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
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.
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.
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 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!
"I am now the proud owner of a number of works of art, by Evy. And more to come! I gave Evy a lot of freedom for the tattoos, which I think is the best. She is an artist and creates true works of art with few guidelines, she estimates what suits you as a person but also what looks beautiful on your body. And that's what I think is so fantastic about her, the trust you gave her, you get back again and again. Evy works neatly and calmy and puts you at ease. There is always a relaxed atmosphere in the shop and it is cosy."
"When I first walked into the shop, I was immediately greeted by Evy. She listened to my ideas and thought along with me to ensure that my ideas were translated as best as possible into a tattoo. I immediately felt welcome. This is something I reflected during all my sessions with Evy. She really takes time for you and makes you feel comfortable, even when you're doing a painful stretch. I am always very happy with the work Evy does, and I certainly recommend her to other people."
"After my mastectomy and reconstruction, a nippel and areola were still missing. Evy tattooed this one and I am very happy with the result. But also with the peace and respect with which Evy approached me. I was able to experience how she thought along with what came along and left me space to decide. Grateful!"
"When you enter the shop you are welcomed with open arms by Evy and the other artists. Evy goes through the course of your session step by step, which was very reassuring for me the first time, but also every other time. During the tattoo process, she checks how you are doing and whether you need a break. While getting my tattoos I had a nice chat with Evy, which also makes it very pleasant. I am very happy with how I experienced the whole process before, during and after getting my tattoos done. I definitely recommend Evy!"
"I went to Moose Tattoo because of positive stories and got myself 3 tattoos done by Poison Evy! I have always felt welcome, they always listen carefully to my ideas and then give me advice on how it can turn out even better and in the end always turns it into a beautiful design. My tattoos all look super neat and I'm super happy with them. Besides that Evy can tattoo beautifully, she is also very hospitable and makes sure that you feel at ease and have a nice chat with you. All in all I have nothing negative to say about Evy and I will recommend Evy to everyone to get a tattoo with her!"
"I have quite a bit of work on my body and all done by Evy. That in itself says enough. Moose Tattoo is a pleasant shop with a very nice atmosphere. Light, spacious and open minded. Whether you come for your very first tattoo or are a seasoned tattoo customer, everyone is welcome and that's how it feels. The threshold to step in is not there. Evy is warm, friendly and a real professional. Love for her profession and for her customers. Honest to the customer in what is possible. Clear advice and always thinks along to make beautiful creations from your ideas and thoughts."
"When making my first appointment I immediately got a good feeling with Evy. She can turn your own ideas, sketches and her suggestions into very cool creations. Evy keeps thinking and drawing until everything is right down to the last detail. Also takes all the time it takes. Not only can she tattoo very well, but she is also a very nice person to be with. She puts you at ease and keeps a close eye on you while tattooing. We had a great time while tattooing! Kind of trip we went through together, and I liked it!"
"Every tattoo I've had by Evy has been a great experience. You will be listened to and carefully considered. She always looks at what the best placement is for your body. For a relaxed tattoo experience you have come to the right place at Eef!"
"I came across Evy via an Instagram post and then started following via Instagram for a longer time because the tattoos appealed to me. I myself had wanted a sleeve for some time and then I went to see what I wanted and to get a picture of it, I soon came across Evy and we made a plan together and Evy takes into account what you wishes are, what is possible and is it possible or not. On the day of the appointment with Evy I was certainly well received, there was a nice atmosphere, especially important with a day session. I am very happy with the sleeve that was put on by Evy! Nice tattoo shop!"
"Evelien came to our house for a ceremonial tattoo. Her relaxed energy immediately made me feel at ease. Evelien had asked me by email beforehand which symbols/themes are important to me. She incorporated this into a beautiful design that suits me very well. The (cocoa) ceremony around it really makes it a beautiful and conscious experience. You are really in the now. A special experience that I remember fondly."
"I had my very first tattoo done in a ceremonial setting by Poison Evy. There was plenty of room for setting an intention (what does this tattoo mean to me?) but also the practical matters regarding putting the tattoo were discussed. There was relaxing quiet music, incense and flowers and plenty of opportunity to eat and drink. Evy discussed the tattoo design in advance and had an extra that I could take home so that it doesn't stay with this one moment. The evening was a beautiful fusion of Evelien's feminine energy but also the craftsmanship required for the performance. And that is completely visible in my tattoo."
"As a former colleague in healthcare, I know that Evy treats people with respect, care and professionalism. Empathy, attention, trust and patience are some of many qualities that are indispensable in our line of work. Now she has become an amazing tatoo artist and i recognize these qualities in her work, not as a colleague but as her client. From an indigenous perspective, it is important to feel and listen to nature and your connection with the spiritworld or ancestors. Masters of tatau (tatoo) do not tattoo images by request. They give you a symbol or tattoo based on what nature reveals to them. Evy has this gift and has given me a symbol that connects to my visions. It is now my mark of the path to Source and a journey of healing trough Love & Light."
"All my life I have hidden my lower legs under long dresses or trousers because I felt unhappy with the large birth/pigmentation spot on my calf. Getting the stain removed was not possible and camouflage make-up also proved unsatisfactory. (....) Evy has a tattoo style that appeals to me. She helped me tremendously in the process from design to aftercare. Before coloring, she asked me to take another look, because after this I would never see that stain again!
What a liberation after more than 40 years! I now proudly show my calf to everyone!"
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.