InkSpired Magazine Issue No. 42 - Page 76

away, and I often take customers out to beautiful places in the area before getting tattooed. I also have pet peacocks roaming around the studio. My customers all love the experience as many of them fly in to get work and come from the city. I tattoo from solar power, use as many earth friendly products as possible, have planted an orchard, veggie patches, keep chickens and have a nice creek down the hill where we can swim. I work with another tattoo artist who is one of my best friends. His name is Jacob Gwynn and tattoos beautiful realism and paints like a renaissance painter. We bounce off each other all of the time with ideas and I am constantly inspired by him and his work. I love to come home to this environment after being on the road as I can reconnect with the earth and clear my mind. The forest helps me to become more intuitive and relax. I only tattoo one person per day so that I can take time to design and understand what that person wants, I love tattooing this way. Do you see tattooing as a job or a way to express your creative side? Tattooing is a way of life for me, I live and breathe it. I am serious about what I do and have a great respect for my customers. I feel that since I started tattooing, I have never worked a day in my life as it is such a great passion for me. I feel that there are unlimited avenues to explore with tattooing that expend me constantly. For the 74