I grew up around the bay area in a family of artists. My whole family, especially my mother, gave me the opportunity to explore many mediums, encouraging my early artistic abilities. At age 15 I got my first tattoo. After that, the rest of my teenage years were spent collecting tattoos, hoarding tattoo magazines, researching books on tattoo history and drawing; lot’s of drawing. I was enamored with the lifestyle, the art, and the beauty that could be created in the skin. I knew I wanted to tattoo and would have to find a way to make it happen. It wasn’t until I moved to San Francisco and found my way into a short lived apprenticeship that I was able to get my foot half-way in the door. Through many ups and downs I continued to learn and grow, I have come out a stronger and wiser tattooer for it all.
Tattooing continues to challenge and inspire me as an artist everyday. I work for my clients first and foremost, and look to give them each a custom and quality experience. I hope to bring their visions, ideas, and stories to life. I tattoo because it allows me to make connections with people and give them something they will enjoy the rest of their lives, a permanent memento, forever in the skin. I consider myself versatile, tattooing in a range of styles. I look to create dramatic and expressive pieces that tell a story through clean lines, bold color and smooth shading.
I look forward to tattooing for many years here in beautiful San Francisco. Please contact me through the shop or my e-mail if you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation.