My name is Matthew Takata Shepherd (they/he/she,) I’m a queer mixed Japanese-American artist originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently living and working in Berlin.

My books for tattooing are currently open for Berlin. Please fill out my booking form to request an appointment for a custom tattoo or for one of my flash tattoo designs (checkout my available flash designs in my instagram story highlights) . For quick questions feel free to message me on Instagram ( or send me an email at

As a mixed queer person, I understand the importance of having a safe space for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ folks. I try to be very conscientious of other people and I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for myself and my clients. I believe in intersectionality, body positivity, kindness, and that it is your body your choice. I want you to feel comfortable and safe if you choose to get a tattoo with me and will make sure to check in with you throughout the entire tattoo process.

<3 Thanks for your interest in my work and hope to meet you soon!

***This photo gallery is not very up to date, I would like to update it more soon, but for now Instagram is the easiest way to see my most recent work.