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Winter Getaway

I don’t know about everyone else, but this time of year always starts to feel like a battle in Minnesota–freezing fingers, icy streets and sidewalks, short days, car problems, cold houses! This time of year I appreciate spending time in the shop the most, not only because its a few degrees warmer than my house … Continue reading

Fall Harvest

The garden season is slowly winding down, I tore out a lot of theĀ cucumbers and hot weather plants that aren’t doing much as things cool down and planted a bunch of garlic so we can have scapes in the spring. This summer was our first big garden at our house, and I had so much … Continue reading

Back from Late Summer Travels

I’ve actually been back from traveling for about a month now, but I got to go on three fun trips in August and never posted about it. I went out to Providence and Boston for a long weekend to see the Lungs guys on tour and hang out with my friends Ron and Julia. I’m … Continue reading

Gender and Representation in Tattooing

Over the last couple weeks, a comment I submitted to the Minneapolis Star Tribune about an article on women in tattooing has been reposted quite a bit and received quite a bit of attention from the local tattoo community as well as other women who related to the sentiment as it applied to their own … Continue reading

Experimental Phase

I’ve been experimenting a lot lately with my approach to tattooing, trying out using more line weights to make a tattoo look like a woodcut or an etching, stripping things down to simplicity, sculpting lines up (which I never thought I would do!), using different color palettes in different ways. I’ve also been trying to … Continue reading

Snow Day!

The fact that it snowed quite a bit in the last couple days in Minnesota doesn’t apply too much to this post, besides the fact that I’m in a good mood because its so bright and pretty outside and I’m running out of snappy titles. Snowy days are nice when you’re inside all day for … Continue reading

Looking Back on 2015

I love New Years–I love looking back and reflecting, I love reading ‘best of’ lists, I love the NY times “The Lives They Lived”, and I love that there are so many good movies out. In terms of work, I like looking back at my work and seeing how I’ve grown and how my approach … Continue reading

Recent Work

Here’s some pictures of recent work, in the wake of everything that’sĀ been going on in the news, I can’t write another happy-go-lucky post today. I hope everyone stays safe, please be kind and listen to each other.

Back from Austin!

I got to spend the first week of October working with the good folks at Affinity Tattoo in Austin, Texas. I feel so lucky to be able to travel for work, being able to see and work in new places, and meet new people always informs my work and helps me continue to grow as … Continue reading

Late Summer Updates

It’s been a very exciting summer, for the shop and for me personally. We closed on our house at the end of July, and August has been full of projects getting settled in our house! It’s getting to the point where I am ready to put down the house paint and get back to painting … Continue reading