Do your tattoos carry any special meanings or symbols behind them? If so, what are they?
A lot on my tattoos are based on “PARADISE LOST”. So florals, women, animals, and insects. I also more or less just think of them as decoration, so some are purely ornamental.
Where do you find your inspiration for your art?
I love classic art, the Greek obsession with the body is fascinating to me. And the revival of that in Italian renaissance artwork is a huge source of inspiration to me. That, and every girl I’ve ever met, obviously ;)
What is the best way you’ve found to empower other women?
Show up to their successes, show up to they’re losses, show up as much as you can.
What have you found to be the biggest challenge in your career and how have you dealt with that?
Balance! I want to do everything and be a good mom, I hate saying no and letting people down, so sometimes I overwhelm myself! I’m learning and practicing though. Patience is key.
Which organizations or non-profits are you passionate about and why?
What is your favorite tattoo that you’ve done? Is there anything or anyone on your tattoo bucket list?
I was really happy with the Klimt piece I just did. As for tattoo bucket list, I want to do a full back piece so badly.
What is/are your guilty pleasures?
I like to lay on the couch with a dozen snacks and my daughter and watch movies all day. It’s the best.
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