I called up a friend I haven't spoken to in years when I found out she had scoliosis. A fellow tattooer from Detroit, we were both in a documentary together. We met when she came to Cincinnati like eight years ago, since then I've traveled to Detroit a few times. She tattooed the scissors on … Continue reading backbone


want no smoke

i think i don't smoke anymore. not everyday, not every week. eventually, not even socially. i don't mind if people smoke around me, it's me smoking alone that does the most damage. i go on breaks all the time, but never longer than a week. my little one who stops by to sweep and stack … Continue reading want no smoke

monday update

a sink is getting installed in the back tattoo room. since i've opened i've been using the bathroom sink which is right next to the back room. the business slowed down the whole month of november after someone called the health department. i've had a cease and desist for a month. ideally you're supposed to … Continue reading monday update


November 30th 2018: i am agonizing agonizing agonizing procrastinating triggered triggered triggered, my chest feels tight and my breath is slowing as i am typing these words. i've been hyperventilating and letting out slow screams trying to make myself cry so i feel better. this is not a cry for help it's just part of … Continue reading saturn