Justine: What is your artistic background? Did you always want to be a tattooer and how did you get into tattooing?
Your artwork definitely feels infused with a dark and esoteric Art Nouveau, but with your own indelible twists. What artists, movements, places, films, or literature inspires you? How has your aesthetic changed over the years?
The portraits you create have such details in what the women look like, are wearing, and even down to what they are surrounded by. They each seem to have their own history or story. What is your process like in building these characters before you tattoo them?
You also do yoga, which is awesome! I feel like tattoo artists don’t often talk about how stressful their job is, or how important self care is. What advice do you have for others trying to get into yoga, or who are trying to work on their inner peace?
If you could choose anyone, living or dead, to have dinner with, who would you choose?
Beyond tattoos, what are you really passionate about? What can you not live without? How do you spend your days off?
Do you have any travel plans, projects, collabs, merch, etc. coming up that you’d like to share? Any hopes for this year or the next?