I am a tattoo artist of over 8 years and have run my own successful studio for 5 years. I am now working from my private studio in Christchurch where I specialise in Neotraditional and Disney tattoos, as well as enjoying traditional tattooing.
My mind was set on tattoos from a young age. I was always drawing my heroes like Marilyn Monroe, Disney characters and took a great interest in wildlife too. After leaving college with a diploma in Art & Design I started my tattoo apprenticeship shortly after. Tattooing was a lot harder than I could have possibly imagined, but ultimately I love it and feel I have found my true passion in life.
In 2012 I worked in Poole for 3 years continuing to learn and working alongside talented artists I looked up to. I then went on to open my all female tattoo studio True Ink in bustling Branksome in 2015, continuing to work with my best friend, tattoo artist Brigitta Mathe. I have learned and continue to learn so much from her.
The studio was a fabulous success however when the opportunity presented itself this past year, I started working on building a private studio on my property at home. This allowed me to focus more on my work and create a more private and comfortable experience for my clients. This is extremely important for me. Not only do I love tattooing, I love the experience of it, engaging with my client and creating something beautiful for them. In December 2019 I closed True Ink and opened the private studio from my garden. This has also allowed me to be closer to my young family and more flexible with bookings.
I am a huge Disney fan and love the nostalgia of tattooing the characters and bringing my own twist to the animations. Working in a Neotraditonal style is a love of mine, I enjoy combining animals with all things ornate and decorative. I’ve been taught many styles so I also turn my hand to realism, blackwork and traditional. You can find a range of my work on my Instagram.
If you’d like to book in a tattoo with me, please do get in touch.