Born in North Adams and raised in the Berkshires, Alexis Rosasco is a life long artist. She began drawing as a child. Alexis attended Mount Greylock Regional High School, where she found a supportive art teacher (Je Desomma) who encouraged her to focus further in the direction of the arts.

The summers of her youth were spent in art classes, workshops and open figure drawing studies at Williams College, The Clark Art Museum, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. After a painting and drawing apprenticeship with professional artist Debi Pendell, Alexis’s portfolio gained her acceptance to one of the country’s best art schools.

Alexis’s found her self beckoned into the tattoo world by an acquaintance in 2015, and her career hit the ground running. She opened AR Designs Fine Art & Tattoo in 2017 with the desire to serve her community in a warm, welcoming and safe Tattoo environment.

Alexis’s tattoo style is black & grey realism/illustrative. Her favorite things to tattoo are wildlife, pet portraits, floral pieces, insects, ornamental designs, and Scandinavian Folk Art.




Rating: 5 out of 5.

I have been tattooed by three different people and Alexis is definitely my favorite! She makes the time fun and as painless as possible! She’s also really good priced, especially since her work is amazing. I am sooo looking forward to my next tattoo from her (which hopefully will be soon!)

Kassie Lynn

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Alexis is amazing. I’ve gotten a few different tattoos from other places, then found this place and now I won’t go to anyone else. The shop is immaculately clean and welcoming, the artists all very friendly and skilled. Alexis has done two pieces for me now and both came out EXACTLY how I wanted.

Elliot Wilson

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What I love about AR designs is that it’s clean and professional. The shop is beautiful. Abstract paintings and beautiful pictures cover the walls. She has a ton of cool artifacts and instruments. It really feels like you’re getting tattooed an art gallery. Last time I came in Alexis made me hot chocolate and gave me York peppermint patties for me to munch while I was being tattooed. She also let me log into my UFC fight pass and watch fights on her flat screen TV.

My tattoo came out amazing!!!!!! I got a huge sphinx on my thigh. I couldn’t believe how well the colors work together and I didn’t think you could tattoo a 3-D image that well but she did.

Alexis has a fine arts degree from Tufts University and it shows. I was probably annoying and had a lot of questions about the colors and shading and so on. I don’t know anything about art but I was very nervous to get such a big piece done on my body after all tattoos are forever. Alexis explained that color scheme to me and everything else Art Wise. She made me feel very comfortable and I was extremely confident and her ability before she even touched me with a needle.

This was great experience for me and I think I’m hooked I can’t wait for my next tattoo.

Christopher Manley

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Alexis is the best tattoo artist I have worked with. She did an amazing job and was extremely thorough, she made sure all of the details were on point. Highly Recommend this tattoo shop.

— Sazeen Zaman

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Lex has done about half my left sleeve she is a great artist and and very efficient with the tattoo time. Great place to get some ink.

— Jonathan Lescarbeau

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I love this place; it’s immaculate and must have one client come in for their appointment during the covid 19 times. Make sure everyone stays safe and is required to wear the mask. They are friendly tattoo artists.
Alexis is my tattoo artist, and she has done six tattoos on me so far. She is a fantastic artist, and she always makes sure it’s even and looks perfect. Make sure she got everything covered up before I paid and left. I am always happy with how my tattoos look. It is 100% satisfying with her artwork on me!

— Brittany Schneider

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Wonderful upscale CLEAN environment! Lex is awesome with excellent techniques in tattooing and all her art forms. She’s very personable,friendly and always working to meet your needs and exceed your expectations! My girlfriend and I both have ink from her and can’t wait to go back!

— Carl Dawson

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This tattoo shop is wonderful! I got my first tattoo here, and Alexis made the experience as wonderful as she could. The shop is clean, the artist is friendly, and her work is lovely! If I decide to ever get more ink done, I am definitely going back here.

— Emily Edwards

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Alexis will take your idea to a whole new level, amazing ability to use your body as a canvas for her creative vision!!!!!!

— Glenn Robert