattoo

I’m a traditional trained all round tattooer, which means I embody a beautiful craft. Big or small, every tattoo tells its own story. I am always up for new ideas, so if you have any, let me know and I will work it out for you. My professionalism is focussed on a tattoo that will last a lifetime and fits the body. If I don't feel comfortabel with the style I will refer you naturally. The design will be discussed on the day of the appointment and there will be room for some small adjustments. 

Ceremonial tattoo

Every tattoo is sacred, with my ceremonial tattoo I will work with multiple forces... think of the moon, the elements and spirits. Each meeting will be exclusive, has a theme and creates a limited edition tattoo. With accompanying conversations we create insight, space for acceptance and growth. When putting on the tattoo we will set an intention and atmosphere in a ceremonial setting. Using my knowledge of channeling, symbolism of different cultures and the spiritual background in tattooing. 

Medical tattoo

After tattooing for eight years and working with different types of skin, this section of the tattoo scene crossed my path. Medical tattoos are close to my heart because of my healthcare background. To help breast cancer survivors, recreate the areola by tattooing. These tattoos are also suitable for reconstructing or enhancing the areola from other types of breast surgery. But also people who suffer from their pigment spots or scar tissue. This all will be done in a private setting.

My story

From mental healthcare to tattooing

My name is Evelien Hordijk born and raised in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. My educational background is mainly in healthcare, completed various secondary vocational courses and started a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Services. Started working in mental healthcare from here. Always loved doing this until the cutbacks became more extreme and limited my services. This gave me the space to consider what I wanted to do and following my highest excitement

In 2014 I’ve learned the craft of tattooing from Moose by a traditional apprenticeship. Tattooing, it’s not just a job but a lifestyle. Frankly, I think there are many similarities between health care and tattooing. The care and time I put into a tattoo and 1:1 sessions with a person are full of love and attention.

Over the years I've done several conventions and worked in different shops while traveling, which has always challenged me to keep improving my skills. By giving the best of myself and keeping my surroundings full of inspiration.

The nickname ‘Poison Evy’ originated while traveling. Most of you will know the character ‘Poison Ivy’ from Batman, it’s derived from that. I love nature and everything that goes with it, I’m a geek and everyone was calling me Evy already combine those and here we are!


Important information about your booking:

• Price indication: I will give you a quote based on the details you have provided. I charge €150/hr for large work, smaller tattoos are quoted by the piece.
• All bookings require a deposit of € 50,- (unless otherwise requested), either via bank transfer, paypal or via the studio. All deposits are non-refundable and require at least 48 hours' notice for any cancellations or the deposit will be lost. 
• A spot is not claimed until the deposit has been made. 
• Deposits have a duration of 6 months.
• Moving your appointment more than once can also result in forfeiting your deposit.

Please note that we are a small studio. Which means friends/relatives may not be able to sit with you while you get tattooed. Thank you.