I am proud to say that I received my tattoo training and much more from Don Deaton, owner of Sea Tramp Tattoo starting in 1991. After several years of working there, I branched out on my own and started Infinity Tattoo on east Burnside.
Over the past 18 years [...or take a few ,for taking time off to be with my small children] I have been blessed with getting to work with many talented artists, some for a short time, others for longer. It's been a pleasure to see where everyone's paths take them. Through all my life changes, tattooing has been a constant and powerful force, I am forever thankful for the gifts that this art has brought to me, some expected, but most very unexpected.
When I am not tattooing or running the day to day business stuff, my time is spent with my 2 beautiful children (yes, they draw on themselves constantly!}, working away in my way to big garden, talking to my 5 chickens or wrangling the thousands of honeybees that I keep , designing and sewing the occasional garment, crocheting silly little things and attempting to play piano. My family loves to travel, and tattooing has given us the freedom to take our work with us to many different places, probably one of the neatest perks of my job.
I love many styles of tattooing, and enjoy doing just about everything. I really love to do the more organic, flowery work, but I am always game for a new challenge! The great thing with tattooing is it is a living art and always changing!