I have been an artist since my early childhood, growing up I always had a natural inclination to draw, craft and create things. My family moved around a lot when I was growing up, which I resented at the time but later learned to appreciate as an adult. Any time I went through a rough time I always found comfort through creating art.
I first became interested in tattooing around age ten, when I was permitted to tag along during a family member's tattoo session at a local street shop. I remember being curious about the whole tattoo process and wondering if tattooing was something I could do when I grew up. That experience inspired me, and from then on my ambitions were set on pursuing a career as an artist.
My life changed in 2006, when I was fortunate enough to find a tattoo shop willing to take me on as an apprentice. Not long after completing my apprenticeship, I moved on to work for different tattoo shops along the east coast. Surrounding myself with many talented artists and great people throughout my career has influenced me to keep progressing forward .
In 2016, I decided it was time to build a tattoo studio of my own where I could have the freedom to focus on my artwork and engage with my clients.
The Bully Ink studio, has allowed me to be fully dedicated to providing my clients with high quality custom work in a comfortable environment.
Outside of the studio I enjoy going on adventures! Experiencing new things keeps new ideas flowing and helps to fuel my creativity.
Exploring new far away places or simply being outdoors allows me reconnect with the with the world around me. Nature is very inspiring to me, so I relish spending time out on the water or camping when I can. Being able to spend time with my dogs is always a nice bonus too.
I am grateful for every request I receive but, my calendar tends to book out for months in advance. In order to keep my portfolio growing I am very selective about which projects I take on.
I am fully dedicated to creating the best possible work I can by taking on projects that best suite my style and interests.
My work is focused on creating custom tattoos in an illustrative painterly style that compliments each clients natural body anatomy.
It most rewarding for me to create pieces that spark the imagination.
My favorite type of clientele to work with are those that give a general direction to go in and allow me to have artistic freedom with the design.
I prefer designs that explore the following:
I am comfortable working with black and gray or color pieces .
I will provide recommendations depending on which would be suited best for each piece.
I am not interested in tattooing tribal, logos, flags or pieces where lettering is the primary focus of the tattoo. I take pride in all of my work, if you would like to copy a generic design off of the internet or another
artist, I may not be the artist for you.
A tattoo should be a memorable work of art that you will be proud to appreciate for many years to come.