What do you do for a living?
I am an electrical engineer.
Where are you from?
I grew up on the north side of Springfield. North Side!
What is your most painful tattoo?
The “Seven Virtues of Bushido” on my inner left arm. It serves as a constant reminder for how I try to live my life. The terms integrity, respect, courage, honor, compassion, honesty and loyalty are displayed.
What is your favorite tattoo?
The Kenpo themed yin yang on my inner right arm.
Which tattoo is most meaningful to you?
My left chest piece. It is a cover up, which allowed me to finally close the door on a painful divorce. It’s a never-ending reminder to not repeat past mistakes…to conquer my life.
How many tattoos do you have?
Both my arms are sleeved and I have a left chest piece.
What is your favorite thing about Ink Ink?
I love the open and welcoming atmosphere. I feel like my artist truly understands the themes I wish to portray with my ink. She constantly comes up with awesome ways to improve those images.