“I followed Jio a long time on social media and was fascinated by her art. Her style is unique and was very appealing to me. Additionally I read the texts she shared on social media about herself and her view on her life. I was fascinated, signed up for her newsletter on her homepage and waited. Finally a mail came with her upcoming dates in Berlin and the few spots left on her schedule. It took all my courage to propose my custom concept to her instead of choosing one of her beautiful flash designs. A few days after my proposal Jio’s mail reached me and I was so happy hearing her accepting my idea for a custom tattoo and a spot in her schedule. I filled out the info sheet and transferred the deposit.
A few months later I booked a hotel room and train tickets to Berlin. All my insecurities about the long journey, the already paid deposit and any doubts were washed away when Jio entered the room. I was waiting a while and got quite nervous, but Jio’s appearance swept all that aside. She is open minded, curious and spreads dedication for her work which gave me a positive feeling in an instant.
We talked about my ideas and I was having the impression that she really understands me well and knows what I wanted. One day later she welcomed me in the studio with her first draft and I was overwhelmed how well she met my expectations. We talked about minor changes and through the whole process she had my full trust.
Everything I wanted her to change on the draft she nearly anticipated and changed immediately in her own style. I was amazed how structured but spontaneously she worked on the draft and of the final tattoo. Jio worked very concentrated but always was eager to make me feel good through the session. She acted thoughtfully and had an eye for the smallest details.
Being tattooed by Jio was very special to me because I have never trusted a person so fiercely that I knew so little. You can feel the dedication she puts in every of her pieces and the regard for her customers. “
“Since my first tattoo, I keep on coming back to Julia (Jio) for new projects. What fascinates me about her, is how she can transfer ideas that I can describe only very vaguely into an amazing artwork on my skin. In the whole process for a new tattoo, I am able to feel comfortable and even though there is some pain connected to tattooing, the relaxing atmosphere she can create between her and her clients, makes it a positive experience.I love how her tattooing style is not only unique, but how she also takes the placement on the body in consideration. She takes the time to try out different sizes, so I never feel rushed for a decision and Julia is able to look at the body as a whole, making all the tattoos look good together and making the body a piece of art itself!”
“I’ve wanted to get a memorial tattoo for my best friend and partner who passed away in 2017. This being something of great importance to me, I took my time searching for a tattooer. When I stumbled upon Jio via Instagram, I knew she was the right artist to hopefully do this for me. I sent Jio five pictures of Jenn, and really with not a whole lot of direction from me, she was able to create a likeness that encompassed everything that I was looking for. Not sure how she was able to do it but she did. I’m eternally grateful for the experience that I received. Amazing artist and great tattooer! Thank you Jio.”
“Earlier this year we had the pleasure of getting tattooed by our friend Jio. We know her from the previous year and so had high hopes for a fun and inspirational experience.
“I want to emphasise the strong female energy she portrays in her work. I love love love the Kali piece so much because of the attitude and body language this fiery goddess has. She is fierce and Jio does such a good job portraying facial expressions and she does incredible portraits. (…) ❤ I love the free flowing energy shown in the curvature of the linework.”