I have been in tattoo industry for 17 years. Started as shop girl in Oceanside, CA, then manager, then piercing apprentice, to piercer, to tattoo apprentice, to tattoo artist. I only focus on tattoos now, as that is what I always wanted to do in the first place, but I needed to learn every aspect there was in the industry, and make money at the same time. So being the shop piercer and tattoo apprentice was lucrative! I recently became certified in several permanent cosmetic and medical tattoo procedures. I own two private studios in Washington state, located in Bellingham, and beautiful San Juan Island where I live with my little family. Thanks for looking.