I have been an artist since my early childhood. My family moved frequently when I was growing up, which I resented at the time but later on learned to appreciate. Whenever I was going through a tough time I always found comfort through creating art. Around age ten I first became interested in tattooing, 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 I wondered 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.
In 2006 I was fortunate enough to find a tattoo shop willing to take me on as an apprentice. 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 helped influence 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 my hobbies include drawing, painting and 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. When my busy schedule allows I love spending time in nature, on the water fishing, or camping in the forest with my dogs .
I am grateful for every request I receive, however my calendar tends to book out 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.
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. It benefits my clients most when I am able to be creatively engaged in the designing process.
That being said, 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 unique work of art that you will be proud to appreciate for many years to come.
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