I was raised mostly in the back woods of Oregon with my two brothers and two sisters in a house in the middle of the forest with no electricity. We didn’t go to school, so we spent our days and years clearing the land, cutting firewood, laying gravel, and feeding the animals. In the evenings I would read or draw by candle light. I used to draw tattoos on my younger brother with sharpies. When I was a little older and we lived in town, friends would ask me to design tattoos for them to take to their artists. But I was never happy with other people’s interpretation of my work and as a naive 19 year old, I thought I could do better. I bought some cheap equipment and started tattooing in my living room. Oh boy… Then I moved to Hollywood, got my first job, and finally started to learn by watching the artists around me. I’ve been tattooing now for about ten years, and it gets more challenging by the day. I love what I do.
When I’m not working I love baking, drawing statues in the cemetery, watching old movies, reading, and ballroom dancing.