I was born and raised in Ohio!
The four most exciting things when you lived in Philly?
(while working at No Ka Oi Tattoo)
My boyfriend, endless tattoos, flat grid streets, and so much so close by.
One thing you miss about the midwest?
Corn fields, my family and friends. I guess that is three things :)
How long ago did you catch the tattooing bug?
Ha ha, I guess my early teens? Begging my mom and dad for one at 16.
Lefty or righty?
The name of the shop you currently work at?
Black 13 Tattoo
What is it like being one of the top ten woman tattoo artists to be crushing on right now?
Oh man! Pretty cool, that was such a surprise and I am thankful someone out there decided I should make the list!
You mostly work with girls now, how is that different then working in an all boy shop?
Both are so fun, either one just brings out a different part of my personality.
No matter what anyone says boys can be just as catty.
Are there any historical or contemporary artists that inspire you?
Of course! I love Georgia O'Keefe, Mucha, Audrey Kawasaki, any old medical or nature drawings.
Countless others as well, going to any museum is always a treat.
What do you enjoy about working in this medium?
It is the best! You get to work with the client, which makes it so much different than doing art
work just "for yourself". You are constantly challenged to fit your own style and give the client what
they want, making a successful piece that much more rewarding. Aside from that, what medium is cooler than a tattoo?!
What challenges have you found in your work?
Endless ones. Keeping my style interesting enough to generate clients, staying on top of technology,
balancing a home life and a work life. Never gets boring though!
Your sister buys and sells vintage clothes at NoirOhio,
what are five pieces of clothing you can not live without?
NoirOhio!!! Can't live without any of my sweaters, my three pairs of cheap monday second skin
jeans (all identical) or my black beanie hat, good for skipping showers. My All Saints circle scarf with
attached hood, puts me to sleep on plane rides...and last my bear slippers. My sister is much more stylish :)
What inspires you?
Color, nature, the art around us everyday, super motivated people.
Can you draw me a little picture to remember you by?
Mi vida loca parrot!
A song you can listen to on repeat?
Straight to hell.
Would say you're a dreamer?
I don't see why not.
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