Growing up a dyed-in-the-wool Catholic family, my parents were fairly concerned when their first born daughter picked up a tattoo machine and decided this was to be her career. Twenty nine years later (after receiving the blessing from a Benedictine monk to “go forth and make art”) I’m still tattooing! My approach has always been to say a prayer before I tattoo anyone, I find that many people have a need for prayer. I do keep Holy Water at my station for those that would like me to use it in their tattoo, I find it’s use has a remarkable calming effect on my clients.
My private room is decorated with the images that I love, icons everywhere and walls painted a serene color of blue. I like people to be relaxed and comfortable, to enjoy the process of choosing to receive a tattoo; it’s a very direct energy that is being used and must be used with positive action!
In addition to my tattooing, I make jewelry and write icons. Having studied metalsmithing at the (now defunct) MICA Jewelry program and Creative Metalworks (still in existence!) I design and fabricate jewelry which can be purchased at the studio. Recently I became a coordinator for the Prosopon School of Iconology (www.prosoponschool.org) and developed our icon guild–Archangel Michael Icon Guild–we have a lot of fun “praying with pigment” and if you are interested, join us!
Working by appointment, you can find me tattooing at Dragon Moon Tuesday through Saturday 11-7. The first and second Sundays of each month, I’m happy to come in for clients with an advance deposit required and a four hour minimum for session work. Monday I am generally off but if it works for your schedule, same requirements as Sunday–advance deposit and a four hour minimum session. Give me a call on 410-768-6471 anytime during business hours or you can write me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries about jewelry and icons but to reserve appointments for tattooing, please write me at email@example.com