from Heart & Hand Tattoo
Give us some insight into your journey of becoming a full time tattoo artist?
I was lucky enough to find tattooing at a very young age. I have been hanging around in tattoo shops my whole life, and started my apprenticeship while I was still in high school, that allowed me start tattooing full time at the age of eighteen whilst furthering my knowledge studying fine art.
What did you feel were some of the hardest skills to learn and why?
I was always very focused on being a technically good tattooer, and I think the biggest hurdle I had to overcome was learning that you have to be an artist first. Even if you tattoo every day, the one thing that will make you better is spending even more time on your other art mediums.
What style of tattoo do you enjoy creating the most, and why?
Mandalas, sacred geometry, and dotwork is my life. Recently I have also been working on a series of traditional Japanese drawings morphed with my own brand of black work.