I’m a a graphic artist originally from California who has worked on everything from printed graphics, such as comics and ads, to costume design and theater makeup. I joined the U.S. Navy in 2003 and was Honorably discharged in 2008.
I got married to a fellow sailor while active duty and gave birth to my first son before travelling to Atsugi, Japan. There I started Art school online while finding a new medium in art: Tattooing. Learning from other artists in Japan and dabbling in self-taught tattooing, I decided that I needed proper training once returning to the states. In 2010 at the age of 28 I was diagnosed with stage-3 breast cancer. Although putting my education in tattooing on hold, I beat it with a passion!
In 2013, I moved to Idaho with my family in tow after my spouse was medically discharged from the Navy. I made the decision to pursue my dream of tattooing. However, life challenged me again while I was in the middle of my education. I was diagnosed with cancer for a second time. This time it was stage-4 metastatic breast cancer shortly after giving birth to my second son.
Now being the warrior I am. I am not letting anything stand in my way of my passion and my goal of being a master tattooist.