Paul Foertsch, originally from Colorado, began his career as a tattooist here in Bellingham in 1999, continuing a lifelong interest in art and people-watching. After over 20 years at Old School Tattoo and 8 years of ownership, Paul's long time dream to work in a private studio has finally arrived.
Over the years his style of tattooing has gravitated towards detail and realism, photo replication, black and grey, portraits, botanical and geometric.
While not at the shop or spending time on the home front with his family, Paul enjoys painting, boating in the islands, building projects and skiing.
Jenny has been Paul's biggest supporter for the last 13 years, in life, marriage and career. She is the business end of Blue Heron Craftworks. Clients work with Jenny from the first inquiry about their tattoo through all of the coordination and scheduling, up to consultation on design and appointment with Paul.
At home, Jenny is busy with her and Paul’s three boys, two dogs and a growing number of chickens and quail. You can also find her nerding out on spreadsheets (she is also a financial coach), digging in the garden, exploring the San Juan Islands and acres of forest near their home in Bow.