We are all made of stories. Tattooing for me is the ultimate form of storytelling.
Many people choose to get tattoos to reclaim their story after experiencing trauma. In my years prior to tattooing, I worked as a yoga instructor and birth doula with specific training in working with trauma in the body, and I've found that it is directly relevant to understanding the physical and emotional experience of getting tattooed.
I believe that everyone deserves a safe space (physically, emotionally, and culturally) to experience getting a tattoo from an empowered place, and that it is my role as a tattooer to create artwork with integrity and hold space for stories to be told authentically.