I have been marking people for a while now, and I feel I’m only just starting to completely understand the process. I have worked in good studios learning all the technical in’s and out’s of electric tattooing. Developing a solid foundation of how to tattoo and work with the body, I became “successful” at what I set out to do. It was a necessary step, but I was almost blind to the reality of the mainstream industry.
Clarity came with time and experience, something was missing. I felt a strong pull toward more traditional ways of tattooing. This led me to spend time with lots of good teachers. I am learning about ceremony and healing, aspects that have long paralleled tattooing in many cultures.