Jessie Hopeless

Custom tattooing for one-of-a-kind collectors

Tattoo portfolio and contact information for Kansas City tattoo artist Jessie Hopeless.



• I'm currently taking a limited number of new clients. Wait time is typically 6 months to start a new project.

• I'm swamped, but it's important to me that I don't stay booked out solid more than about 6 months out. It's how I keep work/life balance and the ability to travel. In order to do that though, I have to be extremely selective and can only take a few new projects at a time. Projects that give me more creative control, and that fit well with my aesthetic will always be accepted over tattoos with a lot of restrictions. (The upside is that if you don't need my creative input, there are a lot of other qualified tattoo artists who can do what you're looking for.)

• If you're interested in starting a new project with me, visit the CONTACT page and fill out the form as completely as possible, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can to let you know if it's something I can work on with you. From there, we'll schedule a consultation in person if you're local, and over the phone if you're travelling.


ABOUT the artist:

I've been tattooing and loving it since 2003. I work at Exile Tattoo in Kansas City, MO, which is tucked in the fun, offbeat West 39th Street district of midtown. I've been voted one of Kansas City's top three tattoo artists two years in a row, and our shop was voted best in the city in 2015. Did I mention I'm also super humble?

my studio

I live in a big, weird, 100 year old house in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Kansas City with my comic book writer husband Dennis Hopeless, our toddler twin boys Dodge and Cullen, and our fluffy, grumpy dog Bacon.

I have a B.A. in Philosophy. I like to travel. I've been a vegetarian since I was 15. I collect scissors and foreign bills.