Most of us struggle with some sort of insecurity, myself included. What may be small or even unnoticeable to others may be extremely difficult for us to cope with. When I first learned about paramedical tattooing, I was immediately drawn to the power beyond its artistry. Its ability to change people both physically and emotionally was something that I connected with on a very personal level.
Seeing how artistic transformations could be so profound was always inspiring to me. I originally began my career as a licensed cosmetologist, as well as a professional makeup artist. I started my journey working in a high end NYC salon, and moved on to doing makeup for film and television in Louisiana and Chicago. After 11 years, I built a strong background in color theory and aesthetics, and learned the deep importance of enhancing each individual’s unique beauty.
In a world with so much emphasis on physical appearance, it can be difficult finding the balance of inner and outer beauty. Growing up in the Santa Cruz mountains of California, I experienced firsthand how therapeutic surrounding yourself in nature can be. I believe wholeheartedly that incorporating parts of nature in your everyday life, even just little things, can bring a sense of tranquility to your mindset.
It fills my heart that I am now able to focus my passion for helping others and intertwine it with my affinity for nature and its ability to heal. This is where Willow & Birch Ink was born. I hope to inspire some self-love and remind people that true happiness lies within themselves, regardless of the scars life brings along the way.
I would love to hear your story.