Heidi Sandhorst has been tattooing since early 2009 and grew up in Seattle Washington. She is inspired by many sources specifically Japanese Moku Hanga artists such as Keika Hasegawa, Kawase Hasui, Hiroshi Yoshida, Hasui Kawase, Utagawa Hiroshige, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Katsushika Hokusai, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, and Kawanabe Kyosai. Chinese fine line paintings (Gong Bi) especially the art of Ng Yi-Ching. The Tradition of European botanical illustration and artists such as Martin Schongauer, Maria Sibyl Merian, Pierre Joseph Redoute, Margaret Mee, Rachel Ruysch, Jan Van Huysum, John James Audubon. She is also inspired by Bon and Tibetan Buddhist art.

She looks forward to working with you on any project but is particularly drawing to subject matter that involves flora and fauna in the graphic/scientific illustration style she is drawn to.

She is always taking classes and learning so she can better represent the subject matter she is drawn to. She has taken classes in plant identification and botany, ethnobotany, wildcrafting plant medicine, botanical illustration and anatomy. 

Heidi Sandhorst