“Created to create.” This line keeps me motivated throughout my career. I am not just an artist, but also a creator. Tattoos are more than what they appear to be. The significance of tattoo often lies behind its meaning. By hearing the stories behind each tattoo, it made me feel like I had participated and connected with people in unimaginable ways.
I am a tattoo artist who believes the tattoo is not only a decoration of the body but also enhances the soul. I prefer old Chinese art and calligraphy as my biggest inspirations. So the effect of the gentle touch of a brush seen in ancient techniques is made with needles instead.
My tattoo works are using utilizing soft colors, make them being abstract, and jumping out of the outlines of the tattoo. I am using multiple colors to release the signal, light up every skin. Using multiple colors to present the outlining is the spot light of my work.
Children's cartoons are also very addictive. It’s fun for me to reduce designs to its simplest essence. Seemingly simple, but profound. Cartooning and tattoos are ways for us to express our inner most thoughts and to remember our purest primitive intentions as we mature into adults.
Being able to bring the client’s vision of art into a beautiful tattoo gives me so much joy. Art will always be my passion and it is something I will strive for in life.
“You don’t choose a career, the career chooses you”. I completely live by this phrase. With the help of my mentor and my passion for art, I was able to become a tattooist. Throughout years of training, my knowledge of tattoo art expanded to many different styles, from minimalistic to colorful. However, I specialize in dark tattoos. What can be seen as creepy and a gothic-theme style interests me the most. I love my clients and what they bring forth. I would love to make your tattoo unique and create it for you, just for you.
What makes me tick doesn't just clock in at 9 and leave at 5. The body of my work includes traditional media, mixed media, illustration, and design. By creating works in different mediums, it has helped me expand my creativity, knowledge, and skill set to provide better solutions for your tattoos!
As your artist, my goal will forever be to embody your favorite song/album, quote, book, movie, show, painting/drawing, TikTok, or Tumblr post (yes I still use it) and bring to life whatever ineffable feelings that may come along with it. Through my love of traditional tattoos and my passion for realism, we’ll author a unique and special design that fits who and what you are.
After being a K-pop fan for over a decade, I've noticed that finding a tattoo artist who's also a fan isn't very easy. So I want to be that tattoo artist for the fans. Someone they can talk about their favorite groups, biases, and any concerts they attended. I want to be that safe space for K-pop fans to express themselves. Oh also I like drawing cute animals and spooky witchy hands and stylized portraits :P
Body piercings are a form of self expression, and for others, are a therapeutic outlet that gets adorned with jewelry. Which ever it is, I'm proud to be a piercer during this time, where there's a wide range of jewelry styles, piercings, and advanced techniques.