I began the work of reviving my ancestral tattooing tradition in 2012, and since then I have had the honor of assisting in the revival of Indigenous tattooing across Turtle Island (North America). This gallery contains a selection of tattoos that document my journey into the revival of Indigenous tattooing. If you are interested in being tattooed by me please contact me using the contact page.
Line by line and dot by dot we fuse the past, present and future together
Tattoos Done by Machine
Working in a small town tattoo shop allows me the opportunity to work in a wide variety of genres of tattooing. However I specialize in neo-tribal, dot work, black work and ornamental tattooing.
As an Indigenous artist who does not come from a community that practiced formline as one of our artistic expressions, I have built a mentorship relationship with the Heiltsuk artist Dean Hunt. As a symbol of our reciprocal relationship and a way of giving back to his community I donate a percentage of each formline tattoo back his community.
If you are a non-indigenous tattoo artist who is tattooing Indigenous designs without such a relationship, your work is considered a continuation of the history of genocide on Indigenous peoples.
This gallery can be sorted by either machine or traditional tattoos, click on the tab to the left to sort by category. It is currently showing "All."
Don't Forget to check out the sale we are having on prints.Store
Honor, Challenge, and Transform.
Indigenous Tattoo Portraits
This series of oil paintings highlights figures from historic and contemporary Indigenous tattooing.
This series of paintings is a reformulation of Nlaka'pamux face paintings, pictographs and iconography. These paintings are painted using red ochre and bone black, painted as prayers in the same way some of our face paintings and tattoos were.
This gallery contains tattoo done using hand poke and skin stitch as well as machine. It can be sorted by category
Highlights Indigenous people from all walks of life who have inspired and continue to inspire us today as Indigenous peoples.
Contains painted portraits of Indigenous friends, family, clients and colleagues using an expressive realism.
In this gallery you will find artwork that does not fit neatly into any other categories. It contains everything from sketches in graphite to watercolor paintings.