meet the team
Ecclesiastes 4:12;"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves, a cord of 3 strands is not quickly broken."
I first started tattooing when I was 20 years old. The reason why I started is there aren't any tattoo shops in my home town, which is Rock Hill, SC. This is because of the strict laws and business regulations. This has made it almost impossible to open a shop there but as soon this changes, I want to be one of the first ones to bring real tattoo art to my city.
As of right now, I am in the process of opening a new location. I offer private sessions in a small studio suite and am willing to travel to my clients for set fees. I started out tattooing myself and then moved onto family & friends. Once my work improved, I began tattooing clients out of the house, like most do where I'm from.
At first I found it hard to find clients and it felt like no one truly believed in how talented I was. So I started tattooing on my own body to prove it. First was my neck, chest and then stomach. Then I started on my arms and legs. I kept pushing because I wanted to grow as an artist and the only way to master a skill is by practice. So I practiced. Word of advice to new comers is that with each piece you will see yourself grow. Only compare your artwork to your older self and use others work only as inspiration.
Now, I'm at a point where I'm wanting to uplift others and enhance my craft in other areas. This is when I started using vegan products for better results and a better client experience. I am also offering apprenticeships for artists trying to grow their craft. I even introduced my wife to microblading/tattooing since she loved makeup/art and she was looking for her next outlet so why not? She also is my partner in business too. Pretty much my best friend!
Ultimately, I began this journey not knowing what lies ahead for me and the more I go on, the more opportunities present themselves. I just have so many people counting on me and watching me, and I'm not going to let them down.
I have been a graphic designer/web developer for about 5 years. I began designing as a child and it is something that I genuinely enjoy and stuck with. I can turn anyone's vision into digital artwork in the form of logos, flyers, business cards, websites and now: tattoo art.
When I met my husband, I was impressed with his ability to do the same, which was turning others' vision into displayable art. It's something we both enjoy and this is why our art is so unique and one of a kind. We are literally a perfect duo, so brining us on any project is a must; we will surely not disappoint.
My tattoo career started shortly after my husband introduced me to microblading/permanent makeup tattoos. After my certification, I started right away and built my clientele. Over this past year, my husband decided he wanted to begin training others in the tattoo industry some of our methods to optimize their tattoo careers. We share a passion for helping and uplifting others so we decided we would take this journey together.
As a tattoo apprentice, I enjoy learning from my husbands techniques and watching other talented artists on social media or that we may come across. My style is more eclectic and I adore small but unique tattoo art. I have learned that placement is everything when showing off tattoos. My husband's style is more of realism and colorwork. We truly are a dynamic duo.
Word of advice to new comers is to always keep a student mentality. You can learn from anyone or anything if you just keep an open mind.
Our end goal is to open many tattoo shops that feature our "home-like" approach filled with comfort and personalized experiences. Walk-in tattoo shop are becoming a thing in past when you compare it to our methods. We can't wait to introduce it to the world. :)