Matthew Mattison

A tattoo artist wielding more than 20 years of experience, The Little Tattoo Shoppe Owner Matthew Mattison provides his clientele with customized designs that cater to their aesthetic. At The Little Tattoo Shoppe in Portland, Oregon, Mattison focuses on intricate pieces that clients will appreciate for the rest of their lives. While clients arrive at The Little Tattoo Shoppe for various types of artwork, the venue holds particular renown and several local accolades for its skills in portraiture. Many customers receive finely detailed images of their loved ones in nuanced blacks and grays reminiscent of fine charcoal drawings. Matthew Mattison and The Little Tattoo Shoppe also hold distinction for efforts in floral representations. Ever dedicated, Mattison draws many loyal customers who return for the upscale quality and customer service.


Over the years, Matthew Mattison has drawn inspiration from his travels and appreciation of other artists. He lists Salvador Dali, Gustave Doré, Albrecht Dürer, and Alphonse Mucha as highly influential. Mattison also gets ideas from Japanese pop culture. A native of Hawaii, he began on his professional path after graduating from Mililani High School, securing an apprenticeship with Honolulu’s South Pacific Tattoo Company. He later became Co-Owner of the shop and garnered attention for his abilities in Polynesian-inspired tattoos.

Before founding The Little Tattoo Shoppe in Portland, Matthew Mattison joined local parlor TigerLily Tattoo. When not conducting consultations with patrons, tattooing, or managing the day-to-day transactions of his store, he enjoys sharing his artistic abilities as a face painter during block parties, spending time with his wife, building vintage motorcycles, and traveling.