Bear ~ Tattoo Artist ~ Downtown
I was raised here in Wisconsin in the beautiful Mississippi River valley and graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2015 with a BA in Media Arts and Game Development - Visual Design, minoring in Studio Art. The arts have always been my passion and it is a dream come true to be able to learn from Madison's tattooing community as an apprentice for Blue Lotus this past year.
I find myself drawn to everything beautiful and grotesque and much of my work juxtaposes opposites such as life/death, dark/light. A lot of my inspirations come from artists such as HR Giger, JAW Cooper, Michael Hussar, Jenny Saville, and Glen Arthur. I adore working with very stylized subjects and monochromatic color palettes; some of my favorite subjects often include the female figure, skeletal remains, and floral motifs.