We are the ROBOTS...
Jo Case, aka Jobot
I've been involved in the body modification community since about 2000, and have been intrigued by piercing and such for as long as I can remember. I was given the opportunity to start an apprenticeship at ROBOT in July 2005. I love it. Working here has been a delight. Our customers are awesome and our jewelery selection rocks! I've also been lucky to travel to Eugene to work at High Priestess Piercing and Philadelphia at Infinite Body Piercing. Here's some recent work I've done.
I'm one of the counter people for Robot. East Coast born with a West Coast heart, about two years ago I spontaneously packed a bag and hitched west to Portland and have not looked back. I have an undying love for Morrissey, The Smiths, black metal, vegan food and Jhonen Vasquez. I got involved in the piercing tattoo world when I was 19 living in NY State where I started working as a counter person for shops there. I am in school for graphic design and illustration. I also help educate people on vegan and straight edge culture, a passion of mine for the past 8 years. I also have an Etsy where I sell handmade jewelry! http://wolfbirdstudios.etsy.com
I've been tattooing since the summer of 2001. Instead of long walks on the beach, I spend most of my time drawing, tattooing or hanging out with my lovely wife, Jen. I have never been to college, yet I still find the power to not jump off bridges. If I had kids I would like to tell them Santa is real but I hate liars, so no Santa for the kids. I wish to be abducted by aliens, mostly to steal their ride and take us all for a spin. I have been working on a sense of humor... most find it disturbing. Tell you what I do care about though, performing an excellent tattoo for you. I have no personal style but I do like things to look real or nice or both. click here to see Jason's work
Whats crackalackin?!? The name's Apple, no relation to Chris Martin or Gwyneth Paltrow. I'm originally from Eugene where I worked for High Priestess Piercing and Tattoo as a counter kid for almost 3 years. After living down there for 25 years I decided to take a chance and see what Portland had to offer. Thankfully my extended family at Robot took me in and put up with my entertaining antics. Quite often you'll see me dancing around making odd noises and weird faces, life's too serious. I just wanna have fun.
Paul Van Horn- Pict and Bio coming soon! In the Meantime, check out his portfolio!
Andru Rogge - I've been interested in Body Modification for as long as I can remember. I wanted to be able to share the amazing gift of transformation and personal empowerment that piercing
provides for many people and I just plain love it.
In 2007 I completed the Fakir Basic Piercing Intensive. I then began piercing friends and family. Shortly after I had the opportunity to work at some great studios and learn from some wonderful people. I continue to learn from avenues all around me and constantly seek out new information. I am blood borne pathogens, CPR, first aid certified, and a licensed Body Piercing Technician in the state of Oregon. Check out some of his work!
Once a ROBOT, always a ROBOT
Cookie, aka Autumn Swisher
SQUAWK! The girl could mumble and be completely incoherent, but Robot would not be what it is today without the contributions she made in the early days. In her pursuit of becoming an astronaut, I mean a photographer, she ended up at NY Adorned, and is currently at Body Manipulations in S.F. We miss Cookie! Check out her photography here.
Monkey, aka Gentry Howard
We at Robot are proud of our Monkey, for growing up and moving to a land of barbarians and uncivilized savagery - Washington, DC, and then promptly moving right back. Expect to find her working here in between her global missions as a super heroine to make the world a better place. Her years of devotion and goofy Japanime & cute style will always be appreciated. Yay Monkey!
Dave "Machete" Rodriguez
Dave is currently living in Hawaii and coming back to work as a guest. Email him for appointments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hailing from the steaming jungles of Borneo comes the Tribal Tattoo Ninja Warlord of NW Portland, Dave Rodriguez. A veteran piercer of 15+ years, Dave attended college at F.I.T. in NYC before his piercing career. He would often spend all night drawing tribal tattoos on himself with sharpie marker, waking then roommate, to show off his current designs. He learned how to tattoo under the tutelage of Philip Millic in SF... Click here for more and to see Dave's tattoo work.