I am a professional tattooist of twenty-five years.
My career began in Phoenix, AZ and has since led me halfway around the world: As a lover of travel, I am thankful!
My current location is in my home, on the edge of beautiful Allegheny Forest/River, PA
Most of my time is spent close to home or at the cabin with my fur baby...
... otherwise hiking, bicycling, designing tattoos, painting and gardening.
Currently learning/practicing Work/Life Balance.
I do tattoos for a living; by invitation/ personal reservation.
* My studio is not open to the public.
WHAT I'VE DONE
My career began when I was fifteen years old. As a child I leaned heavily toward art... and jumped at the offer of an official tattoo apprenticeship (1993).
Since then, I have built and sold four shops of my own: Three in Florida, the fourth in my home state of Pennsylvania...
Between travels, I have worked for a few celebrity shops including Hart & Huntington Orlando, Huntington Ink Las Vegas, Starlight Tattoo and Chester Bennington's Club Tattoo...
My most recent endeavor is a
home based tattoo boutique with hopes it will become a sanctuary of sorts, for me and all who may visit.
WHAT I DO
Random crafts: Try so many but stick with none...
Paint: Only when a mood strikes...
Garden: I am just starting to learn...
Housewife: Never thought I'd actually find 'the one'...
Bicycle: Easy does it...
Kayak: Yes... moving water please!
Adventure: Sure! Let's go!!
Raccoons and bears: LOVE.
Tattoos: Yes... Very selectively though.
Large or small; my favorite style is simple illustrated black linework/design. I don't mind including a splash of color... especially if it's watercolor!