My name is Sarah, and I'm a tattooer.
I grew up here on the beautiful coast of Vancouver Island, where I currently live and work. Surrounded by artists and craftspeople, I was raised by a wonderfully DIY family... I learned that you could make anything yourself.
As a kid my love of anime, video games, and comic books immediately drew me to Japanese culture - by the time I was fifteen I was on my way to Yamanashi Prefecture for my first homestay, followed by an exchange to Wakayama in the Kansai area - renown for it's abundance in ancient temples dripping with Shinto and Buddhist art. The emersion in Japanese esthetic and lifestyle quickly accelerated my interest in illustration... This is the heart of my creative compulsion and consumption.
I started tattooing in 2008 at Pair-o-Dice tattoos in Victoria BC. I began my apprenticeship while attending the University of Victoria for History of Art, and Visual Arts training. Of course tattooing took over and I soon found myself leaving school to focus on my new found obsession... After a long and winding journey through amazing friendships, hard lessons, long flights, endless drawing sessions, and innumerable laughs... I have found myself at Second Street Tattoo in Sidney BC.
There are so many I am grateful for throughout my career - the people I have worked with, and the amazing humans who have trusted me to tattoo them.. but a particular thank you goes to Dave Knight - my greatest mentor and my friend. His dedication to the craft of tattooing is nothing short of exceptional... it has been a true honour to work under his guidance and experience.
9788b Second Street
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