Ashley has been an artist since her early childhood, growing up she always had a natural inclination to create things. She first became interested in tattooing around age ten when she tagged along for a family member's tattoo session.
" I just remember watching, being completely entranced by the whole tattoo process. I thought that's it, that is what I want to do when I grow up! Everyone laughed when I told them that of course. "
After that experience her ambition was set on pursuing a career as an artist.
In 2006 Ashley was fortunate enough to find a tattoo shop willing to take her on as an apprentice. Once her apprenticeship was complete, she moved on to work for different tattoo shops up and down the east coast. By surrounding herself with many talented artists throughout her career, she gained more experience and knowledge of tattooing and the industry as a whole.
" I am constantly searching for new ways to challenge myself so I can extend my artistic capabilities to new levels."
Ashley wanted to create a place where she could have the freedom to focus on her artwork and engage with her clients. In 2016 she decided it was time to build a tattoo studio of her own.
At the Bully Ink studio, Ashley is dedicated to providing clients with high quality custom work in a clean and comfortable environment.
Ashley enjoys to creating custom tattoo designs that become eye-catching works of art on the body. She finds it most rewarding to create pieces that spark the imagination. Her favorite type of clientele to work with are those that give her a general direction to go in and allow her to have artistic freedom with the design.
Ashley prefers tattoos that explore the following:
Ashley takes pride in her work and believes that a tattoo should be a memorable work of art that you will be proud to appreciate for many years to come. If you would like to copy a generic design off of the internet or another artist, Ashley may not be the artist for you.