Hi there! Thank you for learning more about me and my work.
Experience: 16+ years
Specialties: color or black and grey, large scale, realism, Japanese, neotraditional, traditional, illustrative, fine line, cartoons, certain types of cover ups.
Favorite subjects: mythology, religion, plants/animals, skeletons, nature. I especially enjoy pin ups, birds, big cats, goddesses but this isn’t all inclusive of my every interest.
I am not taking projects that feature: tribal or clients who can’t allow me to customize their tattoo.
PRICING: Generally I charge by the session or by the piece if it’s a single sitting tattoo. Very rarely do I charge hourly.
CONSULTATIONS: I meet with clients prior to doing the tattoo to discuss ideas, pricing, time, openings, map the body part and collect a deposit.
I invite you to consider your decision carefully so you can feel confident that I’m the right tattoo artist for you. I wish to be very upfront that I’m extremely shy, socially awkward and introverted as a person so if you need a suave comedian to get your tattoo, I’m not that.
I really enjoy giving truly beautiful bespoke tattoos to my clients, but I’m not the right for every person or every tattoo. I don’t do every single style or subject, but in such cases, I’m happy to refer you to someone I trust completely.
I strive to capture the spirit of ideas and work with those who, having seen my work, feel excited to allow me to utilize my talent to create a truly unique tattoo. I want your design to be intriguing, dynamic, and flattering to your body.
I believe your tattoo should make you happy when you look at it. You should be able to wear your work with pride knowing you did your research, took your time and gave your skin the very best so your body art reflects your taste perfectly. It should be a work of art that earns you sincere compliments from strangers for life.
I strive to deliver excellent quality, earn great reviews, and to provide a clean & professional experience that you can’t help bragging about to your friends, family and coworkers.
I invest the best of my talent in my artwork so you can wear an amazing tattoo made just for you. I guarantee your work to heal perfectly and will repair anything within your warranty period free of charge. Your happiness matters!
Even if your idea isn’t specifically mentioned here, feel free to reach out as this is not an all inclusive list of my skills or interests.
While your tattoo is yours to wear, my name and my professional reputation is forever etched in your skin. I endeavor to always do my best because I care about your tattoo just as you do.
I take the responsibility of tattooing very seriously. I only accept commissioned work I will enjoy because taking joy in one’s work is very important in life. If, on the other hand, you just need a non-custom reproduction of a sweet tattoo you found on Pinterest or Google, I’m happy to refer you to an absolutely stellar Tattooer that I trust completely.
I’m often booked in advance but if the stars align in your favor, I certainly love taking smaller, simpler pieces. To ensure my limited time isn’t needlessly wasted, I always take a nonrefundable deposit before starting on a design.
If you want a classy tattoo from a calm, bright and shy professional artist who values your investment in your tattoo just as I value your patronage, I hope you will make the decision to consult me with your ideas. I look forward to meeting you.
To get a tattoo in Stafford, VA @ Dark Horse Tattoos
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