What is your favorite style of tattooing and why?
I was always heavily influenced by Chicano black and grey tattoos, especially because of the area of LA that I grew up in, but my true passion is small scale fine line black and grey. I love the challenge of small intricate detailed work whether it's capturing a mini version of a client's childhood home, delicate lettering, or classical sculptures. I see my work as creating jewelry like pieces that are intricately detailed yet very subtle.
Is there a ritual or routine you do before giving someone a tattoo?
Being in a good head space is extremely important for me prior to an appointment. An hour before the tattoo, I like to enjoy a cup of coffee and relax.
What attracted you to partner with Lacoste?
Lacoste has always been an iconic brand that to me represents sporty elegance. I love that they are spotlighting tattooing as a craft and the juxtaposition of the 2 worlds colliding is exciting.