Born under the colorful New Mexican sky, my early education was Waldorf, teaching me the perspective of the world through art.
Drawing and painting have always held my attention. After high school I took an alternate path and attended the Culinary Institute of Art in Colorado, and graduated in 1999 with an AAS in Culinary Art, divulging tasty combinations of flavors to fine dining patrons.
My introduction to tattooing started in North Carolina when I was commissioned to complete a full body suit tattoo on a young man. I am self-taught, with the aid of having a passionately creative spirit. I began tattooing in 2010, discovering a gravitation to fantastic color and realism, as well as sacred geometry. I have developed my skill working on both leather and living skin. My style varies in visual storytelling and illustrative tattoos, each designed to fit and flow with each collector.
Thoughts on pain:
Pain is something we are all hard-wired to experience, and we each hold a vast capability to endure. It has been said that "suffering is the only time we are forced to go within ourselves". Tattooing allows a unique opportunity to enter into a voluntary state of suffering, in perspective this is invaluable for personal growth, wellness, and the deeper purpose of letting go and surrender. Your tattoo experience will indeed enhance the strength of both body and mind. It is often not easy or comfortable, it may be more intense than anything you've ever felt. It is an activity of bravery. You will feel such accomplishment of having willfully allowed yourself this experience. Your breath is your most valuable tool, the reward is a beautiful permanent visual reminder and expression of the reflection of the love and space you created with those breaths. I will be there to help guide you through.