Traditional & Cosmetic Tattoo Artist in Cambridge, Ontario, since 2010. Former owner/artist of Envy Ink Studios.
The arts have been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember. I play piano – am certified through the Royal Conservatory of Music, draw, write, sew, craft, and have been tattooing professionally since 2010. I am certified through the Toronto Tattoo Clinic for permanent makeup application and advanced paramedical tattooing, and I am predominantly self-taught in fine arts and traditional tattooing. However, I consider myself very fortunate and am grateful to have been guided and supported by many incredible artists who have enlightened me with invaluable knowledge over the years.
My philosophy in my profession is that when I'm finished it's everything you imagined, whether it be a drawing or tattoo. Everybody has the ability and passion to express who they are, and tattoos are a great way of expression not only in modifying your appearance visually, but also in that they are a manifestation of something personal or beautiful.
To me tattoos are primarily an expression of art, vision, beauty, love, growth, memory, goals, etc; not a test of pain and courage, and for this reason I will always do what I can to ensure everybody I’m working with is as comfortable as possible. By communication and assurance of credentials and safety I hope to achieve a mutual understanding and goal, thus paving a positive pathway which will ultimately lead to a positive experience – too often do I hear of people’s negative experiences with tattoos, and so I strive to change that dismissive outlook one person at a time. I genuinely enjoy helping people express their individuality and beauty, and luckily I am able to do this through tattooing and other forms of art.