My dad was an art teacher, and I grew up with art. Most kids’ parents made them do household chores – Mine had me sit in the living room, learning to draw the room in 2-point perspective. I always knew that whatever I did “when I grew up” had to involve art and helping people. I attended Mount Mary University with a double major in Art Therapy and Psychology, and a minor in Fine Art, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Honors in 2016.
I got my first tattoo on my 18th birthday, and have been getting tattooed all over the world ever since. Everyone always told me “You should be a tattoo artist!” But I struggled with anxiety, and always thought I was too much of a perfectionist to ever be a tattoo artist. I didn’t see a place for someone like me in the industry. When I started getting tattooed by more female artists, I realized that maybe there WAS a place in the industry for me.
I began my apprenticeship at Pewaukee Tattoo Parlour in July of 2019, and began tattooing real humans in August of 2020. Since then, I’ve been dedicated to building my craft and learning as many technical skills as possible to provide the best outcome for my clients. I strive to be the kind of open, accepting, non-judgmental artist that people can feel safe coming to. I strive to create a space where my clients can be heard and feel validated. My professional background is in mental health and art therapy, and I understand the therapeutic and personal significance tattoos carry for many people, and my job is to bring that to life.
When I’m not tattooing, I work as a Professional Birthday Party Princess, listen to true crime podcasts, perform in weird rock musicals,
and hang out with my cat and husband. Fun fact- My husband and I got married at Pewaukee Tattoo Parlour during the shutdown of March 2020, officiated by Sarah Gray.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet and help people through the art of tattooing, and the therapeutic process it provides!