When did you start tattooing?
I started tattooing in 2010. October 30th to be exact. I had been apprenticing for almost 6 years at that point, so my first tattoo on a person was a day to remember.
What do you love about tattooing?
My love of tattooing is the connection that happens between artist and clients. Each consultation starts out like a blind date, both nervously hoping the other likes their ideas and say yes to meet again. Then by the time we are finished we’ve made a life long connection. Tattooing has allowed me to meet so many phenomenal, kind, talented, and truly remarkable people from all walks of life I would most likely not have been able to meet.
Describe your current style of tattooing:
Color in the form of new school mixed with neotraditional. Think Disney and Pixar meet the South Park humor.
What is the best flavor of ice cream and why?
Mint Chocolate Chip. Because who doesn’t want to eat toothpaste. Fulfilling childhood dreams every time.
Who are your biggest influences in art/life?
Currently my biggest influences for art is my peers. I am blessed to know a wide arrange of talented individuals. And in life, Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, and Elizabeth Gilbert. Authors, activists, and whole hearted leaders that remind me, forgiveness and the pursuit of knowledge are life’s greatest gifts.
If you were a superhero, what would your name/super power be?
Lieutenant Lou. My power would be to bestow love and understanding on folks that need it. Also, teleportation would be cool so I don’t have to pay for plane tickets all the time.
Your favorite movie quote is…
“But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you. I love you. With all my heart, I love you.” from V for Vendetta or “Good Afternoon” from Spirited