I have been working at tattoo shops since 2017, primarily focusing on body piercings. However, as a female in this industry, it has been challenging to be taken seriously as a professional tattoo artist. Despite these obstacles, I have been a full-time artist for the past two years, although I have been amateur tattooing for about five years.

In 2022, my life took a significant turn when I discovered I was pregnant. Balancing the responsibilities of being a full-time mom and a full-time tattoo artist has been quite the journey. Fortunately, being a single mom comes naturally when you have an amazing child like mine. Although I don’t consider myself a “power mom,” I am proud of the person I have become. It is possible to have both a fulfilling career and the joy of seeing my son’s smile when he sees me.

I lived in Florida for 18 years before relocating to Fargo. I frequently travel back and forth between the two for work and to spend time with my family. My mother and grandmother have been my biggest supporters, encouraging me to follow my dreams. If you were to see a picture of us, you would notice that I am the definition of a black sheep. Nevertheless, they have never made me feel like an outsider. They are true southern women, and I am the emo kid in the family. I consider myself fortunate to have such a close-knit family who has always been there for me.