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We are a studio of all women artists.

Our goal is to curate a space that feels safe, comfortable, and welcoming!
We invite 
new and experienced body art collectors alike.
Discover the magic of Dark Mark Arts.

Meet the Vermin Girls

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Charlene Torres


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Charlene began her tattoo career in 2022. She is setting the bar with her efficient work and whimsical designs. She loves working to find designs just as unique as her clients! 

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Anna Novak

Owner & Artist

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Anna has been tattooing since 2013. She loves working with fine line detail, elements of nature, as well as dark and spooky aesthetics!

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Megan Allison


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Megan started tattooing in 2023, but she is no stranger to the world of art. She was a professional pet portraitist for over 10 years before joining the team. Her attention to detail is unparalleled!


Anna started her tattoo career in Colorado. After finishing her apprenticeship, she began seeing the challenges of being a female tattoo artist in a male-dominated industry. For many years, she worked as a solo artist, but always dreamed of being part of growing the representation of women in the world of body art. 


In 2020, Anna established Dark Mark Arts as part of The ABQ Collective.


In 2022, Anna took a little pause in tattooing so she and her husband could open 

The Bad Company: Cannabis Apothecary.

Later that year she was back to body art. At this point, she added an apprentice, Charlene Torres, to the Dark Mark Arts team.


Early in 2023, Megan Allison joined the ensemble, and the Vermin Girls knew it was time to expand. Luckily, the ladies didn't have to part from The ABQ Collective, and thus, built an expanded space suitable for the whole team!

Now, we are one of the only all-women tattoo shops in New Mexico!

It is our goal to curate a space that feels safe, comfortable, and welcoming. 

All are welcome, though we cater especially to the girls, gays, and theys!


Check us out in the basement of The ABQ Collective...if you can find us!

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