After graduating, I studied art at Vancouver Island University for a year, then began a three year private apprenticeship with a local painter. Workshops and tutorials guiding my emerging style as a painter, but illustration always called to me. Over the years, I considered careers in animation and in the comic book industry, but as 3D technologies took centre stage, I searched for something where I could work more traditionally.
In 2013 I began working in a tattoo and piercing shop, and in 2016 I found my opportunity to apprentice as a tattoo artist. I spent a year and a half shadowing my mentor and working hard on my illustration skills, before picking up my first tattoo machine in early 2018.
I love to travel and to learn, and have attending tattoo conventions across BC and Alberta. I even travelled to Los Angeles for the first Explorer Women's Tattoo Summit in 2019!
My tattooing home base is Good Form Tattoos in Nanaimo, BC. I also work at Tattoo Zoo in Victoria, BC one week a month, and I regularly travel to Vancouver too. I love tattooing anything colourful with rainbows and glitter, but dinosaurs, pop culture pieces, and flowers are my very favourite!
On my days off you can probably find me at home with my wonderful husband, two corgis, and bunny, or hanging out with friends.
Now you know me a little better!
Below is a sample of my tattoo work. To keep up to date on my most recent work, please visit on Instagram @crashing.cadence.