I grew up in El Paso, Texas and moved to the great Pacific Northwest to attend the Art Institute of Seattle after visiting as a child and falling in love with the place where the mountains kissed the sea. This is the place where I met my love and we moved together to Port Townsend in 2011 before our first child arrived. After our second was born, I began my time in the tattoo industry in May 2014 at Mark'd Body Art in Port Angeles before opening up Spotted Dog Tattoo in 2018.
Art has always been in my blood and I have spent my whole working career in one form of art or another. My passions are nature, history, and mathematics, which reflect in my work as I tend do do those subjects frequently. My style is a little on the dark side as I mostly do fine line blackwork, but am open to the occasional color piece. I have an illustrative style and also really enjoy typography.
When I am not in the studio, you can find me with my family, volunteering for the community, adventuring the marvelous world we live in, or at home snuggled up with my nose in a good book.
I look forward to working with you on your next tattoo and thank you for choosing Spotted Dog as your tattoo shop.
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