I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, always an artist, constantly inspired by the gorgeous and glorious natural world. I'm a queer woman, and I'm definitely obsessed with my cats. I forage for mushrooms and grow medicinal plants, I also like knitting and dream of learning how to surf. I was raised riding horses, climbing trees, and catching bugs, and my heart will always be free.
I started tattooing after receiving my first tattoo when I was 18 years old, when I experienced first-hand how powerful this ancient art form is. In my work since then I've come to realize how natural it is for us to adorn ourselves. Tattoos are part of our outward expression as human beings, they remind us of who we are, where we came from, and the land that runs through our veins. They are, in my opinion, as natural to us as singing, or dancing, or being in community with our people. Tattoos are a right of passage, yes, but they also extend much further than that. Tattoos allow us to embody something beyond the physical, a symbolic representations of something much greater. It is up to the artist and the wearer to bring to life the marriage of those two, spirit and form.