Meet Our Team
Beginning her career in 1999, Sandy is one of the most well rounded, talented and down to earth people you will meet. Starting in Germany she worked at the shops there learning and developing her art for four years while also gaining almost two years of experience traveling to tattoo conventions both for knowledge and competition. Now happily in 2016 Sandy is still at it taking on pieces in all styles and pleasing clientele throughout the coast. Sandy’s favorite style include vivid color, precision line work and traits from old and new school styles. Feel like your tattoo is a bit of a challenge? With the ability to create unique original custom work and even cover ups for intense older tattoos and large scars, Sandy is the gal to go to. Sandy’s father Alan, an artist of 40 years himself, taught Sandy. Today, he couldn’t be more pleased with the work and consistent progression Sandy has made throughout her career. Seventeen years and going strong!
At the beginning of 2001 Andrew decided to make a fantastic decision opening a new exciting chapter in his life. At the age of eighteen Andrew was given the choice to move with his parents from Germany to the US to open a tattoo shop here in Destin, Fl. Having been raised around tattooing and with his family having already owned five successful shops throughout Germany and England Andrew took this opportunity head on to expand his piercing skills and help create a successful family business. In 2013 Andrew began his Apprenticeship with renowned German Tattooist Eric Eisenhauer to who this day remains a close family friend and success in Germany. Learning quickly and with his natural flair for color and design Andrew has done well and flourished here at Alan’s Cool Ink. He will be enjoying his third year here as a full time artist and piercer.
Selling her first painting at the age of eight Cara Anna always possessed a strong love for art and creativity. Encouraged throughout her life by her mother to learn and expand her skills Cara has been pursuing her dream as a professional artist ever since. Originally starting at Kansas State University in Architectural Design she took a change of careers and changed to Full Sail University where she graduated in 2012 with a BA in Graphic Design. After several years in marketing building up skills in SEO, Client Management, Corporate Marketing, and Graphic Design, Cara sought out a more hands on creative position as a Tattoo Artist in 2014.
With nine years of experience in tattooing and piercing Lea has tattooed all across the south and offers a wide variety of skills and styles. While Lea most enjoys vibrant color pieces she also has a knack for realism, old school, new school, and everything in between. Our newest artist to the team Alan’s Cool Ink couldn’t be more pleased with the happy unique personality and professional attitude Lea has brought with her to the shop. Lea utilizes modern technology to create custom pieces and refine others to ensure balanced and clean designs on demand.
Since 2001 we have served in the Destin, FL area with the strong belief that the constant will to learn and progress within our industry is a necessity. Proudly offering a variety of styles, and services we recommend you stop by and see for yourself what hard work, a team environment, and family can do. Find out more about our history here.