Easthampton, Massachusetts 505-506-2398

10.26.16

Reflections on the Paradise Tattoo Gathering

It was about three years ago in Colorado when I attended my first Paradise Tattoo Gathering. I had not started tattooing at the time, I began shortly after. The event in Colorado changed my life and my perspective on tattooing, I can still feel the energy from that event. Its a bit surreal to think that my life and career have changed so dramatically since that event. I'm still in a bit of disbelief that I was able to tattoo and sell art at this Paradise Tattoo Gathering just three years later. This years event was amazing, I had the honor to meet and learn from so many wonderful people. This year encouraged me to not only continue to grow as a person and artist, but to begin to give back. I am currently working on developing a painting workshop, eventually I would love to merge it with tattooing and my philosophy on how we transform ourselves through painting and tattooing. I continue to feel this burning desire to create, and through this creativity help people become who they truly want to be. I feel like I have begun a powerful ripple effect that will promote positive change. I am excited to work on this project. 

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Off The Map Tattoo for welcoming me in as family, and allowing me to persue my passion in painting and tattooing. I am so excited to see what this next year brings. I am eternally grateful to my friends and co workers, Gabe, Steve, Joe, Kaden, Kelly, Rachael, Ben, Eric, Jennifer, Gio, Matt, Mark, Josh, Gao, Ryan, Tim, Oleg, Max, Kelsey, Aaron, Tim SJ, Billy, Jeff, Laura, Haley, Sydney, Josh B. Thank you, I am so grateful for all of you.