named in instyle magazines top 50 badass women of 2021!
Falling in love with professional tattooing after receiving a 'scratcher' basement tattoo in 1989, she's truly a tattoo heARTist through and through. Hanging out at the local shop until art school in 1994, then a professional apprenticeship with a master, she is one of Canada's first professionally trained and art school educated female tattooers. She's seen alot of change!
Evolution for a dynamic industry
As A.R.T. was developed and growing we saw and solved the roadblocks to all nipple tattoo greatness:
- We inspired all medical tattooists to draw nipples!
- We created realistic temporary 3D nipple tattoos
- We designed the first permanent areola pigments
- We invented the first scarred practice skins and patented them to represent all ethnicities.
Hybrid Approach to Education for All
Coming from a traditional tattoo background where a true apprenticeship is necessary, we respect the student-master relationship and understand that advanced tattooing needs an advanced approach, with pre-requisites, homework and feedback to help students grow into a confident problem solver who inspires true healing in all their clients.