Last month Adorn “celebrated” our 20th year of operations.  Previous anniversaries were accompanied by all the FUN and Prizes!! …Mechanical bulls, Suspension, Luaus complete with Hula dancers, Sumo suits and Inflated Wrestling Rings, Costume Contests and FOOD…always food.  

We are a crew that loves to eat and sling bling! 

With the constraints of Covid the 20 year milestone came and went while we scrambled to resume operations under a cloud of economic and physical uncertainty in the midst of environmental crisis and righteous social/civic unrest.  We are grateful for our lives and livelihoods and remain enthusiastically committed to our motto that “EVERY body deserves to be Adorned.”  Now just does not feel like the time to party.  Neither does it seem right to let it come and go without acknowledging the honor it has been to continue to serve and to re-dedicate ourselves to our mission. 

When adorn first opened our doors in Beaverton we had grand aspirations to be an all-female tattoo and piercing studio.  However, it wasn’t very long before we adapted to a multi-gender approach with strong feminist leadership in the form of Anne Morando as Lead Tattooist and  myself -Desta Fury (then Spence) as the Senior piercer.  (Next month will mark the 25th year of piercing since attending Gauntlet Piercer training in 1995.)  There have been many changes along the way and through the decades. Life is what happens while we are making our plans.  We are grateful to find ourselves mid-pandemic with an amazing staff blended of both fresh faces and familiar favorites.  We couldn’t do what we do without their many contributions and perspectives.  So with this inaugural blog/newsletter I would like to make a Shout Out to the contributions both painful and profound of past, present and future adorn employees and artists.  Thank You!

It goes without saying but bears repeating…Nothing we do would have meaning or value we wouldn’t even exist- without our clients! so


While we do not know what the future holds for any of us…We look forward to adorning you for many years to come.  With that in mind, if you made it through this very personal and likely uninteresting Adorn Saga…Please enjoy 20% off your next jewelry purchase by mentioning to the counter person the secret password phrase


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