My Experience

I’ve worked under comic book companies such as DC, IDW and Dynamite. Through the website hitrecord.org I have worked on an Emmy winning TV show with Joseph Gordon Levitt. As a freelancer, my talents have lent themselves to a multitude of different public projects throughout the midwest. These projects include murals, henna tattoos, installation art, pumpkin sculpting and chalk drawing.

I Tattoo

In 2018, I begain my tattoo apprenticeship at Empire Inks in Appleton, WI. Thus, this was the start of a fresh path towards full time tattoo artistry. Tattoo booking is now open for new clients and consultations at carliempireinks@gmail.com.

My Commitment

Along with my tattoo and freelancing career, I take the time to work with the community as a teacher and artistic mentor to students and professionals throughout Wisconsin. I believe that creative thinkers should be brought into the spotlight in the form of leadership roles to promote change and progress in the modern world. Follow me on Instagram @carlieyed.

Hire Me

I’m available for murals, animations, illustrations, commissions, and other creative projects. Most of the original art I create and share on social meda is also for sale. DM or send a message at carliihde@gmail.com if you see something you like, or if you’ve got an idea of how you think we can work together!


All content on this website is owned by me, Carli Ihde. For licensing inquiries, please use the contact form indicating what art you’d like to use and how you’d like to use it. I love to collaborate!


I’m currently located in Appleton, WI, completing a tattoo apprenticeship at Empire Inks Studio. I’m willing to travel for work if adequately compensated (i.e. time, mileage, lodging, etc.).


I’m available for freelance illustrations, animations, murals, and tattoos. I’m also open to collaborate on creative ideas, so reach out and share what you have in mind. Maybe we can work together!?

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