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A little about me… I have been in real estate for 7 years in Spokane, working mainly with sellers in the area. I was a chef after high school, and basically got my first tattoo the day I turned 18. To be honest, the first 2-3 years of real estate I hid my tattoos, and kind of hid who I was. I didn’t want anyone to think I wasn’t professional because I have tattoos. Tattoos have always been part of who I am. I fell right into the culture of tattooing, and the art that is behind it. I wear a suit everyday and am truly good at what I do. I don’t hide the tattoos anymore. Clients know I have tattoos, and respect that its part of me. They know that some ink on my body doesn’t detract from what I do for a living.
One of my biggest tattoos, both in size and meaning, is a poem I wrote for my dad who died on my 12th birthday. It’s a bit of a contradiction, as he was not a fan of tattoos, and yet I felt the best way to show the world how much someone means to you is to put it on you; to live with it forever. I have multiple memorial tattoos; I got a pirate ship for an uncle who passed, he really took on the father role after my dad died. Another tattoo I am truly proud of is my “mom” tattoo….old school Americana….she is an amazing woman who sacrificed so much for my sister and I growing up. The art of tattooing is an amazing form…. Your medium is always changing, always moving. The longer I live with my tattoos, the more they become part of who I am….