I create one-of-a-kind tattoos and positive experiences to go with them. Getting a tattoo is an emotional journey. It’s not just about coming up with a concept, crafting a design, and putting it on your body. You want to make sure you get the right artist, who understands your intention and can create something amazing that will last forever.
As a shop owner with 16+ years of experience and a reputation for compassion and quality, I’m dedicated to the craft and to honoring your vision. Let’s make it happen together.
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I specialize in creating tattoos with meaning for people of all walks of life—from first-timers to collectors and everyone in between—and have been doing so since 2009.
My goal is to understand your intent and use my mastery of tattooing traditions and the latest techniques to make a tattoo as unique as you are—blending styles from traditional to black and gray realism to neotraditional together in a unique style. With 16+ years of tattooing, I make art worn with pride for life, not just to look good on Instagram while fresh.
Put my skills as a dedicated, professional artist and visual storyteller to work for you.
Whether it’s your first tattoo or one hundredth… I guarantee that you’ll leave happy.
I have a diverse crowd of clients and love working with all kinds of people from various backgrounds and walks of life. You’ll find I’m open to you as a person, interested in your ideas, and want you to come as you are. My best clients tend to be similar, open to who I am as an artist and as a person who is setting out to engage deeply with your creative idea.
My best clients are clear on what they want yet open-minded. They like my style and trust me to work with their ideas. Communicate with me, be honest about your ideas, intentions, and inspiration, and I’ll give you the art that is perfect for you.
Some artists are picky about not only the designs they do but the people they work with. My expectations are simple: you like my work and are open-minded.
If you have a design already made with strict requirements or think that you will want to introduce a ton of specific changes to my design to get it right, I’m probably not a fit. I’ve been doing this work for a long time and find that my experience and care are enough to make great art. Situations where clients micro-manage the design are less fun for both of us and tend to negatively affect the final work.
If you have a clear idea, some inspiration sources, and trust me to interpret them, then you’re a great fit for what I do.
I want to inspire and create positivity in the world. I’m trying to live a good life and help others do the same. I take pride in having good energy, making people feel welcome, and putting that into the world. I don’t take part in gossip or conflict. Life is difficult at times and I think it really matters what energy you’re putting out to others.
I also think it’s important to have honor and professionalism in your work, especially in this work, where people show up to do something vulnerable, permanent, and often deeply meaningful. It’s important to me to not only do no harm, but to create exceptional art and a positive memory of getting it.
It’s easy to share your idea and inspiration. I’ll get details including inspiration images and photos of the area you want tattooed. If it sounds like we’re a fit, you’ll be able to book online at your convenience. At every step, it’s easy to communicate and coordinate. My process is very spontaneous yet rigorous. Once I have your appointment booked and your photos, I get my gears turning in my mind.
I only book one appointment per day so I can strictly focus on you and your art. Show up and we’ll review your idea and inspiration and start brainstorming concepts. I work a lot with clients to translate their idea into a design, taking it to them and asking a lot of questions about the style, the aesthetic, and shading. I typically do a mockup on my iPad to nail down the perfect placement and give you a sense of what it will look like.
After the initial design and placing the stencil, I do my thing. Typically, I spend a lot of time working the details, getting it just right. I make sure it’s applied to age well, keeping in mind the placement and your skin type. I don't do things just one way and leave room for creativity at this step, elaborating on the design to accentuate the shape and flow of your body. While I put in however much time it takes to have a productive session, I stay attuned to you, taking breaks as often as needed.
You’ll have a piece that turns heads and fills you with pride. I bring my experience and my mastery of the latest design technology to create great tattoos consistently. I see a lot of work on Instagram that looks weird and can tell it looked great as a stencil but looks off on the body. I take pride in ensuring my tattoos look great for life.
Before I send you off, I provide aftercare products and instructions to help you use them. I’m serious about aftercare and about quality control. Typically, I follow up to check in on you to see how things are healing. And I follow up once things are healed to get a photo or have you drop in, to make sure it has healed perfectly.
Looking for a high-quality piece that stands the test of time, in a certain style or blend of styles? Let’s talk.
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If it’s during my normal working hours (12-6 pm), feel free to call me. If I’m tattooing, I may not answer right away (please text instead of leaving a VM). Texting is better for discussing your tattoo, so I have a record.
If you submit a tattoo idea here, you’ll then see a link to schedule a consultation at your convenience.