About Artist and Studio Owner Bonnie Jean

Turtle Island Tattoo was opened in 1997 by Bonnie Jean McVay, an experienced professional tattoo artist who has been in the business since the late 1970s.  Owner of Eugene’s oldest tattoo studio, Tattoo by Design, Bonnie Jean opened Turtle Island in the quiet coastal community of Yachats in order to offer a different kind of experience to tattoo enthusiasts. Her private, appointment-only studio is a short walk from the ocean, and is a peaceful setting where just you and your artist, and maybe a friend or support person, can spend time creating beautiful and meaningful art especially for you.

Bonnie Jean McVay - Turtle Island TattooYou can view some of Bonnie Jean’s tattoo work here on the site, on Turtle Island’s facebook page and also in her photo album on Tattoo by Design’s facebook page.