I got my first tattoo when I was 15. My dad was pretty heavily tattooed, so I was exposed to body modification at an early age. I started working at Painless Steel as a piercer after I graduated from college. I wanted a break from school and wasn’t really sure if I wanted to continue on to graduate school. I did my piercing apprenticeship under Lee Burns. He’s taught me invaluable information about piercing and tattooing. I’m incredibly grateful that I’ve been given the opportunity to do something that I love. Very few people have the luxury of having a job that they’re absolutely in love with. We really have the coolest job in the world.
I have extremely high standards for myself. I want every piercing or tattoo that I do to be perfect. I love that this job brings new challenges with each customer. This industry is constantly evolving, which gives me the opportunity to grow as an artist. Being a tattoo artist is my life and my passion.