“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” – Aristotle


My first week at Off the Map Tattoo – NW as an artist went wonderful. Some small but meaningful tattoos here and there were a great way to ease into my new position at the shop and I am reminded that all great stories start with humble beginnings. While I view every tattoo as an opportunity to either learn new skills or fine tune developing ones, I constantly ponder the possibility of creating intriguing compositions on unique bodies and crave a scale of work that matches the scale of my hunger.


Unceasingly impressed and provoked by the caliber of work being put out by co-workers and guest artists I can’t help but to yearn for more, constantly. Nothing less than everything will do. My drive alone may not get me there but I’m an unflinching proponent of deeds over words with an unwavering intention to thrive.


As I take on varying tattoo projects I’m definitely becoming more attuned to my strengths and the styles/themes I share the most affinity with. I highly enjoy illustrative work containing elements of realism and a strong foundation of black. I am also particularly drawn to nature themed pieces; Plants, animals, folkloric entities and the like.


Of course, I love tattooing for it’s own sake, but if these elements fit your next tattoo idea let’s get together and consult about it. I would absolutely love to sit down with you and discuss your next project and help bring it to life. Call the shop at 541-244-1141 or stop in any day of the week to schedule something. I look forward to hearing from you and can’t wait to get some great tattoos started!