I started to take drawing and painting seriously at age 9, and poked myself with India ink at age 12 and then got my first professional tattoo at age 15. After attending one year of art school in Oakland, I unapologetically forced my way into an apprenticeship with Dancing Dragon tattoo studio In Tennessee where I did a 2 year, hardcore, old school apprenticeship. Thank you Chris and James, I’m trying to make you proud!
Since then I’ve worked for shops in Australia, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Anchorage , (and Kenner!) and I also started and ran Blue Kauai Tattoo shop in Hanalei, Hawaii for 5 years...and most recently, for almost a decade, I’ve been tattooing out of my private, appointment only, 420 friendly studio, Inappropriate Tattoo Studio in uptown New Orleans when I’m in town. I’m also lucky enough to be able to fly to northern and Southern California, Portland, Alaska, and sometimes Hawaii to work on old friends and clients.
& I love a creative collaboration between the client and myself!