Tattooing for me has been a goal of mine for nearly my entire life. Those who have tried to get into this business probably have found it’s not the easiest career to pursue. So with deep appreciation, I’d like to thank everyone who has helped and supported me along the way.
I have been an artist as long as I can remember, and what could be more rewarding to an artist than having his work forever etched into the skin of a client? I believe that my tattoos are a business card into the future. This is more than just a job for me, it’s my passion. So each and all of my pieces receive the same attention and detail as the next.
I prefer custom work the most. Collaborating with a client and turning their ideas into reality ensures each customer is getting a completely original piece of art. Black and gray, photo realism and detail are my strong points. But, I also enjoy the occasional color piece, too. I mostly work on an appointment only basis, so please call for my availabilities.
I have explored many paths to construct my journey; some smooth, others rocky. I have found at each intersect, myself creating and connecting. An artist in utero, I was able to unlock my creative potential upon getting out of my own way and immersing Beneath The Skin in 2016, moving to full time in 2017.
These passages in pain and perserverence are, if we see them clearly, gifts allowing a broadened perception of life, art, people, nature, the universe. Tattooing, for me, is an exploration in connectivity; an opportunity to mirror another’s journey, bring the vision to fruition, scar a scar, a triumph, a love. Above all, manifesting some serious, custom artwork. I have overwhelming gratitude to rock such a rad profession.
I dig and welcome the uncovering of all artistic styles. Watercolor, stippling, abstract, traditional, black and gray, surrealist…I’m happy to attend to any challenge. When not tattooing, you’ll find me piercing, another avenue to release, create and empower, Tuesday through Sunday.
Like most artists, I started drawing when I picked up my first crayon. Growing up, I spent most of my free time at The Gallery on High Street, where my talent began to flourish. Unable to afford classes, I worked for them, cleaning, fundraising and doing community service. My teacher, or second Momma, rather, taught me hard work, passion, encouragement and the importance of giving back. Through her, I learned confidence and humility, and even taught some classes on my own.
Tattooing combines my two passions: art and helping create a safe, loving space for the broken hearted to heal. For some, tattoos are a part of healing or releasing hurt, leaving with a beautiful scar they can feel proud to wear.
In our island of misfit toys, everyone is welcome. Tattooing has been my dream since high school. Despite many troubles life has given me, all trials and pain were just pushing me to follow my dreams. I pour my entire being into every piece of art I create to make something beautiful for my clients.
I have always loved art and expressing myself through many mediums. Many people, myself included, enjoy expressing themselves through what they wear. Body piercings are a fantastic way to accessorize and adorn the body.When a shiny, badass accessory becomes a part of you, it’s exhilarating. Even moreso is changing the jewelry. As you build up your piercing collection, they all complement each other. I love helping clients decide what piercings to get, based on their interests and anatomy, to best complement their body. I accept both appointment based and walk in piercings, Wednesday through Sunday.
My love for all forms of art has been with me since I can remember and tattooing was no exception. So, when I was 13, I decided that making a tattoo machine from a CD player was the best option for me to chase my big dream! I learned pretty quickly that a motor and a guitar string doesn’t cut it. I always played with the idea of becoming a tattoo artist since then. When my life’s journey brought me to a fork in the road, and fulfilling that dream was a possibility, I went all in. Tattooing and everything that comes with it is truly a passion and love of mine.
I have an art background in realism, script and fine line work. However, I love all styles and forms of tattooing and will absolutely take on anything!