I grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and began tattooing in 2003. Tattooing provided a sense of community and family of understanding and acceptance that I had struggled to find previously, and being a part of my industry feels like a gift, everyday. I love my career, and I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to make art for a living.
One of the aspects I enjoy the most about tattooing is caring for my clients, ensuring that their vision is actualized and that they feel comfortable and validated by the work they entrust me to do. Tattooing can have many outcomes, whether a person is looking to heal or just feel more self-confident, and I pride myself on my client interactions to help with those rites and transitions.