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Prime Directive

To make a living creating amazing tattoos on clients and have the chance to work with inspiring artists. The ideal environment will benefit my clients, myself and the studio.

Education

Sep 1987May 1991

High School Diploma

Incarnate Word Academy

All girls Roman Catholic high school featuring instruction from the Sisters of Charity and many other accomplished teachers.

Work experience

20122015

Tattoo Artist

Primerdome

Custom Tattoo Artist by Appointment Only, Fine Artist, Textile Artist

20092012

Tattoo Artist and Owner

Lit Tattoo

Full Time Tattoo Artist and Owner with one partner. Shop Manager, Office Manager, Mentor

20012009

Tattoo Artist and Studio Owner

Guilt By Association

Full Time Tattoo Artist and Owner with two business partners. Shop Manager, Office Manager, Mentor

20002001

Tattoo Artist

Under Your Skin

Full Time Tattoo Artist

19972000

Tattoo Artist

Conventions, Guest Spots, On the road

Tattooing clients at conventions all over the US, Working as a Guest Artist in various shops with artists I got to know through participating in conventions, Tattooing on the road while traveling.

19961997

Tattoo Artist

Mile High Tattoo

Full Time Tattoo Artist

19951996

Tattoo Artist

American Tattoo II - Peter Tat2

Apprenticed for approx. 3 months then promoted to Full Time Tattoo Artist working on the public.

Skills

Artwork
Professionalism
Bedside Manner
Healing Process
Tattooing Fundamentals
Sterilization

References

Asa Rogers/ Tattoo Artist

303-847-5735 or at DeLa Ink, Lonetree, CO

Daniel A. Smead/ Art Community Director of Operations

720-402-1225 or http://facebook.com/primerdome

Kat Cherest/ Office Manager and Account Specialist

720-202-0279 or http://facebook.com/LilKittenface

Portfolio

Tattoos by Tia