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 all experience, it can not be avoided, though we each hold a vast capability to endure far beyond our comfort zones. Eastern philosophy teaches that life is suffering, and tattooing allows a unique opportunity as a human to enter into a voluntary state to experience suffering, always with joy in the center. In perspective, this is invaluable for personal growth, wellness, and the deeper purpose of healing and surrender. Your tattoo experience will indeed enhance the strength of both your 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. Breath control is your most valuable tool for this endurance, and the reward is a beautiful permanent visual reminder, personal transformation and expression of the reflection of the love and space you created with your breath.